DRDO develops new medicine to fight deadly wild mosquitoes

Last Updated: Thu, Jul 15, 2010 14:10 hrs

Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) after decades of research has successfully developed a breakthrough technology to fight away deadly mosquitoes which transmits diseases like Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunia, Yellow fever, Black Fever, Elephantiasis, etc.

The new molecule, Diethyl Phenyl Acetamide (DEPA), will help Indian Army soldiers fight deadly wild mosquitoes and other blood-sucking insects.

Initiatives were taken under the aegis of DRDO-FICCI-ATAC program to make available the benefits of DEPA to the common man in India as well as in other countries.

These initiatives have been spearheaded by Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, Director Technology Acquisition- Defense Research and development Organisation (DRDO) and Nirankar Saxena, Director FICCI under the leadership of Dr. Prahlada, Chief Controller - DRDO.

DRDO partnered with Jyothy Laboratories Ltd. to manufacture DEPA and bring out multi-insect repellent in its various formulations to the masses for their protection from painful insect bites and vector borne diseases as a spin -off defense technology for civil society in India and abroad.

The technology has been transferred exclusively to Jyothy Labs to manufacture DEPA and formulations based thereon under the close supervision of DRDE. (ANI)