About Us

The Office of Technology Ventures (OTV) is responsible for managing the IP generated out of the research activities at RGCB. We at OTV believe that the output of scientific research gets translated to the society, only through diligent IP sensing, encouragement, incentivization and effective management of innovative ideas. Therefore, we strive to constantly encourage, make aware and assist the research community at RGCB to identify and protect their technologies and know-how in the most efficient manner. OTV is also responsible for assisting in the commercialization of resultant technologies by negotiating with the industry and potential collaborators. OTV is housed at present in the first floor of the main research block of RGCB.


  • To augment IP generation from RGCB
  • To utilize and manage the IP generated in view of the betterment of the society
  • To encourage collaboration with the industry
  • To uphold the commitment and core values of the Institute


OTV is responsible for

  • Increasing IP awareness within the Institute
  • Serving as a single-window of approach for in-house researchers, industry and collaborators, in terms of IP management
  • IP due diligence
  • Assisting scientists in identifying protectable IP
  • Conducting periodic prior-art searches for in-house innovations
  • In-house technology protection and commercialization services to transfer IP created on the various RGCB campuses
  • To optimize the environment & incentives for research and for creation of new knowledge at the institute
  • To bring technology into practical use for public benefit as quickly and effectively as possible
  • To negotiate sponsored research agreements; plan contract details; fund sharing & distribution details as well as implementation procedures for consultancy projects
  • To develop and manage revenue generation strategies from RGCB's investment into scientific infrastructure
  • To ensure that the primary objective of RGCB?s mission, namely academic excellence and high quality training in biotechnology is not compromised by ensuring constant liaison with the Office of the Director and Office for Academic Affairs

Granted patents

  • A Hexane Extract Of Aegle Marmelos Fruit And Process Thereof
    Inventors: Ramakrishnan Nair Ajay Kumar, Kizhiyedathu Polachira Suja, Divya Lakshmanan, Leny Jose, Sathish Mundayoor
    Country: India
    Other info: Patent No - 289767. Granting date - November 21, 2017
  • Assay for detection of transient intracellular Ca2+
    Inventors: R. V. Omkumar, Rajeevkumar R., Mathew Steephan, Mayadevi M., Suma Priya S
    Country: India, United States
    Other info: Grant date: April 28, 2014 (India), Nov 6, 2012 (U.S)
  • A process for the preparation of herbal extract from the fern Cheilanthus farinose effective against liver diseases
    Inventors: V.V. Asha, P. J. Wills, A. Subramoniam
    Country: India
    Other info: Grant date: November 30, 2011
  • Primers for developing genotype specific marker in Piper nigrum
    Inventor: E. V. Soniya
    Country: India
    Other info: Grant date: January 22, 2010
  • A method for synthesis of dendrimer polymeric resins for solid phase organic synthesis
    Inventor: G. S. Vinod Kumar
    Country: India
    Other info: Grant date: June 29, 2011
  • A chemotherapeutic combination used in the treatment of cancer
    Inventor: Ruby John Anto
    Country: India
    Other info: Grant date: July 2, 2010
  • A new solid phase method for the preparation of diaminoketothiazoles
    Inventors: Suparna Sengupta, Rajasekharan K.N
    Country: India, United States
    Other info: Grant date: April 2, 2010, April 17, 2012
  • A novel polymer support for solid phase peptide synthesis and process for preparation thereof
    Inventor: K. Santhosh Kumar
    Country: India
    Other infor: Grant date: July 25, 2011
  • Swelling in polar and non-polar solvents, hydrophilic/hydrophobic balances
    Inventors: G. S. Vinod Kumar, K. Santhosh Kumar
    Country: United States
    Other info: Grant date: April 27, 2004, April 17, 2012

IP News and Titbits

(Coming soon)


Anish N. P, PhD
Scientist C & Assistant Registrar,
RGCB (On deputation from DST)

Hima Sithul
Research Assistant


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