Call for latest round of Grand Challenges Explorations announced

2018-09-20 08:49:32

Applications on six specific topics will be accepted until November 14, 2018.By Team ABLEThe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting proposals for the latest round of the Grand Challenges Explorations initiative. Applications on the following six topics will be accepted until Wednesday, November 14, 2018 11:30 am PST:Increasing Demand for Vaccination ServicesNew Approaches for Manufacturin

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Health Ministry experiments sputum sample transportation through Postal Department

2018-09-20 08:48:22

The Ministry believes that the learning from this Delhi Pilot experience will be useful for adaptation of specimen transport mechanism through the Postal Department across the country.By Team ABLEA pilot for utilizing services of Department of Post for transport of sputum specimen for TB Diagnosis in Karawal Nagar, Delhi was launched by the Health Ministry on September 19th. Sanjeeva Kumar, AS and

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Aurobindo’s HIV drugbags South Africa drug authorities’ approval

2018-09-19 09:01:10

Aurobindo Pharma has received approval from the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority for its Dolutegravir, Lamivudine and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (DLT) tablets, a preferred regimen for HIV patients.By Team ABLEAurobindo Pharma has received approval from the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) for its Dolutegravir, Lamivudine and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fuma

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Cancer Genetics and NovellusDx agree to merge

2018-09-19 09:00:29

This transaction will combine Cancer Genetics\' scale, expansive test portfolio and broad data set related to tumor biology with NovellusDx\'s machine learning capabilities to form an oncology-focused precision medicine company.By Team ABLENasdaq-listed Cancer Genetics, which has its Indian operations based out of Hyderabad, India, and NovellusDx Ltd., an Israeli company specialized in functional

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BeiGene selects GE Healthcare’s off-the-shelf biologics factory to boost cancer drugs manufacturing

2018-09-19 08:59:20

BeiGene will boost its late-stage clinical and commercial production capacity for cancer monoclonal antibodies with GE Healthcare’s prefabricated biopharma facility KUBio. By Team ABLEBeiGene Ltd, a commercial-stage biotechnology company focused on developing and commercializing innovative molecularly-targeted and immuno-oncology drugs for the treatment of cancer, has selected GE Healthcare

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Accenture, Merck collaborate with Amazon Web Services to launch drug discovery research platform

2018-09-19 08:58:28

This new research platform is expected to enable an ecosystem that accelerates innovation by creating open, industry-standard application programming interfaces for core research functions. By Team ABLEAccenture and Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), will launch a cloud-based informatics research platform designed to help

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BIRAC, WISH partner to provide last mile Primary Healthcare Innovations in Rajasthan

2018-09-18 10:55:10

BIRAC in collaboration with the LEHS-WISH has launched two BIRAC supported innovations in Jaipur last week. By Team ABLEBiotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), in collaboration with the LEHS-WISH (Wadhwani Initiative for Sustainable Healthcare), National Health Mission, Government of Rajasthan launched two BIRAC supported innovations, SOHUM and ATOM on 4th September 2018,

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Gates Foundation warns on demographic trends threatening global progress; calls for increased focus on health

2018-09-18 10:54:10

Bill and Melinda Gates say investing in young people could unlock productivity and innovation.By Team ABLEThe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has launched its second annual Goalkeepers Data Report, pointing to demographic trends that could stall unprecedented progress in reducing global poverty. While 1 billion people have lifted themselves out of poverty over the past 20 years, rapid pop

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DBT announces UK-India Agricultural Data Partnering Workshop

2018-09-18 10:51:49

The joint India-UK multi-disciplinary partnership will aim to enhance and add value to existing animal and plant health data.By Team ABLEThe Department of Biotechnology, Government of India with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) [the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), UK; the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), UK and the Natural Environment Research Coun

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WHO develops benchmark documents for practice in traditional medicine

2018-09-18 10:50:48

WHO is developing Benchmark Documents for practice in Ayurveda, Panckarma and Unani as part of its strategy to provide safe, effective and accessible Traditional Medicine to global community. By Team ABLEThe World Health Organisation is developing Benchmark Documents for practice in Ayurveda, Panckarma and Unani system as part of its global strategy to provide safe, effective and accessible T

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