Bionano Genomics’ expertise in optical mapping paves way for complete Barley Genome Assembly

2017-04-28 05:39:29

The 10-year project generated a comprehensive and highly-complex barley genome, two times larger than the human genome. The long-term goal of the new reference barley genome assembly is to breed a barley crop that can maintain high yields in a changing environment to safeguard global food security.By Team ABLEBionano Genomics, a San Diego-based company focused on genome structure analysis, has hig

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Dr Kapil Sethi receives Association of Indian Neurologists in America\'s Lifetime Achievement Award

2017-04-28 05:35:57

India-born Dr Kapil Sethi, a neurologist and former director of the Movement Disorders Program at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, is the 2017 recipient of the Association of Indian Neurologists in America\'s Lifetime Achievement Award.By Team ABLEIndia-born Dr Kapil Sethi, a neurologist and former director of the Movement Disorders Program at the Medical College of Georgia at

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Serum Institute acquires Czech Republic-based polio vaccine manufacturer

2017-04-26 15:19:59

Serum Institute of India has acquired a defunct unit in Czech of Florida-based Nanotherapeutics that makes injectable polio doses for 72 million Euros. By Team ABLEIndia’s premier Pune-located vaccine manufacturer, Serum Institute of India on Tuesday has acquired the defunct unit in Czech of Florida-based Nanotherapeutics that makes injectable polio doses, for 72 million Euros. According to the

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BIRAC announces support scheme under Patenting & Technology Transfer for Harnessing Innovations (Path)

2017-04-26 15:17:27

To promote the innovation ecosystem in India and also to enable the commercialization of the technology, BIRAC offers a wide range of IP and Technology Management services to Start ups, SME’s and Academia under the program BIRAC-PATHBy Team ABLEOne of the primary mandates of BIRAC is “to trigger, transform and tend biotech start-ups to convert innovative research of public and private sector i

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Japan\'s Otsuka to apply for TB drug approval in India

2017-04-26 15:10:43

Otsuka has revealed that the company intends to apply for approval of its tuberculosis  (TB) drug Delamanid in India within 90 days. By Team ABLEJapanese pharmaceutical company Otsuka has revealed that the company intends to apply for approval of its tuberculosis  (TB) drug Delamanid in India within 90 days. According to Reuters, Otsuka’s spokesperson indicated that the company has had

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India’s BioEconomy can reach $200 bn by 2030: ABLE Chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

2017-04-25 11:28:57

The Current $35 billion Indian BioEconomy has the potential to first reach $100 billion by 2025 and then double to $200 billion by 2030 said the ABLE chairperson while addressing a meeting of Start-upsBy Narayanan Suresh“A $200 billion BioEconomy for India is easily achievable, “ said Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, who also chairs Biocon and Karnataka’s Vision Group on Biotechnolgoy. She made these

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DBT scientists’ research infers Ashwagandha as a potential ALT cancer therapeutic

2017-04-25 10:13:14

DBT and their partner scientists have found that bioactives from Ashwagandha leaf powder have anti-cancer activitiesBy Team ABLEAshwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a popular herb in Ayurveda, the traditional home medicine native to India. A number of studies in the recent past suggested that Withanolides, Withaferin-A and Withanone, have multi-modal anticancer activities.Department of Biotechnolog

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Digital Health Summer Summit to co-locate at BIO International Convention on June 19-20 in San Diego

2017-04-25 10:11:21

Both conferences will be held at the San Diego Convention Center on June 19-22, 2017, with dynamic digital health content offered to attendees all four days.By Team ABLEThe Living in Digital Times and Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) have announced that the Digital Health Summer Summit (DHSS) will return to the BIO International Convention co-locating the conferences for the second year

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Bangkok gears up to host global bio-economy players for the 6th Biobased Chemicals and Plastics Summit

2017-04-25 10:09:13

The summit is inspired by continued capacity additions and investments in biochemical and bioplastics industry in Asia, especially with Thailand announcing the 10-year bio-economy scheme. Reliance Industries’ Dr Vidhya Rangaswamy is a key note speaker at the summit.By Team ABLEInspired by continued capacity additions and investments in biochemical and bioplastics industry in Asia, especially wit

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Glybera, world’s most expensive gene therapy medicine to go off shelves in October

2017-04-24 09:57:06

The $1 million gene therapy to treat a rare  metabolic disease lipoprotein lipase deficiency will be pulled out of the European market in October 2017 by its manufacturer, UniQure due to lack of demand for the medicineBy Narayanan SureshIts curtains for Glybera, the world’s most expensive medicine, the gene therapy, that costs $ 1 million ( approximately Rs 6.7 crore).Glybera ( alipogene tu

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