Business Development Group

Business Development 

CSIR-IICB is an R&D laboratory actively engaged in both basic and applied research. It undertakes contract projects (Grant-in-Aid, Collaborative, Sponsored, Consultancy) as well as testing and analysis of select samples from academic institutions/ industries. The laboratory has several National and International R&D project,and many Academic and Industry interactions.. We have to our credit a large number of high impact publications, we have an impresseive patent portfolio and few Technology Transfers. The laboratory plays a major role in Human Resource Development by training PG and Ph.D students.

Major Activities of Business Development Group at IICB are

  • Liason with industries and R&D institutions
  • Licensing/Transfer of  in house Technologies
  • Utlization of Knowledge base / expertise developed  in house
  • Business and Partnership Negotiations
  • Assistance for Technical Services
  • Negotiation of Collaborative/Interdisciplinary Research, Agreements and MoUs


Intellectual Property Management 

After India entered into the WTO regime, CSIR-IICB followed CSIR for maximum benefit by securing Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), so that the advantage of research can be extended up to the needs of the common people of our country. Intellectual Property Management Cell (IPM Cell) of our Institute deals with all matters relating to IPR issues of the scientists working in CSIR-IICB in close alliance with Business Development Group (BDG), CSIR-IICB and liaison with Innovation Protection Unit (IPU) of CSIR, New Delhi. With the help of a new Comprehensive Patent Database prepared by this cell, now information about a patent filed by CSIR-IICB, since 1990 is just a click away.

This cell continuously maintains liaison with Scientists of CSIR-IICB and IPU, CSIR to protect Intellectual Properties of CSIR-IICB/CSIR. The IPM Cell, CSIR-IICB provides all information, clarifications, explanations and reports to IPU, CSIR regarding new patent applications, granted patents and renewal or lapsing of existing patents in consultation with concerned inventors within corresponding time-limit. The IPM Cell always extends co-operation to the scientists, CSIR-IICB in writing and filing patent applications. This cell prepares, maintains and disseminates all information regarding patent application, status of the application, renewal etc. as, when and where it is required. IPM cell, CSIR-IICB provides all necessary inputs to Business Development Group(BDG) of CSIR-IICB for licensed out patents; sends information on patent and technology transfer to IPU, CSIR regarding Parliamentary Questions; prepares year wise documents on total Patents of CSIR-IICB filed and granted;  prepares Commercial Working Report of CSIR-IICB Patents for IPU, CSIR; and sends Renewal / Lapse recommendations of CSIR-IICB patents annually to IPU, CSIR.

In case of technology transfer or business tie-ups the IPM Cell provides all the necessary information relating to patents. During last few years a reasonable number of patents in the field of “Anti-chronic Myeloid Leukemia Activity” and “Prostate Diseases” from herbal sources have been licensed out in which the drug for benign prostate hyperplasia has already been launched into Indian market.


Officers & Staff Members

  • Dr. Arindam Talukdar

    Principal Scientist and Head BDG

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  • Dr. Aparna Laskar

    +91 33 24995836

    Principal Technical Officer

  • Mr. Arupesh Majumder

    +91 33 24995851

    Principal Technical Officer

  • Mr. Madan Halder

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    Lab Assistant

  • Sandeep Aggarwal

    +91 33 2499 5849