4 Biotechnology: Post Human genome situation Cell biology Immunology Proteomics & Genomics – two closely related areaCell biologyImmunologyAntibodiesPolyclonalMonoclonalMolecular biologyGenomicsProteomics
6 RONAST ACTIVITIES: RESEARCH ACTIVITIES Biotechnology Programs - Conservation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants [Click Here]- Molecular Diagnostic of Citrus greening Disease –Molecular Characterization of Medicinal plants -Tea clones -Bacillus thuringinsis –Flora of Nepal Project Research on Organic Farming -Antagonistic Study of Ectomycorrhiza -Study of the role of EndomycorrhizaNatural Products Research -Bioprospecting of Cordyceps sinensis-Biopesticides study program -Analytical services
7 Nepal Health Research Council Supports health ResearchMostly in health system researchNegligible investment in Biotechnology
8 Medical Biotechnology In Nepal Immunology:Vaccine ProductionRabies Vaccine Production (Central Veterinary Research Laboratory), TripuresworAntibody ProductionEverest BiotechFounded by biochemists at Oxford University, based in Oxfordshire, UK with a production laboratory established in Kathmandu.CDM TU- Non commercial/Academic UseAntibody Production, Purification……..National Public Health LaboratoryHealth ServicesFlow cytometric assay ( FACS)
9 Medical Biotechnology Molecular BiologyDNA Sequencing – Proposed at National Forensic Laboratory, KhumaltarPCRRONAST- Plant molecular biologyCDMTU – Tropical diseases- Malaria, Leishmania etc.National Public Health Laboratory, Teku- SARS, Malaria, etc.VBDRTC, Hetauda- Malaria, LeishmaniaMycobacterial research Laboratory, Lele- Tuberculosis, LeprosyUniversal College/ RLAAB- Plant mol. Bio.Veterinary Research Laboratory, Tripureswor-Si-Gan Health Foundation, MaharajgunjReal Time PCR ( Proposed)National Public Health Laboratory, TekuAvian Influenza diagnostic serviceCell Biology
11 Challenges: Machines without consumables Academic & HMG Institutes Training of Human ResourcesLatest updatesResearch CultureCarrer prospectsResearch Funding & CollaborationNHRC ?Big researches- Survey type, No Laboratory capacity development in NepalAvailability of Consumables in local marketMostly not available, If available, costs 3-5 times of original costEntrepreneurshipMarket
12 Hope for Future New University programs as per market requirements Medical technology ProgramMedical Microbiology ProgramPharmaceutical Sciences ProgramBiotechnology ProgramAllied health Programs ( Radiology, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Bio-medical Engineering, …….)Availability of funding in post WTO scenarioIntroduction of newer Pharmaceutical companiesAvailability of trained /cost effective HRsWorldwide market in post WTO situationComing up of new diagnostic companiesPositive Government Policy ?
13 A small truth to make our life 100% successful…… Formula for SuccessA small truth to make our life 100% successful……A B C D E F G H I JK L M N O P Q R ST U V W X Y Z
14 47% 54% 70% 96% 98% LUCK 12+21+3+11 EFFORT 5+6+6+15+18+20 LOVE 54%EFFORT70%KNOWLEDGE96%HARDWORK98%None of them makes 100%
15 Then what makes 100% Is it money? …No!!! Our Life 100% Successful Is it leadership? …No!!!Every problems has a solution, so perhapsChange our “ATTITUDE”It is ATTITUDE towards life and work that makesOur Life 100% Successful
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