BIRAC invites suggestive themes for Innovation Challenge Award

2017-07-18 08:01:03

BIRAC invites on suggestive themes based on health & sanitation areas  for BIRAC Innovation Challenge AwardBy Team ABLEBiotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) plans to launch BIRAC Innovation Challenge Award which will be a competition that will bring solutions and breakthroughs to a problem that is currently intractable. This award will help solve the problem in a

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DBT launches Sohum — a newborn hearing screening device

2017-07-18 07:59:18

Sohum is a low-cost device that uses brainstem auditory evoked response, which is considered as the gold standard in auditory testing to check for hearing response in a newborn. By Team ABLEThe Honorable Minister of State, Ministry of Science and Technology & Earth Sciences, Y S Chowdary, launched Sohum — the newborn hearing screening device developed by SIB startup M/s Sohum Innovation

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Mylan-Biocon’s Biosimilar Trastuzumab gets FDA Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee approval

2017-07-14 08:30:54

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) voted 16-0 in support of the cancer therapeutic.By Team ABLE Mylan N V and India’s biotech giant Biocon has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) recommended approval of the companies’ proposed biosimilar trastuzumab. The committee voted 16-0 in suppo

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Union Minister J P Nadda officially launches National Strategic Plan for Malaria Elimination (2017-22)

2017-07-13 08:24:29

The Strategic Plan gives year -wise elimination targets in various parts of the country depending upon the endemicity of malaria in the next 5 years. By Team ABLEUnion Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda launched the National Strategic Plan for Malaria Elimination (2017-22) at a function, in New Delhi on July 12, 2017. The Strategic Plan gives year-wise elimination targets in various

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Maharishi Dayanand, Amity University scientists find breakthrough on reusable biosensor to detect dengue at early stage

2017-07-13 08:22:17

Scientists from the Amity University in Noida, and Maharshi Dayanand University in Haryana have synthesized a reusable biosensor that can rapidly detect dengue virusesBy Team ABLEAccording to an information filed on PTI, scientists at Amity University have developed a new eco-friendly, reusable biosensor that can rapidly detect dengue viruses from blood samples, an advance that may lead to low cos

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Cabinet approves India-Palestine Health and Medicine MoU

2017-07-13 08:17:32

The Union Cabinet chaired by the PM Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for signing an MoU between India and Palestine on cooperation in the field of Health and MedicineBy Team ABLEThe Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Mr  Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Palestine on cooperation in th

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Toria Investment to pump $500 million to support China’s agri technology park establishment

2017-07-13 08:15:31

Toria Finance has plans for the creation of a 500 million-dollar agricultural technology park in China and Biotechnology is another attractive technological agricultural advancement.By Team ABLEChina’s agriculture sector gets a boost by Toria Finance, a global investment firm with holdings of 5.6 billion dollars, has recently set up a billion-dollar trust targeting the agricultura

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Biotech accelerator IndieBio-backed startups gain exclusive access to customized Science Exchange outsourced R&D platform

2017-07-13 08:13:02

IndieBio, one of the world’s largest seed biotech accelerator, enters agreement to give its startups access to the Science Exchange network of more than 2,500 qualified scientific service providersBy Team ABLEUS-located Science Exchange, the world’s leading platform for outsourced research and development (R&D), has announced a strategic partnership with IndieBio, the world’s largest see

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CDSCO permits pre-GST medicine stocks to be relabeled with revised MRPs

2017-07-13 08:08:41

CDSCO has allowed stickering or relabeling of old stocks of medicines with the revised Maximum Retail Prices (MRP) post GST launch on July 1st By Team ABLEThe Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has clarified that subject to the provisions of Legal Metrology Act & Rules and other provisions of Act and Rules relating to Goods & Service Tax, pharmaceutical companies can re-la

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New report shows 15 countries are slow in adopting and implementing key TB policies and practices

2017-07-13 08:05:53

The report by Stop TB Partnership and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reviews TB policies and practices in 29 countries and shows that countries can do much more to prevent, diagnose and treat people affected by TB.BY TEAM ABLEIn a report published on July 5, 2017 at Hamburg, that is two days before the G20 Leader’s Summit in Germany, the Stop TB Partnership and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

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