Biotechnology: Human Health. Prof. B. D Lakhchaura. State Biotechnology Programme, Govt. of Uttaranchal Biotech Bahavan, Haldi, U.S. Nagar . Recombinant DNA Technology ushered a revolution in Biotechnology. US Biotech Company “Genetech” cloned Human Insulin gene in E-coli 1978 .
Prof. B. D Lakhchaura
State Biotechnology Programme, Govt. of Uttaranchal Biotech Bahavan, Haldi, U.S. Nagar
1. Development of rapid and accurate diagnostic methods against infectious and non-infectious ailments.
2. Development of prophylactics and therapeutics for prevention and treatment of the disease
Recombinant proteins produced by S. cerevisiae expression system
ELISA a simple but highly sensitive immuno diagnostic assay system
Humanization of the Meurin monoclonal antibodies makes them useful for treatment in Humans. These therapy are specially valuable for treatment of Cancer
Number of single gene disorders have been selected for gene therapy
1. Ex-vivo Gene Therapy
2. In-vivo Gene Therapy
Global scenario of Biotechnological application in human health in enjoys enormous excitement and worthwhile achievements in areas of
As far as India is concerned the research in medical biotechnology remains and limited to certain areas such as development of subunit vaccines, DNA vaccines and diagnostic kits for detection of viral diseases like HIV etc. Medical biotechnology requires a greater focus and more strengthening public and private sources. More investment in R & D can only fetch results which can have global significance.