Biotech News: Mirror to Biotech Academia & Industry
May 10th, Bangalore
We are very glad to inform you that DBT-JRF results for the exam conducted on April 18, has been released by the committee today. Congratulations to all who have qualified the exam under Category A or B and also hearty congratulations for those who have not qualified as we are sure you will crack it next year...Read More
May 9th, 2010, Bangalore
A Special Investigation Report aired by CNN IBN Aired today has clearly pointed out the exploitation of Poor Rural Indians for clinical research. India as a nation has been jolted by several Biomedical & drug scams but a scam of this scale has clearly questioned the authority of MCI, ICMR & Drug Controller General of India....Read More
New Delhi, 8th April
It comes as pleasure for all the existing as well as Aspiring Research scholars since Department os Science and technology has issued a circular dating march 31st stating that the emoluments for JRF, SRF and Research Associates has been increased as per the following...Read More
An International Conference held at Hyderabad International Convention Centre(HICC),Hyderabad - BIOASIA 2010 was a wonderful platform to discuss about the career prospects with the real Players of Biotech Industry-the CEO's,GM's of top Biotech Firms like Pfizer,Biocon,Shantha Biotech ,etc...Read More
India is now the fifth largest public funder of neglected disease R&D globally with an investment of $32.5m in 2008, and 60% of which was contributed by the ICMR. This has been reported in the second Global Funding of Innovation for Neglected Diseases (G-FINDER) survey analyses and reports on 2008 global investment into research and development (R&D) of new products for neglected diseases released on 15 December 2009...Read More
21 December 2009
New Delhi, Biotecnika Reporter
A low-cost diagnostic tool kit that can detect the swine flu virus in just five minutes is being developed by the Indian Council for Medical Research, a top official has said
December 12th, 2009
In a shocking development, An American Court has convicted a Ph.D Scholar Mr Vikram Buddhi for posting Anti Bush remarks in a yahoo group. He has been convicted for 4 Years 9 Months in Jail.
In his Comment Mr Buddhi had allegedly posted anti Bush remarks 3 years ago and had called upon Iraqis to attack American infrastructure. Following this the FBI & secret service had arrested him....Read More
December 12th, 2009.
It’s not a new thing that American Pharma Companies sue their Indian Counterparts. In a recent development Pharma sectors most reputed brand Pfizer has sued India's Dr Reddy's Laboratories in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware over a proposed generic variant of the best-selling cholesterol drug 'Lipitor'.
As per our sources Dr Reddy's had earlier notified Pfizer in Oct 2009 that it was looking for US FDA nod for Lipitor's generic variant. The last-to-expire copyright covering the drug has pediatric exclusivity until January 2017. Read More...
December 4th, 2009:
Bangalore - When educational institutes/Universities fail to match the frequency of Industry and its needs, it is always needed to have some institutes/organizations which can fill up this gap and train the student community & make them professionals.
Similar Situation occurred in India sometime ago as Clinical Research entered India. India soon became a preferred hub for Clinical Research which had all infrastructural facilities and above all it was cheap with a wide variety of population on which Clinical Research could be performed...Read More
3rd December 2009
Bangalore—Its been a journey without a destination so far for the global pharma/Biotech majors who invested billions in R & D in India. Whether its Roche or Novartis, all are becoming victims of
- No guaranteed protection for Intellectual Property
Bottlenecks in Regulatory approval...Read More
2nd December 2009,
Bangalore- Menlo Park , California Based Depomed has filed a legal suite against India’s Lupin labs for alleged infringement of its Diabetes product Glumetza. Lupin Lts Had filed a marketing application for the generic version of Glumetza to FDA. This Legal Suite could potentially damage Lupin’s plans to expand in the generic Diabetes market....Read More
Bangalore, 29th November 2009:
This is a matter of Great delight that 3 of our very own Biotech Companies :
- Molecular Connections Private Limited
- Ocimum Biosolutions (India) Limited
- Camson Bio Technologies Limited
has been featured in Deloitte Asia Pacific List of fastest Growing Companies. While Bangalore based Molecular connections...Read More
This is to inform all candidates appearing for the CSIR -UGC NET Exam on 20thDec 2009 that now you can check your registration details online by entering your Form Number. You can check your registration roll number and Test Centre Details. Any mistakes or discrepanices shall be clarified later by the CSIR.....Read More
November 4th, 2009
Recently we got the good news that One of our student Ms Anshika Tandon cracked NET JRF with all India Rank 177 and we could not stop ourselves to contact her for an interview. She has also cracked GATE 2009 previously with 96 percentile and is currently employed at CDRI, Lucknow as Project Assistant. Below is an excerpt of the interview with her...Read More
Since the notification of GATE 2010 that a separate paper for Biotechnology (BT) would be introduced by the current organizing institution IIT Guwahati, There has been a lot of confusion over the admission process and choice of paper.......Read More
Finally after a long wait the results of the Joint CSIR-UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Eligibility for Lectureship (NET) held on 21-06-2009. Biotecnika wishes heartiest congratulations to all the qualified candidates!! and The Slogan of " Never Say Die" for those candidates who unfortunately could not qualify....Read More
Krithika Mohan, September 6
New Delhi: It has been a year of Biotechnological progress to India and to add to this list, Edvotek, a US based biotechnology company launches its teaching kits in India with its partner "Scientific International" that deals with Lab Equipments.Speaking Exclusively to Biotecnika Junior Editor, Krithika Mohan, Mrs Meenakshi Sharma, Director, sales, Scientific International, India explained this particular Product will be a Breakthrough Teaching Aid in the Field of Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Allied Fields. These Teaching aids will bring a revolutionary change through which Biotech and its allied subjects are studied, intercepted and understood. Scientific International has always been on the forefront of.....Read More