Otsuka Pharmaceutical acquires Visterrafor $430 million

2018-07-17 10:00:13

Following completion of the acquisition, Visterra will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Otsuka America, which is a U.S. holding company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Otsuka Pharmaceuticalof Japan.By Team ABLEJapanese drug manufacturer, Otsuka Pharmaceutical and US-located Visterra have entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Otsuka will acquire Visterra for approximately $43

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MTaI to organize seminar on medical packaging; DuPont to educate audience on new rules in Europe

2018-07-17 09:58:41

The seminar entitled MTaI Medical Packaging Seminar, will be organized on July 16, 2018 in New Delhi. The seminar will be focused on Sterile Medical Packaging Regulatory and Standards Review requirements after the new EU MDR, as well as Packaging Engineering and Design, Peel Strength & Microbial Barrier, etc. By Team ABLEMedical Technology Association of India (MTaI), an association of re

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Mortality rate three times higher in Indians with diabetes compared to Indians without diabetes: MDRF CURES 2018 study

2018-07-17 09:56:13

The excess mortality due to diabetes was most marked in the age group of 51-70 years. Most of this excess mortality due to diabetes was accounted for by renal disease and cardiovascular disease. By Team ABLEThe Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF) has published a study report focusing solely on the mortality rates among Indians with and without diabetes. A brainchild of Dr. R M Anjanaan

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Kenya approves Mahyco to import GMO cotton seeds

2018-07-17 09:53:59

Kenya has licensed India-based firm Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Co (Mahyco) to import genetically modified cotton seeds for sale to local farmers after the ongoing field trials.By Team ABLEAccording to a news filed on Business Daily Africa’s website,Kenya has licensed India-based firm Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Co (Mahyco) to import genetically modified cotton seeds for sale to local farmers after th

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Alabama University researchers discover how tuberculosis bacteria escapes death in macrophages

2018-07-17 09:50:59

The mechanism the tuberculosis pathogen uses in its escape suggests possible therapies to improve patient outcomes

By Team ABLE

The bacteria that cause the devastating disease tuberculosis have the ability to escape destruction and grow after they are engulfed by lung macrophages, the immune cells that are supposed to destr

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Glenmark launches Swiss Pharma company’s cancer drug in India

2018-07-17 09:46:50

Glenmark\nwill launch Helsinn’s AKYNZEO, a fixed dose combination drug for the prevention\nof CINV (chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting) in the Indian market.

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Glenmark Pharmaceuticals and Swiss\npharmaceutical group Helsinn have announced the launch of AKYNZEO, a fixed dose\ncombination drug for

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India, China reach agreement on reduction of import tariffs of Indian medicines

2018-07-10 07:49:02

India and China have reached an agreement on reduction of tariffs on Chinese imports of Indian medicines.By Team ABLEIndia and China have reached an agreement on reduction of tariffs on Chinese imports of Indian medicines, particularly cancer drugs, the foreign ministry here said today, days after a Chinese movie on a leukemia patient highlighted the need for paving the way for import of cheap Ind

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Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine has potential to prevent 35,000 pneumonia deaths in India

2018-07-10 07:47:58

A program to vaccinate 27 million new-born babies in India against pneumococcus could prevent approximately 35,000 under-five pneumonia deaths, say researchers.By Team ABLEA program to vaccinate 27 million new-born babies in India against pneumococcus could prevent approximately 35,000 under-five pneumonia deaths, say researchers. The Indian Government is currently rolling out a pneumococcal conju

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Igenomix develops molecular diagnostic tool for chronic endometritis

2018-07-10 07:46:15

ALICE (Analysis of Infectious Chronic Endometritis) \ndetects the nine pathogens responsible for chronic endometritis, \nincluding Enterobacteriaceae, Enterococcus, Streptococcus, \nStaphylococcus, Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma.By Team ABLEMolecular\n diagnostics company Igenomix has developed in what is said to be the \nfirst molecular diagnostic tool for chronic endometritis, to improve the\n reprod

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Igenomix develops molecular diagnostic tool for chronic endometritis

2018-07-10 07:43:51

ALICE (Analysis of Infectious Chronic Endometritis) detects the nine pathogens responsible for chronic endometritis, including Enterobacteriaceae, Enterococcus, Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma.By Team ABLEMolecular diagnostics company Igenomix has developed in what is said to be the first molecular diagnostic tool for chronic endometritis, to improve the reproductive progn

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