Ministry of Health and Family Welfare ends the year on a positive note

2016-12-27 09:32:51

It is that part of the year, when one would like to take stock of the hits and misses. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) had some good hits. Here is a selective list of MoHFW’s achievements.Introduction of new vaccinesa) Rota virus vaccine: Rotavirus vaccine was introduced in Universal Immunization program in a four states -- Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Odisha, and Andhra Pradesh-

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50 Biotech Laboratories to be established in Arunachal Pradesh

2016-12-27 09:20:03

Arunachal Pradesh and North East get biotech push from DBT. Foundation stone of Centre for Bio-Resources and Sustainable Development laid in Arunachal Pradesh. By Team ABLENearly, Rs 75-100 crore earmarked for the next five years for biotechnology in the State Department of Biotechnology (DBT) will set up 50 Biotech Laboratories in Senior Secondary Schools of Arunachal Pradesh under the scheme Bio

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Ebola Vaccine rVSV-EBOV shows promise

2016-12-23 07:47:39

Final trial results confirm Ebola vaccine provides high protection against disease: WHOBy Team ABLEAn experimental Ebola vaccine was highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea, according to results published in The Lancet. The vaccine is the first to prevent infection from one of the most lethal known pathogens, and the findings add weight to early trial results publishe

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PerkinElmer to sell medical imaging business

2016-12-23 06:31:03

One of the leading manufacturer of medical technology for treating cancer, Varian Medical Systems agrees to acquire PerkinElmer\'s (PKI) medical imaging business for $276M. The company will fold the unit into Varian Imaging Components (Varex) which is slated to become an independent operation next month.By Team ABLEPerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader which  offers innovative detection, imaging

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Covance receives best data analytics technology Award by publishers of Fierce Biotech

2016-12-23 06:29:09

Fierce Innovation Awards, from publishers of Fierce Biotech and Fierce BioPharma, recognize Xcellerate Trial Design as best Data Analytics/Business Intelligence Technology.By Team ABLEContract research organization (CRO) providing drug development and animal testing services, Covance, has been selected as the Fierce Innovation Awards winner for data analytics and business intelligence.  Its X

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Strand launches 152-gene test for expanded profiling of tumors

2016-12-23 06:08:17

Bangalore-based Strand Strand Life Sciences, now a global genomic profiling and bioinformatics company focusing on the use of precision medicine diagnostics aimed at cancer care and inherited diseases has announced gene testing for expanded tumor profiling. By Team ABLEStrnd Life Sciences announced the launch of StrandAdvantage 152 launched across India. StrandAdvantage is a tumor genomic profilin

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CDSCO permits parallel submission of applications for clinical trials of r-DNA products

2016-12-21 08:11:04

Biotech regulator to now accept applications for clinical trials of r-DNA products even while RCGM review is underway.By Team ABLEThe office of Drugs Controller General India (DCGI) under the Directorate General of Health Services, in pursuance of its efforts to simplify the approval process of clinical trials of r-DNA products, has announced that The Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (C

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FDA approves continuous glucose monitoring system for diabetes treatment decisions

2016-12-21 07:54:58

FDA expands indication for continuous glucose monitoring system, first to replace fingerstick testing for diabetes treatment decisions.By Team ABLEThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Dexcom’s G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System to allow for replacement of fingerstick blood glucose (sugar) testing for diabetes treatment decisions in people 2 years o

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FDA grants accelerated approval to new treatment for advanced ovarian cancer

2016-12-21 07:52:43

FDA grants accelerated approval to new treatment for advanced ovarian cancer.By Team ABLEThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to Rubraca (rucaparib) to treat women with a certain type of ovarian cancer. Rubraca is approved for women with advanced ovarian cancer who have been treated with two or more chemotherapies and whose tumors have a specific gene mutation (delete

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en-ABLE Awards presented to six start-ups

2016-12-20 00:15:06

Mr Parshottam Rupala, Minister of State for Agriculture, Farmers welfare & Panchayati Raj, presented the first eN-ABLE Start-up Awards to 6 promising entrepreneurs at BioEconomy Conclave 2016. By Team ABLEABLE recognizes start-ups in India for their exemplary work and promise with eN-ABLE Start-up Awards. These Awards have been instituted this year to honor start-ups for propelling the engines

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