Monsanto withdraws application of new GM cotton

2016-08-27 15:04:27

Monsanto Co. withdrew an application to sell a new variety of genetically modified cotton seed in India because of its concerns over the country’s attempts to restrict the biotechnology business.Team ABLELeading agriculture company, Monsanto, has decided to withdraw an application seeking approval for its next generation of genetically modified cotton seeds in India. The application was for Boll

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India assists Belarus Government to set up antiretroviral manufacturing facility

2016-08-26 05:47:18

India has been assisting Belarus Government in establishing a pharmaceutical enterprise called JivaPharm which will be built in Kolyadichi in Minsk to make antiretroviral medications.By Team ABLEAccording to The Belarusian Telegraph Agency (BelTA), a Belarusian-Indian pharmaceutical enterprise JivaPharm will be established in Kolyadichi located in Minsk, Belarus. The enterprise will occupy 4.63ha.

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Aurobindo Pharma to increase focus on specialty generics as primary growth strategy

2016-08-26 05:45:13

The first quarter (Q1) results of 2016-17 started with a double digit Year-on-Year growth on the back of overall business performance for Aurobindo. With focus on execution and capability enhancements, the company will continue to progress on specialty generics for a sustained long term growth.By Team ABLEAurobindo Pharma Ltd has released its first quarter results for Financial Year 2016-17. The h

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Adocia’s BioChaperone for diabetic foot Ulcer disappoints in phase III trials results

2016-08-26 05:43:03

BioChaperone PDGF (BC PDGF) used in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcer did not meet the primary endpoint in phase III trial conducted in IndiaBy Team ABLEParis-based Adocia biopharmaceutical company has announced the results from a phase III clinical trial of BioChaperone PDGF (BC PDGF) in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcer (DFU), which was conducted in India. In this trial, BC PDGF did not me

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European Medicines Agency accepts regulatory submission for proposed biosimilar, Trastuzumab, by Biocon and Mylan

2016-08-25 12:29:54

Biocon-Mylan announce regulatory acceptance of submission of their proposed second biosimilar, Trastuzumab after PegfilgrastimBy Team ABLEThe European Medicines Agency (EMA) has accepted for review Mylan’s Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for a proposed biosimilar Trastuzumab. This is used to treat certain HER2-positive breast and gastric cancers. This is the second biosimilar submissio

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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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