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BIRAC announces call for proposals in biosimilar product development shared facilities for biotherapeutics development and novel cell line development

The vision of the Program is to enable and nurture an ecosystem for preparing India’s technological and product development capabilities in biopharmaceuticals.

Jan 14, 2019

By : Team ABLE

BIRAC to hold IIIrd IP Clinic for BIRAC innovators on January 15

BIRAC is organizing its third IP Law clinic in association with FIIT, Delhi on 15th January, 2019, at BIRAC Office.

Jan 14, 2019

By : Team ABLE

NRGene and Syngenta expand genomics collaboration in key crops

Following a successful pilot, Syngenta has chosen the GenoMAGIC platform to support its advanced molecular breeding program in maize

Jan 11, 2019

By : Team ABLE

Seed companies hail Supreme Court’s order on Monsanto Bt cotton patent case

The Indian seed industry bodieshailed the Supreme Court’s decision to set aside the Delhi High Court orderthat had invalidated the patent right of US-based agro major Monsanto Technology over BT cotton seeds for its Bollgard technology.

Jan 11, 2019

By : Team ABLE

Lok Sabha passes The DNA Technology Regulation Bill – 2019

The Bill has been formulated recognizing the need for regulation of the use and application of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) technology, for establishing identity of missing persons, victims, offenders, under trials and unknown deceased persons.

Jan 09, 2019

By : Team ABLE

Genomic chips developed by Brazil to be implemented in genomic selection for India’s indigenous breeds

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Radha Mohan Singh meets 5-member delegation from Brazil. Minister Singh has informed that in the latest development in breeding techniques, four animal breeding Centers of Excellence (COE) are being set up for ETT, IVF, sex-sorted semen, genomics and training of skilled manpower.

Jan 09, 2019

By : Team ABLE

At Lok Sabha, Agri Minister Parshottam Rupala shares GM crops’ success

The information given by the Minister stated that the productivity of cotton increased by significant numbers owing to the adoption of Bt. Cotton in India.

Jan 09, 2019

By : Team ABLE

Lilly to acquire Loxo Oncology for 8 billion dollar

The acquisition would be the largest and latest in a series of transactions Lilly has conducted to broaden its cancer treatment efforts with externally sourced opportunities for first-in-class and best-in-class therapies.

Jan 08, 2019

By : Team ABLE

Factory CRO and Boston Biomedical Associates merge to expand global presence

The merger has advanced both the companies’ shared strategic vision to become the leading Global Medical Device and Medical Technology focused CRO.

Jan 08, 2019

By : Team ABLE

DBT announces call for SAHAJ – the access for research resources and facilities

For more details: http://www.dbtindia.nic.in/sahaj/

Jan 08, 2019

By : Team ABLE

BIRAC funds brain health prognosis startup In-Med with Rs50 lakhs

The grant will be used to develop a cloud-based software platform that will label, visualize, and quantify the volumes of brain structures using 3D MRI images.

Jan 08, 2019

By : Team ABLE

Kalam Institute of Health Technology and CSIR CGCRI Kolkata to co work on boimplants

Both these institutes are going to work together to transform the medical device implant industry where glass and ceramics are highly applied in bio-implants.

Jan 07, 2019

By : Team ABLE

PAREXEL launches new dedicated biotech division in USA to support emerging companies

Led by James Anthony, Global Head of Biotech, and Graciela Racaro, Global Head of Biotech Operations, the division will help emerging companies minimize complexity, reduce costs, and accelerate timelines.

Jan 07, 2019

By : Team ABLE

Nobel Laureates inaugurate Children Science Congress at Indian Science Congress 2019

As a part of the five-day Indian Science Congress, Rashtriya Kishore Vaigyanik Sammelan (Children Science Congress) was inaugurated in Jalandhar by Nobel Laureates Avram Hershko from Israel and F.Duncan M.Haldane from USA.

Jan 07, 2019

By : Team ABLE

Alphabet’s Verily raises 1 billion dollar investment to fund growth and innovation

The capital raised will support growth in key strategic areas, including investments in strategic partnerships, global business development opportunities, and potential acquisitions.

Jan 04, 2019

By : Team ABLE

Boehringer Ingelheim partners with Science 37 for virtual clinical trials

Boehringer Ingelheim collaborates with Science 37 to accelerate the clinical development of new therapies worldwide; Science 37’s technology enables patients to remotely participate in clinical studies

Jan 04, 2019

By : Team ABLE

Takeda signs multiple cell therapy collaborations to advance immuno-oncology portfolio

The new collaborations expand Takeda’s commitment to pursue the discovery of novel cell therapy approaches to treat blood cancers and solid tumors.

Jan 04, 2019

By : Team ABLE

India Pharma 2019 and India Medical Device 2019 to be held in Bengaluru on 18th Feb

The theme for India Pharma 2019 is ‘Enabling Quality Affordable Healthcare’ and that of India Medical Device 2019 is ‘Med-Tech India: Gearing up for Ayushman Bharat’.

