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The MoU signing ceremony

From L>R Dr Samuel JK Abraham, Dr Sameer Basha, Prof. C. Thangamuthu & Dr Nelson Jesudason

On the 01st March-06, NCRM signed a Memorandum of Understanding with  Joseph Eye Hospital, Trichy for a collaborative research on Ocular cell lines in the presence of the Vice Chancellor of Bharatidasan University. Prof. C. Thangamuthu, and Dr Shameer Basha, President of Indian Medical Association, Tamilnadu Chapter.

Nichi-In Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Chennai, headed by Dr Samuel JK Abraham, having been working in tissue engineering of stem cells and related technology in association with Japanese universities and laboratories, have got the strength of several technology, materials and processing methodologies in overcoming several obstacles mentioned above are now joining with Joseph Eye hospital, Trichy, headed by

Dr. C.A. Nelson Jesudason. Joseph Eye Hospital is one of the largest in the southern part of the country with specialists in all super specialties of Ophthalmology and running several academic training courses for accredited degrees and diploma in ophthalmology and the approximate number of cataract surgeries they do in a year is close to 35000. It has postgraduate course in MS., D.O., and DNB affiliated to Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University, recognized by Medical Council of India, and also having affiliations with ,Bharatididasn University and Mother Teresa University.

The collaborative research is likely to take a minimum of 12 months and further renewable; when successful, is likely to yield a definitive solutions to several problems of the corneal endothelial diseases. Prof. Mori Yuichi and Dr Yoshioka Hiroshi of Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan would function as advisors in the project.

Earlier NCRM has already filed an international patent on an invention jointly with a Chennai based Sankara Nethralaya in corneal limbal stem cells and have also been working on areas such as Liver failure and Retina stem cells.

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*"Nichi" stands for Japan and "In" stands for India. This institute started on an Indo-Japan collaboration now has spreaded further with global alliances
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