AstraZeneca to buy China's Gracell Biotechnologies for $1.2 bn

27 Dec 2023

Anglo-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology company AstraZeneca has agreed to acquire China-based Gracell Biotechnologies Inc, for about $1.2 billion.

Moderna sues Pfizer-BioNtech for patent violation

02 Sep 2022

According to Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech copied mRNA technology that Moderna had patented between 2010 and 2016, well before Covid-19 emerged in 2019

Pentagon funded NGO $39 mn for 'gain of function' SARS-CoV-2 research at Wuhan Lab: Report

08 Jun 2021

Man challenges Covaxin trials on children in India as govt goes for costly, untested Pfizer vaccine

07 Jun 2021

India’s Covaxin gets authorisation in 13 countries; pushing for EUAs in 60 more and WHO

28 May 2021

Premas Biotech, Israel’s Oramed jointly develop capsule vaccine for Covid-19

26 Mar 2021

Bharat Biotech's Covaxin shows 81% efficacy in phase-3 trials

04 Mar 2021

Bharat Biotech in pact to supply Covaxin to Brazil, Ukraine and US

03 Mar 2021

Fresh fire reported at Serum Institute of India facility where earlier blaze left 5 dead

22 Jan 2021

Bharat Biotech gets nod for Phase-III trials of Covaxin

26 Oct 2020

Govts silent as seed companies push GM cotton sales

07 Jan 2020

A global investment company with interests in biotech and agro-chemical companies, is reported to be pushing GM seed through Shetkari Sanghatana while simultaneously putting pressure on the Modi government for grant of Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee approval for these seeds

Maharashtra’s Shetkari Sanghatana to defy GM cotton ban

30 Dec 2019

NCLAT allows promoters of insolvent Sterling Biotech to regain control

05 Sep 2019

For regaining control of the firm under liquidation, the NCLAT said promoters of companies facing bankruptcy proceedings must make full payment to lenders

ED attaches Sterling Biotech assets worth Rs9,778 cr in bank fraud case

27 Jun 2019

Promoters of Sterling Biotech diverted loan funds for non-mandated purposes, layered and laundered through a web of multiple domestic as well as offshore entities, siphoned off loan funds to finance their Nigerian oil business, and even used these for their personal purposes, the ED stated

Maharashtra farmers to defy ban on GM brinjal and cotton seeds

10 Jun 2019

CCI probe finds market abuse by Monsanto arm in India: report

22 May 2019

Besides overpricing its Bt cotton seed in India, the Monsanto joint venture MMBL also charged higher trait fees from seed producers in Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan, reports citing the CCI report said

Haryana probing suspected Bt brinjal crop

07 May 2019

Brazil offers genomic chips for genomic selection indigenous breeds

09 Jan 2019

Supreme Court holds Monsanto’s patent on GM cotton seeds valid in India

08 Jan 2019

For Monsanto, now owned by German pharma and life sciences major Bayer AG, the apex court ruling involving its business in the world’s biggest producer of the fiber comes as a rare victory

Sterling Bio director Nitin Sandesara, family flee Rs5,000-cr fraud probe

25 Sep 2018

CBI and the ED had, last year, booked five directors of Gujarat-based Sterling Biotech, besides chartered account Hemant Hathi, former Andhra Bank director Anup Garg and some others for cheating banks to the tune of Rs5,300 crore but does not have any clue now about their whereabouts

Thermo Fisher Scientific to buy diversified technology company Gatin for $925 mn

29 Jun 2018

US regulator approves $62.5 bn Bayer-Monsanto merger

10 Apr 2018

While economists say there is a strong likelihood of market abuse when four companies control 45 per cent of the market, the move by the US department of justice will allow one company to control 77 per cent of all seed corn, 69 per cent of all seed traits and 58-97 per cent of the markets in cotton, soybeans, and canola

Researchers solve mystery of life’s building blocks

06 Feb 2018

Gilead Sciences to buy Cell Design Labs for up to $567 mn

08 Dec 2017

Department of Bio-technology’s Renu Swarup wins top award for entrepreneur mentoring

11 Nov 2017