As per the prioritization advised by Scouting and Documentation section, VARD section technically scrutinizes innovations (accepted category) to ascertain the novelty in each outstanding herbal practices. VARD section conducts a brainstorming session with the internal value chain members from IPR and BD division. Members from internal regional offices/units are also involved during technical assessment of outstanding herbal practices that are potential for improvement and value addition are identified. A prior art search is conducted followed by market analysis through field visits, focus group discussions and consultation with market leaders, entrepreneurs in industrial clusters etc. Outstanding herbal practices are also either tested in leading laboratories or their efficacy is tested through preclinical trials, on-farm trials or in field-testing and clinical evaluation.

On completion of the primary assessment, the outstanding herbal practices are placed before the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) for their expert advice. Formulation & product development support is given in many cases where prima facie case appears to be strong even before these technologies are put up to RAC.

PROCESS


Key tasks performed by the Value Addition Research and Development team with the ultimate objective of commercialization through new business models are:

a) Coordination with public and private sector R & D institutions, academic institutions, private associations and industry clusters

b) Formulation of strategies, undertaking detailed product planning and development activities.

c) Creation of a contractual value chain through either benefit sharing or through an up-front fee as suitable in the specific context.

d) Standardization and establishment of scientific protocols for assessment of herbal technologies, product development activities for various ailments affecting human health and livestock

e) Recommendation of domain expert members for Research Advisory Committee (RAC) to scrutinize the innovations for their novelty value, cost effectiveness, social impact etc. Further the process of incubation is tracked through an Incubation Advisory Committee so as to increase the probability of commercial success of the innovations or traditional knowledge.

HUMAN HEALTH PROJECTS


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VETERINARY PROJECTS


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HUMAN HEALTH PATENTS


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