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

First synthethic path for tuberculosis & chikungunya inhibiting flavonoid molecules deciphered

Scientists from Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), Pune, an autonomous institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, have come up with the first synthetic route for producing flavonoids molecules related to the treatment of tuberculosis and chikungunya......................

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

“Our unique doorstep delivery model goes beyond health”

In an exclusive Chat with BioVoice, Mr Sandeep Ahuja, the CEO and Co-founder of Operation ASHA shared details about how a highly cost-effective, resource-efficient, and patient-centric model developed by him have also been replicated in seven other countries....................

Mylan secures DCGI approval for its drug-resistant TB drug, Pretomanid

Pretomanid is only the third new anti-tuberculosis (TB) drug developed specifically for drug-resistant forms of the disease to be approved in more than 40 years. The approval comes as a result of Mylan’s global collaboration with non-profit drug development partner TB Alliance..................

Medanta organises multi-stakeholder meeting to optimise ‘TB Free Block Pataudi’

The objective of the multi-stakeholder meeting was to sensitize the sarpanchs about the importance of screening for effective management of the disease............

Budget 2020 encouraging for MedTech industry, to boost manufacturing: AIMED

As per Mr Rajiv Nath, Forum Coordinator of Association of Indian Medical Device Industry (AiMeD), the budget is a visionary and well thought out one tailored for promoting Make in India of medical devices and addressing Indian National Healthcare security concerns..................

Tuberculosis: Prevent It to End It!

Despite the incredible efforts of the government TB poses certain challenges for the government to tackle, writes Parul Chhabra..................

Here is how TB bacteria evades treatment!

Researchers from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Institute of Microbial Technology (CSIR-IMTECH), Chandigarh have given a new paradigm to the whole mechanism of how Mycobacterium tuberculosis eludes the treatment...................

A new, portable device to detect TB in the offing

The new device, which is also based on the concept of nucleic acid amplification, works on a method called LAMP detection or Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification of the DNA of the TB bacteria present in infected samples.....................