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Biotechnology Development:
Opportunities and Challenges


Dr Prakash Ghimire, Ph D

Associate Professor Microbiology

Tribhuvan University

Microbiologist, WHO
-
IPD/NPHL/EDCD
-
MoH

Ecological Zones and Development Regions of Nepal

Mountains (16 districts)

Hills (39 districts)

Terai (20 districts)

Far
-
Western
Region

Mid
-
Western
Region

Western Region

Central Region

Eastern Region

Biotechnology:


Animal


Hybrids



Pharmaceutical


Diagnostic


Therapeutic


Vaccines



Plant


Agriculture
-

NARC


Food

Biotechnology:


Post Human genome situation


Proteomics & Genomics


two closely related area


Cell biology


Immunology


Antibodies


Polyclonal


Monoclonal


Molecular biology


Genomics


Proteomics

RONAST

RONAST


ACTIVITIES:

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES



Biotechnology Programs

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Conservation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants [Click Here]
-

Molecular
Diagnostic of Citrus greening Disease



Molecular Characterization of
Medicinal plants

-
Tea clones

-
Bacillus
thuringinsis



Flora of Nepal Project
Research on Organic Farming
-
Antagonistic Study of
Ectomycorrhiza
-
Study of the role of Endomycorrhiza


Natural Products Research

-
Bioprospecting of
Cordyceps sinensis
-
Biopesticides study program
-
Analytical services

Nepal Health Research Council


Supports health Research


Mostly in health system research



Negligible investment in Biotechnology

Medical Biotechnology In Nepal


Immunology:



Vaccine Production


Rabies Vaccine Production (Central Veterinary
Research Laboratory), Tripureswor


Antibody Production


Everest Biotech


Founded by biochemists at Oxford University, based in
Oxfordshire, UK with a production laboratory established in
Kathmandu.


CDM TU
-

Non commercial/Academic Use


Antibody Production, Purification……..


National Public Health Laboratory


Health Services


Flow cytometric assay ( FACS)

Medical Biotechnology


Molecular Biology


DNA Sequencing


Proposed at National Forensic Laboratory, Khumaltar


PCR


RONAST
-

Plant molecular biology


CDMTU


Tropical diseases
-

Malaria, Leishmania etc.


National Public Health Laboratory, Teku
-

SARS, Malaria, etc.


VBDRTC, Hetauda
-

Malaria, Leishmania


Mycobacterial research Laboratory, Lele
-

Tuberculosis, Leprosy


Universal College/ RLAAB
-

Plant mol. Bio.


Veterinary Research Laboratory, Tripureswor
-



Si
-
Gan Health Foundation, Maharajgunj


Real Time PCR ( Proposed)


National Public Health Laboratory, Teku


Avian Influenza diagnostic service


Cell Biology

Real
-
Time PCR

Challenges:


Machines without consumables


Academic & HMG Institutes


Training of Human Resources


Latest updates


Research Culture


Carrer prospects


Research Funding & Collaboration


NHRC ?


Big researches
-

Survey type, No Laboratory capacity
development in Nepal


Availability of Consumables in local market


Mostly not available, If available, costs 3
-
5 times of original cost


Entrepreneurship


Market

Hope for Future


New University programs as per market requirements


Medical technology Program


Medical Microbiology Program


Pharmaceutical Sciences Program


Biotechnology Program


Allied health Programs ( Radiology, Dentistry, Physiotherapy,
Bio
-
medical Engineering, …….)


Availability of funding in post WTO scenario


Introduction of newer Pharmaceutical companies


Availability of trained /cost effective HRs


Worldwide market in post WTO situation


Coming up of new diagnostic companies


Positive Government Policy ?

Formula for Success

A small truth to make our life 100% successful……

A B C D E F G H I J


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

K L M N O P Q R S

11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

T U V W X Y Z


20 21 22 23 24 25 26

None of them makes 100%


LUCK

12+21+3+11

47%

LOVE

12+15+22+5

54%

EFFORT

5+6+6+15+18+20

70%

KNOWLEDGE

11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5

96%

HARDWORK

8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11

98%

Then what makes 100%


Is it money?
…No!!!


Is it leadership?
…No!!!


Every problems has a solution, so perhaps

Change our
“ATTITUDE”

It is
ATTITUDE

towards life and work that makes

Our Life
100% Successful


Don’t you think so ?!?!?!?!


ATTITUDE

1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5

100%