India, a step closer to taking decision on GM foods

2016-09-07 04:40:11

Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) invites comments for the proposal on authorization of Environmental release of Genetically Engineered Mustard

By Team ABLE

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) has invited comments (written submissions) for the proposal on authorization of environmental release of Genetically Engineered

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“We plan to house about 15 start-ups in 12–18 months time,” Dr Guhan Jayaraman, Head of the bioincubator facility at the IIT Madras Research Park

2016-09-06 10:36:40


ABLE chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw gets prestigious Chevalier Award from France

2016-09-02 15:35:23

Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Honorary Chairperson of Association of Biotechnology-Led Enterprises (ABLE) and Founder Chairman of India’s leading biotech company Biocon has been appointed “Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur ( Knight of The National Order of the French Legion of Honor) By Team ABLEThis honor has been conferred on her by the Government of France for her outstandi

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DCGI makes LSSDC certification compulsory for all pharma manufacturing jobs from 2018

2016-09-02 15:18:49

To increase the quality of all products manufactured by India’s $ 30 billion pharmaceutical industry, the regulator DCGI has made it compulsory for all employees in pharma manufacturing facilities to get a skill certificationBy Narayanan Suresh  & Anil ChauhanIn  first of its kind government directive, the Drug Controller General of India(DCGI) has made it compulsory for all employ

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ABLE launches “Notes for Startups”

2016-09-02 15:14:11

Hear from Naveen Kulkarani on how to leverage government financing schemes on September 09, 2016.By Team ABLEStarting this September, ABLE is starting notes-exchange initiative for entrepreneurs / start-ups. This is an informal talk by entrepreneurs, who have crossed the bridges. The aim of such informal interaction is to help start-ups to benefit from other’s learnings. It is a “how-to” ses

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IISC scientists unravel thermodynamics of bacterial mobility

2016-09-02 15:05:54

The Bengaluru team of scientists have published their findings on the thermodynamics of an optically trapped colloidal particle in a soup of motile bacteria in the journal Nature Physics.By Team ABLEIn a recent research breakthrough, a team of scientists from the Indian Institute of Science and the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Bangalore suggest a potential physical m

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NCBS researchers Radhika Venkatesan, Vardharajan Sundaramurthy conferred Max Planck-DST Partner Group Award

2016-09-02 15:02:07

The National Centre for Biological Sciences’ faculty members Radhika Venkatesan and Vardharajan Sundaramurthy have been awarded a Max Planck-DST Partner group award for their pioneering research on the chemical ecology of plant interactions and molecular genetics of Tuberculosis bacteria respectively. By Team ABLEThe National Centre for Biological Sciences has announced that faculty members Radh

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FDI for pharma further simplified

2016-09-01 10:22:17

Union Cabinet approves simplification and liberalization of the Foreign Direct Investment Policy, 2016 in Pharma. Now 74% FDI under automatic route has been permitted in brownfield pharmaceuticals.By Team ABLEThe Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its ex-post-facto approval for the FDI policy amendments announced by the Government on June 20, 2016. The FDI policy a

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DBT-CIHR Canada calls for applications to support Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative

2016-09-01 10:20:19

The Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative is a priority-driven collaborative initiative between the Department of Biotechnology and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.By Team ABLEThe Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has called proposals for collaborative research with Canada.  DBT’s mandate is to promote research and development activities across the country and take up initiatives

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Tamil Nadu to invest Rs 20 crore to set up biotech incubation center in Chennai

2016-09-01 09:48:33

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Dr J Jayalalithaa has announced an allocation of Rs 20 crore to establish a biotechnology incubation center at Ticel Park in ChennaiBy Team ABLETamil Nadu Chief Minister Dr J Jayalalithaa updated the members with major investments pertaining to the industrial sector. One of the key announcement was that the Tamil Nadu government has proposed to set up a biotechnology incu

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