Partnership aims to increase health labs in India

A new partnership between Integrated Cleanroom Technologies, Ltd., of India and Alliance Biosciences has been developed to support an increasing demand for research and health biosafety laboratories in India.

According to Alliance, emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases like malaria and tuberculosis have long been of national concern in India. Public health, research and drug manufacturing capabilities must be strengthened to increase preparedness to deal with current and future disease outbreaks. Biocontainment laboratories can improve the public health system's ability to evaluate and respond to these epidemic diseases.

"India needs and deserves to have in-country expertise for the design, construction and operation of these critical biosafety labs," TV Prasad, the director of ICLEAN, said. "We are privileged to have the opportunity to offer both the public and private sectors our expertise and commitment to quality biosafety laboratory facilities and operations."

The partnership between the two companies combines ICLEAN's capabilities of laboratory design and construction with Alliance's design and consultation expertise surrounding high-containment biological research.

"I am very excited to work with ICLEAN on design-build biocontainment laboratory projects," Dr. Ryan Burnette,the director of Alliance, said.   "India's need for biocontainment, clinical and diagnostic capacity and infrastructure continues to grow. This partnership with ICLEAN provides all the components necessary to deliver quality facilities to the health and research sectors in India.

"This truly creates a one-stop shop for design, construction and project management of biosafety labs in India. It is the perfect example of two parties with independent expertise coming together to offer the full suite of capabilities for the betterment of health and research."