|Publisher URL:||https://www.cgihamburg.gov.in/pdf/BioNanoTechnology_Report_Final_Version.pdf||Title:||Leveraging bionanotechnology for sustainable and inclusive growth : prospects for Indo-German collaboration in ensuring affordable healthcare||Language:||English||Authors:||Tiwari, Sadhana
|Editor:||Consulate General of India Hamburg||Other contributor:||Universität Hamburg, Institute for Nanostructure & Solid State Physics
Hochschule Fresenius - University of Applied Sciences
|Keywords:||Nanobiotechnology; Biosensors; Nanomedicine; Life Sciences; Indo-German Partnership; Frugal Innovation; Affordable green excellence||Issue Date:||Mar-2022||Publisher:||Consulate General of India, Hamburg||Source:||Technische Universität Hamburg (2022)||Abstract (english):||
The field of bionanotechnology, sometime also referred to as nanobiotechnology, has emerged from the intersection of nanotechnology and biotechnology. Today, it constitutes one of the fastest growing research fields due to its enormous potential. A particularly promising area of application for bionanotechnology is Life Sciences or Healthcare, where nanomedicine can help with advance diagnostics and targeted, patient-specific treatment in an effective and speedy manner while reducing the use of resources. Thus, bionanotechnology shows high compatibility with principles of “affordable excellence” that lie at the roots of the modern concept of frugal innovation.
India and Germany both have made substantial progress in this field and many research institutions, universities, startups and established enterprises are active stakeholders of this industry, along with government bodies. Biomaterials, biosensors, functional systems, drug transport/targeting and implants are the five most active technology fields in Germany’s nanobiotechnology sector, while a strong focus can be observed in the application areas of diagnostics, medical devices, therapeutics and regenerative medicine within the Health/Pharma sector. These areas coincide with India’s thrust areas of research that is, however, still largely concentrated in research institutions. A bilateral cooperation between India and Germany can be highly rewarding as it can use complementary strengths of the respective ecosystems and help each other in overcoming their weaknesses, e.g. in ensuring translational research, developing common regulatory/safety standards, better utilization of resources & infrastructure, and creation of cutting-edge knowledge through joint research and exchange programs for researchers, scientists, students and entrepreneurs to intensify interaction.
The study suggests a three-pronged approach for a bilateral cooperation: (a) identify promising avenues of cooperation, (b) pool resources, and (c) develop frugal solutions that have high chances of diffusion across the globe. The potential market-size and the lead market function of India in the field of frugal innovations can help the solutions that are developed in bilateral (or eventually multilateral) cooperation achieve faster commercial success while raising standards of living for all potential beneficiaries of the scientific progress, across the globe. This would make a very valuable contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #3 related to “Good Health and Well-being”.
|URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/11420/12580||DOI:||10.15480/882.4326||Institute:||Technologie- und Innovationsmanagement W-7||Document Type:||Research Paper||Funded by:||Consulate General of India Hamburg||More Funding information:||Publication of this report was financially supported by the Economic Diplomacy Division of the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India.||Peer Reviewed:||No||Publisher's Creditline:||(c) Consulate General of India, Hamburg||License:||In Copyright|
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