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India (Hindustan)

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Biodiversity of India
Biodiversity profile of India
Convention on Biological Diversity - Page of India
Indian Plants and Research Institutes - Database of Indian plants, this is a great site for Indian medicinal plants. - Interesting web site. Contains research papers and information on Indian plants etc. Lots of good articles on traditional Indian medicine. - CIMAP - Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants is a constituent research laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) New Delhi. CIMAP is a multidisciplinary research institution with departments ranging from Genetic Resources and Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Cytogenetics, Genetics & Plant Breeding, Tissue Culture, Agronomy, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Plant Protection Group, Process Development, Product Development, Chemical Engineering, Technology Transfer and Business Development, Research Planning and Monitoring, Publications etc. This is a lab run by the Govt. of India. Dr Mashelkar is running the labs like a company and has reduced bureaucracy for CSIR labs.
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) - CSIR was established in 1942, it is India's largest research and development organisation.  It has 40 laboratories spread over the length and breadth of the country. More than 22,000 persons work in various laboratories and institutions of CSIR, with an annual turnover in excess of Rs. 400 crores.

Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) - Conducts research in Drugs & Pharmaceuticals, Regulatory Toxicity & Clinical trials, Biological Activity Screening, Fermentation, Reagents.
Services provided: Testing/Analysis

Chattar Manzil Palace
P.B. No 173
Lucknow - 226001
Tel: (+91) 522 232411
Fax: (+91) 522 243405

National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) - Conducts research in Plant Biotechnology, Drugs and Pharmaceuticals, Cytogenetics & Plant Breeding, Usar Land, Taxonomy and Ethnobotany, Tree Biology, Plant wealth Utilization, Environment Sciences, Germplasm.
Services provided: Testing/Analysis/Evaluation, Planting Materials, Surveys, Training Programme, Information Dissemination.
Post Box No 436
Rana Pratap Marg
Lucknow - 226001, India.
Tel: (+91) 522 271031-35
Fax: (+91) 522 282849, 282881
E-mail: -
Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment, New Delhi
Indian Companies - Dabur - one of the leading companies on herbal medicine. Grows medicinal plants.  - Ranbaxy- a pharmaceutical company. - An herbal consultancy company. - For information
Modern Natural Products - MNP: a company in the area of manufacturing and supplying a wide range of herbal products based on ayurvedic herbs and their extracts
Zandu, CMI to jointly develop HP-200 - Zandu Pharmaceutical Works Ltd and CMI India Pvt Ltd will jointly develop Zanduís anti-Parkinsonís drug HP-200, one of the few plant-based formulations to receive investigational new drug status from the US Food and Drug Administration
Economic Data
Intellectual Property
India - US - The turmeric patent is just the first step in stopping biopiracy
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