Three Indian woman biotechnologists make it to Forbes’ 2018 W-Power Trailblazers

2018-03-11 23:35:47

Three women who have made the Biotechnology industry proud with their pioneering contributions have entered the Forbes India W-Power Trailblazers list. By Team ABLEMarking International Woman’s Day that falls on March 8th every year, Forbes India Magazine has released a list of the most powerful Indian women in their compilation titled Forbes’ 2018 W-Power Trailblazers. These women have etched

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Wipro, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham win Aegis Graham Bell Award 2017 for Innovation in mHealth

2018-03-11 23:32:21

The Amrita School of Biotechnology in collaboration with Wipro has developed a mobile health solution using a novel glucose monitoring system By Team ABLESoftware giant Wipro and Kerala-located Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham have jointly won the Aegis Graham Bell Award 2017 in the ‘Innovation in mHealth’ category. They were recognized for their joint initiative - ‘Redefining primary comfort usin

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IISc scientists find anti-asthma drug effective in TB treatment

2018-03-11 23:31:26

Scientists at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, have found that an existing anti-asthma drug is effective against tuberculosis and can help address the problem of drug resistance as well.By Team ABLEScientists at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore have found that an existing anti-asthma drug is effective against tuberculosis and can help address the problem of drug resistance a

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New study published in BMJ Global Health indicates shoddy effectiveness evidence behind India\'s top selling diabetes drug combos

2018-03-11 23:30:27

Requisite trial data fall well short of WHO standards; role of multinationals behind manufacture called into questionBy Team ABLEThe evidence on which India\'s top selling drug combinations for diabetes have been approved for sale is shoddy, with the requisite trial data falling well short of the international standards set by the World Health Organization (WHO), finds the first study of its kind

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PRA Health Sciences named best CRO in Asia at Phar-East Pharma and Biotech Festival

2018-03-11 23:28:38

The award recognizes the best CRO that has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to improve their clinical research services in AsiaBy Team ABLENASDAQ-listed PRA Health Sciences Inc. has been named Best CRO in Asia. PRA received this recognition at the Phar-East Pharma and Biotech Festival (formally known as BioPharma Asia). This is the fourth time PRA has received this award since 2013. The award re

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DBT calls for nominations for National Bioscience Award for Career Development 2017 & 2018

2018-03-11 23:26:44

The award is to recognize outstanding contributions of young scientists to provide grant for research for their career development.By Team ABLEThe Department of Biotechnology (DBT) invites nominations of scientists who are engaged in basic and applied research in Biological Sciences including Biotechnology, Agricultural, Medical, and Environmental Sciences and have made outstanding contributions i

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DBT to organize International Workshop on ‘Principles and Practices of Clinical Research’ for biomedical researchers

2018-03-11 23:25:56

The workshop will be held at Hyderabad under the aegis of Indo-US Vaccine Action Program and The National Biopharma Mission of DBT-BIRAC jointly with NIH. By Team ABLEThe Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, has announced a workshop on Principles and Practices of Clinical Research commences from April 16-21, 2018 at Hyderabad under the aegis of Indo-US Vaccine Action Programme and The

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India lays down plan to eliminate Malaria by 2030

2018-03-11 23:24:53

The Government has unveiled a plan to eliminate Malaria by 2030.By Team ABLEAs per the World Malaria Report 2017 of World Health Organization (WHO), the estimated malaria cases from India are 87% in South East Asia region. The estimation of the malaria cases is based on mathematical modelling and projected cases of malaria are not the actual cases reported in the country. Major contribution is by

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MedGenome raises Series C funding of $40 million from HDFC

2018-03-06 09:52:02

MedGenome is expected to use this capital to expand the clinical genomic testing marketBy Team ABLEGenetic diagnostics company, MedGenome Labs Ltd has announced investment by HDFC Ltd., HDFC Life and  HDFC Asset Management to complete its Series C funding of USD 40 million.MedGenome is expected to use this capital to expand the clinical genomic testing market by penetrating all the Tier II an

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Culturing cheaper stem cells; Japanese, Indian researchers achieve breakthrough

2018-03-06 09:51:09

Scientists at Japan\'s Kyoto University, with colleagues in India and Iran, have developed a more cost-effective culture by using a new combination of chemical compounds.By Team ABLEHuman pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) can infinitely self-renew and develop into all major cell types in the body, making them important for organ repair and replacement. But culturing them in large quantities can be ex

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