In a world where scores die due to lack of adequate medical facilities… or more specifically, in a country where poverty and attendant health and hygiene issues cause old and new diseases to spread fast, the imminent need is to stay ahead of the curve in medical biotechnology.
DBT’s Medical Biotechnology is an umbrella programme which encompasses a whole range of areas targeted towards bringing about solutions to various medical problems that increase human morbidity and mortality. The programmes aim to prevent human diseases, diagnose them early and also find solutions (therapeutic) that can manage the medical problem.
|Infectious diseases biology programme|
|Human development and disease biology|
|Chronic disease biology|
|Vaccines and diagnostics|
|Human genetics and genome analysis|
|Stem cell research and regenerative medicine|
Through these, DBT promotes research and development on various diseases specifically relevant for the country, and stresses on the need to develop preventive, therapeutic and diagnostic tools for major diseases. It focuses on medical technologies and translational research to solve medical problems of humankind.