NHRC issues notice to Centre and DCGI over study on unapproved antibiotics sale

2018-02-09 05:14:26

The NHRC has issued notices to the Secretary, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on the sale of unapproved antibiotics. By Team ABLEAccording to a report filed by the Press Trust of India (PTI), the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to the Centre and the Drug-Control Authority over a study, which claimed that millio

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Health Ministry lays down plan to eliminate AIDS By 2030

2018-02-07 09:21:08

The Government of India has launched a seven year National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infection prevention and treatment.By Team ABLE The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Smt Anupriya Patel stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha that there has been a 66% decline in the estimated number of annual new HIV infections in the country from 2000 to 2015,

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BIRAC, Venture Center co-organize two day workshop on ‘Taking Med-Tech Startups Beyond Prototyping’

2018-02-07 09:20:13

The 2-day workshop will focus on some important issues facing Med Tech startups after the prototyping stage – rising money, regulations and IP strategy.By Team ABLEA recent report has suggested healthcare, especially MedTech, as an attractive emerging market in India. This has created a great opportunity for Indian companies to make the most in this domain. Reports also suggest that the Indian h

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DST secretary Prof. Ashutosh takes additional charge as DBT secreatry

2018-02-07 06:08:46

Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Science and Technology has taken additional charge as DBT secretary. Prof. K VijayRaghavan, who was the secretary of DBT from January 2013. Prof. VijayRaghavan handed over the charge on February 05, 2018. Professor VijayRaghavan was instrumental in \nthe establishment of the National Centre for Biological Sciences, and \nst

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Data science is today enabling the pharma industry throw off the shackles of the conventional one-drug-one-target-one-disease model of healthcare innovation

2018-02-06 15:14:22

Excerpts from IHC Annual Lecture by Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw By Team ABLEKiran Mazumdar-Shaw, CMD Biocon Limited and Chairperson, Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises, delivered the IHC Annual Lecture 2018. A widely anticipated annual event in New Delhi’s cultural calendar, the IHC Annual Lectures in the past has featured leading voices from public life on a wide range of compelling topics. W

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Oraxion signs exclusive Option Agreement with US-based biopharmaceutical company

2018-02-06 15:09:08

The agreement provides the biopharma partner the exclusive option to license its lead asset ORX-301 for the treatment of Niemann-Pick Type C disorder (NPC) and Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). By Team ABLEOraxion Therapeutics Inc, a spin-off from Bengaluru-based Aten Porus Lifesciences, has announced that it has entered into an Option Agreement with a US-based biopharmaceutical company.

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Molecular biologist Prof Michael N Hall bags BioAsia 2018 Excellence award for commendable genome work

2018-02-06 15:06:49

BioAsia 2018 will award Eminent Molecular Biologist, Professor Michael N Hall, of Switzerland, with the Genome Valley Excellence Award By Team ABLEEminent Molecular Biologist Professor Michael N Hall of the Biozentrum University of Basel, Switzerland, has been chosen for the Genome Valley Excellence Award, which will be presented to him during BioAsia 2018, an annual flagship event of the Telangan

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DBT announces call for R&D Proposals to tackle Vitamin D deficiency in India

2018-02-06 15:05:24

Department of Biotechnology proposes to support research on Vitamin D’s public health significance and potential interventions to address the malady associated with it.By Team ABLEAs Vitamin D deficiency [VDD] is prevalent globally and the data for last two decades suggests that it may be widespread in India as well, VDD is essential for bone health, and it is known to have a role in calcium hom

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Dr Harsh Vardhan sets up easy tech transfer mechanism between Small-Scale Industry and CSIR

2018-02-06 15:03:33

Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has set up a mechanism in CSIR for regular interface with small-scale industry for transfer of technologies from CSIR laboratories. By Team ABLEUnion Minister for Science & Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan has set up a mechanism in CSIR for regular interface with small-scale industry for transfer of technologies from CSIR laboratories. This announcement was made rece

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Biocon Chief says Budget 2018 exhaustive and comprehensive

2018-02-01 10:22:59

The Union Budget 2018 was presented on February 1, 2018. Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, chairperson ABLE and CMD Biocon, giving her initial reaction to the Budget commented, “This is the first time that any Budget covers the Healthcare needs of half of India’s population.”By Team ABLEThe Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs,  Mr Arun Jaitley  announced two major initiatives in

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