Bhubaneswar: Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra, a senior cancer biology scientist at the Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) Bhubaneswar, has brought laurels for the State by wining this year’s BJ Kennedy Distinguished Research Excellence Award.
He was honoured with the award in Dubai for his consistent superior performance in molecular oncology.
Dr Mishra has informed an approval from the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) under the Department of Biotechnology was given for human trial of the drug that he discovered for treatment of breast cancer. In collaboration with AIIMS Bhubaneswar, Dr Mishra will begin human trial of the drug.
He has already conducted successful trials on mice, following which the approval for human trial has been given.
He has discovered the drug for treatment of breast cancer after a rigorous research for five years.