CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute(CSIR-CDRI), Lucknow
CSIR-CDRI Discovers Peptide Effective in Fighting Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease that affects the joints in the human body. It is the most common type of autoimmune disease.

CSIR Intensifies Fight Against COVID-19, Rolls Out Key Initiatives to Combat Coronavirus Spread

With the coronavirus pandemic continuing its deadly run by infecting more than a million people and causing the death of more than 82,000 people across the world, the laboratories of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) intensified their efforts at combating the pandemic.

#CSIRFightsCovid19 – A Snapshot

Surveillance at the level of the virus, humans, and geographical origins and distributions is a critical step in combating Covid-19.

CSIR Combating Coronavirus

CSIR has been leading the fight against COVID-19 and contributing extensively to overcome the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

CSIR-CDRI to Establish Advanced Virus Research Centre

An advanced virus research laboratory on the lines of the National Institute of Virology in Pune.

World Contraception Day (26 September 2020)

Celebrating 30 Years of Effective & Affordable Contraception.

CSIR-CDRI Scientist Dr Saman Habib elected as fellow of Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi

Dr. Saman Habib, Chief Scientist and Professor (AcSIR) in Molecular Biology Division, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute (CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow, well known for her outstanding work in understanding the malaria parasite, has been elected as Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi.

79th CSIR Foundation Day Celebrations at CSIR-CDRI

CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, celebrated the 79th CSIR Foundation Day on 28 September 2020.

CSIR-CDRI Award for Outstanding Contribution in Drug Discovery and Development

CSIR-CDRI organised the "CDRI Award-2020 Oration and Felicitation Programme" on 29 September 2020 to promote drug discovery and development research in India.

Dr Satish Mishra from CDRI Bags "Dr Tulsi Das Chugh Award-2020"

CSIR-CDRI (Central Drug Research Institut), Lucknow, Principal Scientist, Dr Satish Mishra awarded "Dr Tulsi Das Chugh Award-2020" by the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India).

"Prof. A.N. Bhaduri Memorial Lecture Award-2020" to Dr SusantKar, CSIR-CDRI

CSIR-CDRI Scientist, Dr SusantaKar, Honoured with "Prof. A.N. Bhaduri Memorial Lecture Award-2020" by the Society of Biological Chemists (India).

CSIR-CDRI and Cipla Foundation Partner for a One-of-its-kind Research and Outreach Initiative

Putting into action, the recent GOI’s provision for CSR funding to support research.

CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow celebrates its 70th Annual Day Celebrations

"CSIR-CDRI has championed the cause of affordable drugs and has given the world breakthrough molecules like Centchroman and Arteether”: Dr Harsh Vardhan

CSIR-CDRI Scientist, Dr Ritu Trivedi, Honoured with NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award (2020)

Dr Ritu Trivedi, Principal Scientist, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow has been conferred with the NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award (2020) in Biological Sciences.

National Workshop on "Small Molecule Analysis by NMR Spectroscopy & Mass Spectrometry" by CSIR-CDRI

Prof. Tapas Kundu, Director, CSIR-CDRI, said Identification of small molecule as biomarker is very helpful for drug discovery and disease diagnosis research.

CSIR-CDRI Completes Phase III Clinical Trials of Repurposed Antiviral Drug Umifenovir

Prof. Tapas Kundu mentioned that Umifenovir (Arbidol) was selected from among 16 suggested candidates of CSIR looking into the feasibility of synthesis using locally available chemicals at the peak of the pandemic.

Prof. (Dr) Bhabatosh Biswas Deliveres the 6th Popular Health Talk — Healthy Life! Ever Receding Dream!

Prof. Bhabatosh emphasised the urgent need for an armamentarium of the modern health care system to pursue this dream.

Dr D. Srinivasa Reddy took over the Additional Charge as Director of CSIR-CDRI

Dr Reddy has more than 20 Years of research experience in the synthesis of natural products/medicinal chemistry/drug discovery.

CSIR-CDRI and AvetaBiomics Join Hands for the Development and Commercialisation of First-in-Class Bone Health Drugs

This decade-long research at CDRI provides an insight into developing the first-in-class drug that is likely to modulate the host microbiome.

CSIR-CDRI Licenses Technology of Nucleic Acid Staining Dye GreenR™ to GenetoProtein Pvt. Ltd for Life Sciences Research

Dr Tapas Kumar Kundu said, “The nucleic acid staining dye segment seems to be dominated by costly imported products of multinational companies and this make-in-India product is cost-effective and it will reduce our dependency on foreign supplies.”

CDRI’s 71st Annual Day Celebrations

"Trust, Transparency, Timeline & Mutual Respect are the key to success for the development of Covaxin in record time through Public-Private Partnership”: Prof. Balram Bhargava

CSIR-CDRI, Scientist Dr Ritu Trivedi got selected for National Tech Excellence Award for Women-2022

Dr Ritu Trivedi, Senior Principal Scientist CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow, got selected for the National Women Scientist Award for Excellence in Translational Research (National Tech Excellence Award for Women-2022) by DST.

