CSIR applies for patent
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) along with some other organisations have applied for patent of cow urine, as it has scientifically been found highly useful in curing cancer. Union Minister of Health Ghulam Nabi Azad recently informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply to a question. The Minister said the CSIR has conducted many experiments on the cow urine and the results have been found very encouraging. The application seeking patent is based on the results of those experiments.
The application for patent has jointly been filed by CIMAP (Lucknow) and Go Vigyan Anusandhan Kendra, Nagpur. Both these organisations are associates of the CSIR.
In his reply the Minister said a study titled ‘Evaluation of the immunomodulatory activity and safety/toxicity of Panchagavya Ghrita’ has been conducted by Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), an autonomous body under the Department of AYUSH. It was observed that ‘Panchagavya Ghrita’ is safe, non-toxic and an effective immuno-stimulant. CCRAS allocated an amount of Rs 7.5 lakh for the purpose against which an amount of Rs 3,96,626 has been utilised during 2010-11.
Besides, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has conducted some basic research on cow urine. It has secured the IP generated through following patents:
(a) Use of Cow Urine Distillate (Go-Mutra) as Bioenhancer of Anti-Infective and Anti-Cancer Agents. Patents on the above subject were jointly filed in the name of CSIR-CIMAP, Lucknow and Go Vigyan Anusandhan, Kendra, Nagpur.
(b) Pharmaceutical Composition containing cow urine distillate as an anitoxidant.
Patents on the above subject were filed in the name of CSIR-NEERI, Nagpur. This patent is based on Redistilled Cow’s Urine Distillate (RCUD). (FOC)