New Ministers take charge

2017-09-05 08:34:46

Dr. Mahesh Sharma takes charge as Minister of State of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Gajendra Singh and Krishna Raj take charge as Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers WelfareBy Team ABLEDr. Mahesh Sharma took charge as Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change On September 4 Soon after assuming the charge, Dr. Mahesh Sharma said that this

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Vas Narasimhan to succeed Joseph Jimenez as CEO of Novartis in 2018

2017-09-05 07:28:00

Novartis has announced the appointment of Vasant Narasimhan as its Chief Executive Officer, effective February 1, 2018. By Team ABLEDr Vasant (Vas) Narasimhan, the Global Head of Drug Development and Chief Medical Officer for Novartis, will succeed Joseph Jimenez, the CEO of Novartis. Jimenez informed the Board of Directors of his desire to step down as CEO in 2018, after eight years in position.J

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DBT’s Smart Agriculture Conclave concludes projecting FarmerZone – The future of agriculture

2017-09-05 07:12:17

The objective of this conclave was to set the stage for FarmerZone - a collective open-source data platform for smart agricultureBy Team ABLEThe Department of Biotechnology (DBT), under the Ministry of Science and Technology, convened the Smart Agriculture Conclave in New Delhi from August 29 – 31 2017, in partnership with the UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

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Cabinet approves MoU between India and Brazil for cooperation in the fields of Zebu Cattle Genomics

2017-09-05 07:10:13

The MoU would promote and facilitate scientific cooperation and setting up of genomic selection program in Zebu CattleBy Team ABLEThe Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi was apprised of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Brazil for cooperation in the fields of Zebu Cattle Genomics and Assisted Reproductive Technologies. The MoU was signed in October,

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2017-09-05 07:07:00

Abstracts for 5th Global Forum on TB Vaccines invitedThe Co-Chairs and Organizing Committee for the 5th Global Forum on TB Vaccines are welcoming the submission of abstracts that share research findings and new developments in the field of TB vaccine R&D.By Team ABLEThe 5th Global Forum on TB Vaccines is scheduled to be held at the Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi from February 20-23, 2018.The orga

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DBT calls for pre-proposal on creation of bio-banking facility for inherited disorders

2017-09-05 07:00:08

Considering the high disease burden and a large number of patients, there is a tremendous need for Indian bio-banks to preserve Indian samplesBy Team ABLEThe Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has invited Institution-based pre proposals in the area of Medical Genetics in collaboration with clinicians, specifically pathologists, in lead role to develop National facility on population-specific/diseas

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Biocon Founder Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw joins KGI Board of Trustees

2017-09-05 06:57:21

Keck Graduate Institute has added Biocon Chairperson and Managing Director Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw to its Board of Trustees.By Team ABLEKeck Graduate Institute, an institution in applied life sciences and pharmacy education, has added Biocon Chairperson and Managing Director Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw to its Board of Trustees.KGI\'s Board of Trustees consists of 26 leaders in the industries of bioscience, he

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Global biopharma to convene in Berlin for BIO-Europe 2017

2017-09-05 06:55:59

The event is expected to bring together over 3,900 executives from 2,000+ life science companies spanning an estimated 60+ countries to engage in one-to-one partnering.By Team ABLEThe 23rd annual BIO-Europe 2017 global life science partnering event will be held in Berlin, November 6–8, 2017, in partnership with Berlin Partner and Berlin-Brandenburg HealthCapital. The event is expected to bring t

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MedGenome raises $30 million in Series C funding led by Sequoia India and Sofina

2017-09-05 06:54:43

With this funding MedGenome aims to accelerate biomarker discovery by leveraging the genetic diversity of the Indian populationBy Team ABLEMedGenome, a leading genomics research and diagnostics company, has completed completion of $30 million in Series C financing led by Sequoia India and Sofina s.a., with participation by Zodius Capital; Kris Gopalakrishnan, co-founder and former CEO of Infosys;

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Merck to buy Natrix Separations to advance next-generation processing capabilities

2017-09-05 06:34:02

This acquisition complements Merck\'s efforts to drive next-generation bioprocessing delivering more efficient technology for its customers.By Team ABLEMerck, the leading science and technology company, has entered into an agreement to acquire Natrix Separations, an Ontario, Canada-based provider of hydrogel membrane products for single-use chromatography. The transaction is expected to close in Q

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