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Publication:Times Of India Chennai; Date:Apr 22, 2008; Section:Times City; Page Number:4

MoU signed for cell research TIMES NEWS NETWORK

Chennai: Nichi-In Centre for Regenerative Medicine (NCRM), a Chennai-based stem cell research institute, has signed a Memorandam of Understanding with Acharya Nagarjuna University on Monday for collaboration on cell research.

NCRM has launched an academic programme of doctorate level research leading to a PhD degree in stem cell research. It will be awarded by the Guntur-based Acharya Nagarjuna university.

Unlike the developed nations where clinical doctors are involved in research projects with basic scientists, in India such synergy has been rare. In this context, NCRM, which has good network of collaborating research institutes both in India and Japan, has entered into the agreement with the university. Kazuo Minagawa, consul-general of Japan, said this was an example of cooperation between India and Japan in health care and education. Samuel JK Abraham, director, NCRM, and K R Sambasiva Rao of Nagarjuna University, spoke.
- Courtesy Times of India , 22nd Apr 2008 issue..
*"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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