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Venture Center to manufacture 1 lakh N95 masks for frontline workers

Pune based Venture Center has pledged to raise funding and make 1 lakh N95 masks available to Government approved COVID19 hospitals against their formal requests free of cost.....................

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

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

Fresh scientific insights might help in treating head & nerve injuries

The study by Indian scientists could help in understanding and treatment of concussion from head injuries as well as stretch-induced nerve injuries.

Alternative dwarfing genes in wheat can eliminate rice crop residue burning

Scientists at Pune based Agharkar Research Institute (ARI) have mapped two alternative dwarfing genes Rht14 and Rht18 in wheat. The improved wheat lines will help reducing stubble burning incidences under the rice-wheat cropping system..................

COVID-19: NIV Pune develops India’s first indigenous IgG ELISA test, Zydus...

In a major breakthrough, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-National Institute of Virology (NIV) at Pune has developed and validated the indigenous IgG ELISA test for antibody detection for COVID-19. ICMR has also partnered with Zydus Cadila for mass-scale production of the ELISA test kits...................

Scientists explore link between obesity & colon cancer at the molecular...

Dr Manoj Kumar Bhat and his research team at the National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS) in Pune studied the differences in the incidence and progression of colon cancer in association with various types of obesity............

Serum Institute develops novel coronavirus vaccine candidate, human trials in 6...

Serum Institute of India-Codagenix developed novel coronavirus virus-vaccine strain is first to progress to pre-clinical testing phase. The project has been running at an estimated cost of INR 300 crores......................

Gates Foundation partners India’s first ‘Vaccination Clinic’ in Pune

This facility introduces a novel VOW (Vaccination On Wheels) concept to take vaccination to schools, colleges and corporates and deliver the service at their doorsteps.................

Bajaj Auto backs social entrepreneurs with medtech cleanroom at Venture Center

Under its Corporate Social Responsibility activities, Bajaj Auto Ltd. has provided funding for Developing Social Impact Technologies at Venture Centre, where 13 social entrepreneurs/startups (Bajaj CSR grantees) have been supported...............