The Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology has signed an Agreement with CLINOTECH Laboratories Limited on the Research and Product Development for Manufacturing of Medical, Science and Biotechnology Test Devices/Kits.
CLINOTECH Laboratories Limited is a company actively engaged in Research and Product Development; as well as commercialization of Medical, Pharmaceutical, Industrial, Agricultural and Biotechnologies.
The Agreement was signed on Monday, August 30th, 2021 at the Honorable Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (FMSTI) conference hall, Federal Secretariat, Abuja.
The objectives of the Agreement include:
- Joint collaboration on Research, new Products Development for the manufacturing and Commercialization of Diagnostic Devices in Medical, Science and Biotechnology in Nigeria.
- Collaboration on Capacity Building and Exchange of Personnel
- Use and development of space for market-focused research and development purposes,
- Cooperation and collaboration on Infrastructural and Equipment support to strengthen the laboratory capabilities
Speaking at the event, the Honorable Minister of State, FMSTI, Barr. Mohammed Abdullahi said that the Agreement was signed at a delicate time when the global community is strengthening health care facilities and delivery system. He pledged the support of the Ministry to the implementation of the Agreement, adding that the Agreement was of mutual benefits to all parties.
The Director-General of Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (NISLT), Yemi H. Gbadegesin FISLT said the Agreement reached was of mutual benefits to all parties involved. He stated that the Agreement would assist NISLT to acquire the capacity to develop reagents locally and technology transfer. This he added will help in fighting diseases like Ebola and other tropical diseases.
The MD/CEO of CLINOTECH Laboratories Limited, Dr. Harrison Ofiyai, while addressing the audience said that he was delighted at the signing of the Agreement. He said that the Agreement would boost Nigeria’s capability to develop Rapid Diagnostic kits locally, thereby improving the technical know-how of Nigerian professionals.
Also present at the event were the Permanent Secretary, FMSTI, Mr. Sunday Edet Akpan, the Director Legal Services of FMST, Barr Odu Thomas, Ag Director, Science Technology Promotion, represented by Mr. Ukpong and other Directors of Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
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