Arunachal Scientists from DBT-APSCS&T CoE Kimin bags Two Patents​

Naharlagun, Apr 30: Dr. Sanjeeb Kalita, Scientist at the DBT-APSCS&T CoE for Bioresources and Sustainable Development, Kimin, Arunachal Pradesh has been granted two Indian Patents for developing “Polyherbal formulation for the treatment of Painful Diabetic Neuropathy” and “Hybrid Cotton Patch and a method for its Fabrication”. Both the inventions will be having a far-reaching impact on the management of painful diabetic neuropathy and broad-spectrum uses as advanced bandage materials respectively. The fundamental R&D works for both inventions were carried out at Institute of Advanced Studies in Science and Technology, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, Guwahati. The vast indigenous knowledge systems associated with the ethnic population of Arunachal Pradesh possess high potential for undertaking systematic, scientific studies to bring out the age-old information on sustainable utilization of natural resources. 

Under the visionary leadership of Dr. Debajit Mahanta, Project Director, DBT-APSCS&T CoE for Bioresources and Sustainable Development, Kimin, the biotechnologists of the CoE are actively pursuing works on protecting the Intellectual Property Rights of the rich indigenous traditional knowledge system of the state. The CoE is also working on developing a framework for “Protecting Community Rights over Traditional Knowledge”, aiming to provide benefits at the community level. 

The CoE is also working on developing valuable inventions by translational R&D on sustainable utilization of the rich bioresources of the state. In this regard, a process and product patent has been filed recently by the CoE on “Fermented Organic Tangerine Wine from GI tagged Tangerine of Arunachal Pradesh and an industrially viable preparation method”. 

The filing of patent applications for half a dozen of inventions is in process. 

Dr. Debajit Mahanta expressed that, “We are confident with these initiatives undertaken by the DBT-APSCS&T CoE, Kimin on development of bioresources, IPR, technology transfer, and licensing of the inventions to the prospective entrepreneurs will tremendously help and contribute towards boosting the bioeconomy in the State sustainably and scientific progression of the DBT-APSCS&T CoE, Kimin in particular”. 

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