TRPVB is an unique partnership programme between Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS) in the field of translational research for Veterinary Biologicals. The research team includes an amalgamated combination of academia / industry and regulatory experts who can leverage and assist clients in various stages of product development. It is housed in one of the leading Veterinary Universities in India which would provide the much needed academic ambience and act as a knowledge hub for information resources.
The idea evolved through the deliberations and discussions at a translational research workshop conducted at TANUVAS in January 2011, which had the participation of Secretary DBT, academicians from various national and international institutions such as Virginia Tech University, USA and industrial stakeholders. There was a consensus among all the experts on the need for a platform that would converge the requirements of academia, industry and regulation for efficient productization of veterinary biologicals.
A need for a knowledge hub which would facilitate a favorable eco system to lure investments in this virgin area of veterinary sciences, was also recognized. Hence, this platform was initiated at TANUVAS and was christened as Translational Research Platform for Veterinary Biologicals (TRPVB) to realize the dream and vision of DBT and TANUVAS.
Challenges of Translational Research
DBT - TANUVAS Partnership Programme
Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS) has been leading the way in devising focused and well-defined programs in animal vaccines, diagnostics and other biologicals. One such programme between DBT & TANUVAS is the translational program for veterinary biologicals. TRPVB will facilitate the translation of existing candidate vaccine technologies or diagnostic kits for field use that can be efficiently taken through product development to commercialization.