DBT calls for joint proposals under Indo-US Collaborative Expansion of Vision Research

2017-07-20 08:49:31

This call is intended to support research collaborations between the US and India that focus on the basic biology and/or genetics of ophthalmic diseases. By Team ABLEThe Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has signed a Statement of Intent on Indo-US Collaboration on Expansion of Vision Research with the Department of Health & Human Services, Government of the United States of America, with the o

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Health Minister updates Rajya Sabha on guidelines for management of Thalassemia, Sickle cell anemia, and other variants

2017-07-20 06:24:51

On July 18, 2017, Ministry of State for Health and Family Welfare and Medical Council of India has updated the Rajya Sabha with key announcements on a policy for thalassemia, on prescribing generic medicines, on regulating e-pharmacy business and on India’s cooperation with WHO to tackle malaria.  Here is a roundup of important announcements from Ministry of Health as well as  Medical

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Amgen, Array BioPharma ink collaboration to co-discover drugs for autoimmune disorders

2017-07-20 06:18:13

Amgen and Array will collaborate on preclinical development with Array leading the medicinal chemistry workBy Team ABLEGlobal pharmaceutical company Amgen and Array BioPharma have announced a collaboration agreement for the discovery and development of novel drugs for autoimmune disorders. The undisclosed target and lead inhibitors were discovered through Array\'s proprietary platform that leverag

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FDA gives consent for first gene therapy for blindness; Spark Therapeutics’ BLA gets accepted

2017-07-18 08:12:36

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing the Biologics License Application (BLA) and granted Priority Review for voretigene neparvovec, an investigational, potential one-time gene therapy candidate for the treatment of patients with vision loss due to confirmed biallelic RPE65-mediated inherited retinal disease (IRD).Spark Therapeutics has announced that its application fo

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Syngenta receives China Import Approval for Agrisure Duracade Corn Trait

2017-07-18 08:08:12

Syngenta has announced that it has received notification of import approval from the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture for its Agrisure Duracade trait.By Team ABLESyngenta has announced that it has received notification of import approval from the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture for its Agrisure Duracade trait. The approval covers corn grain and processing co-products, including dried distillers gra

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US DOE funds Center for Bioenergy Innovation to accelerate biofuels, bioproducts research

2017-07-18 08:05:34

The Center for Bioenergy Innovation (CBI), led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is one of four bioenergy centers chosen by DOE to advance a new bio-based economy with the production of fuels and other products directly from nonfood biomass. By Team ABLEThe Department of Energy, located at Oak Ridge, USA, has announced funding for new research centers to accelerate the development of specialt

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Tata Motors develops India’s first Bio-Methane Bus

2017-07-18 08:02:58

Tata Motors showcased India’s first Bio-CNG (bio-methane) bus at Urja Utsav - a Bio-energy program organized by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.By Team ABLETata Motors has pioneered the introduction of natural gas vehicles (CNG) in the country, for close to two decades and has introduced several technologies in CNG engines related to vehicle performance and safety including sequentia

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BIRAC invites suggestive themes for Innovation Challenge Award

2017-07-18 08:01:03

BIRAC invites on suggestive themes based on health & sanitation areas  for BIRAC Innovation Challenge AwardBy Team ABLEBiotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) plans to launch BIRAC Innovation Challenge Award which will be a competition that will bring solutions and breakthroughs to a problem that is currently intractable. This award will help solve the problem in a

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DBT launches Sohum — a newborn hearing screening device

2017-07-18 07:59:18

Sohum is a low-cost device that uses brainstem auditory evoked response, which is considered as the gold standard in auditory testing to check for hearing response in a newborn. By Team ABLEThe Honorable Minister of State, Ministry of Science and Technology & Earth Sciences, Y S Chowdary, launched Sohum — the newborn hearing screening device developed by SIB startup M/s Sohum Innovation

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Mylan-Biocon’s Biosimilar Trastuzumab gets FDA Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee approval

2017-07-14 08:30:54

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) voted 16-0 in support of the cancer therapeutic.By Team ABLE Mylan N V and India’s biotech giant Biocon has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) recommended approval of the companies’ proposed biosimilar trastuzumab. The committee voted 16-0 in suppo

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