MDRF to set up hi-tech diabetes research centre in Siruseri

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Chennai, Sep 18 (UNI) Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF) will set up a hi-tech diabetes research centre at the cost of Rs nine crore at Siruseri near here.

Informing this to newspersons here today, MDRF president Dr V Mohan said the new research centre named as 'The Kallam Anji Reddy Centre' with the aim to track the prevalence of diabetes and its complications, would be inaugurated on September 22.

The centre would also carry out research studies on epidemiology and genetics of diabetes and its complications, he said.

''The state-of-the-art centre with world class laboratory facilities will develop new products for persons with diabetes, including formulation and technologists and other deliverable products from biomedical and biotechnology research, by partnering with government and various industries,'' he added.

MDRF vice-president Dr M Rema said the Kallam Anji Reddy centre would have multi-disciplinary science and technology facility with tremendous potential for pharmaceutical and biotechnological developments for young entrepreneurs.

''The proposed centre will also train and stimulate originality and creativity among scientists, which will lead to cutting edge research,'' she said.

Dr Rema said ''new facilities like protemoics, functional genomics, stem cell research and translational research would form the core activities of the research centre.'' Other facilities at the centre included central instrumentation lab, spacious class rooms, a multi-purpose auditorium, mini conference hall, library and excellent computing and bioinformatic services, she said.


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