D.O. No 267/16/CM Letter Ananth Kumar

Dear
I take this opportunity to thank you for considering Kerala to set up major projects including the centre of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER). Government of Kerala is establishing a state-of-the-art, new generation Bio360 Life Science Park aims to build a life sciences ecosystem in the State. In this connection, we offer Bio360 Life Science Park in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala for establishing a centre of NIPER as it would be the ideal location for building up an excellent centre for advanced studies and research in pharmaceutical sciences.

The Park is promoted by Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation and would provide developed plots for large and Integrated Bio-IT companies to set up their campuses and ready-to-use modular officers, wet and dry lab space for intermediate, small and startup companies. Situated at Thonnakkal along Thiruvananthapuram – Kollam Highway and spread over a sprawling 75 acre campus, this unique park is dedicated to upstream areas of translational research in biotechnology sector. It is strategically located at the gateway of the IT corridor in the vicinity of major R&D institutions such as Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum (SCTIMST), Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCBT), and Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (TBGRI) amongst others.

The Bio 360 life sciences park provides ultra-modern facilities such as a CGMP compliant bio-process facility for pilot scale production and a pre-clinical toxicology laboratory for functional and strategic requirements to take a concept from ideation to product commercialization. The Bio 360 Life Sciences Park offers a nurturing environment from start-up entrepreneurs to large companies catering to every need from research to commercialization and capacity building within one ecosystem. The park is a focal point for convergence of research innovation and skill development and is the very first life sciences park in India having all these unique features and facilities.

I solicit your personal intervention for the approval of setting up of the centre of NIPER at Bio360 Life Sciences Park, Thiruvananthapuram.

With warm regards
Yours sincerely,

PINARAYI VIJAYAN

Shri. Ananth Kumar
Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers
Government of India
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