Gujarat’s new biotech policy aims to triple turnover to Rs 15,000 crore and over 1 lakh jobs by 2021

2016-12-29 11:02:33

Gujarat has announced a new biotech policy for the period 2016-21. The policy was unveiled this week by the state’s Finance Minister Mr Nitin Patel in Gandhinagar. The new policy targets to triple the turnover of Gujarat’s biotechnology sector to Rs 15,000 crore by 2021.By Team ABLEThe new biotech policy comes in place of the  2012 policy. The state government’s new Biotechnology Policy

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DBT invites nominations for various Awards & Fellowships

2016-12-29 11:00:28

DBT invites nominations for Biotech Product, Process Development and Commercialisation Award 2017 and Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship 2017.By Team ABLEThe details of the Award/ Fellowship, eligibility criteria and proforma for nominations for various Awards are available on DBT’s website. The last date for submission of nominations for various schemes under DBT are as follows:1   &n

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Nomination for National Entrepreneurship Awards 2016 closes on December 28

2016-12-27 10:53:31

Biotech entrepreneurs have an opportunity to enroll for The National Entrepreneurship Awards, instituted by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MoSDE). These annual Awards are to encourage a culture of entrepreneurship across the country.By Team ABLEApplications for the National Entrepreneurship Awards that seek to recognize the efforts and achievements of exceptional entrepren

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Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) publishes HERITAGE Study results of the proposed biosimilar of Mylan and Biocon, MYL - 14010

2016-12-27 10:48:25

HERITAGE Study results demonstrate equivalent overall response rate for MYL-1401O in comparison to branded TrastuzumabBy Team ABLEMylan NV and Biocon Ltd have announced that the results of the HERITAGE study have been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Study results confirm the efficacy, safety and immunogenicity of MYL-1401O, the proposed biosimilar trastuzumab c

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Ministry of Health and Family Welfare ends the year on a positive note

2016-12-27 09:32:51

It is that part of the year, when one would like to take stock of the hits and misses. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) had some good hits. Here is a selective list of MoHFW’s achievements.Introduction of new vaccinesa) Rota virus vaccine: Rotavirus vaccine was introduced in Universal Immunization program in a four states -- Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Odisha, and Andhra Pradesh-

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50 Biotech Laboratories to be established in Arunachal Pradesh

2016-12-27 09:20:03

Arunachal Pradesh and North East get biotech push from DBT. Foundation stone of Centre for Bio-Resources and Sustainable Development laid in Arunachal Pradesh. By Team ABLENearly, Rs 75-100 crore earmarked for the next five years for biotechnology in the State Department of Biotechnology (DBT) will set up 50 Biotech Laboratories in Senior Secondary Schools of Arunachal Pradesh under the scheme Bio

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Ebola Vaccine rVSV-EBOV shows promise

2016-12-23 07:47:39

Final trial results confirm Ebola vaccine provides high protection against disease: WHOBy Team ABLEAn experimental Ebola vaccine was highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea, according to results published in The Lancet. The vaccine is the first to prevent infection from one of the most lethal known pathogens, and the findings add weight to early trial results publishe

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PerkinElmer to sell medical imaging business

2016-12-23 06:31:03

One of the leading manufacturer of medical technology for treating cancer, Varian Medical Systems agrees to acquire PerkinElmer\'s (PKI) medical imaging business for $276M. The company will fold the unit into Varian Imaging Components (Varex) which is slated to become an independent operation next month.By Team ABLEPerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader which  offers innovative detection, imaging

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Covance receives best data analytics technology Award by publishers of Fierce Biotech

2016-12-23 06:29:09

Fierce Innovation Awards, from publishers of Fierce Biotech and Fierce BioPharma, recognize Xcellerate Trial Design as best Data Analytics/Business Intelligence Technology.By Team ABLEContract research organization (CRO) providing drug development and animal testing services, Covance, has been selected as the Fierce Innovation Awards winner for data analytics and business intelligence.  Its X

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Strand launches 152-gene test for expanded profiling of tumors

2016-12-23 06:08:17

Bangalore-based Strand Strand Life Sciences, now a global genomic profiling and bioinformatics company focusing on the use of precision medicine diagnostics aimed at cancer care and inherited diseases has announced gene testing for expanded tumor profiling. By Team ABLEStrnd Life Sciences announced the launch of StrandAdvantage 152 launched across India. StrandAdvantage is a tumor genomic profilin

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