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“We believe genomics should be available to everybody”

In an exclusive interaction with the BioVoice, Dr Axel Schumacher, CEO and co-founder of blockchain-enabled genomic data-hub startup Shivom, shared insights on his company's operations and India plans. Dr Schumacher who has over 20 years’ experience in the field of genetics, is highly excited on the future of genetics globally. Read on:

Strict norms to prevent dangerous chemicals in food products: Health Ministry

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has laid down strict standards and norms through various regulations to ensure the safety of food products for human consumption..................

Healthcare firms finding obesity market a challenge to penetrate, says GlobalData

The latest failure of three anti-obesity drugs to provide the anticipated results could lead to the companies taking a cautious approach while investing to develop further drugs in the area.............

Avantor earns certificate of appreciation from National Safety Council in India

Avantor’s cGMP manufacturing facility in Panoli, Gujarat, India, achieved a zero Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) over the past five years..............

NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission to partner SAP for fosterting innovation

SAP will adopt 100 Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATL) for five years to nurture the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning among secondary school children across India..............

IIT Hyderabad to research on how age & ageing are conceptualized in assisted reproduction

The study aimed at doing research on assisted conception, infertility and reproduction in India, funded by Wellcome UK, will be taken up by the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad in April 2018 across North India..................

CSIR scientists working on new vaccine for malaria

The researchers at Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) are working towards developing a whole parasite vaccine that can be conditionally attenuated when given to humans.............

Eggshell-derived nanoparticles can be used for drug delivery

A team of scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras have developed a method to use eggshells for synthesizing nanoparticles which could later be used for creating a fresh approach to drug delivery mechanism

FSSAI holds awareness initiative on food fortification

The Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) organized an interaction between domain experts, key stakeholders in fortification and the media, to raise awareness about the large-scale food fortification being carried out..............

Premature ovarian failure is a cause of infertility in 16% of women in Delhi

Lifestyle changes such as smoking, contraceptive pill use, previous ovarian surgeries, anticancer therapies and familial POF are some of the known reasons for low ovarian reserve at a rather young age.............

Face to Face

“AI has the potential to revolutionize healthcare delivery”

Mentioned Dr Geetha Manjunath, CEO & CTO of Bangalore-based healthtech startup NIRAMAI in an exclusive interaction with BioVoice where she spoke about the artificial intelligence in healthcare and an innovative early breast cancer detection technology developed by her company...….

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“FiRE will help identify rare cells involved in cancer drug resistance”

Mentioned Dr Debarka Sengupta in an exclusive interaction with the BioVoice, where he explained the idea and importance of FiRE, a novel algorithm that can detect rare cell types at a very fast speed developed by his team at the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi...……….