Biotech & pharma

Western drugmakers pivot to India as tensions with China prompt supply chain shifts

27 Nov 2023

In a strategic move to reduce dependence on Chinese contractors in drug production, global pharmaceutical companies are turning to Indian manufacturers.

British Airways joins Project Speedbird for cleaner aviation fuel

17 Nov 2023

The project is supported by the British government with a £9 million grant from the Advanced Fuels Fund (AFF).

Merck and Daiichi partner on a $5.5 billion deal for cancer therapy development

20 Oct 2023

The American pharmaceutical company Merck will start a joint venture with Daiichi Sankyo to develop three of its candidate cancer drugs.

U.S. pharmacy store Rite Aid files for bankruptcy protection amid several lawsuits

16 Oct 2023

Rite Aid filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday, October 15, 2023, taking a step to suspend the lawsuits against the drugstore chain related to its alleged

CRISIL predicts an 8-10% revenue growth for Indian pharma industry in current fiscal year

11 Sep 2023

According to a report, the Indian pharmaceutical industry is expected to achieve 8 to 10 per cent revenue growth in the current fiscal year.

Accusations from Iowa farmers: China allegedly stealing American seeds

08 Aug 2023

Farmers in Iowa are making accusations against the Chinese state, alleging the theft of invaluable seed samples from America.

Indian researchers develop bio-electronic uric acid detecting device for wearable sensors and point-of-care diagnostics

02 May 2023

AstraZeneca to acquire biotech firm TeneoTwo in a deal worth more than $1.27 billion

08 Jul 2022

Bayer, Mammoth announce novel gene editing technology partnership

12 Jan 2022

US scientists create 'living robots' that can reproduce themselves

01 Dec 2021

With the help of artificial intelligence, the researchers have found that the Xenobots are able to find tiny stem cells in a petri dish, gather hundreds of them inside their mouth, and bundle them out as new Xenobots in a few days

IIT Ropar’s startup company introduces world’s first plant based smart air-purifier

02 Sep 2021

Pune based start-up all set to launch non-toxic, gentler, long lasting hand sanitiser

21 Jun 2021

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

07 Jun 2021

SII wants “indemnity” for all vaccine makers; seeks nod to manufacture Sputnik-V

04 Jun 2021

SARS-CoV-2 virus can only be traced to China’s Wuhan lab: study

31 May 2021

The to-be-published study reportedly claims that the Chinese scientists also tried to cover their tracks by reverse-engineering the viruses to make it look like they naturally evolved from bats

Gennova Biopharma’s mRNA-based Covid-19 vaccine enters clinical trial phase

14 Apr 2021

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

03 Mar 2021

Brother, sister duo invents low-cost solution for preserving vegetables and fruits

03 Mar 2021

Sabjikothi is a wheel mountable storage for transportation of fresh fruits and vegetables, which is a cost-effective, microclimate based, portable storage that extends the shelf-life and preserve the freshness of fruits and vegetables anywhere between 5 to 30 days

INSPIRE faculty fellow working on heat-tolerant wheat variety

21 Jan 2021

Bharat Biotech claims its Covaxin is effective against mutant Covid-19 strains as well

04 Jan 2021

CSIR-CMERI develops sustainable municipal solid waste processing facility

28 Oct 2020

Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin gets nod for phase II trials

07 Sep 2020

INSPIRE research fellow developing low-cost biodiesel from microalgae

25 Aug 2020

Eye on tech: UAE signs commercial deal with Israeli firm on coronavirus R&D

17 Aug 2020

Italian firm claims to have developed coronavirus vaccine

06 May 2020

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