Manipal University signs MoU With STEERLife to establish an in-house Centre of Excellence

2016-11-10 07:51:22

Manipal to have a Centre of Excellence  for the industry and academia to work together to develop innovative pharmaceutical solutionsBy Team ABLEManipal University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with STEERLife to establish a Centre of Excellence located at the Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MCOPS) campus. The center will combine industrial expertise, academic prowess couple

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Controlling plant regeneration systems may drive the future of agriculture

2016-11-10 07:49:37

A team of Belgian scientists have discovered a key protein complex that controls plant tissue repair. Understanding this mechanism is of great agricultural importance.By Team ABLEThe ability to self-repair damaged tissue is one of the key features that define living organisms. Plants in particular are regeneration champions, a quality that has been used for centuries in horticultural techniques su

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Praj offers solutions to reduce smog from agri-waste; and alternatively produce bio-ethanol

2016-11-10 07:47:07

Praj Industries has a solution to avoid fires and smog. The company has developed a long-term solution to the farmer’s challenge of disposing off agri residue and turning it into 2nd generation bio-ethanol.By Team ABLEIn early October 2016, NASA Earth Observatory ( satellites detected small fires in Punjab, and those number of fires increased rapidly in the foll

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First International Agrobiodiversity Congress concludes; Delhi Declaration on Agrobiodiversity Management released

2016-11-10 07:44:51

The declaration released at the 1st International Agrobiodiversity Congress in New Delhi said that the Congress has invited researchers to employ modern technologies including genomic, space, computational, and nano-technologies for characterization, evaluation and trait discovery using genetic resources.By Team ABLEThe first International Agrobiodiversity Congress held in New Delhi from November

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Biocon, Mylan make first biosimilar regulatory submission with US FDA

2016-11-09 08:25:30

Biocon and Mylan have jointly submitted Mylan’s biologics license application (BLA) for a proposed biosimilar trastuzumab to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through the 351(K) pathway. By Team ABLEBiocon, India’s premier biotechnology company led by Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, and Mylan N V have jointly announced their submission of Mylan’s biologics license application (BLA) for MYL-1

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Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine enters Universal Immunization Program in five Indian States

2016-11-09 08:17:51

The Health Ministry approved the introduction of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) under Universal Immunization Program in Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya PradeshBy Team ABLEFive states see introduction of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) in their universal immunization programs. “we have achieved a new milestone towards expanding the coverage of full immuniza

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AYUSH Minister inaugurates 9th International Regulatory Cooperation Meeting for Herbal Medicines

2016-11-09 08:12:22

The three-day meet has been organised by the Ministry of AYUSH in New Delhi from November 8-10, 2016. Over 33 delegates from 17 countries are participating in the three day-long Annual Meeting of IRCH.By Team ABLEThe Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge), Mr Shripad Yesso Naik inaugurated the 9th Annual Meeting of International Regulatory Cooperation for Herbal Medicines (IRCH) in New D

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Novozymes launches world’s first biological foam control for sugarcane ethanol

2016-11-09 08:10:54

Novozymes’ Fermax is an enzyme protease that replaces chemicals in the sugarcane ethanol production process. By Team ABLENovozymes, the leading technology provider for biofuel industries, has launched Fermax, an enzyme protease that prevents foam development during the sugarcane ethanol fermentation process, while delivering improved control and replacing chemicals. For an average size plant, tr

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GreenSignal Bio Pharma seeks to raise funds through IPO

2016-11-09 08:09:42

GreenSignal Bio Pharma is coming up with an IPO from November 9–11, 2016 to raise around Rs 116 crore through an offer for sale.By Team ABLEChennai-based BCG vaccine manufacturer GreenSignal Bio Pharma is coming up with an IPO from November 9–11, 2016 to raise around Rs 116 crore through an offer for sale (OFS). The firm’s existing shareholders will sell 14,579,560 equity shares for face val

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US-based Walter Reed starts testing Zika vaccine in humans

2016-11-09 08:06:52

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research began the first of five early stage clinical trials to test the safety and ability of an investigational Zika purified inactivated vaccine.By Team ABLEAs India’s very own Bharat Biotech is awaiting approval from the Drug Controller General of India for its Zikavac to be tested on humans, American military research agency, Walter Reed Army Institute of Resea

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