WHO updates Essential Medicines List with new advice on use of antibiotics

2017-06-13 06:10:19

The new advice on which antibiotics to use for common infections and which to preserve for the most serious circumstances is among the additions to the WHO Model list of essential medicines for 2017. Other additions include medicines for HIV, hepatitis C, tuberculosis and leukaemia.By Team ABLEThe WHO Essential Medicines List (EML) is used by many countries to increase access to medicines and guid

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Minister of Food Processing Industries lays foundation stone for mega food park in Kerala

2017-06-13 06:08:04

Foundation stone for 2 mega food parks have been laid in Kerala to help the agriculture sector to grow exponentially and become a major contributor to doubling the farmer’s income. By Team ABLEGiving a big push to the infrastructure development for food processing in the state of Kerala, foundation stone of 2 Mega Food Parks, one being developed by Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Developme

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Telangana set to launch Medical Devices Park on June 17

2017-06-12 06:54:04

Telangana Medical Devices Park, a dedicated ecosystem for MedTech innovation and manufacturing, will be launched at Sultanpur village in Medak district on June 17.By Team ABLEAccording to a news release provided to Press Trust of India (PTI) from the Telangana government, Telangana Medical Devices Park, a dedicated ecosystem for MedTech innovation and manufacturing will be launched at Sultanpur vi

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DBT develops food formulations for severe acute malnutrition in children

2017-06-12 06:48:17

The Ready to Use Food (RUTF) supplement with brand name BIB POSHAN, was developed with financial support from DBT.By Team ABLEBIBCOL, a PSU under the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India (GoI) has developed a food formulation for severely malnourished children.The Ready to Use Food (RUTF) supplement with brand name BIB POSHAN, was developed wit

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LifeCell partners with LifeCodexx to launch rapid, affordable Non-Invasive Prenatal DNA Testing (NIPT) in India

2017-06-12 06:45:14

LifeCodexx AG, a pioneer in non-invasive prenatal DNA testing in Europe has announced its partnership with LifeCell to bring PrenaTest qNIPTTM testing for the first time to India.The qNIPT technology that detects the presence of fetal trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome) from maternal blood, received CE marking (European Conformity) in December 2016 last year. LifeCell says that the qNIPT technology de

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Cabinet approves taking over of Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute, Guwahati by Department of Atomic Energy

2017-06-12 06:40:13

The decision comes in the wake of the increasing instances of cancer, limited cancer treatment facilities and the need for a hospital support to carry out further research in North Eastern Region.By Team ABLEThe Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the following:  (i) Taking over Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute, Guwahati by Department of Atomic Energy

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Bharat Biotech’s Chikungunya Vaccine enters Phase I trials

2017-06-06 12:02:36

The Phase I human clinical trials of Bharat Biotech’s indigenously developed Chikungunya (CHIKV) vaccine is underway in India to evaluate the vaccine’s safety, tolerability and immunogenicity.By Team ABLEAs a testimony to PM Narendra Modi’s Make in India program, Bharat Biotech has announced yesterday that the phase I human clinical trials of its indigenously developed Chikungunya (CHIKV) Va

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Dr Durba Pal of IIT Ropar bags Early Career Research Award for work on Insulin Resistance

2017-06-06 12:01:35

Dr Durba Pal has been awarded the research grant for her early stage research in the field of Insulin Resistance. By Team ABLEDr Durba Pal, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar, has been awarded with the Early Career Research Award by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), New Delhi. Dr Durba Pal has been awarded

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Abbvie, Novo Nordisk and Takeda have the best reputations among pharma companies: Reputation Institute Global Pharma Reptrak Study

2017-06-06 12:00:49

Reputation Institute has named AbbVie the most reputable pharmaceutical company based on the findings from its annual Global Pharma RepTraks studyBy Team ABLEBoston-located Reputation Institute has named AbbVie the most reputable pharmaceutical company based on the findings from its annual Global Pharma RepTraks. The study is based on over 16,500 reputation ratings collected during January and Feb

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New World Bank Project to support the growth of India’s innovative biopharmaceutical and medical devices industry

2017-06-06 06:11:05

This project will support Government of India’s Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Program (BIRAC) to scale-up its efforts across the industryBy Team ABLEThe World Bank, on May 31, 2017 has released a statement which says that the Bank will support India in developing an innovative biopharmaceutical and medical devices industry, which is globally competitive and addresses the country’s

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