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Cancer drugs in development nearly doubled since 1995

...euticalcompanies.Currently, 170 pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms various CancerInstitutes are investigating 402 compounds for the treatment of variouscancers, up from 215 in 1995. Many of the drugs are alternatives to standardradiation and chemotherapy. For lung cancer, the leading cause ofcancer-related dea...

Hemopurifier may revolutionise AIDS treatment

...e. According to researchers at Aethlon Medical, a biotechnology firm in La Jolla, California, trials of the filtration system, aptly named the HIV-Hemopurifier, began in February of this year. Richard Tullis, Aethlon's chief project researcher said the HIV-Hemopurifier method is based on kidney dialysis.In essen...

Biotechnology on the lead

...on of the human DNA sequence, said new advances in biotechnology could speed up the process of identifying the natu...h other sources, and they are terrifying. She said biotechnology was more likely to be beneficial in defence, for protecting against outbreaks of disease, either fro...

Scios Inc. targets drug giants in arthritis war

Scios Inc. , a small California biotechnology company, is racing giant rivals to bring a pill to market that would displace injectable anti-inflammatory drugs and set a new standard in arthritis treatment. Scios' ambitions are much larger than its market capitalization of a little more than $1 b...

Chemical in Gila monster's saliva yields Alzheimer drug

... brain that affects memory. New York-based biotechnology company Axonyx Inc., which is developing the drug, Gilatide, plans to start human trials with it as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease later this year. A growing number of companies are probing the mechanisms of memory formation, hoping to find drug...

Mutating viruses helps produce antibodies

... not in a host. The scientists are coming up with biotechnology applications such as artificial antibodies from this mutation process by working with chemist Gregory Weiss of the University of California in Irvine. For instance, by taking the phage's tail-like protein and mutating it, they could come up with a ch...

High development costs hinder entry of cancer super drugs into the market

...tion lies in simplifying clinical trials and small biotechnology companies, major drug companies and scientific researchers agreeing to share the risks, thereby making the development process a more economic proposition....

Indian And Danish Research Agencies To Work Together For Osteoporosis

India’s biotechnology company Avestha Gengraine Technologies (Avesthagen) has tied up //with Denmark's Centre for Clinical and Basic Research and Industrialisation Fund for Developing Countries (IFU) for osteoporosis research. The collaboration is being done through the ...

Finland and India to interact and cooperate in the filed of telemedicine and biotechnology

...’s global industry team said that Telemedicine and biotechnology are the two important potential areas of cooperation between Finland and India.// Ms. Heikela talked to a gathering of Industry representatives at an interaction organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Heikela said that about 90% o...

Mushroom found to contain powerful antibiotic

Scientists at the Danish biotechnology company have now isolated a compound from a class of small black mushroom found in the woods of northern Europe. The newly discovered compound has been derived from a class of fungi called Pseudoplectania// nigrella and is believed to be as effective...

Genetically modified rice faces strong protests in Asia

... crop and we simply cannot allow a small number of biotechnology companies and GE scientists to determine the future of rice development. GE rice is not a solution to world hunger. It poses unacceptable risks to health and the environment, as well as to people's livelihoods." India: Suman Sahai, Green Peace ...

Mushroom found to be a source of a new antibiotic: Plectasin

...ommercially viable, yield and purity at the Danish biotechnology company Novozymes. During the studies, the compound showed potent activity against a range of Gram-positive bacteria, including several strains resistant to conventional antibiotics, but was found less effective against Gram-negative microbes, the ...

Vietnamese Scientists Unravel Genetic Code Of Bird Flu Virus

...use in the poultry farm next year according to the biotechnology institute's director Le Tran Binh. With such agencies involved in constant research and development, perhaps, in the future we will be able to win the battle against such small microorganisms that pose a serious threat to our survival. After all, i...

International conference on Ayurveda to be held on Kerala

...5. Lifestyles causing disease, ayurveda utilizing biotechnology & therapy using rasayana are the sessions briefed in the summit. Press release also informed that doctors belonging to non-ayurvedic medicine field would also make presentations to enhance disciplinary approach internally. Stalls containing books...

Nicotine Vaccine May Help Smokers To Quit Smoking

...ne might help smokers to quit smoking, an American biotechnology company that has developed it claims//. Nabi Biopharmaceuticals has developed 'NicVax' which the company said works by producing antibodies that specifically bind to nicotine, and thereby prevent much of the nicotine from entering the brain, reporte...

Europe Seeks Indian Expertise

...f Belgium's Flanders region, told the seminar that biotechnology had been "aptly described as the 'technology of ho...partnership between large pharmaceutical firms and biotechnology firms". Indian consumption of biotech products was "expected to quadruple in the next decade", ...

Biotechnology Initiatives Planned In Hyderabad

...erabad, establishing its position as the country’s biotechnology hub. // This will be a biotech incubation center meant for start-ups, and an animal resource facility which will come up to international standards, at the Genome Valley. Over 50 biotech firms, including several multinationals, have already establ...

Biocon To Raise Its Investment In Scotland

Biocon, an Indian biotechnology company will raise its investments in Scotland which is seen to be an emerging destination for clinical development of drugs. Biocon is reported to already have // a close relationship with life sciences organizations in Scotland. There are more th...

Better Communication With FDA Could Speed Up Approval Of New Drugs

...val rate, at approximately twice the rate of small biotechnology companies with no prior FDA approvals," it concluded....

Any Form Of Minimally Invasive Surgery- Name It & They Do It!

...ren in two days,' she said. Harshavardini, 19, a biotechnology student, could not walk for three months because of excruciating knee pain. She had tripped and had a minor displacement in the knee area. MIOT doctors removed the displaced fragment through MIS and she could walk straight again. Even babies can un...

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