Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (CEFIPRA) is India’s first and France’s only bilateral organization, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Public Sector Undertaking ‘Not-for-Profit Company’ under Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India and Bpifrance financement (hereafter referred as Bpifrance), a public investment bank, France have launched a joint call for Expression of Interest (JEOI) for Indian & French SMEs, startups in the area of red biotechnology upto commercialization on 20th March, 2015 in the following area:
The Project proposals will be focused on development of industrial application oriented health technologies in the areas of Cancer, cardiac and infectious diseases on following themes:
– Identification of new targets or biomarkers that leads to development of sensitive, specific and affordable diagnostic tests is prime focus of the call. These targets or biomarkers should be novel based on substantial theoretical evidences on which further proof-of-concept could be developed for futuristic possibility of product development.
– Proposal that involves development of new therapeutic options in terms of therapeutic protein or drugs are also encouraged for these targeted disease in the current call that has potential for commercialization.
– Proposal that involves affordable process development for existing therapeutics will also be encouraged that have potential implication on effective industrial scale-up for cost effective production.
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