BioAg Alliance advances new microbial solutions for agriculture

2017-01-06 08:59:58

Strong pipeline of microbial products designed to boost crop yields in a sustainable way announced.By Team ABLEThe BioAg Alliance, Monsanto’s and Novozymes’ collaboration to improve crop harvests through products containing naturally-occurring microbes, announced results from its 2016 field trial program and shared an updated research pipeline. Yield increases among top microbial strains avera

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Lancaster University Lecturer Dr Derek Gatherer lists five infectious diseases that will emerge in 2017

2017-01-06 08:49:55

Lancaster University Lecturer Dr Derek Gatherer has listed five infectious diseases that may break its boundaries and spread to adjoining areas in 2017.By Team ABLEUK’s Lancaster University Lecturer Dr Derek Gatherer, who works on bioinformatics and with a research interest in the study of the molecular evolution of viruses, has listed five infectious diseases that may break its boundaries and s

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Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization (iBIO) Changes Name to Reflect its Mission and Role of Member Companies

2017-01-06 08:43:49

The Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization (iBIO) has  changed its name to the Illinois Biotechnology Innovation Organization to better reflect the role its member companies.By Team ABLEThe Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization (iBIO) has announced that it has changed its name to the Illinois Biotechnology Innovation Organization to better reflect the role its member companies pl

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AbCellera, Pfizer ink multi-target antibody research collaboration

2017-01-06 08:36:20

This multi-year collaboration aims to generate lead antibody candidates against membrane targets using AbCellera\'s mAb discovery platform.By Team ABLEVancouver-located AbCellera Biologics has announced a new therapeutic antibody discovery collaboration with Pfizer. AbCellera will apply its proprietary monoclonal antibody (mAb) screening platform to attempt to discover function-modulating antibodi

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Sri Lanka pens plan to set up Science, Technology and Innovation Coordinating Authority

2017-01-05 11:04:23

The authority will be similar to India’s National Innovation Foundation, Office of Science, Technology and Innovation of South Korea and the Japan Science and Technology Agency.By Team ABLESri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers has approved the setting up of a science, technology and innovation (STI) coordinating authority to co-ordinate the work of several research and development outfits. The Nati

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Sun Pharma notes positive results of Seciera for treatment of dry eye

2017-01-05 11:03:39

Seciera, developed by Ocular Technologies, a company recently acquired by Sun Pharma, has noted successful phase 3 confirmatory clinical trial results for the treatment of dry eye. By Team ABLESun Pharma has announced that the company has noted successful phase 3 confirmatory clinical trial results for Seciera (cyclosporine A, 0.09% ophthalmic solution), for the treatment of dry eye disease.

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Japanese company Toray proposes to build world’s largest biofuel feedstock from sugar cane in Thailand

2017-01-05 11:02:43

Japanese company Toray has proposed to spend $42.5 million to $51 million to set up a plant that generates biofuel from sugarcane waste in Thailand.By Team ABLEA well-recognized Japanese industrial group, Toray intends to tap sugar cane waste in Thailand to produce raw materials for biofuel. This is considered to be a revenue source that fits with the company\'s expansion plans.The Japanese compan

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi stresses on Ease of Doing Science at the 104th Session of the Indian Science Congress in Tirupati

2017-01-04 10:16:28

By 2030, PM Modi visualizes that India will be among the top three countries in science and technology and will be among the most attractive destinations for the best talent in the world. By Team ABLEIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 104th Session of the Indian Science Congress being held in the holy city of Tirupati on January 3, 2016. The Congress was attended by the Governor o

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Four start-ups to start operations at CCMB’s iHub shortly

2017-01-04 10:12:32

The incubator started by The Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB), a premier research organization in frontier areas of biology—iHub has announced that four start-ups will begin operations at the incubation center.By Team ABLEFour startup firms in the biosciences area will begin operations at Innovation Hub (iHUB), being promoted by The Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (

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Guwahati gears up to organize Biotech Conclave 2017 on January 5, 2017

2017-01-04 10:10:10

The Guwahati Biotech Park (GBP), in association with Federation of Industry & Commerce of North Eastern Region (FINER), is hosting a two-day event, ‘Assam Biotech Conclave 2017’ from January 5, 2017. By Team ABLEThe Guwahati Biotech Park (GBP is organizing a two-day ‘Assam Biotech Conclave 2017’ from January 5, 2017. The conclave intends to provide an opportunity to understand the poss

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