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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Dr P M Murali takes over as Chairman of Golden Jubilee Biotech Park for Women

2016-12-30 08:35:25

Prof. M S Swaminathan, who was the chairman of The Golden Jubilee Biotech Park for Women Society, has been elevated as the Life Time Mentor of the park. Dr PM Murali, President, Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises and Managing Director & CEO of Evolva India takes over as Chairman. By Team ABLEThe Golden Jubilee Biotech Park for Women Society, which is registered as a Society under Tam

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Praj’s Pramod Chaudhari donates Rs 2.51 Cr to IIT Bombay towards setting up of Centre for Learning and Teaching

2016-12-30 07:35:38

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Pramod Chaudhari of Praj Industries and IIT Bombay to set up Parimal and Pramod Chaudhari Centre for Learning and Teaching. By Team ABLEThe Executive Chairman of Praj Industries, Pramod Chaudhari, has in his personal capacity donated Rs 2.51 crore to Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB) to set up The Centre for Learning and Teaching. A Me

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Gujarat’s new biotech policy aims to triple turnover to Rs 15,000 crore and over 1 lakh jobs by 2021

2016-12-29 11:02:33

Gujarat has announced a new biotech policy for the period 2016-21. The policy was unveiled this week by the state’s Finance Minister Mr Nitin Patel in Gandhinagar. The new policy targets to triple the turnover of Gujarat’s biotechnology sector to Rs 15,000 crore by 2021.By Team ABLEThe new biotech policy comes in place of the  2012 policy. The state government’s new Biotechnology Policy

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DBT invites nominations for various Awards & Fellowships

2016-12-29 11:00:28

DBT invites nominations for Biotech Product, Process Development and Commercialisation Award 2017 and Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship 2017.By Team ABLEThe details of the Award/ Fellowship, eligibility criteria and proforma for nominations for various Awards are available on DBT’s website. The last date for submission of nominations for various schemes under DBT are as follows:1   &n

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Nomination for National Entrepreneurship Awards 2016 closes on December 28

2016-12-27 10:53:31

Biotech entrepreneurs have an opportunity to enroll for The National Entrepreneurship Awards, instituted by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MoSDE). These annual Awards are to encourage a culture of entrepreneurship across the country.By Team ABLEApplications for the National Entrepreneurship Awards that seek to recognize the efforts and achievements of exceptional entrepren

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Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) publishes HERITAGE Study results of the proposed biosimilar of Mylan and Biocon, MYL - 14010

2016-12-27 10:48:25

HERITAGE Study results demonstrate equivalent overall response rate for MYL-1401O in comparison to branded TrastuzumabBy Team ABLEMylan NV and Biocon Ltd have announced that the results of the HERITAGE study have been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Study results confirm the efficacy, safety and immunogenicity of MYL-1401O, the proposed biosimilar trastuzumab c

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Ministry of Health and Family Welfare ends the year on a positive note

2016-12-27 09:32:51

It is that part of the year, when one would like to take stock of the hits and misses. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) had some good hits. Here is a selective list of MoHFW’s achievements.Introduction of new vaccinesa) Rota virus vaccine: Rotavirus vaccine was introduced in Universal Immunization program in a four states -- Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Odisha, and Andhra Pradesh-

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50 Biotech Laboratories to be established in Arunachal Pradesh

2016-12-27 09:20:03

Arunachal Pradesh and North East get biotech push from DBT. Foundation stone of Centre for Bio-Resources and Sustainable Development laid in Arunachal Pradesh. By Team ABLENearly, Rs 75-100 crore earmarked for the next five years for biotechnology in the State Department of Biotechnology (DBT) will set up 50 Biotech Laboratories in Senior Secondary Schools of Arunachal Pradesh under the scheme Bio

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