Cipla prepares for future with focus on R&D

2016-08-17 11:07:08

Cipla is preparing itself for the future with focused investments in R&D as well as portfolio build-up through strategic inorganic moves.By Team ABLEOne of India’s leading pharmaceutical company with global presence, Cipla Ltd has announced its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2016. Cipla in the financial results has said that the growth momentum in key markets–In

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IIT Madras Research Park to have advanced material center with Tata Steel

2016-08-17 11:02:35

A new facility for research in advanced materials to be set up at IIT Madras Research Park by Tata Steel. The initial focus would be in green energy research.By Team ABLEOne of the top global names in steel, Tata Steel has signed a memorandum of understanding with IIT Madras to set up Tata Steel Advanced Materials Research Center  (TSAMRC) at IIT Madras Research Park. The initial focus of the

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Piramal acquires Ash Stevens for $42.95 million

2016-08-17 10:59:18

Piramal Enterprises acquires US-based CDMO Ash Stevens Inc in an all cash deal of USD 42.95 millionBy Team ABLEIndia’s Piramal Enterprises Limited has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary in the US has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% stake in Ash Stevens Inc, a US-based Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), in an all cash deal of USD 42.95 million plus an ea

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Death due to cancer out beats cardiovascular diseases in European men

2016-08-16 09:50:48

Although diseases of the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular disease, CVD) kill more people worldwide than anything else, with 17.3 million deaths globally, cancer has now overtaken CVD as the main cause of death in 12 European countries.By Team ABLEA new data published in the European Heart Journal on the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Europe for 2016, has revealed that in the Euro

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DBT invites proposal for Banana research in the North East

2016-08-16 09:35:29

The Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India has called for a proposal to work together on a consortium mode to help establish and strengthen Biotechnology R&D activity on Banana plantations in the North East Region.By Team ABLEThe Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has invited applications for a joint program for research on Banana cultivation and yi

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BIRAC announces SPARSH’s fourth call for solutions targeting aging, geriatric health

2016-08-16 09:24:18

In response to the global challenges of aging population, SPARSH has announced its fourth call on Aging and Health with focus on Geriatrics and Assistive Medical Technologies.By Team ABLEThe Social Innovation programme for Products: Affordable & Relevant to Societal Health (SPARSH), which aims at promoting the development of innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems, ha

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A new system developed to protecting privacy in genomic databases

2016-08-12 09:02:22

Genome-wide association studies, which try to find correlations between particular genetic variations and disease diagnoses, are important in modern medical research. However as they depend on databases that contain people’s medical histories, they carry privacy risks. Scientists find an answer to privacy compromise.By Team ABLEResearchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligenc

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Biofuel business in India to grow 15-fold by 2022

2016-08-11 15:15:35

The country’s Biofuel Program is expected to bring the necessary shift in fuel consumption to reduce the dependence on crude oil imports. The biofuels business is expected to rise from Rs 6,500 crore ($1 Billion) to Rs 1 lakh crore ($15 Billion): Reveals Petroleum Minister By Team ABLEThe Ministry of Petroleum Natural Gas has pushing for the Ethanol blending program since 2001. And now is close

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Praj Industries announces holistic approach to accelerate bioethanol production

2016-08-11 15:10:23

In an endeavor to create a unique Techno-Socio-Economic revolution in India in the biofuels sector, Praj Industries has announced to partner in second generation ethanol projects through “green fund” that will facilitate ‘Farmer centric Biomass supply model’,  provide ‘Build, Operate & Maintain (BOM)’ package for ‘Biomass to Ethanol’ projects, and offer “Smart Bio refine

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NITI Aayog posts preliminary report on reforms of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956

2016-08-11 15:06:11

The Committee has completed the first stage of its work and has posted its preliminary report on the NITI Aayog website. Stakeholders are now invited to offer their comments and suggestions. One interesting reform is that the Committee recommends that ‘for-profit’ organizations be permitted to establish medical colleges.By Team ABLEIn view of widespread criticism of the workings of the Medical

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