Jan 04, 2019

By : Team ABLE

Technavio analysts forecast global agricultural biotechnology market to grow at a CAGR of 11%

The development of standards for biostimulants is one of the major trends being witnessed in theglobal agricultural biotechnology market 2018-2022.

Jan 03, 2019

By : Team ABLE

Cabinet approves restructuring of National Health Agency as National Health Authority

With this approval, the existing society "National Health Agency" has been dissolved and will be replaced by National Health Authority as an attached office to Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

Jan 03, 2019

By : Team ABLE

Roche Diabetes Care India appoints Gaurav Laroia as GM

Gaurav Laroia will report to Roche Diabetes Care Asia Pacific hea Pedro Goncalves, and will be a member of the Roche Diabetes Care Asia Pacific leadership team.

Jan 03, 2019

By : Team ABLE

Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Student Teams BEST 2018 Winners

Winners of Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Student Teams - BEST 2018 program announced. 1st ICT Mumbai 2nd NIPER Ahmehdabad & Savitribhai Phule Pune University 3rd ICT Mumbai & Amity University Noida

Jan 02, 2019

By : Team ABLE

BITS BIRAC BioNEST Incubator for Startups and Entrepreneurs in Healthcare and Environment to be established in Goa

The 3,500 sq ft facility will focus on helping startups in the health and environment sectors to find innovative solutions to issues in these areas.

Jan 02, 2019

By : Team ABLE

BIRAC announces 14th call for proposals under the Biotechnology Ignition Grant Big Scheme

BIRAC has invited proposals from biotech Start-ups and Individual Entrepreneurs with innovative ideas having a potential for commercialization.Grant-in-aid up-to INR 50 lakhs for a maximum period of 18 months.

Jan 02, 2019

By : Team ABLE

CSIR, DBT and ICMR sign inter ministerial cooperation for research on phytopharmaceuticals

The MoU amongst CSIR, DBT and ICMR is for mutual collaboration to develop phytopharmaceutical products for therapeutic use

Jan 02, 2019

By : Team ABLE

Ministry of AYUSH and Department of Biotechnology ink MoU to further biotech based interventions

The focus of the MoU is on boosting innovative research on biotechnological intervention in AYUSH sector.

Jan 02, 2019

By : Team ABLE

Department of Pharmaceuticals lays down fresh formulation content norms

With an aim to push ‘Make in India’ in the pharmaceuticals sector, the Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) has decided on the content of formulations that are manufactured and for those that are not manufactured in India.

Jan 02, 2019

By : Team ABLE

Cabinet apprised of two biotechnology related bilateral MoUs between Cuba and Korea

The MoUs signed with Cuba and Korea respectively, are in the agreed areas of collaboration and objectives in the field of Science & Technology, wherever the expertise in these areas exist in the country.

Dec 31, 2018

By : Team ABLE

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate 106th Indian Science Congress ISC-2019 on 3rd January in Jalandhar

World’s largest science meet ‘Indian Science Congress (ISC)-2019’is going to be held from 3rd to 7th January 2019, in Jalandhar, Punjab.

Dec 31, 2018

By : Team ABLE

Vedanta Biosciences raises 27 million dollar to advance clinical pipeline of microbiome-derived product candidates

Participants in the fund include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Rock Springs Capital, Invesco Asset Management, Seventure, and PureTech Health

Dec 28, 2018

By : Team ABLE

Dr. Srinubabu Gedela receives ‘Champions of Change’ Award from Vice President of India

The award was given to Dr Srinubabu Gedela for his relentless work and contribution in various social and healthcare services, and for his involvement in sharing healthcare and agricultural information to remotest corners of India.

Dec 28, 2018

By : Team ABLE

Sun Pharma’s subsidiary DUSA Pharmagets preliminary injunctive relief prohibiting Biofrontera from using its trade secrets

DUSA PharmaceuticalsInc., the wholly owned subsidiary of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd,has announced that DUSA has been granted preliminary injunctive relief by a federal district court prohibiting defendants Biofrontera

Dec 28, 2018

By : Team ABLE

Lupin and AbbVie partner to develop hematological cancers drugs

Through this partnership, AbbVie gains exclusive global rights to develop and commercialize Lupin’s MALT1 inhibitors.

Dec 26, 2018

By : By Team ABLE

Quest Diagnostics completes sale of India diagnostics services business to Strand Life Sciences

Quest Diagnosticshas completed the sale of its India medical diagnostic service business to Strand Life Sciences.

Dec 26, 2018

By : By Team ABLE

USA UK Ireland scientist partner AMTZ to further biomaterials research

At a recently held event, AMTZ and KIHT brought the bio-materials community together and exchanged ideas on how the entire ecosystem can promote indigenous products researched at Indian institutions of merit.

