BIO releases USTR’s 2017 Special 301 Report on Intellectual Property Rights

2017-05-02 15:25:58

USTR’s 2017 report addresses many of the key IP-related challenges that BIO members face globallyBy Team ABLEThe trade association representing biotechnology companies, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) has released a statement on May 1, 2017. The statement reads as follows:“BIO welcomes the release of USTR’s 2017 Special 301 Report on Intellectual Property Rights. The United State

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Daiichi Sankyo invests 15 billion Yen to support manufacturing of Antibody Drug Conjugate portfolio

2017-05-02 15:22:44

Daiichi Sankyo has decided to make an initial 15-billion-Yen investment to optimize and enhance its manufacturing capabilities to support its growing antibody drug conjugate (ADC) pipeline.By Team ABLEJapanese pharmaceutical major Daiichi Sankyo Company Limited has decided to make an initial 15 billion yen investment to optimize and enhance its manufacturing capabilities to support its growing ant

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University of Colorado scientists use high tech microscope to find clues into rare disease

2017-05-02 15:20:25

Using a unique microscope capable of illuminating living cell structures in great detail, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found clues into how a destructive autoimmune disease works, setting the stage for more discoveries in the future.By Team ABLEUsing a unique microscope capable of illuminating living cell structures in great detail, researchers at the Univ

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C-CAMP, Venture Centre offer BIRAC’s SEED fund support to life sciences start-ups

2017-05-01 06:58:21

The Entrepreneurship Development Center (Venture Center) and C-CAMP have announced that they are hosting a seed fund with a corpus of Rs 2 crore for life sciences start-upsBy Team ABLEThe Entrepreneurship Development Center (Venture Center), Pune, and C-CAMP, Bengaluru, have announced that they are hosting a seed fund with a corpus of Rs 2 crore under the scheme of ‘Sustainable Entrepreneurship

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An estimated 10 million children in India miss out on full vaccinations every year: UNICEF

2017-05-01 06:46:39

An estimated 10 million children in India still miss out on full vaccinations every year, says UNICEF, the largest buyer of vaccines for children in the world.By Team ABLEUNICEF recently announced that the agency has procured 2.5 billion doses of vaccines to protect children in nearly 100 countries in 2016, reaching almost half of the world’s children under the age of five. The figures, released

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Zika virus can persist in CNS and lymph nodes of Rhesus monkeys after clearance from blood

2017-05-01 06:42:45

Zika virus can persist in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), lymph nodes and colorectal tissue of infected rhesus monkeys for weeks after the virus has been cleared from blood, urine and mucosal secretions, according to a study published online today in Cell. By Team ABLEThe research was led by Dan H Barouch and colleagues at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School and was funded i

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Sun Pharma Science Foundation names Science Award winners

2017-05-01 06:38:52

The Sun Pharma Science Foundation has announced the winners of Sun Pharma Science Awards given to Indian Scientists for their outstanding work and exemplary contribution in pharma & medical research. By Team ABLEThe Sun Pharma Science Foundation, a non-profit organization registered under Societies Registration Act, has announced the winners of Sun Pharma Science Awards given to Indian Scienti

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Biocon closes financial year 2017 with a strong revenue growth of 18%

2017-04-28 05:56:21

Biocon announces it financial performance for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year FY17. Biocon reported a revenue of Rs 974 crore for Q4 FY17 and a revenue of Rs 4,079 Cr for FY17. By Team ABLEDr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw-led premier biopharmaceuticals company, Biocon Ltd has announced its consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and full year FY17.Commenting on the performance, Chairperson an

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DBT reminds applicants on last date for Foldscope research proposal

2017-04-28 05:41:53

Proposals requested from schools, colleges, research organizations and citizen scientists, before May 31, 2017, for use of the Foldscope as an education, training and research toolBy Team ABLEThe Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India in partnership with Foldscope Instruments and PrakashLab (Stanford), has earlier invited applications under this

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Bionano Genomics’ expertise in optical mapping paves way for complete Barley Genome Assembly

2017-04-28 05:39:29

The 10-year project generated a comprehensive and highly-complex barley genome, two times larger than the human genome. The long-term goal of the new reference barley genome assembly is to breed a barley crop that can maintain high yields in a changing environment to safeguard global food security.By Team ABLEBionano Genomics, a San Diego-based company focused on genome structure analysis, has hig

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