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ICMR wins International Kochon Prize 2017

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) was awarded the International Kochon Prize 2017 for encouraging research and development (R&D) efforts towards tuberculosis treatment.

By Team ABLE

ICMR received the $65,000 award from the Kochon Foundation, a non-profit organization from Korea, for establishing the India TB Research Consortium to accelerate R&D efforts in the country, a statement said.

The statement also said that the consortium is working with public and private institutes to guide the country\'s research efforts towards the development of point-of-care diagnostics, shorter treatment regimens and an effective vaccine for tuberculosis.