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  • Increasing The Efficiency Of Stem Cells

    A new technique for increasing the survival rates of human embryonic stem cells will revolutionize their use in drug discovery and therapy. Human embryonic stem cells often die during the process of isolation using enzymatic disaggregation or low-density plating, which limits their usefulness in drug discovery and basic research. Similarly, the low rate of attachment […]

    Top international award for Indian nurse

    A committed Indian nurse has been honoured with the first International Neonatal Nursing Excellence Award, in recognition of her commitment for working on the frontlines of newborn care in resource-challenged countries, where the majority of newborn deaths occur. Rekha Kashinath Samant from Mumbai and Regina Obeng from Kumasi in Ghana were selected from nominations sent […]

    India records sharp decline in polio cases

    In a positive sign for the fight against polio, India has recorded a significant drop in the number of cases of the debilitating disease this year. The number of cases of type-1 polio is only 16 this year as compared to 51 last year, while type-3 cases stand at 23 against last year’s 343, the […]

    US FDA Approves Pradaxa

    Germany :The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Pradaxa(dabigatran etexilate),1 Boehringer Ingelheim’s novel, oral direct thrombin inhibitor2 for stroke risk reduction in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) marking the first approval of a new oral anticoagulant in the U.S. in more than 50 years. The approval makes Pradaxa available to a broad […]

    New High Resolution Binocular Loupes from Riester for Surgical, Dental and Veterinary Professionals

    Mumbai : Riester is now offering a selection of high performance binocular loupes designed for surgical, dental and veterinary professionals. The loupes help to improve working posture, reduce eye strain and provide a clearer working view. The SuperVu Galilean loupes are available in 2.0x, 2.5x and 3x magnification and working distances from 34cm to 50cm. […]

    29 pc Indians exposed to second-hand smoke outside home

    Despite a ban on public smoking, around 29 percent of Indians were exposed to second-hand smoke outside their house while half faced it at their homes, according to a new study. About five in ten adults (52.3 percent) were exposed to second-hand smoke at home and 29.0 percent at public places- mainly in public transport […]

    District Court Decision Received in NPWT Patent Litigation

    United States: The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas has issued a decision in the patent litigation between Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (NYSE:KCI), Wake Forest University and Smith & Nephew, Inc. The Court held that the patent claims licensed by KCI from Wake Forest University and asserted in this litigation are invalid. KCI […]

    Biocon and Pfizer Enter into Global Commercialization Agreement

    Bangalore: Biocon, Asia’s premier biotechnology company, and Pfizer, the world’s leading biopharmaceutical company, today announced that they have entered into a strategic global agreement for the worldwide commercialization of Biocon’s biosimilar versions of Insulin and Insulin analog products: Recombinant Human Insulin, Glargine, Aspart and Lispro. Pfizer will have exclusive rights to commercialize these products globally, […]

    Celgene Completes Acquisition of Abraxis

    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) has announced it has completed its acquisition of Abraxis BioScience, Inc. For each share of Abraxis common stock, Abraxis shareholders will receive (i) $58.00 in cash (ii) 0.2617 shares of Celgene common stock, and (iii) one tradeable Contingent Value Right (CVR), which entitles its holder to receive a pro rata share […]

    World Health Organisation’s Tobacco Guidelines Will “Promote Poverty and Starvation in Africa”

    African tobacco growing countries have spoken out unanimously against the World Health Organisation (WHO) saying the proposed ban on the use of ingredients in the manufacture of tobacco products would actively promote poverty. Meeting at a conference in Lusaka, Zambia delegates from 11 African countries, including Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Uganda, Madagascar, Swaziland, Cote […]