IIT Madras scientists develop novel dual drug delivery system

2018-05-08 08:42:46

A dual local drug delivery system (DDS) composed of calcium phosphate bioceramic nanocarriers aimed at treating the antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and bone-regenerative aspects of periodontitis has been developed by IIT Madras scientists. Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and bone-regenerative dual-drug-loaded calcium phosphate nanocarriers—in vitro and in vivo studies.By Team ABLEIIT Madras

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Tuneable genetic \'clocks\' might lead to improved biotech strategies: Imperial College Scientists

2018-05-08 07:04:12

Imperial scientists have worked out how to fine-tune cellular clocks, which might lead to optimized production of drugs, biofuels and other chemicals.By Team ABLEImperial College Scientists have worked out how to fine-tune cellular clocks. In genetics, oscillators are biological \'clocks\' that express certain key genes at regular time intervals and such oscillators exist in all spheres of life, f

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Infinion Biopharma plans Rs 100-cr capex

2018-05-08 06:49:27

Technology start-up Infinion Biopharma Ltd plans to invest Rs 100 crore in developing innovative technologies in healthcare. By Team ABLESet up by two NRI healthcare professionals, Infinion Biopharma plans to set up a manufacturing and research facility in India. This was revealed by Vishal Jain, President & CEO, and one of the two promoters of the company, to the Hindu Businessline. The repor

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Apex Court refuses to stay order GM Patents order against Monsanto

2018-05-08 06:42:50

The Supreme Court refused to grant a stay on a Delhi High Court ruling on Monsanto’s claim for patents on its GM cottonseeds.By Team ABLEThe Delhi High Court in April 2018 ruled that plant varieties and seeds cannot be patented under Indian law by companies like Monsanto, and any royalties on GM crops will be decided by the agriculture ministry. Following the ruling, Monsanto appealed to the Sup

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Vaccines are Vital in fighting antimicrobial resistance: Thomas Cueni, Chair

2018-04-30 08:16:27

In recognition of BIO’s 25th Anniversary, each month BIO is celebrating historical milestones in biotech. This week marks World Immunization Week and www.biotech-now.org shared a guest post from Thomas Cueni, Director General of the IFPMA, and Chair of the AMR Industry Alliance on the role that immunization plays in fighting antimicrobial resistance.**We have been lucky to live through a period

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Biocon clocks Q4FY18 Revenue at Rs 1,237 Crore

2018-04-28 03:58:44

Biocon has concluded the year with a strong revenue growth of 27% in Q4FY18 led by Biologics and Research Services businesses, which grew 47% and 45%, respectively.By Team ABLEBiocon Ltd, Asia\'s premier biopharmaceuticals company, has announced its consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31st, 2018.Commenting on the highlights, Chairperson & Managing

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Dutch Biotech company Micreos develops an alternative to antibiotics; wins ‘Ideas From Europe’ finals

2018-04-28 03:56:57

Dutch biotech Micreos’ sustainable ‘Alternative to antibiotics’ was chosen as Europe\'s most relevant innovation at the finals of the EU\'s ‘Ideas from Europe’ competitionBy Team ABLEAt the Hall of Knights, recently amidst public and policymakers, Dutch biotech Micreos\' sustainable alternative to antibiotics\' was chosen as Europe\'s most relevant innovation, at the finals of the EU\'s

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CSIR bags National Intellectual Property Award 2018 as top R&D Institution for Patents and Commercialization

2018-04-28 03:53:05

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is awarded the National Intellectual Property (IP) Award 2018 in the category ‘Top R&D Institution / Organization for Patents and Commercialization’.By Team ABLEThe Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is awarded the National Intellectual Property (IP) Award 2018 in the category ‘Top R&D Institution/Organization

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John Reed is Sanofi’s new Head of Global R&D; Elias Zerhouni to retire

2018-04-27 02:55:29

Elias Zerhouni, Head of Global Research and Development, will retire from Sanofi on June 30th and will be succeeded in the post by John C. Reed.By Team ABLEElias Zerhouni, Head of Global Research and Development, will retire from Sanofi on June 30th, 2018, after more than 9 years of service with the company. He will be succeeded in the post by John C. Reed, M.D. Ph.D. who has been appointed Head o

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Cabinet approves MoU on cooperation in the field of regulation of medical products for human use amongst BRICS’ medicine regulatory agencies

2018-04-27 02:53:11

The MoU would facilitate better understanding about the regulatory aspects between the parties and could help in increasing India’s export of medical products to BRICS countries.By Team ABLEThe Union Cabinet Chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of regulation of medical products for hum

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