Jayadeva may join hands with IISc for research

The Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences is open to the possibility of a collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in specific areas of research like cardiovascular diseases, said Dr C N Manjunath, Director, Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences.

The suggestion was made during a lecture session organised by the IISc Alumni Association here on Saturday. 

“We would like to concentrate on areas relating to genetics and cardiovascular diseases, possibility of genetic analysis to find out more about congenital heart diseases that normally lead to sudden death and paediatric cardiology,” said Dr Manjunath. 

He was speaking to Deccan Herald on the sidelines of a lecture titled, ‘the profile of heart diseases and recent development’, which he delivered on the occasion. 

“We will work on the collaboration when the time comes,” he added.    

Air Marshal Krishnan, member of the IISc Alumni Association, who was the moderator during the session, said that since IISc was foraying into areas of medical research and had already set up research facilities in areas of nanotechnology and genetic modeling, it would be imperative to establish such a collaboration. 

Independent facility

Highlighting the independent facility presently being built in Mysore, Dr Manjunath said that the work on the 350-bed hospital would be completed in two years. 

“Work on this Rs 350-crore project has commenced just a few days ago and we hope to complete the project within the next two years,” Dr Manjunath said.  

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