India tops WHO list of TB-affected countries; ordered to step-up diagnosis, reporting and cure

2016-10-19 09:01:51

WHO in its 2016 Global Tuberculosis Report show that countries, especially in South East Asia, have fallen short in reporting incidents of TB and Multidrug-resistant TB. Six countries accounted for 60% of the total burden, with India bearing the brunt.By Team ABLEThe new data published by WHO in its 2016 Global Tuberculosis Report show that countries need to move much faster to prevent, detect, an

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DBT, Sweden’s VINNOVA call for joint proposals in Health research

2016-10-19 08:54:13

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA) have called for proposals to promote Indo-Swedish research and innovation cooperation.By Team ABLEThe Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems has agreed to launch a joint call for proposals during 2016-2017 to promote Indo-Swedi

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Bio-Rad signs agreement to license Globavir\'s Dengue detection technology

2016-10-19 05:23:59

Bio-Rad will license Globavir\'s PanGlob dengue detection technology for use in an assay that includes dengue virus detection.By Team ABLECalifornia-headquartered biotechnology company Globavir Biosciences has entered into partnership agreement with diagnostic company Bio-Rad Laboratories. According to the agreement, Bio-Rad will license Globavir\'s PanGlob dengue detection technology for use in a

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India, Brazil ink MoUs to further cooperation in agriculture, cattle genomics research

2016-10-19 05:22:08

India and Brazil signed four MoUs on investment cooperation and facilitation treaty on agriculture, genomics, fisheries and pharma. By Team ABLEAt the BRICS summit held in Goa, India and Brazil signed four Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) after delegation level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Brazilian President Michel Temer. The MoUs were on investment cooperation and facilitation

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Sofinnova raises $650 million biotech-focused venture fund

2016-10-19 05:06:23

Sofinnova, a biotech-focused investment firm, has announced the closing of Sofinnova Venture Partners X at $650 million. Fund X will seek to invest in 20-25 companies ranging from $15 to $35 million per company.By Team ABLESofinnova, a biotech-focused investment firm, has announced the closing of Sofinnova Venture Partners X at $650 million. Sofinnova Venture Partners Fund X is the fourth fund to

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QuintilesIMS named 2016 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific CRO Company of the Year

2016-10-19 04:55:22

QuintilesIMS was recognized for its industry leadership and service delivery excellence by Frost & Sullivan. By Team ABLEQuintilesIMS was named Asia Pacific Contract Research Organization (CRO) Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan, a leading business research and consulting firm. QuintilesIMS was recognized for its industry leadership and service delivery excellence. The evaluation

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Zymergen, maker of industrial microbes, gets $130 million funding

2016-10-14 09:04:28

Telecom giant, SoftBank, is among a clutch of investors who have put in $130 million in the 3-year-old startup, based in Emeryville, California.

By Narayanan Suresh

Founded in 2013, Zymergen is betting big on using a combination of bio engineering, data analytics and robotics to scale up production of a wide range of microbes used in a variety of industrial ap

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Zydus enters in-licensing deal with Neovii for immune suppressive therapeutic

2016-10-14 09:03:10

Zydus group will market Grafalon through Zydus Trans-immune, a division that offers a range of therapies related to transplant medicine.

By Team ABLE

Ahmedabad-headquartered, Zydus Group has entered into an in-licensing agreement for Indian markets with Switzerland-based Neovii to launch Grafalon, an immunosuppresant extensively used in solid organ transplant

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DBT calls for Indo-US joint research on basic biology and genetics of ophthalmic diseases

2016-10-14 09:02:04

The objective of the call is to translate research outcomes to develop potential interventions to reduce eye disease burden in India and the USA

By Team ABLE

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT)

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At Jaipur, BRICS’ members resolve to intensify S&T collaboration

2016-10-14 08:59:54

The 4th BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial Meeting was convened on October 8, 2016 at Jaipur to strengthen the collaboration amongst the BRICS countries in the areas of STI

By Team ABLE

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