A biomedical research hub, Helix Biogen Institute, Ogbomoso, Oyo State has entered into partnership with an international collaborator, ANESVAD Foundation, with a view to finding solutions, among other things, to the rising challenges in the scientific world.
The institute which is currently creating a stir in the biotechnology and life science industries is managed by a group of outstanding scientists, researchers, and bioentrepreneur, under the leadership of the vice chancellor of Precious Cornerstone University (PCU), Ibadan, Prof.Julius Kola Oloke and Dr.Oladipo Kolawole who is currently the head, Microbiology Department, Adeleke University, Ede Osun State.
Kolawole said the institute was dedicated to advancing ground-breaking innovations in both healthcare and biotech sectors
According to him, the collaboration would provide a huge boost to Ogbomoso’s developing startup environment, the state and the country as a whole.
“This noteworthy development illustrates both Ogbomoso’s rise as a centre for biomedical innovation and entrepreneurship as well as the enormous potential of the local startup scene”, he said.
He added that due to the constant pursuit of greatness by the researchers, the institute was being noticed by the international collaborators and investors who were interested in the biomedical progress of ongoing projects at the institute.
Kolawole enthused that the institute had previous record of COVID-19 candidates vaccine already enlisted by World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with Precious Cornerstone University, Ibadan, Adeleke University, Ede and Trinity Immunodeficient Laboratory, Ogbomoso, among others.