IIT Delhi researcher receives Agilent’s ‘Thought Leader award’

Anurag Rathore from IIT Delhi’s chemical engineering department, has been awarded for his contribution to biopharmaceutical research

IIT Delhi researcher receives Agilent’s ‘Thought Leader award’ Photo Courtesy : Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Team Careers360 | Dec 7, 2020 - 3:13 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi professor Anurag Rathore has been awarded the ‘Thought Leader Award’, by Agilent Technologies. The award is to recognise his contribution to bio-pharmaceutical research and for his work in advanced methods for molecular characterization of biosimilars.

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“I feel humbled to be chosen for an Agilent Thought Leader Award,” said Rathore, who is in the chemical engineering department of IIT Delhi.

The 2020 award includes a grant to support research personnel and Agilent equipment, including a 6545XT AdvanceBio LC/Q-TOF, a Bravo Automated Liquid Handling Platform, and a 1290 Infinity II 2D-LC System.

Rathore is the first researcher in India to receive the award. The award funding will be used to promote academic-based research on critical areas impacting the bio-pharmaceutical industry.

“The award will propel me to work harder as we strive to bring the technologies and products we have been working on to the market,” he added.

The work at Rathore’s lab will focus on the best practices towards molecular characterization of monoclonal antibody-based dissimilar. Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) include an important and growing group of bio-pharmaceutical drugs used to treat several diseases and conditions.

“Rathore is a leading scientist among an extremely motivated and talented research group at IIT Delhi. We are privileged to have him as the first recipient of an Agilent Thought Leader Award in India,” said Bharat Bhardwaj, Country general manager for Agilent India, adding, “This award will bring financial support, cutting-edge products, consumables, services, and, most importantly, Agilent expertise to his research.”

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