Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) and Anthem Biosciences, Bangalore, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to boost industry-academic partnerships. The prime focus of the MoU is to explore and evaluate potential industry-academic research opportunities and educational services and provide industrial training and internship opportunities to the students.
Dr. Mahadev Rao, Professor & Head, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, MAHE, Manipal, said “It is our utmost privilege to be working alongside Anthem Biosciences. Our partnership aims to open avenues for students in the field of pharmacy practice, Medical & Clinical Operations, etc. for industry-academic research and provide them industrial training and internship to get real-time experience. We look for to this collaboration”
Anthem Biosciences is a CRISP (Contract Research and Innovation Service Provider) with the capacity to house over 1000 researchers and produce unique commercial medication actives. Anthem assists with drug testing for safety, efficacy (in vitro and in vivo), pre-clinical animal studies in a GLP facility, clone development, Antibody Drug Conjugates, R&D and manufacture of highly potent compounds, flow chemistry-based production, and large-scale commercial product manufacture, in addition to product research and development.
The MoU process was initiated by Dr. Mahadev Rao, Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacy Practice, (Co-ordinator Translational Research Centre), Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MCOPS) along with Dr. Praveen Kumar Shetty, Head & General Manager, Medical & Clinical Operations, Anthem Biosciences, and Dr. Narayana Sabhahit, Registrar, MAHE, Dr. Mallikarjuna Rao, Principal, MCOPS.