The CEO of CARe Keralam, Bhagyanath Menon visited Itoozhi Ayurveda and interacted with our clinicians on the Research and Quality Measures in Ayurveda, on 23 May 2014.
It was also an opportunity to assess and evaluate the the existing process controls and methodologies pertaining to the Nishaakathakaadhikashayam (NKK) Project, spearheaded by CARe Keralam, supported by the National Innovation Council.
A paper in this regard was presented by Tito Thomas, Manager Business Development & Clinical Trials of CARe Keralam at the meet-up. CARe-KERALAM Ltd (Confederation for Ayurvedic Renaissance-Keralam Limited) is a public limited company established as a cluster of Ayurveda industries with the support of AYUSH department of Government of India and equity partnership from Government of Kerala through the Kerala State Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA). The infrastructure facilities are available for the use of Ayurvedic product manufacturers and service providers for standardization of Ayurvedic medicines. Various facilities at CARe Keralam include a raw material Centre, a full-fledged quality control laboratory, an R&D facility for herbal and Ayurvedic products, a toxicity study centre with an animal house, and a process validation laboratory, a raw material laboratory and warehouse, a common facility centre for production and packaging, and a library.
The ultimate objective is to promote Kerala as a global destination for sourcing Ayurvedic products and services of international standards.