30th June 2022, New Delhi
“The effort put forth by Agrinnovate India is commendable” said Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR) and Chairman, Agrinnovate India Limited (AgIn) during the “ICAR-IISR Bio-encapsulation Technology Transfer” event held here today. Agrinnovate, the commercial arm of ICAR, granted non-exclusive license of the ICAR-IISR bio-encapsulation technology to the Lysterra LLC, Russia.
Dr. Mohapatra congratulated the company Lysterra LLC, ICAR-IISR and Agrinnovate for successful transfer of the technology. He further elaborated this technology will defiantly meet out the international standard of the market and serve a good alternative for easy transport of microbes with good shelf life.
Dr. Sudha Mysore, CEO, Agrinnovate India Ltd. highlighted the importance of ICAR-IISR Bio-encapsulation Technology and said that the technology could help the company in their efforts at encapsulation.
Dr. Anand Kumar Singh, Deputy Director General (Horticultural Science) and Dr. K. Srinivas, ADG (IPTM) from the ICAR were present during the occasion.
Dr. C K Thankamani, Director; Dr. R Rema, former Director; Dr. T E Shreeja, In-Charge ITMU along with Dr. R Dinesh Innovator of the technology represented the ICAR-IISR, Calicut virtually during the event.
Dr. R Dinesh who led the technology development team of the Bio-capsulation outlined the technical details of the technology.
Ms. Anastasia, Head (Marketing and Exports), Lysterra, Russia who was present virtually stated that the organization is glad to avail license of ICAR-IISR’s Bio-encapsulation technology and expressed the experience with Agrinnovate in the technology transfer process.
The technology is an alternative to the currently existing biofertilizer formulation (talc/ liquid/peat based etc.) processes. The process involves encapsulating any agriculturally important microorganism in a gelatin capsule. The capsules can be stored at room temperature up to 18 months when compared to 3-8 months in case of talc-based formulations. The technology can be used to deliver all kinds of agriculturally important microbes. ICAR-Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut has been granted with Indian patent No. 36102; dated 13/08/2013 for this technology under the name “A novel method of storing and delivering PGPR/microbes through biocapsules”.
(Source: Agrinnovate India Limite, NewDelhi)