WAY FOR­WARD

Tehelka - - ANDHRA PRADESH - PHD,

PRE- CLIN­I­CAL STUD­IES on mice have shown promis­ing re­sults in terms of im­proved sur­vival rates and re­duced tox­i­c­ity. The next step in­volves clin­i­cal tests on hu­mans as per stan­dard guide­lines — a long and ex­pen­sive process that needs funds and part­ners. “We are in touch with pharma giants but haven’t reached any con­crete agree­ments,” says Joshi. “I’m still do­ing my my fo­cus will move to full-time re­search once I’m done. Cer­tainly, I’ll be look­ing at sim­i­lar ar­eas of re­search, though.”

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