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CSIR-CDRI’s COVID-19 drug candidate Umifenovir secures DCGI approval for phase III...

This drug has a good safety profile and acts by preventing the entry of virus into human cells and also by priming the immune system......................

CIMAP announces photography competition on medicinal & aromatic plants

Through this competition ‘Know your Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs)’, Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP) wants to convey the message of conservation of these medicinal plants......................

Genetics could help diagnose type-1 diabetes in Indians: study reveals

As more than 20 percent of people with type-1 diabetes below the age of 15 years of age are in India, developing a genetic test kit to reliably detect type-1 from type-2 diabetes holds a lot of significance for the country.....................

CSIR-IMTECH holds webinar series on bio-methodology of laboratory animals

The lectures delivered during webinar series on “Bio-methodology of Laboratory Animals” were specially intended for students and project staff who are working on animals...................

Researchers develop low-cost novel coronavirus test

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has recommended only a reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) test for novel coronavirus testing. Researchers at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) have developed a new low-cost and low-tech required test for SARS-CoV-2 testing..................

CSIR’s anti-pancreatic cancer drug IIIM-290 gets approval for clinical trial

Approval from the New Drugs Division of Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) will pave way for CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM) Jammu for conducting the clinical trial of this important drug candidate IIIM-290 in pancreatic cancer patients....................

NCL scientists develop indigenous nasopharyngeal swabs

Scientists at the CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), Pune have developed an indigenous NP swab for collecting samples from the throat cavity of COVID-19 patients......................

CSIR-CMERI develops new indigenous ventilator

Durgapur-based Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) researchers have indigenously developed a ventilator amid rising cases of COVID-19....................

COVID-19 testing laboratory inaugurated in CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat

A COVID-19 testing laboratory has been established in the Jorhat campus of the North East Institute of Science and Technology (NEIST). It was inaugurated recently by the Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Assam's Minister of Health and Family Welfare................

DBT to establish 4 COVID-19 Bio Banks for facilitating research &...

The four Bio Repositories under the purview of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) are NCR-Biotech Science Cluster including THSTI, Faridabad – Clinical samples and RCB Faridabad –Viral samples; Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar;  InStem, Bangalore;  and ILBS, New Delhi....................