Zika virus can persist in CNS and lymph nodes of Rhesus monkeys after clearance from blood

2017-05-01 06:42:45

Zika virus can persist in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), lymph nodes and colorectal tissue of infected rhesus monkeys for weeks after the virus has been cleared from blood, urine and mucosal secretions, according to a study published online today in Cell. By Team ABLEThe research was led by Dan H Barouch and colleagues at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School and was funded i

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Sun Pharma Science Foundation names Science Award winners

2017-05-01 06:38:52

The Sun Pharma Science Foundation has announced the winners of Sun Pharma Science Awards given to Indian Scientists for their outstanding work and exemplary contribution in pharma & medical research. By Team ABLEThe Sun Pharma Science Foundation, a non-profit organization registered under Societies Registration Act, has announced the winners of Sun Pharma Science Awards given to Indian Scienti

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Biocon closes financial year 2017 with a strong revenue growth of 18%

2017-04-28 05:56:21

Biocon announces it financial performance for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year FY17. Biocon reported a revenue of Rs 974 crore for Q4 FY17 and a revenue of Rs 4,079 Cr for FY17. By Team ABLEDr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw-led premier biopharmaceuticals company, Biocon Ltd has announced its consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and full year FY17.Commenting on the performance, Chairperson an

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DBT reminds applicants on last date for Foldscope research proposal

2017-04-28 05:41:53

Proposals requested from schools, colleges, research organizations and citizen scientists, before May 31, 2017, for use of the Foldscope as an education, training and research toolBy Team ABLEThe Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India in partnership with Foldscope Instruments and PrakashLab (Stanford), has earlier invited applications under this

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Bionano Genomics’ expertise in optical mapping paves way for complete Barley Genome Assembly

2017-04-28 05:39:29

The 10-year project generated a comprehensive and highly-complex barley genome, two times larger than the human genome. The long-term goal of the new reference barley genome assembly is to breed a barley crop that can maintain high yields in a changing environment to safeguard global food security.By Team ABLEBionano Genomics, a San Diego-based company focused on genome structure analysis, has hig

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Dr Kapil Sethi receives Association of Indian Neurologists in America\'s Lifetime Achievement Award

2017-04-28 05:35:57

India-born Dr Kapil Sethi, a neurologist and former director of the Movement Disorders Program at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, is the 2017 recipient of the Association of Indian Neurologists in America\'s Lifetime Achievement Award.By Team ABLEIndia-born Dr Kapil Sethi, a neurologist and former director of the Movement Disorders Program at the Medical College of Georgia at

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Serum Institute acquires Czech Republic-based polio vaccine manufacturer

2017-04-26 15:19:59

Serum Institute of India has acquired a defunct unit in Czech of Florida-based Nanotherapeutics that makes injectable polio doses for 72 million Euros. By Team ABLEIndia’s premier Pune-located vaccine manufacturer, Serum Institute of India on Tuesday has acquired the defunct unit in Czech of Florida-based Nanotherapeutics that makes injectable polio doses, for 72 million Euros. According to the

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BIRAC announces support scheme under Patenting & Technology Transfer for Harnessing Innovations (Path)

2017-04-26 15:17:27

To promote the innovation ecosystem in India and also to enable the commercialization of the technology, BIRAC offers a wide range of IP and Technology Management services to Start ups, SME’s and Academia under the program BIRAC-PATHBy Team ABLEOne of the primary mandates of BIRAC is “to trigger, transform and tend biotech start-ups to convert innovative research of public and private sector i

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Japan\'s Otsuka to apply for TB drug approval in India

2017-04-26 15:10:43

Otsuka has revealed that the company intends to apply for approval of its tuberculosis  (TB) drug Delamanid in India within 90 days. By Team ABLEJapanese pharmaceutical company Otsuka has revealed that the company intends to apply for approval of its tuberculosis  (TB) drug Delamanid in India within 90 days. According to Reuters, Otsuka’s spokesperson indicated that the company has had

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India’s BioEconomy can reach $200 bn by 2030: ABLE Chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

2017-04-25 11:28:57

The Current $35 billion Indian BioEconomy has the potential to first reach $100 billion by 2025 and then double to $200 billion by 2030 said the ABLE chairperson while addressing a meeting of Start-upsBy Narayanan Suresh“A $200 billion BioEconomy for India is easily achievable, “ said Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, who also chairs Biocon and Karnataka’s Vision Group on Biotechnolgoy. She made these

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