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Researchers make new discovery in battle against malaria

Indian researchers have identified a novel anti-malarial peptide that could be used in combination with other antimalarials for blocking the Plasmodium falciparum parasite from infecting blood cells.......................

IIT Kharagpur researchers develop painless drug delivery & vaccination device

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science-Kharagpur have developed a micropump and microneedle which are integral parts of transdermal drug delivery systems capable of administering large and viscous drug molecules in a painless way.........................

Lupin launches Favipiravir drug, Covihalt for treatment of mild to moderate...

Lupin Limited has announced the launch of its Favipiravir in India under the brand name Covihalt® for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19...................

Piramal Pharma partners Bolt Biotherapeutics for immune-stimulating antibody conjugates & sterile...

Piramal Pharma Solutions (PPS) is handling the production of Bolt’s Boltbody™ Immune Stimulating Antibody Conjugate (ISAC), BDC-1001, currently in a first-in-human Phase 1/2 clinical study for the treatment of cancer patients.....................

India launches ‘Drug Discovery Hackathon 2020’ to accelerate drug discovery process

While the union S&T minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan stated that in-silico drug discovery which utilizes computational methods such as Machine Learning, AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Big Data will help in accelerating this process.................

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......................

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....................

“Vaccine for COVID-19 not an easy route, parallel drug discovery efforts...

At a recent media briefing, Dr Vinod Paul, Member NITI Aayog and Professor K. Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, summarised activities on COVID-19 related to Science and Technology in the areas of vaccines, drug discovery, diagnostics and testing..................

Scientists to identify structure-based potential antivirals against COVID 19

In a new study, a computer-based high throughput virtual screening approach will be used to identify antiviral molecules from different compound libraries that will be experimentally validated for antiviral potential.............

A novel tool to help gain deeper insight into Parkinson’s disease

Indian researchers have found that the Z-scan method could help in monitoring both the early and late stages of the aggregation of a protein called alpha-synuclein (ASyn) that plays a crucial role in the pathology of the disease