Sanofi invests €170 million in new vaccine production facility in France

2017-10-13 09:10:13

This investment is one of several major capital expenditures Sanofi has made in recent years to improve and expand its vaccine production capacities By Team ABLESanofi is investing €170 million to expand a vaccine manufacturing site in Val de Reuil, France. The new facility will allow Sanofi Pasteur, the Vaccines global business unit of Sanofi, to expand supply of VaxigripTetra to up to 70 count

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DBT explores collaboration with European Molecular Biology Laboratory

2017-10-13 09:09:18

DBT is organizing a joint collaborative research for Indian scientists in bio-imaging, structural biology & bioinformaticsBy Team ABLEThe Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, is exploring collaborations with European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). It includes access to EMBL facilities in Europe to Indian scientists and also opportunities for organizing joint collaborative researc

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New Leprosy vaccine moves into human trials

2017-10-13 09:08:07

Based on data generated in preclinical studies, the vaccine candidate, called LepVax, has progressed to Phase I clinical testing in the United StatesBy Team ABLEThe Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) and American Leprosy Missions have announced the start of a Phase 1 clinical trial in humans for a leprosy vaccine candidate – the first vaccine developed specifically for leprosy.Cha

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Hilleman Labs’ Rotavirus Vaccine successfully completes clinical trials

2017-10-13 09:04:40

Hilleman Laboratories has successfully completed Phase I/II clinical trial of its oral vaccine against the Rotavirus diseaseBy Team ABLEHilleman Laboratories, a joint-venture between Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) and the Wellcome Trust, has announced the successful completion of Phase I/II clinical trial of its oral vaccine against the Rotavirus disease. The study was conducted in partnership with

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Minister Abdul Ghani Kohli inaugurates conference on ‘Biotechnology and Bioinformatics’ at Jammu

2017-10-13 09:02:04

The event is hosted at the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences of Jammu (SKUAST-J), at Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry.By Team ABLEOn October 12, 2017, the Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Ghani Kohli, inaugurated the two-day international conference of the Society for Bioinformatics and Biological Sciences on ‘Recent Trends in Bioinfor

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C-CAMP to host Bio-Entrepreneurship Boot Camp in Bangalore on November 6-8, 2017

2017-10-13 06:08:45

BREC invites applications from founders of start-ups for three-day boot camp in BangaloreBy Team ABLEBIRAC REGIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTRE (BREC) at C-CAMP will organize a three-day boot camp for start-ups on November 6-8, 2017. Called the National Bio-Entrepreneurship Boot Camp, this is a structured program to develop and enhance business, finance and management capabilities for founders and co-

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ICMR releases Strategic Plan and Vision 2030

2017-10-12 10:23:45

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has released its ‘Strategic Plan and Vision 2030’ which outlines the body’s agenda to deal with health challenges in the country.By Team ABLEThe Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has released its ‘Strategic Plan and Vision 2030’ which outlines the body’s agenda to deal with health challenges in the country.The agenda is based on key

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NIH reports success from large Ebola vaccines clinical trial in West Africa

2017-10-12 10:22:34

Results from the clinical trial in Liberia show that two candidate-Ebola vaccines pose no major safety concerns and can elicit immune responses by one month after initial vaccinationBy Team ABLEResults from a large randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial in Liberia show that two candidate Ebola vaccines pose no major safety concerns and can elicit immune responses by one month after initial

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LifeCell inherits Cryo-Save India’s preserved umbilical cord stem cell samples

2017-10-12 10:20:15

The cryopreserved stem cells currently under the care of Cryo-Save would be transported to LifeCell’s preservation facility at Chennai.By Team ABLEChennai-headquartered umbilical cord stem cell bank LifeCell has recently announced signing of a formal agreement with Cryo-Save India (Cryo-Save) for formal transfer of all of its 18,000 cryopreserved umbilical cord units and corresponding customer a

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Merck picks 9.9% stake in KalVista Pharmaceuticals

2017-10-12 10:19:24

KalVista has granted to Merck certain rights including an option to acquire the company’s investigational intravitreal (IVT) injection candidate for treatment of diabetic macular edemaBy Team ABLEClinical stage pharmaceutical company KalVista Pharmaceuticals has entered into a collaboration agreement with Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, through a subsidiary, for KVD001,

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