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Biotecnika Magazine- July'15

Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG boosted its presence in pain management by agreeing to buy U.S.-Australian biotech firm Spinifex Pharmaceuticals.

The average smartphone may contain thousands of germs, but that could soon change as the Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry is planning to develop a bacteriafree phone, specifically for use in ho

Researchers have developed a new technique to produce high-quality , low-cost graphene that could pave the way for the creation of the flexible `electronic skin', to be used in robots.

US defence scientists are planning to use genetically engineered algae, bacteria and plants to radically transform the climate of Mars and terraform it into an Earth-like planet.

In a wake to make India self reliant in terms of food grain production, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon the farmers to make country self reliant in terms of pulse production.

Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have identified an incredibly potent drug that repairs damage to the colon, liver and bone marrow in mice, an advance that may pave the way for a pill th

Chinese scientists have claimed successfully growing muscle stem cells in a test tube, a breakthrough that could potentially save the careers of top athletes besides cure untreatable injuries cause

A tiny device that attaches to your smartphone camera and takes close-up images of moles for analysis can help detect skin cancer at an early stage. The Mole

Hyderabad & New Delhi, India, June 12, 2015: Mapmygenome India launched a new genetic test SlimGene™ for weight loss on June 12, 2015.

Test detects every known human virus from single drop of blood Washington: Researchers have developed a new test that can detect every known human virus that currently or previously infected a pers

Bacteria have long been known to spread infectious diseases, but research conducted by scientists at the University of Iowa indicates it might even cause Type 2 diabetes.

The National Institutes of Health has halted production at a plant that makes drugs for clinical trials after discovering some alarming manufacturing mishaps, a move that affects 46 ongoing studies

 The First Company in the World to be Granted a Japanese Process Patent for a Stem Cell Drug Based on Pooling Technology

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda released the FICCI knowledge paper ‘Indian life sciences: Vision 2030 – Expanding global relevance and driving domestic access&rsq

India has signed a pact with the UK's prestigious Cambridge University to create a new programme of early-career fellowships in the field of biotechnology.

Researchers have cultured 3D structures that grow and funstion much like the the key working tissue or cortex of the brain from which they were derived.

The fast pace of growth in the life sciences sector in India appears to have outpaced compliance management processes, according to Deloitte India's latest survey report released here.

Pfizer needs to make a deal--or several.

AstraZeneca Pharma India and Dr Reddy's Laboratories on Friday entered into a distribution agreement for two drugs - Riax and Riax-M - used for treatment of diabetes in India.

Researchers have successfully engineered E coli bacteria to produce new forms of antibiotics including three that show promise in fighting drug-resistant bacteria.

Royal Philips announced it has signed a five-year research alliance with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) aimed at developing innovative HealthTech solutions to address society&rsquo

Cipla Ltd has signed an agreement with Serum Institute of India Ltd to exclusively sell influenza vaccine Nasovac-S in India.

Swiss drugmaker Novartis is raising its bet on smart technology by collaborating with U.S.