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TB a priority despite COVID-19: Dr Harsh Vardhan

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare has stated that the Government is committed to scaling up access to free diagnosis through rapid molecular tests, provide information on drug resistance, and also a free treatment for all people with TB with best-quality drugs.....................

Affordable drugs campaign by Blue Cross Labs to help non-COVID patients...

Blue Cross’ new digital campaign led by C Com Digital highlights the need for affordable medicines and compassion towards people during the pandemic. The video drives home the message that with Blue Cross people with certain health conditions can now get their medication at almost 60% less cost..................

India at forefront in repurposing drugs to maintain global supply chains...

In the wake of COVID-19, pharma marketing is embracing digitization. India’s share in world’s vaccine production is 50%, making it the largest supplier.....................

DBT & CSIR scientists sequence more than 1000 SARS-CoV-2 viral genomes

Remarked Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Harsh Vardhan while releasing a compendium of more than 100 technologies, 93 industry partners listed and with over 60 of these technologies having been transferred to the industry by CSIR....................

Drug Discovery Hackathon training programme launched

The Drug Discovery Hackathon (DDH), 2020 training programme is an online platform to take open source drug discovery to a higher pedestal in the crusade against the COVID-19 pandemic...................

IIIT Delhi develops Artificial Intelligence model to repurpose existing drugs for...

Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Delhi, has worked on computational AI (Artificial Intelligence) model for drug repositioning in the treatment of COVID-19........................

Baxter India gets CDSCO nod for Oxiris Filter to treat COVID-19...

Oxiris Blood Purification Filter is intended for use in critically ill COVID-19 patients in need of Blood Purification where excessive Inflammatory Mediators are present i.e. Cytokine Storm release.........................

NPPA says its actions reduced prices of N-95 masks by 47%,...

As per the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), its advisory and subsequent actions have led to the reduction of prices of N-95 mask prices significantly up to 47% by manufacturers and importers, increasing their availability and affordability..........

Role of supercomputers in boosting drug discovery

In this contributory column, Deepak Jha, Deputy General Manager- AIPF, NEC Technologies explains how faster computational power plays an integral role in expediting the overall drug discovery process and bringing down the effort from years to months..............

Mapping potential drugs for COVID-19: Task Force constituted by PSA releases...

The Task Force for Repurposing of Drugs (TFORD) for COVID19, constituted by the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India Dr K VijayRaghavan, has released its first assessment of several drug candidates and their readiness for use in India.............