Union Minister J P Nadda releases accelerated plan for elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis

2018-06-15 13:23:13

The strategy to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis in India is based on twin pillars of Mass Drug Administration (MDA) once in a year. By Team ABLERecently, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda inaugurated the 10th meeting of Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF) at New Delhi. During his inaugural address, Shri Nadda said that India as a Global leader is committed

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Cabinet approves MoU between the ICMR and INSERM, France

2018-06-15 13:10:08

The MoU aims at cooperation in areas of common interest within the medical, life sciences and health research fields.By Team ABLEThe Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been apprised of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which was signed in March, 2018 between the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Institut National de la Santeet de la RechercheMedica

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Cabinet approves Three Year Action Plan of Agricultural Education Division & ICAR Institutes

2018-06-15 13:08:49

The approved scheme is aimed to generate quality human resources from the institutions of higher agricultural education.By Team ABLEThe Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the continuation of the Three Year Action Plan (2017-2020) of the scheme for Agricultural Education Division and ICAR Institutes with an outlay of Rs.2225.46 crore [Rs. 2197.51 crore + Rs. 27.

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US FDA approves DyAnsys’ wearable medical device to treat drug addiction

2018-06-13 09:40:37

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared an auricular neurostimulation device manufactured by a Chennai company to treat the symptoms of opioid withdrawal without narcotics.By Team ABLEThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared an auricular neurostimulation device manufactured by a Chennai company to treat the symptoms of opioid withdrawal without narcotics. The device, Drug Relief

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Merck’s ethical gene editing considerations published in Bioethics Journal

2018-06-13 09:39:35

The American Journal of Bioethics has accepted Merck’s publication on ethical issues in genome editing to be printed in its July issue. A summary version has been published in The American Journal of Bioethics blog.By Team ABLEMerck, a leading science and technology company and leader in genome editing, has announced that The American Journal of Bioethics has accepted a publication on ethical is

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AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly to discontinue Alzheimer’s disease drug lanabecestat’s trials

2018-06-13 09:38:25

Independent data monitoring committee has advised the companies that lanabecestat is unlikely to meet primary endpoints, hence leading to a decision to discontinue these trials. By Team ABLEAstraZeneca and Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) have announced today that the companies are discontinuing the global Phase III clinical trials of lanabecestat, an oral beta secretase cleaving enzyme (BACE) inhibi

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Trump’s ‘Right to Try’ Legislation could boost orphan drug market in US: Kalorama report

2018-06-13 09:37:18

The legislation authorizes doctors to prescribe drugs that have cleared first phase but have not been through human clinical trials and thus not yet been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. By Team ABLEMarket Research firm Kalorama Information said that recently signed legislation to give terminally ill patients the right to use experimental medications could boost the market for orphan

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United States trails Europe in Biosimilar drug approval numbers: Biosimilars Council White Paper

2018-06-13 09:36:17

A new Biosimilars Council report, titled, ‘Breaking Through on Biosimilars: Delivering More-Affordable, Innovative Medicines for America’s Patients’, recommends policies to fulfill promise of biosimilars in the US. By Team ABLEA new Biosimilars Council report, titled, ‘Breaking Through on Biosimilars: Delivering More-Affordable, Innovative Medicines for America’s Patients’, recommends

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Diagnostics startup Theranosis bags Mumbai Angels Network’s investment

2018-06-12 09:28:55

Theranosis Life Sciences has raised an undisclosed amount from Mumbai Angels Network.By Team ABLEDiagnostics startup Theranosis Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd, which focuses on the oncology space, has raised an undisclosed amount from Mumbai Angels Network. The Hyderabad-based startup, which was founded by Shibichakravarthy Kannan and Vennila Dharman in 2016, deals with non-invasive diagnostics for cancer

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H D Kumaraswamy’s Government names K J George as IT, BT and ST Minister

2018-06-12 09:27:58

Congress legislator Mr K J George is the minister for  Karnataka’s Large and Medium Scale Industries , IT, BT, Science and Technology.By Team ABLECongress MLA Kelachandra Joseph George will head the portfolio of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science and Technology (IT, BT and ST) in Karnataka. Minister George will also handle the Ministry of Social Welfare as an additional portf

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