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New biotech missions to focus on drug resistance, fortified crops

Speaking at a function to mark the foundation day of the Department of Biotechnology, the Minister for science and technology, Dr Harsh Vardhan announced new missions in five important areas including antibacterial resistance...…..

Scientists must come from every section of society: Dr K VijayRaghavan

After being appointed as the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, the former Secretary to the Department of Biotechnology, Dr K VijayRaghavan took to Twitter to thank the scientific community and other well-wishers.............

Indian startup develops drug for key orphan diseases, partners US firm

Oraxion Therapeutics, a spin-off from Aten Porus Lifesciences has entered into an agreement with a US-based biopharma company to license its lead asset ORX-301 for the treatment of Niemann-Pick Type C disorder and Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis.......................

Academic positions open at Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Faridabad

There is no last date and the application for various posts at Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) can be made throughout the year till the positions are filled up.........

IIT Roorkee team develops a new technique to reverse antibiotic resistance

The team has shown that the molecule, when used in combination with fluoroquinolones, allows the antibiotic to kill the bacterial cells, thereby effectively tackling the antibiotic resistance problem............

ICGEB scientists inch closer to developing novel dengue drug

Senior scientists at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) who have been working on the medicine for dengue, are finally confident of a full fledged drug against it in next few years...........

DBT’s Smart Agriculture Conclave underway at Delhi

The conclave being held on 30th-31st August 2017 by the Department of Biotechnology aims to underpin the challenges faced by farmers and discuss the possible cloud based solutions accessible to the remotest farmer...........

DBT to fund R&D of genome engineering technologies

The circular by Department of Biotechnology mentions that the preference will be given to multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional or networking efforts to develop genome engineering technologies and their applications..........

DBT to popularize Prakash Labs’s ‘Foldscope’ as a research tool in...

Proposals requested from schools, colleges, research organisations and citizen scientists for use of the Foldscope as a education, training and research tool.........

“ICGEB has always excelled in translational research”

Mentioned Dr Dinakar Salunke, Director, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi in an exclusive interaction with the BioVoice News. Click to read details: