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FDI policy amendments should augur well for MedTech sector: MTaI

Expressing its positive approach to the recent amendments into the foreign direct investment policy by the union government, Medical Technology Association of India (MTaI) has termed it a step towards regaining the lost momentum.............

India’s R&D expenditure trebled between 2004 to 2015

The gross expenditure on R&D (GERD) has more than tripled from Rs. 24,117 crore to Rs. 85,326 crore in the decade from 2004-05 to 2014-15..........

Latest study rules out necessity for birth dose of hepatitis B vaccine

For the study, blood samples from 1-5-year old children from five states - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Gujarat - were collected to measure antigen and antibodies of Hepatitis B virus.........

Personalized cancer treatment 2.0: new combination strategy developed

For the first time, an approach to target different cell groups within single tumors based on their respective characteristics has been developed by the scientists from Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam, in collaboration with the biotechnology company Genmab A/S.............

Delhi to witness a clean air campaign for two-weeks in February

Starting February 10th, the Union Government will launch a joint campaign for two weeks, with Delhi Government, NDMC, CPCB and other municipal agencies, for clean air in Delhi

Govt gives go ahead to revised non-animal tests to check pesticide safety

This decision comes after more than two years of campaigning by Humane Society International, India and negotiations between it and the members of the pesticide industry as well as PETA India...........

HCG’s Triesta business unit to merge with Strand Life Sciences

The combination of Triesta and Strand will create an integrated platform with the end to end capabilities in precision medicine........

“Resistance to Bt protein because of mismanagement of refuge planting”

Dr C D Mayee, President, South Asia Biotechnology Centre (SABC), New Delhi believes that the integrated pest management approach is the best one to tackle the bollworm in Bt cotton. Read on:

Traffic policemen get lessons on handling accident victims

As a part of its CSR activity, the Yeshwanthpur based Columbia Asia Referral Hospital conducted free basic life support training to the traffic policemen.........

India registers significant decline in under five child mortality rate

Not only this, number of under-five deaths for the first time in the country have come down to below 1 million with nearly 120,000 fewer under-five deaths in 2016 as compared to 2015............

Face to Face

“IMTECH’s translational science agenda holds a big promise”

Read the exclusive freewheeling interview with Dr Anil Koul, Director, CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology-Chandigarh, where he shares his long term vision for the premier institute besides his insights on the required ingredients for the Indian innovation system. A Must Read......................

Chat with BioVoice

“Patient centricity and profits are not mutually exclusive”

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Mentioned Dr Vikram A Munshi, founder of WhiteSpace Consulting in an exclusive interaction with the BioVoice where he shared his views on the various aspects of healthcare business including policy, latest trends, and future expectations................

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