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Training for Russian personnel

ICAR-IISR, Kozhikode, Kerala organized a technology transfer Training for a team from Lysterra LLC, Moscow, Russia. The training comes in the wake of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Agrinnovate, Lysterra LLC and ICAR-IISR for transfer of the patented microbial encapsulation technology. The technology entitled ‘A novel method of storing and delivering PGPR/Microbes through Biocapsules’ can resolve the inadequacies associated with traditional bio formulations like talc and liquid formulations. The technology is expected to create revolutionary changes in the biofertilizer and biopesticide manufacturing sector globally. So far, the technology has been licensed to six firms including the client from Russia. Dr. A.K. Singh (DDG, Division of Horticultural Sciences), Dr. Praveen Malik (CEO, Agrinnovate), various heads of divisions, ITMU members and other officials attended the online interaction with the Lysterra team consisting of Ms. Anastasiia Romanovskaia, Head of Marketing, Mr. Ivan Epifantsev, Deputy Director of Production, Mr. Dmitrii Rusakov, Head of Research & Development and Mr. Oleg Ten, Head of Bio Preparations. The two-day training programme concluded on 22.02.23. The global licensing interest received for microbial encapsulation technology underscores the technological efficiency and acceptance for the new innovation.