2018-01-03 19:36:10

BIRAC announces 12th Call for proposals under the Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) Scheme BIRAC invites proposals from Biotech Start-ups and Individual Entrepreneurs with innovative idea having potential for commercialization.By Team ABLEBiotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Section 8 ‘Not-for-Profit Company’ of Government of India, has been set up as DBT’s int

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BIRAC announces 12th Call for proposals under the Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) Scheme

2018-01-03 19:32:00

BIRAC invites proposals from Biotech Start-ups and Individual Entrepreneurs with innovative idea having potential for commercialization.By Team ABLEBiotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Section 8 ‘Not-for-Profit Company’ of Government of India, has been set up as DBT’s interface agency, to serve as a single window for emerging biotech companies.The scheme enables

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Dengue killed 250 people, infected 1.5 lakh in 2017: National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme Data

2018-01-03 19:30:30

The data, compiled till December 24 from the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme showed that there have been 250 dengue deaths, while 1,57,220 cases have been reported across the country.By Team ABLEIndia reported more than 1.5 lakh cases of dengue in 2017 and 250 people died of the mosquito-borne disease, while over 60,000 cases of chikungunya were reported across the country, officia

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Biocon-Mylan\'s Biosimilar Trastuzumab receives approval from Brazil through their partner Libbs

2018-01-03 19:29:09

Co-developed by Biocon and Mylan, this is the first biosimilar Trastuzumab to be approved in Brazil and is indicated for the treatment of breast cancerBy Team ABLEBiosimilar Trastuzumab, co-developed by Biocon and Mylan, has been approved by ANVISA, the Brazilian regulatory agency, through their partner Libbs Farmaceutica (Libbs). Co-developed by Biocon and Mylan, this is the first biosimilar Tras

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Crispr edited “super horses” to gallop on earth by 2019

2018-01-01 09:46:22

Argentine scientists have made a breakthrough using the latest gene editing tool, Crispr, to create “super horses” that can run and jump faster and could soon be common place on our planet by 2019. And this could pave the way for more tailored breeding of other farm animal within a few years.By Team ABLEAccording to a report in the British newspaper, The Telegraph,  the new development ha

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India pharma exports to touch $20 billion by 2020: ASSOCHAM study

2017-12-28 10:28:28

According to ASSOCHAM-UL India’s joint study, Indian pharmaceutical exports are likely to touch $20 billion by 2020 from the current level of around $16.5 billionBy Team ABLEThe Indian pharmaceutical exports are likely to touch $20 billion by 2020 from the current level of around $16.5 billion, registering a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 30 per cent, reveals a joint study by ASSO

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Ministry of Commerce & Industry updates Startup India Scheme 2017; Schemes for Biotech industry also outlined

2017-12-28 10:11:24

The Ministry of Commerce & Industry has released a detailed update on the Startup India initiative and in the same release DBT’s startup initiatives and success have been outlined By Team ABLEAccording to a press release by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, as on December 1st, 2017, a total of 5350 Startups have been recognized by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) f

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IIT Roorkee’s professor Pranita Sarangi bags Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award

2017-12-27 07:33:09

Pranita P Sarangi, a professor of Biotechnology at IIT, Roorkee, has bagged this year\'s Innovative Young Biotechnologist AwardBy Team ABLEPranita P Sarangi, a professor of Biotechnology at IIT, Roorkee, has bagged this year\'s Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award.Sarangi was chosen for the award by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, for her

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Coromandel International to acquire bio-pesticides business from EID-Parry

2017-12-27 07:32:12

Coromandel International has signed a term sheet to acquire the bio-pesticides business from EID-Parry (India)By Team ABLECoromandel International has signed a term sheet to acquire the bio-pesticides business from EID-Parry (India) together with its wholly-owned subsidiary Parry America, Inc, USA through a slump sale. The transaction is valued at Rs 338 crore (subject to changes in working capita

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Department of Biotechnology releases Year End Review 2017

2017-12-27 07:15:44

In a detailed press release, DBT has rounded up all the major developments initiated and accomplished in the year 2017.By Team ABLEIn a detailed press release, it has been announced that for the Department of Biotechnology, the year 2017 has been marked by path breaking research and cutting-edge technology in myriad of areas. The key areas span across healthcare, agriculture, food and nutrition, b

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