(The Gist of PIB) Union health minister inaugurates CEPI Centralized network lab at DBT-THSTI
(THE GIST OF PIB) Union health minister inaugurates CEPI Centralized network lab at DBT-THSTI
Union health minister inaugurates CEPI Centralized network lab at DBT-THSTI
Union Health Minister inaugurated one of the seven labs of the world called as the centralized network lab of Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) established at Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Faridabad.
The CEPI centralized laboratory at DBT-THSTI Faridabad is first of its kind in India and one of the seven in the world.
THSTI is an institute of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT). This is the only laboratory of such kind in India and is also accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) (ISO 17025:2017).
CEPI is an innovative partnership between public, private, philanthropic, and civil organizations, launched at Davos in 2017, to develop vaccines to stop future epidemics.
The Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India is implementing the Ind-CEPI mission titled ‘India Centric Epidemic Preparedness through Rapid Vaccine Development: Supporting Indian Vaccine Development Aligned with the Global Initiative of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)’.
Ind-CEPI Mission aims to strengthen the development of vaccines for the diseases of epidemic potential in India as well as build coordinated preparedness in the Indian public health system and vaccine industry to address existing and emergent infectious threats in India.