CSIR-CDRI Transfers Technology of a Nucleic Acid Staining Dye GreenR™ on National Technology Day

Dr Goel informed that the product GreenR™ provides an economical alternative to commercially available dyes that are used to stain DNA/RNA, which are currently imported.

CSIR-CDRI Organises Swachhata Pakhwada and National Technology Day

During the concluding session of Swachhta Pakhwada and Technology Day, former President of the Cardiological Society of India and famous cardiologist Dr Mansoor Hasan Khan delivered a very informative lecture on Medical Technology and Humanity.

CSIR-CDRI Organises Symposium to Commemorate “International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development”

Prof. ChandrimaShaha, President-INSA highlighted the significance of the programme and said that concepts and ideas from basic research are vital to translation into applications.

Certificate course on Skill Development in Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques at CSIR-CDRI

This training program will provide knowledge about theoretical, practical training on basic and advanced experimental methods in these techniques.

Dr Radha Rangarajan takes charge as Director of CSIR-CDRI

Dr Radha Rangarajan has been actively involved in translational research and product development in the public health arena for the last two decades.

Capacity Building and Continuing Medical Education training programme for AYUSH personnel initiated at CSIR-CDRI

Evidence-based medicine and rationale use of traditional therapies is the need of hour: Dr Sattigeri Viswajanani

CSIR Foundation Day Celebrations at CSIR-CDRI

Dr G.P. Talwar, Director Research, Talwar Research Foundation, New Delhi, graced the occasion as chief guest and delivered an informative Foundation Day Lecture on "Mission-oriented Research to Develop Products of High Utility".

CDRI Scientist Dr Dipak Datta and team find new option to tackle Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) metastasis

India is known as the Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) capital of the world owing to its high incidence. TNBC is the deadliest amongst all breast cancer subtypes with few therapeutic options. This type of cancer is associated with early metastasis resulting in poor five-year survival rates.

CSIR-CDRI Organises Energy Literacy Training and Climate Clock Awareness Programme

Participants were briefed about the real-time data of Climate Clockand the Student-Scientist Connect programme to understand the know-how of drug development.

Dr Rajesh Jha, CSIR-CDRI Scientist, Conferred International Fellowship for Young Biomedical Scientists 2022-23

Dr Rajesh Kumar Jha's research group from CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute (CSIR-CDRI), Lucknow, is working on the biology and management of gynaecological endocrine and metabolic disorders such as endometriosis and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). 

CSIR-CDRI is offering a course on Skill Development Programme in Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques

Under the CSIR-Integrated Skill Initiative, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute is offering a course on Skill Development Programme in Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques.

CSIR-CDRI Inks an Agreement with ESSCEE Biotech India Pvt. Ltd

The agreement signifies a pivotal stride towards self-reliance in the realm of lab reagents and API starting materials for life sciences research.

Two-day Workshop by CDRI and the Royal Society of Chemistry

The objective of this workshop was to empower science teachers with innovative techniques that make the process of teaching more comprehensible, engaging and captivating for students.

DCGI grants Permission for Phase-I Clinical Trial of Levormeloxifene, developed by CSIR-CDRI and Cipla

“The rationale for developing the pure enantiomer is to reduce the overall chemical burden for the user, in this case, women of reproductive age.” Said Dr Radha Rangarajan, Director, CSIR-CDRI.

CSIR-CDRI Celebrates “Rashtriya Boudhik Sampada Mahotsav”

The initiative aims to raise awareness about various types of IPR, GI, trademarks, copyrights, and other forms of intellectual property protection.

CSIR-CDRI Organises AI Awareness Programme

The event was marked by an enlightening discourse on the burgeoning influence of AI in various aspects of daily life, particularly its transformative role in the realm of agriculture.

CSIR-CDRI Organises Pre-Fest Event of IISF 2023

The event aimed to inspire and motivate young minds to pursue careers in science, specifically focusing on the exciting field of Drug Discovery and Research. 

CSIR-CDRI and Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Partner to Develop High-value Generics in the API Value Chain

Dr Radha Rangarajan, Director, CSIR-CDRI, said, “We are excited to work with Dr Reddy’s for the development of APIs.

CSIR-CDRI stepped in Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) to spread the Awareness during 3rd Janjatiya Gaurav Divas Celebration

Dr Sanjeev, Pr Scientist, CSIR-CDRI, provided valuable information to the children about maintaining good health while sharing insights about the medicines developed at CDRI.

CSIR-CDRI Initiates a New Oration Series on InnoHealth

The event focused on unravelling the multifaceted role of AI in accelerating healthcare innovations.

CSIR-CDRI Organises Translational Research Series Lecture

Dr Radha Rangarajan congratulated and felicitated the inventors who have pioneered new technologies and developed groundbreaking patents, underscoring CSIR-CDRI’s commitment to innovation and advancement in the pharmaceutical domain.