Hyderabad: A public-private collaboration in the fight against Covid-19 was announced by The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) and Eyestem Research Private Ltd, Bengaluru.
CCMB, a premier research organization in frontier areas of modern biology, is an autonomous laboratory under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
Eyestem CEO, Dr Jogin Desai, expressed the hope that the CCMB will be able to leverage their platform and advance COVID research. It is working to democratize access to cell therapy as well as disease modelling platforms, he added.
Hyderabad-based CCMB will use Eyestem’s human lung epithelial cell culture system provided as part of its Anti-COVID screening (ACS) platform to understand the molecular and pathological characteristics of the Covid-19 virus.