AbCellera, Pfizer ink multi-target antibody research collaboration

2017-01-06 08:36:20

This multi-year collaboration aims to generate lead antibody candidates against membrane targets using AbCellera\'s mAb discovery platform.By Team ABLEVancouver-located AbCellera Biologics has announced a new therapeutic antibody discovery collaboration with Pfizer. AbCellera will apply its proprietary monoclonal antibody (mAb) screening platform to attempt to discover function-modulating antibodi

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Sri Lanka pens plan to set up Science, Technology and Innovation Coordinating Authority

2017-01-05 11:04:23

The authority will be similar to India’s National Innovation Foundation, Office of Science, Technology and Innovation of South Korea and the Japan Science and Technology Agency.By Team ABLESri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers has approved the setting up of a science, technology and innovation (STI) coordinating authority to co-ordinate the work of several research and development outfits. The Nati

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Sun Pharma notes positive results of Seciera for treatment of dry eye

2017-01-05 11:03:39

Seciera, developed by Ocular Technologies, a company recently acquired by Sun Pharma, has noted successful phase 3 confirmatory clinical trial results for the treatment of dry eye. By Team ABLESun Pharma has announced that the company has noted successful phase 3 confirmatory clinical trial results for Seciera (cyclosporine A, 0.09% ophthalmic solution), for the treatment of dry eye disease.

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Japanese company Toray proposes to build world’s largest biofuel feedstock from sugar cane in Thailand

2017-01-05 11:02:43

Japanese company Toray has proposed to spend $42.5 million to $51 million to set up a plant that generates biofuel from sugarcane waste in Thailand.By Team ABLEA well-recognized Japanese industrial group, Toray intends to tap sugar cane waste in Thailand to produce raw materials for biofuel. This is considered to be a revenue source that fits with the company\'s expansion plans.The Japanese compan

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi stresses on Ease of Doing Science at the 104th Session of the Indian Science Congress in Tirupati

2017-01-04 10:16:28

By 2030, PM Modi visualizes that India will be among the top three countries in science and technology and will be among the most attractive destinations for the best talent in the world. By Team ABLEIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 104th Session of the Indian Science Congress being held in the holy city of Tirupati on January 3, 2016. The Congress was attended by the Governor o

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Four start-ups to start operations at CCMB’s iHub shortly

2017-01-04 10:12:32

The incubator started by The Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB), a premier research organization in frontier areas of biology—iHub has announced that four start-ups will begin operations at the incubation center.By Team ABLEFour startup firms in the biosciences area will begin operations at Innovation Hub (iHUB), being promoted by The Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (

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Guwahati gears up to organize Biotech Conclave 2017 on January 5, 2017

2017-01-04 10:10:10

The Guwahati Biotech Park (GBP), in association with Federation of Industry & Commerce of North Eastern Region (FINER), is hosting a two-day event, ‘Assam Biotech Conclave 2017’ from January 5, 2017. By Team ABLEThe Guwahati Biotech Park (GBP is organizing a two-day ‘Assam Biotech Conclave 2017’ from January 5, 2017. The conclave intends to provide an opportunity to understand the poss

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Panacea Biotec increases availability of Cilamin 250 in India

2017-01-04 10:08:30

Panacea Biotec has announced the increased availability of life saving drug Cilamin 250 capsules for treatment of Wilson\'s disease in India. By Team ABLEPanacea Biotec Ltd has announced increased availability of life saving drug Cilamin 250 capsules for treatment of Wilson\'s disease in India. Panacea said that the drug was unavailable due to the short supply/non-availability of raw material D-Pe

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BIG Scheme for H1 2017 announced

2017-01-03 10:12:07

BIRAC announces the 10th Call for Proposals under the Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) Scheme. Applications can be submitted till February 15, 2017By Team ABLEBiotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) has announced the call for proposals under BIG scheme. The scheme is open till February 15, 2017. It may be recalled that BIRAC issues a national call for BIG scheme at least two t

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NCBS study provides new insights into how the brain responds to trauma

2017-01-03 09:43:54

A new study by Indian scientists led by Sumantra Chattarji from the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) and the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), Bangalore,  provides insights into how a single instance of severe stress can lead to delayed and long-term psychological trauma.By Team ABLEResearchers Farhana Yasmin, Kapil Saxena, Bruce S. McEwen, and

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