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Himachal Govt, Frankfurt Innovation Centre sign MoU on Ayurgenomics

Himachal Govt, Frankfurt Innovation Centre sign MoU on Ayurgenomics

Frankfurt, Jun 12 (UNI) To explore the areas of collaboration in the fields of 'Ayurgenomics' (Ayurveda and Genomics), a MoU was signed between the Government of Himachal Pradesh and Frankfurt Innovations Zentrum (FIZ) here on Wednesday.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in the backdrop of Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur's visit to Germany to invite investors to 'Global investors' Meet' to be held in Dharamshala on Jun 10 and 11.

CM said that Himachal Pradesh has varied climatic conditions and diverse topography making it suitable for growing wide range of medicinal plants. "The State Government will provide all possible help to the interested entrepreneurs for setting up their units in the State," he added.

During the MoU signing ceremony, CEO FIZ Dr Christian Garbe made a detailed presentation on the working and mandate of FIZ, a Biotechnology Innovation Centre. He also suggested a cross-learning program to have better understanding of the local requirements as well as how Ayurgenomics, precision medicine and precision agriculture, can play a pivotal role in the healthcare and wellness sectors.

Industries Minister Bikram Singh and senior officers were present during the ink deal.

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