No license needed to import & export biological samples from Aug 4, 2016

2016-08-05 09:28:04

In a major industry-friendly step, the government has permitted CROs, research centers and others to import and export biological samples with just self-certification, saving 4 to 5  months of paper work for each such item

By Narayanan Suresh

Biotech companies, CROs, research centers and other can relax

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi stresses on evading indiscriminate use of antibiotics in his Mann Ki Baat speech

2016-08-04 11:24:57

Prime Minister asks citizens to stop use of antibiotics without a doctor’s prescription.

By Team ABLE

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Government outlines plan on modernization of Ayurvedic drugs manufacturing process

2016-08-04 11:21:02

Excerpt from the information given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik

By Team ABLE

“Modernization of Ayurvedic Drugs Manufactur

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Catalent Biologics, Zumutor collaborate to develop antibodies with enhanced ADCC activity

2016-08-03 10:54:40

Catalent, Zumutor created a fucose knockout GPEx cell line expressing high levels of an anti-HER2 antibody.

By Team ABLE

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Government calls for online only nominations for Padma Awards 2017 by September 15

2016-08-03 10:51:35

Nomination sought for Padma Awards online

Nominations for the Padma Awards 2017 is presently open and the last date for receipt of the nominations for the Padma Awards 2017 is September 15, 2016.

It has been decided that from this year the nominations and recommendations for the Padma Awards will be received online only on an electronic management system designed

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Indore girl wins Voice for BT public speaking event in West zone

2016-08-03 10:43:04

It was girls all the way as they walked away with all the three prizes at the West Zone leg of the Voice for BT  public-speaking contest on biotechnology organized by Novozymes with ABLE as Knowledge Partner.By Narayanan SureshThe 2016 season of  the Voice for BT event kicked with  Ms Nabiha Sadique, a biotechnology graduate student from Mata Gujri College of Professional Studies, i

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Generic biologic drugs appear comparable to brand-name counterparts: Johns Hopkins analysis

2016-08-02 10:46:12

Findings from Johns Hopkins study suggest that common and costly medications made from living cells can be equivalent even when manufactured by different company.By Team ABLEA recent press release from the prestigious Johns Hopkins University has indicated that Generic forms of a biologic drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and psoriasis appear to be as safe and eff

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GSK, Verily announce new biomedical company

2016-08-02 10:41:31

GSK, Alphabet’s Verily to establish Galvani Bioelectronics for bioelectronic medicines development.By Team ABLEGlobal pharmaceutical company GSK has signed an agreement with Verily Life Sciences LLC (formerly Google Life Sciences), an Alphabet company, to form Galvani Bioelectronics to enable the research, development and commercialization of bioelectronic medicines. GSK will hold a 55% equity i

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Kedar Upadhye joins Cipla as Global Chief Financial Officer India

2016-08-02 10:31:26

“With strong financial expertise and deep insights about the global generics industry, Mr Upadhye shall be a strong addition to our Management Council to help us move forward towards our aspirations,” said Mr Subhanu Saxena, MD and Global CEO, Cipla Ltd.By Team ABLETop pharmaceutical company Cipla Ltd has announced the appointment of Kedar Upadhye as the Global Chief Financial Officer of the c

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BIRAC, Nesta support Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) diagnostics research

2016-08-01 09:24:34

BIRAC supports Discovery Awards to help develop diagnostics for AMR.By Team ABLEThe Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, and Nesta, the UK-based charity managing the Longitude Prize, organized an outreach program in New Delhi on July 28, to promote Discovery Awards. The aim of the Awards is to help create a pipeline of innova

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