DBT calls for pre-proposal on creation of bio-banking facility for inherited disorders

2017-09-05 07:00:08

Considering the high disease burden and a large number of patients, there is a tremendous need for Indian bio-banks to preserve Indian samplesBy Team ABLEThe Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has invited Institution-based pre proposals in the area of Medical Genetics in collaboration with clinicians, specifically pathologists, in lead role to develop National facility on population-specific/diseas

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Biocon Founder Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw joins KGI Board of Trustees

2017-09-05 06:57:21

Keck Graduate Institute has added Biocon Chairperson and Managing Director Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw to its Board of Trustees.By Team ABLEKeck Graduate Institute, an institution in applied life sciences and pharmacy education, has added Biocon Chairperson and Managing Director Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw to its Board of Trustees.KGI\'s Board of Trustees consists of 26 leaders in the industries of bioscience, he

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Global biopharma to convene in Berlin for BIO-Europe 2017

2017-09-05 06:55:59

The event is expected to bring together over 3,900 executives from 2,000+ life science companies spanning an estimated 60+ countries to engage in one-to-one partnering.By Team ABLEThe 23rd annual BIO-Europe 2017 global life science partnering event will be held in Berlin, November 6–8, 2017, in partnership with Berlin Partner and Berlin-Brandenburg HealthCapital. The event is expected to bring t

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MedGenome raises $30 million in Series C funding led by Sequoia India and Sofina

2017-09-05 06:54:43

With this funding MedGenome aims to accelerate biomarker discovery by leveraging the genetic diversity of the Indian populationBy Team ABLEMedGenome, a leading genomics research and diagnostics company, has completed completion of $30 million in Series C financing led by Sequoia India and Sofina s.a., with participation by Zodius Capital; Kris Gopalakrishnan, co-founder and former CEO of Infosys;

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Merck to buy Natrix Separations to advance next-generation processing capabilities

2017-09-05 06:34:02

This acquisition complements Merck\'s efforts to drive next-generation bioprocessing delivering more efficient technology for its customers.By Team ABLEMerck, the leading science and technology company, has entered into an agreement to acquire Natrix Separations, an Ontario, Canada-based provider of hydrogel membrane products for single-use chromatography. The transaction is expected to close in Q

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Sanofi completes acquisition of Protein Sciences

2017-09-05 06:33:13

The acquisition of Protein Sciences fits with Sanofi Pasteur’s strategic initiative to explore non-egg-based influenza vaccine manufacturing technologies.By Team ABLEGlobal biopharma company Sanofi has completed the acquisition of Protein Sciences, a vaccines biotechnology company based in Meriden, Connecticut in the United States. This completion follows Federal Trade Commission approval, havin

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Over 200 incubators-incubatees connect at ABLE-organized Biotech Startup-Investor-Incubator Summit 2017 to strengthen start-up ecosystem

2017-08-24 05:14:53

ABLE hosted a one-day incubator-incubatee-investor forum on August 22 to facilitate 360 degree discussion on strengthening the Biotech start-up ecosstem. Over 200 delegates from start-ups, incubators, and investors passionately particiated in the discussion.  By Team ABLEThe Biotech Startup-Investor-Incubator Summit 2017 saw startups and incubators from across India gather at IBIS Hotel in Be

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WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus concludes 3-day official visit to China

2017-08-24 04:54:52

The outcome of Dr Tedros’ meetings included a new financial contribution to WHO from China and strengthened commitments to improve the health of people represented in the 60 countries engaged in the Belt and Road Initiative.By Team ABLEThe WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus recently on August 15th concluded a 3-day official visit to the People’s Republic of China paving the way fo

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ICMR, Ministry of Health, International Vaccine Institute (IVI), South Korea, to collaborate on vaccine R&D

2017-08-24 04:52:51

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Union Ministry of Health has signed and MoU with the International Vaccine Institute (IVI), South Korea to collaborate on vaccine research and development.By Team ABLEThe Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Union Ministry of Health has signed and MoU with the International Vaccine Institute (IVI), South Korea to collaborate on vac

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Miklens Bio opens R&D and manufacturing facility in Bengaluru

2017-08-24 04:50:43

Miklens Bio has inaugurated its first manufacturing facility in Bengaluru.By Team ABLEAgri microbial technology product start-up, Miklens Bio Pvt Ltd has inaugurated its first manufacturing facility in Bengaluru.The plant was inaugurated by Dr Stephen Devanesan, Former Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Professor, Principal Scientist and Associate Director of Research, Kerala Agricultural University, i

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