Dec 26, 2018

By : By Team ABLE

China’s HitGen Bayer enter DNA-encoded library-basedresearch collaboration

“Our research and development (R&D) platforms are supplemented by what we call an ‘open innovation’ model,” said Axel Trautwein, Head of Small Molecules, Crop Science division of Bayer. “HitGen’s experience in DNA-encoded chemistry fits that model well, and we look forward to using their advanced technology platform to develop solutions that help farmers control existing crop threats and get ahead of emerging ones.”

Dec 21, 2018

By : By Team ABLE

Propanc Biopharma’s cancer treatment granted patent in India

“Building a robust patent portfolio has been a top priority in driving our drug development technology forward. Adding India to the growing list of countries where we have been granted patents reflects the strength of our growing IP portfolio for PRP,” said James Nathanielsz, Propanc’s Chief Executive Officer.

Dec 21, 2018

By : By Team ABLE

DBT releases Year End Review

DBT has released a detailed report on the key events, collaborations and achievements that took place in the year 2018.

Dec 21, 2018

By : By Team ABLE

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Boston Medical Center collaborate to investigate markers of immuno-oncology response and resistance

The comprehensive, multi-dimensional study will place an emphasis on uncovering mechanisms associated with lack of response to Immuno-Oncology (I-O) therapies

Dec 19, 2018

By : By Team ABLE

Kineta enters research collaboration and license agreement with Pfizer

The companies will collaborate to develop and test small molecule agonists that target RIG-I, an innate immunostimulatory pathway that can elicit immunogenic cell death (ICD) in tumors.

Dec 19, 2018

By : By Team ABLE

Lilly and Aduro Biotech partner to develop novel immunotherapies

As part of the agreement, Lilly will gain access to novel molecules from Aduro that are designed to inhibit the cGAS-STING pathway.

Dec 19, 2018

By : By Team ABLE

DBT announces Indo-Australian Biotechnology Fund call

Call for proposal is open from 14th December, 2018 to 23rd January, 2019

Dec 19, 2018

By : By Team ABLE

DBT calls for proposals to establish Biotech-KISAN Hubs

This special Call for Proposals is for establishing Biotech-KISAN Hubs in four agro-climatic zones in the country.

Dec 18, 2018

By : By Team ABLE

Serum Institute’s partner NeuClone develops mAb for breast cancer indication

NeuClone's Perjeta (pertuzumab) biosimilar is partnered with Serum Institute of India (Serum). Under the partnership, NeuClone and Serum are developing ten biosimilars for global markets.

Dec 18, 2018

By : By Team ABLE

Dr Cyrus Poonawalla wins GAVI’s inaugural Vaccine Hero Award

Dr Cyrus Poonawalla, Founder of Serum Institute of India (SII) and Chairman of Poonawalla Group, has been given the first ever Vaccine Hero award by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

Dec 18, 2018

By : By Team ABLE

Two ABLE BEST winners bag 2018 National Bioentrepreneurship Award

ABLE-BEST winners--KBCols Sciences and Module Innovations--win the second edition of National Bio Entrepreneurship Competition.

Dec 18, 2018

By : By Team ABLE

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the Partners Forum - 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Partners’ Forum, 2018, in New Delhi on December 12th. He also released the coffee table book ‘Proven Paths’, a compendium of 36 best practices in maternal, child and adolescent health, at the inaugural ceremony.

Dec 13, 2018

By : Team Able

PerkinElmer promotes Prahlad Singh to lead newly created role

Dr. Singh, along with the leaders of the Company’s corporate functions, will continue to report to Robert F. Friel, PerkinElmer’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Dec 11, 2018

By : Team ABLE

DBT organizes XII Indian MedTech Summit

This annual event is organized by DBT under its flagship program-School of International Biodesign implemented at AIIMS and IITD in collaboration with International Partners with techno-legal management by BCIL.

Dec 10, 2018

By : Team ABLE

A Star in deal with AUM Biosciences and One Biomed

In two separate dealings, AUM Biosciences has licensed its first novel, highly selective anti-cancer drug from A*STAR's Experimental Therapeutics Centre (ETC) and A*STAR's Institute of Microelectronics (IME) and One BioMed have launched a S$9 million joint lab.

Dec 05, 2018

By : Team ABLE

Dr. Ashis Kumar Sen conferred Swarnajayanti Fellowship for his work on cancer and dengue detection

Dr. Ashis Kumar Sen is one among the three Professors to receive this Fellowship in Engineering Sciences discipline from the entire country. His main research interests are in the areas of microfluidics based interfacial phenomena and healthcare diagnostics.

Dec 04, 2018

By : Team ABLE

Meet Biotech regulators

All key biotech regulators and policy makers will be available to interact and handle various queries from biotech companies at 3 pm, this Friday, December 7, 2018.

Dec 03, 2018

By : Team Able

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