A new easy-to-use legal tool that enables open exchange of biological materials launched

2018-10-15 06:16:06

An OpenMTA, which is a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) designed to support openness, sharing and innovation in global biotechnology, was launched yesterday with a commentary published in the journal Nature Biotechnology.By Team ABLEAn OpenMTA, which is a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) designed to support openness, sharing and innovation in global biotechnology, was launched yesterday.It is an

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Singapore biotech start-up RWDC raises $13 million to produce bio-plastic

2018-10-11 09:55:15

The fund would be used by the company to accelerate development of its PHA biodegradable biopolymers to replace single-use plastics.By Team ABLESingapore-headquartered biotech start-up RWDC Industries Pte Ltd has closed aUS$13 million Series A2 round co-led by venture capital firms Vickers Venture Partners and WI Harper Group. Finance firm Ridgevale Enterprises Limited andindividual investors also

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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announces efforts to advance development of generic copies of complex drugs

2018-10-10 11:06:08

As part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s efforts to promote drug competition and patient access, US FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has said that the agency has advanced many policies aimed at making it more efficient to bring generic competition to the market. By Team ABLEAs part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s efforts to promote drug competition and patient access,

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Indo UK Institute of Health to invest Rs. 1600 Crores for an Integrated Medicity in Uttarakhand

2018-10-10 11:05:22

IUIH shall enable Uttarakhand to emerge as a global hub for medical tourism, medical equipment and device manufacturing, pharmaceutical production; and cutting-edge medical research.By Team ABLEIndo UK Institute of Health (IUIH), one of the largest healthcare infrastructure projects in the world, has signed up a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Uttarakhand for setting up an

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Evotec, Sanofi create LAB031 to translate academic research into drug discovery candidates

2018-10-10 11:03:25

Evotec aims to generate multiple lead candidates for Sanofi over three years across multiple therapeutic categoriesBy Team ABLEFrankfurt Stock Exchange-listed Evotec AG has established an initiative with Sanofi through the launch of a newly created BRIDGE, called LAB031, designed to accelerate drug discovery across multiple therapeutic areas.The BRIDGE LAB031 collaboration enables Evotec to access

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Bharat Petroleum to set up advanced ethanol bio-refinery worth Rs 1000 in Odisha

2018-10-10 11:02:44

The refinery will have an annual capacity to produce three crore litres of fuel-grade ethanol using rice straw as feedstock. The ethanol thus produced will be blended with petrol. By Team ABLEPetroleum major Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.\'s Bargarh, Odisha plant will be the first of 12 such second-generation ethanol bio-refineries the government aims to set up in the country.Union Petrole

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India International Science Festival 2018 concludes in Lucknow

2018-10-10 11:01:53

IISF 2018 witnessed more than twenty thousand registrations and a footfall of more than ten lakh people making it the biggest festival of this kind in Asia.By Team ABLEThe four day long mega science expo, India International Science Festival (IISF) concluded in Lucknow today. IISF-2018 witnessed a footfall of more than 10 lakh people and more than 22 thousand registrations, the highest in its four

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Modern bioenergy to have the biggest growth in renewable resources between 2018 and 2023: IEA forecast

2018-10-10 11:00:09

According to the International Energy Agency’s latest market forecast, bioenergy remains the largest source of renewable energy because of its widespread use in heat and transport sectors, in which other renewables currently play a much smaller role.By Team ABLEBioenergy remains the largest source of renewable energy because of its widespread use in heat and transport, sectors in which other ren

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BIRAC announces 7th call for proposals under SPARSH

2018-10-10 10:58:12

SPARSH is the Social Innovation Program of BIRAC aimed at promoting the development of innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems through biotechnological approaches.By Team ABLESPARSH (Social Innovation Program for Products: Affordable and Relevant to Societal Health) is the Social Innovation Program of BIRAC aimed at promoting the development of innovative solutions to soc

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In 2018, India’s R&D investments to touch $83.27 billion

2018-10-10 10:57:10

At the 4th India International Science Festival, President of India, urged the scientific community to partner and mentor university researchers and studentsBy Team ABLEThe President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the 4th India International Science Festival in Lucknow on October 6th, 2018.Speaking on the occasion, the President said that science has always been a part of Indian cultu

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