APJ Abdul Kalam For Open Source R&D For Medicines

Staff Writer | DNA | June 3, 2013

If the concept of ‘open source’ (universal access and contribution to a budding idea/technology via free licence) can be applied to developing software, then why not to promoting research and development into finding cure of diseases like malaria? Former president APJ Abdul Kalam put forth this thought at an event in the city on Sunday.

The Missile Man was speaking at the golden jubilee celebration of Government Pharmacy College. He spoke about Open Source Drug Discovery (OSDD), introduced by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, which focuses on collaborative effort to achieve breakthroughs in the world of medicines and bringing down their cost of medicines. [...]