Drug Development Projects Included in UC, India Deal
UC scientists on Monday announced a partnership with researchers in India to develop medicines, wireless networks and new software to address the country's social and economic needs, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
A 14-member delegation of faculty and administrators led by UC President Robert Dynes next week will launch the partnership with visits to New Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai, including a meeting with India President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
Researchers will focus on:
- Developing drugs for malaria, tuberculosis and other diseases neglected by commercial drug makers;
- Building wireless networks based on inexpensive cell phones to improve rural health care delivery, education and farming; and
- Helping to create higher security software products to meet consumer demand (DelVecchio, San Francisco Chronicle, 2/13).