OncoStem Diagnostics seals $6 million worth funds from Sequoia Capital

2017-09-07 06:40:13

OncoStem Diagnostics will deploy the funds in R&D By Team ABLEBengaluru-based personalized cancer treatment company OncoStem Diagnostics, founded by Manjiri Bakre, has raised $6 million from venture capital firm Sequoia Capital.OncoStem Diagnostics intends to use the funds to deepen its research and development efforts, develop effective tests for oral, brain and colon cancer, and automate the

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OrbiMed launches $551 million Asia Private Equity Fund for healthcare sector

2017-09-07 06:39:05

The Fund will target investments from $10 million to $75 million per company across 15 to 20 opportunities in China and India.By Team ABLENew York-based investment firm focused on the healthcare sector OrbiMed has announced the closing of its third Asia-focused private equity fund, OrbiMed Asia Partners III, LP, with approximately $551 million in capital commitments. Consistent with its predecesso

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OptiBiotix Health inks manufacturing agreement with Tata Chemicals

2017-09-07 06:37:02

The agreement grants Tata Chemicals a right to scale up and exclusively manufacture galacto-oligosaccharide produced by OptiBiotix By Team ABLEOptiBiotix Health plc, a life sciences business that develops products to tackle obesity, high cholesterol and diabetes, has entered into a scale up and manufacturing agreement with Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL). The agreement grants TCL a right to scale up

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Newly assigned Minister of State Ashwini Choubey inaugurates Symposium on Life after Spinal Cord Injury

2017-09-07 06:35:42

At the function, Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare Mr Ashwini Choubey said that there is a dire need for setting up more well equipped Spinal Cord Injury Centres in the country.By Team ABLEAshwini Kumar Choubey, Hon’ble Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare inaugurated the Symposium on ‘Life after Spinal Cord Injury’ on the occasion of World Spinal Cord Injury Day

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DBT organizes Seventh Review Meeting of Biotech Hub in Imphal

2017-09-07 06:31:53

The 7th Review Meeting of Biotech Hubs in North Eastern Region of India was organized by Department of Biotechnology in Association with Biotech Consortium India Limited & Manipur University at Imphal, Manipur from 30th – 31st August 2017BY Team ABLEManipur University (MU), Imphal and Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL), New Delhi hosted the 7th Annual Review cum Mentoring Meeting of the

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New Ministers take charge

2017-09-05 08:34:46

Dr. Mahesh Sharma takes charge as Minister of State of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Gajendra Singh and Krishna Raj take charge as Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers WelfareBy Team ABLEDr. Mahesh Sharma took charge as Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change On September 4 Soon after assuming the charge, Dr. Mahesh Sharma said that this

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Vas Narasimhan to succeed Joseph Jimenez as CEO of Novartis in 2018

2017-09-05 07:28:00

Novartis has announced the appointment of Vasant Narasimhan as its Chief Executive Officer, effective February 1, 2018. By Team ABLEDr Vasant (Vas) Narasimhan, the Global Head of Drug Development and Chief Medical Officer for Novartis, will succeed Joseph Jimenez, the CEO of Novartis. Jimenez informed the Board of Directors of his desire to step down as CEO in 2018, after eight years in position.J

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DBT’s Smart Agriculture Conclave concludes projecting FarmerZone – The future of agriculture

2017-09-05 07:12:17

The objective of this conclave was to set the stage for FarmerZone - a collective open-source data platform for smart agricultureBy Team ABLEThe Department of Biotechnology (DBT), under the Ministry of Science and Technology, convened the Smart Agriculture Conclave in New Delhi from August 29 – 31 2017, in partnership with the UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

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Cabinet approves MoU between India and Brazil for cooperation in the fields of Zebu Cattle Genomics

2017-09-05 07:10:13

The MoU would promote and facilitate scientific cooperation and setting up of genomic selection program in Zebu CattleBy Team ABLEThe Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi was apprised of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Brazil for cooperation in the fields of Zebu Cattle Genomics and Assisted Reproductive Technologies. The MoU was signed in October,

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2017-09-05 07:07:00

Abstracts for 5th Global Forum on TB Vaccines invitedThe Co-Chairs and Organizing Committee for the 5th Global Forum on TB Vaccines are welcoming the submission of abstracts that share research findings and new developments in the field of TB vaccine R&D.By Team ABLEThe 5th Global Forum on TB Vaccines is scheduled to be held at the Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi from February 20-23, 2018.The orga

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