Biosense Technologies bags over $1mn in funding from Menterra Venture Advisors

2018-04-13 08:52:23

Menterra Venture Advisors has announced a new round of investments in Biosense Technologies, alongside its investment partner Artha Venture Challenge.By Team ABLEMenterra Venture Advisors, an impact investment fund that invests in early-stage social startups, has announced a new round of investment in Biosense Technologies alongside its investment partner Artha Venture Challenge, impact investment

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AIIMS professor Balram Bhargava appointed as DG of ICMR

2018-04-11 09:01:24

Bharagava, at present Professor/Senior Consultant Cardiologist at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, has been appointed to the post for a period of three yearsBy Team ABLEAIIMS professor Balram Bhargava was appointed the Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Secretary of the Department of Health Research.Bharagava, at present Professor/Senior Consulta

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BIRAC releases fifth call on Grand Challenges India on Antimicrobial Resistance (GCI-AMR)

2018-04-11 08:53:54

This call seeks proposals to develop proof of concept in three areas, specifically solutions for surveillance, low-cost technologies and products that will improve infection prevention in healthcare settings By Team ABLEIn 2012, the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), where both parties agreed to

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Thermo Fisher launches first cloud-enabled Biological Safety Cabinet

2018-04-11 08:53:01

Thermo Scientific HeraSafe 2030i BSC is designed to optimize contamination control and accelerate productivity across challenging cell culture applicationsBy Team ABLEA cloud-enabled biological safety cabinet (BSC) has been specifically developed to address the need for uncompromised contamination control, seamless workflow connectivity and enhanced ease of use in cell culture laboratories.Thermo

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Lonza opens world’s largest cell-and-gene-therapy manufacturing facility in USA

2018-04-11 08:51:57

This is considered to be a first-of-its-kind, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with capacity to produce treatment for thousands of patients suffering from rare genetic disorders or life-threatening diseases. By Team ABLEGlobally recognized biopharma company Lonza has opened its largest dedicated cell-and-gene-therapy facility, which was built in anticipation of the rising demand from develo

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2018-04-11 08:51:05

AIIMS professor Balram Bhargava appointed as DG of ICMRBharagava, at present Professor/Senior Consultant Cardiologist at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, has been appointed to the post for a period of three yearsBy Team ABLEAIIMS professor Balram Bhargava was appointed the Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Secretary of the Department of Health R

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BIRAC Managing Director Dr Renu Swarup to be India’s new DBT Secretary

2018-04-10 10:36:00

Dr Renu Swarup has been appointed as India’s sixth DBT Secretary. She is the second woman after Dr Manju Sharma to hold the prestigious post.By Team ABLEDr Renu Swarup will be the next DBT (Department of Biotechnology) Secretary. She succeeds Prof. K VijayRaghavan, who was secretary of DBT from January 2013 handed over the charge on February 05, 2018. Prof. VijayRaghavan is now the principal sci

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IIT Ropar proposes Active Infrared Thermography application method for early breast cancer diagnosis

2018-04-10 09:13:04

IIT Ropar scientists are working towards the development of portable, low cost, an \nactive infrared screening system, which will provide an early detection \nof breast cancer.By Team ABLEThe Indian Institute of Technology Ropar has introduced a novel pulse compression favourable Active Infrared Thermography for early detection of breast cancer in women of all ages, including pregnant or nursing w

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Novartis expands gene therapy business with AveXis acquisition for $USD 8.7 bn

2018-04-10 09:10:05

AveXis lead product candidate, AVXS-101, has potential to be first-ever one-time gene replacement therapy for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a disease which results in early death or lifelong disability with considerable healthcare costsBy Team ABLENovartis has entered into an agreement and plan of merger with AveXis, to acquire the US-based Nasdaq-listed clinical stage gene therapy company f

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Merck Foundation calls for Application for Merck Hypertension and Diabetes Awards 2018

2018-04-10 09:08:54

Merck Foundation has announced the call for application for Merck Diabetes and Hypertension awards 2018, across the African and Asian Universities through its Merck Capacity Advancement Program.By Team ABLEMerck Foundation, the Philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, has announced the call for application for Merck Diabetes and Hypertension awards 2018, across the African and Asian Universities t

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