Bayer and Ginkgo Bioworks join forces to form a new company with $100 million Series A investment

2017-09-15 08:34:31

The new company will focus on technologies to improve plant-associated microbes with a major focus on nitrogen fixation.By Team ABLEBayer AG and Boston-headquartered Ginkgo Bioworks will create a new company focused on the plant microbiome. Improving the microbes’ ability to make nitrogen fertilizer available for plants, offers a major potential benefit to sustainable agriculture. The deal provi

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India, Japan further collaborations to translate research in biotechnology

2017-09-15 08:31:18

Japan and India have reinforced their collaboration to further research, training and innovative networking programs in bioinformatics, biomedicine and stem cell therapy.By Team ABLEThe Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, has announced the expansion of its first joint International laboratory with National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technolo

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India, Japan sign MoU for expansion ofinternational biotechnology labs

2017-09-14 08:42:15

India and Japan have signed an MoU for expansion of an international laboratory set up for a collaborative research in the area of biotechnology.By Team ABLEThe pact, signed on a day Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in India on a two-day, envisages the expansion of the laboratory set up by India\'s Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Japan\'s National Institute of Advanced Science and

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BioMalaysia2017 concludes partnerships and collaborations to boost economic growth in the Asia Pacific Region

2017-09-14 08:41:01

The annual forums and exhibition attracted more than 6,000 visitors and featured discussion topics related to bioeconomy, bioplastics, bioagropreneur, biologics, funding and expansion of businesses to the global marketsBy Team ABLEMalaysia\'s premier biotechnology event BioMalaysia & Asia Pacific Bioeconomy 2017, concluded, after 3 days of Forums and Exhibition at the Kuala Lumpur Convention C

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Government is encouraging prescription of generic drugs: Union Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey

2017-09-14 08:38:26

Union minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey informs that the government is encouraging prescription of generic drugs to make medicines affordable to the common people.By Team ABLEThe government is encouraging prescription of generic drugs to make medicines affordable to the common people, Union Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey said today.Speaking to media persons, he said the government is keeping a close

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Dr. James Ostell named Director of the National Center for Biotechnology Information

2017-09-14 08:36:52

US National Library of Medicine (NLM) has appointed James M Ostell as the Director of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)By Team ABLEUS National Library of Medicine (NLM) Director Patricia Flatley Brennan has appointed James M Ostell as the Director of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a division of NLM at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Ostell h

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Tierra Agrotech buys Monsanto Holdings\' cotton seed business

2017-09-14 08:35:57

Hyderabad-based Tierra Agrotech Pvt Ltd has acquired the cotton seeds business of Monsanto HoldingsBy Team ABLEHyderabad-based Tierra Agrotech Pvt Ltd has acquired the cotton seeds business of Monsanto Holdings as the US-based seed giant battles a bitter dispute with former Indian licensee Nuziveedu Seeds in the Delhi High Court that has drawn both countries’ governments. Monsanto had earlier th

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AYUSH Minister inaugurates India’s first advanced Homoeopathy Virology lab in Kolkata

2017-09-14 08:35:05

New drugs and technologies will be developed in Homoeopathy to combat emerging challenges of viral diseases said Union Minister Shripad NaikBy Team ABLEThe Union Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) Shripad Yesso Naik inaugurated India’s first State of art virology laboratory at Dr. Anjali Chatterjee Regional Research Institute for Homoeopathy in Kolkata today.In his inaugural addres

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Cabinet approves MoU between India and Morocco on cooperation in the field of health

2017-09-14 08:34:11

India and Morocco will co-work on more than seven areas of common interest in healthcare By Team ABLEThe Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Morocco on cooperation in the field of health. The MoU covers the following areas of cooperation:-     i) Non-communicable disease

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Dr. Reddy’s subsidiary Aurigene and Curis to initiate cancer therapeutic trials

2017-09-14 08:33:26

Aurigene and Curis plan to initiate a Phase 2 trial of CA-170, a PDL1-VISTA inhibitor to be conducted at sites in India. By Team ABLEAurigene Discovery Technologies Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. and a specialized biotechnology company engaged in discovery and early clinical development of novel and best-in-class therapies to treat cancer and inflammatory dis

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