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BIO applauds launch of Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations

BIO applauds launch of Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) has applauded the launch of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), the new alliance to finance and coordinate the development of vaccines to prevent and contain infectious disease epidemics, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. BIO is the world\’s largest trade association representing ... Read More »

CyMedica Orthopedics gets US FDA nod for e-vive wireless muscle stimulation device for knee surgery rehabilitation

CyMedica Orthopedics gets US FDA nod for e-vive wireless muscle stimulation device for knee surgery rehabilitation CyMedica Orthopedics, a developer and manufacturer of innovative muscle rehabilitation systems, has announced US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for e-vive- the first of its kind app-controlled, data-driven muscle activation therapy and patient engagement solution designed to empower at-home pre-hab to rehab muscle ... Read More »

Laser metronome achieves record synchronization

Laser metronome achieves record synchronization Scientists at DESY have set up the world’s most precise ‘metronome’ for a kilometre-wide network. The timing system synchronizes a 4.7-kilometer-long laser-microwave network with 950 attoseconds precision. An attosecond is a quintillionth of a second, or a millionth of a millionth of a millionth of a second. Such installations can provide the beat for recording ... Read More »

LanzaTech gets $4 million for low-carbon fuel facility

LanzaTech gets $4 million for low-carbon fuel facility Carbon recycling company LanzaTech has been selected by the US Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) to receive a $4 million award to design and plan a demonstration-scale facility using industrial off gases to produce 3 million gallons of low-carbon jet and diesel fuels per year. The facility will recycle industrial ... Read More »

Vaccine shows promising results for early-stage breast cancer patients

Vaccine shows promising results for early-stage breast cancer patients Deregulation and inhibition of the immune system contributes to cancer development. Many therapeutic strategies aim to re-stimulate the immune system to recognize cancer cells and target them for destruction. Researchers from Moffitt Cancer Center report that a dendritic cell vaccine that targets the HER2 protein on breast cancer cells is safe ... Read More »

Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risk to stomach

Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risk to stomach Stomach bleeds caused by aspirin are considerably less serious than the spontaneous bleeds that can occur in people not taking the drug, concludes a study led by Cardiff University. Published in the journal Public Library of Science, the extensive study of literature on aspirin reveals that while regular use of the drug ... Read More »

Pharma Patients stocking daily-use medicines; deferring optional surgeries

Patients stocking daily-use medicines; deferring optional surgeries Demonetisation has had another side effect – patients are stocking up medicines for the next two to three months. This is especially so for ailments where life-long mediations are required such as for diabetes or hypertension – called chronic therapy areas in medical lingo. As a result, some of the pharmacies have seen ... Read More »

Cipla divests 16.7 per cent stake in Chase Pharma to Allergan

Cipla divests 16.7 per cent stake in Chase Pharma to Allergan Drug major CiplaBSE 0.45 % today said Chase Pharmaceuticals Corporation, in which it has 16.7 per cent stake has been acquired by Ireland-headquartered Allergan plc. Delaware-based Chase Pharmaceuticals Corporation, in which the company’s UK arm Cipla (EU) Ltd has 16.7 per cent stake, has been acquired by a subsidiary ... Read More »

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