National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research establishes exclusive Centre of Integrative Oncology to further collaborate on cancer research

2017-02-03 07:55:19

The main objective of the center is to build collaborations in the areas of cancer prevention, research and care. The Center would be the clearing house for information for AYUSH projects on cancer research and management.By Team ABLEDr Soumya Swaminathan, Secretary, Department of Health Research (Ministry of Health & Family Welfare) & Director General, Indian Council for Medical Research

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US FDA grants Abbott the first commercial authorization for molecular test to detect Zika Virus

2017-02-03 07:53:27

Abott’s molecular test for detecting Zika virus approved by US FDA.By Team ABLEPharma major Abbott has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized its molecular test, the Abbott RealTime ZIKA test, to detect Zika virus in whole blood (when collected alongside a patient-matched serum or plasma sample) for emergency use. Abbott says that this is the first molecular test

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UK to start field trials of GM “ Super Wheat

2017-02-02 11:14:54

Regulators in UK have given permission to start field trials of a genetically-modified (GM) wheat variety that enhances photosynthesis and hence yields by 40 per cent. The trials will be done at Rothamsted Research.By Narayanan SureshResearchers at Rothamsted Research, a 170 year old farm research station, will start field trials of a new variety of GM wheat which with the addition of a gene extra

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Union Budget 2017: Propositions for the healthcare and life sciences industry

2017-02-02 06:12:03

The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley presented the General Budget 2017-18 in Parliament on Feb 1, 2017. Highlights for the healthcare sector.By Team ABLEAction plan to eliminate Kala-Azar, Filariasis, Leprosy, Tuberculosis and Measles The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley while presenting the General Budget 2017-18 in Parliament said that

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Chiltern opens new process and technology center in Bengaluru

2017-02-01 09:22:51

London-headquartered global contract research organization, Chiltern has announced the opening of its new process and technology center in Bengaluru. By Team ABLETo meet the growing demands, London-headquartered global contract research organization, Chiltern has announced the opening of its new process and technology center in Bengaluru, India. “We believe we have compiled one of the best teams

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Chennai Cancer Institute starts phase-II clinical trials of dendritic cell-based cancer vaccine in collaboration with NII

2017-02-01 09:21:58

This would be the first Dentritic Cell based cancer vaccine employing SPAG9 being used for Human Cervical Cancer patients in India and in the world.By Team ABLEEncouraged by the successful results of the immunotherapy route to cancer treatment, The Cancer Institute, Chennai has launched the second phase of the clinical trials in collaboration with National Institute of Immunology (NII). This is a

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Ferring, Enteris BioPharma to co-develop oral formulation of peptide-based injectable therapeutics

2017-02-01 09:20:13

Enteris BioPharma will license to Ferring its oral drug delivery technologies, as well as provide clinical trial finished product, and will receive milestones and royalties based on net sales of the developed product.By Team ABLESwiss-based Ferring Pharmaceuticals and Enteris BioPharma have announced that the companies have entered into a license agreement and initiated an early development agreem

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IKP to establish five satellite incubation centers in Karnataka

2017-01-31 10:10:07

IKP Knowledge Park to set up incubation hubs in satellite towns of KarnatakaBy Team ABLEOne of the leading science parks and incubators in the country, IKP Knowledge Park, will be setting up five start-up incubation hubs in tier-II cities of Karnataka. These hubs would be in addition to the existing incubation facility in Bengaluru, which was set up with an overall investment of Rs 8 crore."IKP is

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President launches countrywide Pulse Polio program for 2017

2017-01-30 08:55:36

On National Immunization Day, around 17 crore children of less than five years across the country were given polio drops as part of the drive by Indian Government to sustain polio eradication from the country.By Team ABLEOn the eve of the National Immunization Day, on January 28, President of India Mr Pranab Mukherjee launched the Pulse Polio program for 2017. He administered polio drops to childr

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls for collective effort to completely eliminate leprosy in India

2017-01-30 08:54:08

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for a collective effort to completely eliminate the ‘treatable disease’ of leprosy from India.By Team ABLEIn a message on the occasion of anti-leprosy day, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that we have to work together for socio-economic uplift of the cured persons and for their contribution in nation-building. He said we have to strive hard to ensu

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