Suven Life Sciences wins patents in China, USA

Suven Life Sciences said it has obtained one product patent each from China and the US related to its  5-HT4 and 5 HT6 compounds. These patents add to the similar protections won in countries such as India, Korea, Singapore, Canada, Japan and Australia in the past. The Chinese patent has the number CN105814020  and the American […]

Suven Life Sciences gets patents in Norway, Korea & Singapore

Suven Life Sciences Ltd said it was granted one patent each from Norway, South Korea and Singapore for drugs for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. The company said the patents relate to selective 5-HT 6 and 5HT 4 compounds, which are being developed as therapeutic agents for major depressive disorders and for the treatment of […]

Bharat Forge opens electric vehicle R&D center in the UK

Bharat Forge, India’s largest exporter of auto components, said it opened a research and development facility at MIRA Technology Park in the UK to design powertrain solutions for Electric Vehicles. The powertrain refers to components such as the transmission that converts the engine’s power into movement. So far, much of the research on EVs were […]

ICMR, Zydus launch diagnostic kits for infectious diseases

Government of India-funded Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and private sector player Zydus have announced the launch of new diagnostic kits that can help in detecting Japanese Encephalitis Virus in mosquitoes and the Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever in sheep, goat and cattle. The kits are the result of the research and development conducted by ICMR […]

Sun Pharma to get dengue vaccine technology from ICGEB

Pharma major Sun Pharma said it tied up with research organization International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology to develop vaccines for dengue. The vaccine is targeted against all the four serotypes of Dengue virus that cause disease in humans and is being developed to commercialize in Indian and international markets. A serotype is a […]

CUMI inaugurates R&D facility in Hosur

Carborundum Universal (CUMI), one of the biggest makers of abrasives, today inaugurated its Research and Development centre in its Industrial Ceramics Division facility in Hosur, Tamil Nadu. The facility is equipped with advanced equipment for material characterization, microstructural analysis, finished component analysis and other critical areas supplementing the existing R&D activity of the unit, said […]

Mumbai based company claims to make water-absorbing synthetic fabric

A Mumbai based company, Fiberweb India, has claimed to have setup facility to modify water repellant properties of polypropylene fabric and transform it into a water absorbing (hydrophilic) substance. Polypropylene, like most petroleum-based synthetic fibers, repels water. This property, while useful in some cases, also makes it unsuitable in other use-cases, such as in making sanitary napkins, […]

Two-thirds of Indians could see temperature rise by over 2 degrees due to climate change

The impact of climate change on India would be more drastic than on many countries, according to a new paper released today by IIM Ahmedabad, IIT Gandhinagar and the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW). The country would need over $1 trillion from now until 2030 to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate […]

Glenmark announces discovery of novel cancer drug

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has announced the discovery of a new anti-cancer therapy by its Swiss subsidiary. The new drug, GBR 1302, will target breast cancer and ovarian cancer, and the company expects to start clinical studies this year. Unlike normal drugs, the new drug will work by making it easier for human body’s defence mechanism, white […]