"Since the initial days of the outbreak of COVID, our scientists and institutions have been actively engaged in exchange of information. COVID-19 Virtual Networks being developed under IUSTEF will allow Indian and the US scientists and engineers to carry our joint research activities virtually and leverage current infrastructure and funding mechanism," he added.
The aim of USISTEF is to support and foster joint applied R&D to generate public good through the commercialisation of technology developed through sustained partnerships between US and Indian researchers and entrepreneurs.
Sandhu highlighted the works being done by the India with the US private sector.
India has been working with the US private sector in vaccine development. There are at least three ongoing collaborations of Indian and US companies and institutions to co-develop and produce a COVID-19 vaccine," he said.
The interactive panel for the webinar comprised high ranking officials like Dr P D Vaghela, Secretary Department of Pharmaceuticals, India, Dr Peter Hotez, infectious disease specialist and a pediatrician at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and Susan Davenport, Sr VP, Economic Development, Greater Houston Partnership.
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