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Boehringer Ingelheim and CureVac announce collaboration to develop next generation lung cancer immunotherapy

(20th September, 2014; Business Wire India); Boehringer Ingelheim obtains exclusive global rights for development and commercialisation of CureVac’s investigational therapeutic cancer vaccine CV9202CV9202 is based on CureVac’s mRNA technology (RNActive®) Clinical investigation of CV9202 will be initiated in at least two different lung cancer treatment settings, in combination with Boehringer Ingelheim’s afatinib* and in the chemo-radiation setting. The in-licensing of this investigational cancer compound adds a highly innovative new approach to Boehringer Ingelheim’s lung cancer development portfolio.

International SOS continues to advise clients during “Unprecedented” Ebola Outbreak

International SOS continues to provide expert advice to client organisations during the ongoing Ebola outbreak. This outbreak is unprecedented in its magnitude, multi-country spread, and impact on health services and economies.

Australian Life Sciences & Health Care Mission visiting India

(17th September, 2014); A 12 member Australian Life Sciences & Health Care delegation is visiting India from 15 to 19 September. The business delegation is a flagship activity of the Australian Innovation Showcase in India 2014. This is an initiative of the Australian Trade Commission and the Australian Government to promote Australia’s world class research capability and innovative technologies, and to help develop new trade and investment opportunities.

Health Ministry hasten to popularise Ayush treatment

(17th September, 2014); Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Health Minister, said today that the government is placing the highest importance on popularizing holistic treatment by establishing preventive and promotive care facilities for and traditional medicine throughout the country.

Astrazeneka got FDA nod for Movantik in opioid-induced constipation

(17th September, 2014); The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Movantik (naloxegol), an oral treatment for opioid-induced constipation in adults with chronic non-cancer pain.

Health Ministry : Now Clinical Trials will be evaluated on parameters given by Supreme Court

(12th September, 2014); Now in India, all the Global Clinical Trials (GCTs)/New Clinical Trials (NCEs) should be evaluated on regard to parameters given by Honorable supreme court. Drugs controller general of India (DCGI) clearly mentioned on all parameters in their notice.

Simple method develops white blood cells from human skin

(12th September, 2014); For the first time, scientists have turned human skin cells into transplantable white blood cells, soldiers of the immune system that fight infections and invaders. The work, done at the Salk Institute, could let researchers create therapies that introduce into the body new white blood cells capable of attacking diseased or cancerous cells or augmenting immune responses against other disorders.

4th International Congress on Patient Safety and 5th International Conference on Transforming Healthcare with IT 2014 hosted for the First Time in Eastern India by Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals

(9th September, 2014; Business Wire India); In its endeavour to build awareness and consciousness Apollo  Hospitals in association with ISQua, JCI, NABH and many other institutions hosted the 4th International Congress on Patient Safety along with the 5th edition of International Conference on Transforming Healthcare with IT 2014 for the first time in the Eastern part of the country. The two day event took place on 5th and 6th of September, 2014 at ITC Sonar, Kolkata.

Increased possibilities in India-Australia health care cooperation

(7th September, 2014); India and Australia are exploring cooperation possibilities in preventive healthcare, trauma care, geriatric medicine, diabetes research and mental illnesses. This found iteration in the dialogue held between the visiting Prime Minister of Australia, Mr Tony Abbott, and the Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan, on 5th Sept, Friday.

Japan – India Cooperation in Healthcare: Rockland Takes the Initiative

(5th September, 2014; Business Wire India); “India & Japan have a big opportunity of working together in the area of healthcare. Japan has achieved its goal of longevity and healthy life for all its citizens. This knowledge and technology will benefit India as well as the rest of the world. Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, has already extended an open invitation to COME MAKE IN INDIA.  India will give Japan a huge consuming population, excellent human resources and a low cost base for manufacturing and exporting healthcare solutions to the world”, said Rajesh Srivastava, Chairman, Rockland Hospitals. He was speaking on the topic: Creating Healthcare Access for Cancer Treatment: Sharing Japanese Solutions, during a two days seminar titled FICCI- Heal-2014 on 1 & 2 Sept in Delhi.