'Gap between industry, research narrowing'

Speaking at the biotechnology and medical technology module of the third edition of National Research and Development Corporation organised conference - “Leveraging Innovation for Knowledge Economy,” he said, earlier when scientists discovered something they had to chase industrialists, who would grant funds making is seem like a favour.

Dr S K Shankar, Prof and head of Neuro-Pathology, Nimhans said finding a vaccine for an epidemic, which causes morbidity and disability but not mortality, does not become a priority. For instance, we never bother to develop vaccine for Chikungunya because it is not fatal.

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