Inauguration of New IITM Research Facility

Left to right: Rahal Mehta, MFF CEO; Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, head of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR); and Professor Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IITM.

On October 9, 2017, the Indian Technical Institute Madras (IITM) held an inauguration ceremony for Block 2 of the Bhupat and Jyoti Mehta School of Biosciences. The additional building will house state-of-the-art research facilities, including the National Cancer Tissue Biobank (NCTB), the first facility of its kind in India. NCTB provides researchers with high-quality cancer tissues and patient data to facilitate improvements in cancer diagnosis and treatment. 

The Bhupat & Jyoti Mehta Family Foundation (MFF) sponsored the new building, as well as earlier construction of Block 1 of Bhupat and Jyoti Mehta School of Biosciences, which houses the Department of Biotechnology.

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