The Hyderabad-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), a part of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), is in the process of converting ordinary cells extracted from a patient’s body into what are called pluripotent stem cells and use these to develop a variety of organoids – multiple miniaturized and simplified versions of body organs. These can then be used to screen a variety of drugs for the ailment a person is suffering from and identify those that are best suited for him or her.
The new technology will greatly help common people.
The scientists at CCMB are working to find solutions to different health problems. If the study becomes successful it will be possible to make cells produce bioactive products like insulin and deliver them to patients who do not produce enough of them in the form of patches.
According to the Director of the institute, Dr Rakesh K.Mishra “The technologies are available. We just need to put them in place after obtaining appropriate approvals. Lots of activities are happening on this front.”