Designing a national strategy to enable human-relevant research in India: A multistakeholder roundtable meeting report

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Surat Parvatam

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In the past few years, there has been a substantial increase in research and initiatives towards human-relevant technologies in India, particularly the use and development of microphysiological systems models in India. However, this rise has also been accompanied by significant roadblocks in the availability of infrastructure, training and education programs, supply chain issues, and lack of funding. A recent meeting between technology developers in academia and industry had led to suggestions to address these limitations. To take forward these suggestions, a first-of-its-kind multi-stakeholder meeting was held between participants from the Indian government and regulatory bodies, policy-makers, pharma companies, and academia. Several recommendations were proposed by the government and regulatory bodies to address the current limitations to developing MPS technologies in India. We end with strategies to achieve the proposed recommendations and envision that these initiatives would commence in the coming few months. This would assist in achieving the proposed goal of developing India as a key player in the development and usage of human-relevant technologies.

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Parvatam, S. (2022) “Designing a national strategy to enable human-relevant research in India: A multistakeholder roundtable meeting report ”, ALTEX - Alternatives to animal experimentation, 39(1), pp. 151-153. doi: 10.14573/altex.2111151.
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