ICMR sponsored National Workshop cum Training Programme on Plant Drug Discovery and Development was held at Arya Vaidya Sala, Kotakkal Kerala, from 7-9 April, 2016. The workshop focused on the multidisciplinary integrated approach in the field of plant drug research leading to validation of therapeutic claims, establishing their safety and culminating in product. Eminent resource persons across the country shared their knowledge and came out with fruitful outcome. Participants from plant based drug industry and pharmaceutical academic institutes were greatly benefitted from the presentations and practical demonstrations on the entire pathway of drug discovery. The strategies and approaches emerged out of the deliberations were highly productive as well as motivating to the participants and may eventually lead to the development of new plant based drugs. Two volumes of the ICMR publications Reviews of Indian Medicinal plants vol 15 and Quality Standards of Indian Medicinal Plants vol 14 were released on this occasion by the M. P. (Lok Sabha) Shri E. T. Muhammed Basheer. Dr Neeraj Tandon Head Medicinal Plants Division coordinated this workshop.
A three days Workshop-cum-training program sponsored by ICMR on Standardization of Medicinal Plants and their Products was organized at Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences, Solan, Himachal Pradesh from March 22-24, 2015.
This program aimed to update the professionals working in the industry and academia on latest developments in the technologies, methodologies and regulatory requirements for Medicinal Plants and herbal products.