Department of Biotechnology (DBT) along with Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) invites proposals in the area of ‘Development of Drugs from existing leads with established proof of concept.’
Proposals are invited for following diseases
• Cardio-Vascular Diseases (CVD),
• Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD) and
• Cancer (oral, head and neck, cervical and breast cancer)
The mission of this call is to support milestone-driven proposals focussed on lead optimisation and preclinical testing of candidate therapeutics for the given four diseases. All proposed studies are directed to regulatory submission in India and the call excludes basic research, studies of disease mechanisms or epidemiological studies. Applications are expected to have defined milestones and timelines detailing how the project will move forward with identified key Go / No Go decision points.