AstraZeneca sells small molecule antibiotics business to Pfizer

2016-08-25 10:15:48

This deal will help AstraZeneca focus on three main therapy areas, while Pfizer’s dedicated focus on infectious diseases is expected to extend the reach of the antibiotics to more patients globally and maximize the potential of the late-stage, small molecule antibiotics business.By Team ABLEIn a significant development, AstraZeneca announced that the company has entered into an agreement with bi

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Ministry of AYUSH, US Pharmacopeial Convention partner to strengthen quality of traditional medicine

2016-08-25 10:11:38

Ministry of AYUSH and the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) have signed an MoU to promote the safety, quality and integrity of traditional medicines and botanical dietary supplementsBy Team ABLEThe Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine & Homoeopathy (PCIM&H) under the Ministry of AYUSH and the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) have signed a Memorandum of Unders

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Health Ministry reviews status on Chikungunya, Dengue, Malaria preparedness

2016-08-25 10:07:05

Health ministry reviews preparedness of various agencies to prevent and manage Chikungunya, Malaria and Dengue in the National Capital.By Team ABLESubsequent to the high level review of the status of Dengue, Malaria and Chikungunya by the Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Mr JP Nadda, Mr CK Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare held a meeting to review preparedness

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Calls for joint Indo-Australian biotech research open on August 24

2016-08-24 10:51:59

The Indo-Australian Biotechnology Fund, a platform for bilateral collaboration in science jointly managed and funded by the governments of India and Australia, has announced the 10th round of collaboration.By Team ABLEThe Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, has called for applications for joint research projects to be implemented by Indian scientists in

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DBT invites proposals for nanobiotechnology research intervention

2016-08-24 10:47:57

DBT has announced a call for proposals to address various issues related to health, agriculture, food and environment through basic and applied nanobiotech research interventions.By Team ABLEAiming to advance research and foster innovations in cutting edge areas of Nanobiotechnology, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology has announced a call for proposals to address

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Pharmaion predicts India pharmacy market to grow at a CAGR of 8% till 2021

2016-08-24 10:44:28

Increasing healthcare awareness, growing government initiatives to improve healthcare infrastructure and rising disease burden are some factors to drive India pharmacy market through 2021. By Team ABLEAccording to the recently published report by Pharmaion, titled “India Pharmacy Market Opportunities, 2011–2021”, the pharmacy market in India is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 8% dur

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Voice for BT” East Zone contest at KIIT University, Bhubaneswar on August 26

2016-08-24 10:39:51

The “Voice for BT”  public-speaking contest on biotechnology, organized by Novozymes India along with ABLE moves East with the zonal contest on Friday, 26th August.By Team ABLEThe East Zone contest of Voice for BT will take place at KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha on Friday, 26th August 2016. Dr P M Murali, President of ABLE and MD & CEO, Evolva Life Sciences will be the chief gu

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Biotech Student Entrepreneurship contest for 2016 announced

2016-08-23 09:24:06

Biotech Student Entrepreneurship contest for 2016 announced

The scheme for promotion of student entrepreneurs in biotechnology, BEST 2016, has been now opened for

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Government to present Plant Genome Savior Community Award

2016-08-23 08:23:25

A farmer, who is engaged in the conservation of genetic resources of land races and wild relatives of economic plants and their improvement, shall be entitled to the Plant Genome Saviour Farmer Reward & Farmer Recognition along with cash prize from National Gene FundBy Team ABLEThe Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights (PPV&FR) Authority, New Delhi is organizing its Plan

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Pfizer acquires Medivation for $14 billion to lead oncology therapeutics market

2016-08-23 08:20:29

Pfizer will purchase biotech firm Medivation, which specializes in cancer treatments, for $14 billionBy Team ABLEIn a bid to propel its leadership position in oncology therapeutics, globally-acclaimed pharma major Pfizer Inc has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire NASDAQ-listed Medivation Inc for $ 14 billion. Medivation is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and com

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