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CSIR-IMTECH signs MOU with Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission 

CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology (CSIR-IMTECH) and Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on October 25, 2013 to provide certified reference microbial cultures to the Indian pharma stakeholders. 


As per this MOU, Indian Pharmaltacopoeia Commission (IPC) has assigned the responsibility of providing these reference cultures to Microbial Type Culture Collection and Gene Bank (MTCC), an International Depositary Authority (IDA) located in CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh.

Dr. Girish Sahni (Director, CSIR-IMTECH) and Dr. G.N. Singh [Secretary-cum-Scientific Director, Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, and Drug Controller General India (DGCI)] released the first batch of “Reference microbial cultures”  in a function organized in CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology (CSIR-IMTECH) on 25th October 2013, in presence of distinguished guests and staff members of CSIR-IMTECH. Dr. G.N. Singh and Dr. Girish Sahni informed the audience that the supply of “Certified Reference Microbial Cultures” from MTCC will be beneficial to all pharma stakeholders in terms of quality, availability and cost. Both of them appreciated the staff members of Microbial Type Culture Collection (MTCC), Chandigarh and Microbiology Division of IPC, Ghaziabad for their efforts for incorporating the MTCC numbers in Indian Pharmacopoeia (IP).

The details of these “Certified Reference Microbial Cultures” is available on the website and

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