In a radical move, UN Report calls for delinking of pharma R&D costs from final prices

2016-09-15 08:46:00

The UN Secretary –General’s High-Lever Panel (HLP) on Access to Medicines, in its report submitted on September 14, 2016, has also recommended a  Global Policy and Code of Principles for Biomedical R&D that is binding on all countries to increase access to medicines for world’s poor people.

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UN Report on “Access to Medicines” ignores real issues: BIO

2016-09-15 08:37:44

Here is BIO’s initial reaction regarding the UN High Level Panel on “Access to Medicines Report”

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Joseph Damond, Senior Vice President, International Affairs at the Biotech

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Bayer, Monsanto agree to merge

2016-09-15 08:32:53

Bayer acquires Monsanto for $128 per share in an all-cash transaction with an aggregate value of $66 billion, pushing Bayer to be the global leader in crop science. The deal at $128 per share in all-cash transaction, represents 44 percent premium to Monsanto shareholders.

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India declares itself free from Avian Influenza (H5N1)

2016-09-15 08:28:16

The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers welfare has declared India free from Avian Influenza (H5N1) from September 5, 2016.


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Praj to set up indigenously developed bioethnol plants for IOCL

2016-09-14 10:15:01

Indian Oil Corporation signs Praj Industries for development of 2G Ethanol.

By Team ABLE

Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), India’s flagship national oil company, has selected Praj, a Pune-based global process solutions leader,

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IIT Bombay, Russia’s Global Venture Alliance organize entrepreneur exchange program

2016-09-14 07:37:45

IIT-Bombay’s Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Global Venture Alliance in Moscow will partner to run a bilateral entrepreneur exchange program — India Russia Bridge for Innovations

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Premier Indian educational

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges invites innovators for grant opportunities

2016-09-14 07:32:37

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its funding partners in the Grand Challenges family of grant programs are inviting innovators to apply for grant opportunities. By Team ABLE

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invites applications under two key programs.


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West Bengal researchers develop biodegradable energy from fish bio-waste that can power pacemakers

2016-09-13 10:56:11

Researchers at Jadavpur University have synthesized flexible bio-piezoelectric nanogenerator (BPNG) from the bio-waste of fish.By Team ABLEA team of researchers at West Bengal’s Jadavpur University have developed a biodegradable energy harvester from raw fish scales. They believe that in the future it has the potential to replace pacemaker devices for the heart. The researchers have synthesized

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Acceliant, India’s CDSA collaborate to accelerate clinical data management and new drug R&D

2016-09-13 10:47:14

As part of this alliance, CDSA will leverage Acceliant's robust solutions for its clinical trials that run under the Ministry.By Team ABLEAcceliant, the medical industry technology division of Trianz providing advanced clinical trial data management solutions to clients worldwide, has entered into a partnership with Clinical Development Services Agency (CDSA), an initiative of the Department of Bi

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Sanofi, Verily to develop comprehensive diabetes management platform, Onduo

2016-09-13 10:24:16

Onduo is a joint venture created through Sanofi and Google’s Verily to focus on diabetes management. 

By Team ABLE

French drugmaker Sanofi and Verily Life Sciences LLC (formerly Google Life Sciences), an Alphabet company, have announce

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