Global science community mourns Nobel laureate Günter Blobel’s death

2018-02-21 08:13:20

Günter Blobel’s observations were central to uniting the fields of molecular biology, which deals primarily with proteins and nucleic acids, and cell biology.By Team ABLEGünter Blobel, a Nobel Prize-winning Rockefeller biologist who discovered the mechanisms by which proteins are targeted for delivery to specific locations within cells, died on February 18th at the age of 81. Blobel joined the

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Kitsault Energy (KE) to help India, Canada develop biofuel

2018-02-21 05:23:33

Kitsault Energy (KE) has announced its plans to turn waste into energy in India and Canada using a Proprietary and Patented process. By Team ABLEThe waste includes legacy waste wood from pulp and paper plants, municipal solid waste, road waste, food waste, animal manure, and invasive species such as Gando Baval in India. The press release said that the process produces high-energy water-repellent

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India is committed to reforms in health service delivery using ICT under Digital India Program: Union Minister J P Nadda

2018-02-21 05:22:17

Health Minister Nadda highlighted that India has  rolled out large scale IT systems in different \nareas of healthcare ecosystem such as integrated health surveillance \nprogram, public health management, hospital information system, supply \nchain management, online services, tele-medicine, program monitoring and\n mHealth. By Team ABLEAt the Global Digital Health Partnership Summit at Canbe

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Indian Bio-medical Skill Consortium formed to boost biomedical skills in India

2018-02-21 05:18:30

The development of biomedical skill sector in India received a boost with the formation of the Indian Bio-medical Skill Consortium in partnership with AMTZ, QCI and AIMED. By Team ABLEThe development of biomedical skill sector in India received a boost with the formation of the Indian Bio-medical Skill Consortium in partnership with Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone (AMTZ), Quality Council of India (QCI

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290 scientists return to India; developed 33 products and established two start-ups

2018-02-21 05:08:18

290 scientists have come back and joined various scientific organizations/universities in the last few years under the Prof. Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship and have produced 883 papers, developed 53 technologies, 33 patents and two start-ups.By Team ABLEUnion Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Dr Harsh Vardhan lamented that several basic problems in India still remains, e

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Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Students Team (BEST) 2017 Winners Announced …

2018-02-18 01:42:27

The 2017 BEST Winners were announced on February 15, 2017. Twenty teams presented their business concepts to a six-member Jury chaired by Dr P M Murali, President, ABLE. The team from Rajalakshmi College of Engineering, Chennai won the first prize. By Team ABLEThe 2017 BEST Winners were announced on February 15, 2017 on the concluding day of the four-day BEST workshop in Bangalore. Twenty teams pr

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Conclave to discuss Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship Program organized in New Delhi

2018-02-17 14:59:05

On the successful completion of ten years, DBT is hosting a conclave meeting to celebrate the achievements and revisit the journey of the program over the years. By Team ABLEThe Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship was conceived in the year 2006-07 with the idea of encouraging scientists (Indian Nationals) working outside the country and would like to return to the home country to pursue their

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US FDA grants AstraZeneca’s Selumetinib Orphan Drug Designation for neurofibromatosis treatment

2018-02-17 14:57:30

Neurofibromatosis type 1 is an incurable genetic condition that affects one in 3,000 birthsBy Team ABLEAstraZeneca and Merck have announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) for Selumetinib, a MEK 1/2 inhibitor, for the treatment of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1).NF1 is an incurable genetic condition that affects one in 3,000 births, with high

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Union Minister launches E-Auction Portal & ERP for Medical Devices Sector at Indian Medical Device 2018

2018-02-17 14:55:59

An unique e-Auction tech transfer portal exclusively dedicated for Medical Technologies and an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software for Medical Device Manufacturers were launched.By Team ABLEOrganized by Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Govt. of India in partnership with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), the India Medical

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‘Namo-Care’ to turn India into largest pharma manufacturer in the world in three years: Minister Ananthkumar

2018-02-17 14:53:37

The Government will start rolling out Namo-Care in the next three months. The Government intends to come up with a New Pharma Policy which will unify and synergize its various components of pharma and medical devices sectors, such as Drug Price Control Order.By Team ABLE“Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme announced by the Government, popularly called as ‘Namo-Care’, has the potential to

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