Ahmedabad: In an initiative to make available milestone biotech innovations in the field of marine, pharmaceuticals, agricultural and industries under a one-stop facility, a state government run autonomous body has decided to compile all the achievements in the sector.

As a part of the decadal celebration of Gujarat State Biotechnology     Mission (GSBTM), it is publishing a compilation on ‘Milestones of Biotechnology in Gujarat’, according to its official website.

The compilation will include major milestones in different sectors of biotechnology, which include business and industry, research and education, agricultural, marine, pharma and healthcare as well as industrial biotechnology.

GSBTM is an autonomous body, which was established in April 2004 under the aegis of state government’s department of science and technology with an aim to realise and harness the potential of Biotechnology.

Moving ahead with the aim, GSBTM has initiated to make all the innovation available at one stop, a GSBTM official said.

GSBTM is looking for high impact key achievements in the field of research, education and business in biotechnology that has provided a turning point to the sector by individual or institutional achievements at national and international levels, the officer said.

Confirming the initiative, the Mission Director of GSBTM Akshay Kumar Saxena said that it will bring all the innovations at one point which are scattered at the moment.

“The initiative is taken with an aim to provide biotech innovation, which are scattered at the moment, at one point so that different sectors can use it,” GSBTM Mission Director Akshaykumar Saxena told PTI.

The innovation of GSBTM may benefit  key sectors like agriculture, environment studies, pharmaceuticals and medicinal devices, as per the mission director Saxena.

He said the initiate will also help the innovators in legal and financial terms.

“We will help them to get intellectual property rights (IPR) for their products. We will also try to tie them with entrepreneurs to get financial benefits,” Saxena said.

The GSBTM has already received various entries of the biotechnology innovations as per the sources of the body. However, the exact number is not made available.

The selected projects will be published in compilation in form of a book and also put on the official website of GSBTM.

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