Wednesday, 14 November 2018

NCCS to act as bio-repository for infectious bugs

14 October 2018 | News

NCCS plans to study the samples collected at the repository to develop new antibiotics.

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has authorised the National Centre for Microbial Resource (NCMR) at Pune-based National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS) to function as a bio-repository for multidrug-resistant microbes or infective agents. The bio-repository will receive, store, maintain¸ preserve and characterise these microbes.

NCCS plans to study the samples collected at the repository to develop new antibiotics and anti-fungals and test the effectiveness of new drugs.

Currently, there is currently large-scale research undertaken to study the presence and spread of different multidrug-resistant microbes.

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