Guwahati Biotech Park (GBP), where Science and business form a platform to promote entrepreneurs
Guwahati Biotech Park (GBP), where Science and business form a platform to promote entrepreneurship in the Northeast India. Situated in northern bank of the river Brahmaputra, surrounded by lush green environment and in proximity to premier Institutes of Northeast India: IIT Guwahati, Assam Engineering College, Institute of Advanced studies of Science & Technology and Gauhati University and the Brahmaputra Industrial Park.
GBP is a visionary project launched by an autonomous society under the Government of Assam. The founders of the GBP hope to change the economic condition of the region and the state, thereby increasing the opportunities for the citizens of North Eastern and Eastern India. GBP aims to be a place where educators, researchers and business class come together as collaborative partners for the upliftment of science and technology entrepreneurship in Northeast India.
The biotech park will have facilities to support the preparation of
* Medicinal plant master database of Northeast India.
* Pharmacognosy database on Medicinal plants of Northeast India.
* Databases for assessment of local health traditions.
* Database on clinically important plants of Ayurveda from Northeast India.
* Pharmacognosy bulletin on trade medicinal plants.
* Multi-lingual website programme on home doctor.
The biotech park with its facilities would like to promote the healthcare and pharmaceuticals sector of Northeast India, with emphasis on the exploration of the natural resources of Northeast India for maximum benefit to the people residing in this part of the country. The focus of the biotech park is
Boosting the State’s renowned healthcare practices of Ayurveda by synerging traditional knowledge with scientific validation and technical product profiling and clinical database.
Evolving means to produce, conserve and world’s most valued biodiversity treasures – medicinal plants of the state and its sustainable utilization for identification of important potent drug molecules.
Promoting traditional tribal and ethnic knowledge in medicine and other areas of human welfare by scientific validation and facilitating Intellectual Property Rights.
Standardization and quality control of herbal drugs and products.
Setting up of a Research & Development Centre to study and introduce new techniques for medicinal plants extraction and testing for various targets organisms.
Promoting discovery of new chemical entities (NCE) from natural products of terrestrial, microbial and marine origin of various targets and development of in vitro testing as well as semisynthesis and synthesis of biologically active compounds along with generation of psedonatural products.