CCRAS releases list of drugs under AYUSH System

2017-02-08 11:38:38

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Mr Shripad Yesso Naik in a written reply to a question posed to him in Rajya Sabha has announced the new drugs that have been developed under AYUSH SystemBY Team ABLEMinister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Mr Shripad Yesso Naik in written reply to a question posed to him in Rajya Sabha has announced the new drugs that have been developed

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Health Ministry initiates MR vaccine campaign as part of Universal Immunization Program

2017-02-06 11:24:50

Following the campaign, Measles-Rubella vaccine will be introduced in routine immunization, replacing the currently given two doses of measles vaccine, at 9-12 months and 16-24 months of age. By Team ABLEThe Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched the Measles Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign in the country at a function in Bengaluru, on February 5, 2017. The campaign against these two dise

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IndianOil's Bio-Remidiation technology deployed to manage oil spill at Chennai Port

2017-02-06 11:11:22

IndianOil\'s R&D Centre is taking action in the containment of the oil spill that occurred near Ennore Port at Chennai recently, where two ships had collided. By Team ABLEIndianOil has deployed an effective and non-hazardous bio-remediation process named Oilivorous-STM which was developed by IndianOil’s R&D Centre to deal with such onshore oil spills. The press release says that the tech

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Logistics company Agility opens new center in Hyderabad

2017-02-06 11:03:29

Agility has set up a 6,000-square-foot Life Sciences Excellence Center (LSEC) at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport to serve pharma manufacturers in Hyderabad, Goa, Pune, Vishakhapatnam and Bangalore.By Team ABLEAgility has set up a 6,000-square-foot Life Sciences Excellence Center (LSEC) at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport to serve pharma manufacturers in Hyderabad, Goa, Pune, Vishakhapatnam an

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C-CAMP selected by NITI Aayog for scale-up funding

2017-02-03 09:07:24

NITI Aayog announces six incubators for scale-up support under Atal Innovation Mission Established Incubation Centers scheme. C-CAMP is the only bioincubator among the six chosen for scale-up support funding.By Team ABLEThe incubator at Centre for Cellular And Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP), an initiative of Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, and with a mandate to

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Union Health Ministry releases new Medical Devices Rules, 2017

2017-02-03 07:57:18

The Health Ministry has notified the Medical Devices Rule, 2017 in which the new rules separate regulatory norms for manufacturing medical devices from drugs.By Team ABLEThe Ministry of Health and Family Welfare notified the Medical Devices Rules, 2017, a day after the Union Budget was presented in the parliament by Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley. The Rules are framed in conformity with Global Har

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National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research establishes exclusive Centre of Integrative Oncology to further collaborate on cancer research

2017-02-03 07:55:19

The main objective of the center is to build collaborations in the areas of cancer prevention, research and care. The Center would be the clearing house for information for AYUSH projects on cancer research and management.By Team ABLEDr Soumya Swaminathan, Secretary, Department of Health Research (Ministry of Health & Family Welfare) & Director General, Indian Council for Medical Research

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US FDA grants Abbott the first commercial authorization for molecular test to detect Zika Virus

2017-02-03 07:53:27

Abott’s molecular test for detecting Zika virus approved by US FDA.By Team ABLEPharma major Abbott has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized its molecular test, the Abbott RealTime ZIKA test, to detect Zika virus in whole blood (when collected alongside a patient-matched serum or plasma sample) for emergency use. Abbott says that this is the first molecular test

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UK to start field trials of GM “ Super Wheat

2017-02-02 11:14:54

Regulators in UK have given permission to start field trials of a genetically-modified (GM) wheat variety that enhances photosynthesis and hence yields by 40 per cent. The trials will be done at Rothamsted Research.By Narayanan SureshResearchers at Rothamsted Research, a 170 year old farm research station, will start field trials of a new variety of GM wheat which with the addition of a gene extra

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Union Budget 2017: Propositions for the healthcare and life sciences industry

2017-02-02 06:12:03

The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley presented the General Budget 2017-18 in Parliament on Feb 1, 2017. Highlights for the healthcare sector.By Team ABLEAction plan to eliminate Kala-Azar, Filariasis, Leprosy, Tuberculosis and Measles The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley while presenting the General Budget 2017-18 in Parliament said that

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