Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Manipal Academy

Manipal, 06 April 2024: Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), and Bioplus Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd, signed a MoU marking a significant milestone in academic-industry collaborations. The objectives of the MoU include joint research programs, academic/training-related programs, placement/ internship opportunities to MAHE students, conducting preclinical and clinical studies of Bioplus novel products at MAHE-affiliated institutions, and conducting key opinion leader’s engagement programs in respective therapeutic areas. Dr Giridhar Kini, the Registrar, represented Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), and Ms Neha Aurora- AVP- Business Development, represented Bioplus Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd. Bioplus is dedicated to the business of manufacturing and marketing world-class health, wellness, nutritional, pharmaceutical and hygiene products. Part of the Bioplus Group, it carries forward the same level of quality and precision in all its products. Backed by 70+ years of research & manufacturing experience with a presence in 60+ countries, BioPlus is supported by an experienced analytical team of 40+ scientists with technical qualifications like doctorates and masters in pharmaceutical science during every phase of the product development process.

Lt. Gen. (Dr.) M.D. Venkatesh, Vice Chancellor MAHE stated “The agreement is set to yield mutual benefits, creating opportunities for knowledge exchange, academic growth, and shared resources. This synergy is poised to contribute to the advancement of research, development, and overall excellence in both institutions”.

Dr Giridhar P Kini, Registrar, MAHE conveyed his optimism regarding the MoU’s impact on the students and faculty members. The partnership will facilitate collaboration on research projects, and access to advanced facilities, and promote an environment conducive to nurturing creativity and innovation. Both students and faculty members are set to reap the rewards of this collaborative endeavor.

Ms Neha Aurora- AVP- Business Development, Bioplus Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd said “The partnership with MAHE is more about shared aspirations, mutual trust, and the global footprint of professionals from both sides. It will help us in creating an ecosystem that embraces cutting-edge research and training to prepare students to become global leaders of tomorrow.”

Dr Raviraja N S, COO Designate & Director, Planning and Monitoring, MAHE said “This new partnership will offer our students, and faculty members the opportunity to collaborate with experts from Bioplus Lifescience and exchange knowledge and ideas. This will not only enhance their teaching abilities but also contribute to their personal and professional development”.

Dr. Harish Kumar S, Director of Corporate Relations, MAHE delivered the welcome address and provided an overview of the collaboration. He also stated that this collaboration will open doors to new opportunities and promote knowledge-sharing between our organizations.

Dr Srinivas Mutalik, Principal, MCOPS, Manipal, Dr Surulivel Rajan M, HOD, Pharmacy Practice, MCOPS, Manipal, Dr Mahadev Rao, Professor, Pharmacy Practice, MCOPS, Manipal, Mr Anand Bhogu, AVP Business Development, Bioplus Life Sciences Pvt Ltd, Dr Praveen Kumar, AVP Clinical development, Bioplus Life Sciences Pvt Ltd were also present.