Department of Bio Technology
Biotechnology is considered as one of the major initiatives of the new millennium having a tremendous influence on environment, human life style, food and health care system in the years to come. Biotechnology in leather research comprises many significant areas viz. enzyme technology, fermentation technology, animal tissue culture, waste management, microbial control, collagen and bioproducts.
Activities in the area of Biotechnology in CLRI have taken a definite shape in 1990 after the formation of the Department of Biotechnology. Specifically, the focus is in the areas of enzyme technology, in vivo and in vitro studies on connective tissue metabolism and in the development of plant and synthetic drugs for use in the animal models for myocardial infarction and arthritis. In addition, the Department provides training in the above areas for carrying out Ph.D., M.Tech. and M.S. Programmes of the University of Madras, Anna University, BITS and other universities.
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- Enzyme technology with special reference to production and application of proteolytic and lipolytic enzymes in leather and other industries.
- In vivo and in vitro studies on connective tissue metabolism with relevance to arthritis and cardiovascular diseases.
- Development of low molecular weight peptides and plant products for use as drugs in cardiovascular diseases and arthritis
- Human resource development in biotechnology at B.Tech., M.Sc. and Ph.D levels.
Chief Scientist & Head
Department of Biotechnology
Central Leather Research Institute
Adyar, Chennai - 600 020, India
Tel: (Off) 044-24430273
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