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Scientists pledge to fight pathogens globally

Experts at an ongoing conference in New Delhi have stressed the need for understanding therapeutics to deal with diseases across the globe.

SNS | New Delhi |

Experts at an ongoing conference in New Delhi have stressed the need for understanding therapeutics to deal with diseases across the globe.

Commenced on Tuesday at the Delhi University campus, the second edition of the International Conference on Integrated Chemistry, Biology and Translational Medicine strongly prescribed the promotion of a cross-disciplinary collaboration among scientists, industries, and physicians towards a common goal of achieving better health for the society.

Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat attended the opening ceremony as the chief guest, along with scientific advisor to Defence Minister, Dr. G Satheesh Reddy. HeteroChem InnoTech (HeCIT), a start-up company founded by Dr. Brijesh Rathi, and incubated at Hansraj College, University of Delhi was inaugurated at the event.

HeCIT is a clinical stage biotech with a portfolio of programs and aims at delivering the formidable results to patients, by acting in an agile and transparent manner, to be recognised for its industry disruptive innovation in healthcare. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also signed between the Hansraj College and the Charles University, Czech Republic along with another pact between the Hansraj College and the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

The purpose of the deal was to build on the intent of the new education policy which calls for a more holistic and multidisciplinary education. The institutions have taken the initiative to promote students and faculty exchange, which would provide them the necessary training and international exposure to incorporate soft and hard skills. HeCIT would play a key role in the implementation of the MoUs on ground and give them the required exposure to an industrial setting.