Scientists from India and Pakistan have struck a deal to collaborate in biotechnology. It is the first time that the rival nations have made such an agreement in a high-technology area.
Five agreements were signed by a Pakistani delegation to the BioAsia 2004 meeting in Hyderabad, India, last week — three involving Indian biotechnology companies and two with the All India Biotech Association (AIBA).
Under the agreements, AIBA will help Pakistan to establish its own biotechnology association and will provide a list of Indian technologies that are available for licensing in Pakistan.
Reference: Nature 428, 110 (2004)