Generic biologic drugs appear comparable to brand-name counterparts: Johns Hopkins analysis

2016-08-02 10:46:12

Findings from Johns Hopkins study suggest that common and costly medications made from living cells can be equivalent even when manufactured by different company.By Team ABLEA recent press release from the prestigious Johns Hopkins University has indicated that Generic forms of a biologic drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and psoriasis appear to be as safe and eff

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GSK, Verily announce new biomedical company

2016-08-02 10:41:31

GSK, Alphabet’s Verily to establish Galvani Bioelectronics for bioelectronic medicines development.By Team ABLEGlobal pharmaceutical company GSK has signed an agreement with Verily Life Sciences LLC (formerly Google Life Sciences), an Alphabet company, to form Galvani Bioelectronics to enable the research, development and commercialization of bioelectronic medicines. GSK will hold a 55% equity i

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Kedar Upadhye joins Cipla as Global Chief Financial Officer India

2016-08-02 10:31:26

“With strong financial expertise and deep insights about the global generics industry, Mr Upadhye shall be a strong addition to our Management Council to help us move forward towards our aspirations,” said Mr Subhanu Saxena, MD and Global CEO, Cipla Ltd.By Team ABLETop pharmaceutical company Cipla Ltd has announced the appointment of Kedar Upadhye as the Global Chief Financial Officer of the c

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BIRAC, Nesta support Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) diagnostics research

2016-08-01 09:24:34

BIRAC supports Discovery Awards to help develop diagnostics for AMR.By Team ABLEThe Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, and Nesta, the UK-based charity managing the Longitude Prize, organized an outreach program in New Delhi on July 28, to promote Discovery Awards. The aim of the Awards is to help create a pipeline of innova

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Evolva to step up distribution of healthy diet ingredient Resveratrol in Europe

2016-08-01 09:19:30

A 21st century’s special brewer, Evolva, based in India and Europe, has teamed up with Cornelius Group, to market it's wellness ingredient, Resveratrol, in Europe. By Team ABLEOne of Evolva’s latest ingredient, Resveratrol, consumed as a dietary supplement to improve oral health, heart condition, blood sugar control will reach more consumers now through the arrangement with one of Europe’s h

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Shanghai’s Fosun buys 86% stake in Gland Pharma for $1.26 billion

2016-08-01 09:07:27

Chinese health care provider Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Co Ltd has signed a definitive agreement to own 86 percent stake in Hyderabad-based generic injectable pharmaceutical products company Gland Pharma Limited. Fosun will pay approximately Rs 8400 crore ($1.26 billion) to own 86 percent stake in Gland.

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Pennsylvania approves use of interchangeable biologic medicines

2016-07-29 09:27:07

Biosimilar manufacturers have got a boost with Pennsylvania  too approving  the use of interchangeable biologic medicines  in the stateTeam ABLEThe Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) welcome the approval given to Senate Bill 514 by Pennsylvania Governor, Mr Tom Wolf,  in the last week of July 2016 that creates the pathway for the substitution of interchangeable biologi

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Bio Diversity Act implementation to become more simple and people-friendly

2016-07-29 08:41:04

The government is keen to ensure that the implementation of the provisions of the Biological  Diversity Act (BDA), 2002 is smooth and does not impede the commercial use of India’s rich biodiversity.By Narayanan Suresh“We are not saying that there should be no commercial utilization of India’s rich biodiversity. We are going to make the implementation of the BDA easy, and people and busi

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Karnataka to give grants for innovative biotech ideas to develop proof-of-concept

2016-07-26 08:45:41

Karnataka has unveiled a “start-up booster kit” and the new IT-BT minister will meet 45 technology start-ups on August 16 in Bangalore to listen to their suggestions and grievances on further boosting the start-up ecosystem in the state.By Team ABLEThe government of Karnataka has allotted Rs 15 crore start-up booster kit to provide a range of technology services required by new companies. The

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There is a lot to Biotechnology careers beyond lab work

2016-07-25 09:47:01

By Shoba CherianAfter graduation / post graduation in biotechnology, what next? Is there a job market? Will I find a dream job are some of the questions biotechnology students are grappling with today. Towards that I am writing this article to help students know how to look for those opportunities, what are the career options available and how to hunt those jobs based on a lot of articles I have r

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