February 2018

Genetic cause of drug resistance against Typhoid discovered

  • Posted on: 21 February 2018
  • By: PharmaTutor News

The genetic cause behind a strain of typhoid’s resistance to five classes of antibiotics has been uncovered by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators at Public Health England and Aga Khan University, Pakistan. There is currently a major outbreak of typhoid fever in Pakistan, and there was a case in the UK following air travel, which has been isolated and treated. This study shows the typhoid strain causing the outbreak acquired an additional piece of DNA to become resistant to multiple antibiotics, including a third-generation antibiotic.

Cardiac Stent : Current market scenario and further price cut

  • Posted on: 21 February 2018
  • By: admin

Indian Price regulator, NPPA has again reduced Cardiac stent prices after they price capped for around 85% in last year February 2017. Before price capped, bare metal stents (BMS) were used to be sold for Rs45,000 and drug-eluting stents (DES) for Rs1.2 lakhs. Well, in Feb 2017 their prices are reduced to 7400 and 30180, respectively. And obviously, companies dealing with stents were baffled and left with no clue. This article will discuss the market scenario in India after price cap up to recent time. The broad discussion is going on whether to include DES in speacial category of stent and allow manufacturers to drive more prices from it.

Nitrate in drinking water increases the risk of colorectal cancer : Study shows

  • Posted on: 21 February 2018
  • By: PharmaTutor News

A new study from Aarhus University now shows that there is an increased risk of colon and rectal cancer in connection with nitrate in drinking water. Also at concentrations far below the current drinking water standard. The highest nitrate concentrations are mainly seen in small private water supplies.

Synthetic Cell Produces Anti-Cancer Drugs Within a Tumor : Researchers

  • Posted on: 21 February 2018
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Technion researchers have successfully treated a cancerous tumor using a “nano-factory” – a synthetic cell that produces anti-cancer proteins within the tumor tissue. The research, which was published in Advanced Healthcare Materials, combines synthetic biology, to artificially produce proteins, and targeted drug delivery, to direct the synthetic cell to abnormal tissues.

Applications are invited for Junior Research Fellow at BITS

The Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani is an all-India Institute for higher education. The primary motive of BITS is to “train young men and women able and eager to create and put into action such ideas, methods, techniques and information”. The Institute is a dream come true of its founder late Mr G.D.Birla – an eminent industrialist, a participant in Indian freedom struggle and a close associate of the Father of Indian Nation late Mr. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi).

Applications are invited from suitable candidates for Junior Research Fellow (JRF) to work on the following project sponsored by BRNS, under the supervision of Prof. Ramakrishna Vadrevu, Department of BIological Sciences, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad campus.

Vacancy for Research Trainee/ Research Assistant at Sai Life Sciences

SAI LIFE SCIENCES (FORMERLY KNOWN AS SAI ADVANTIUM) is a leading integrated CRO in Asia with an integrated service platform to support a diversified customer base. SAI has 5 facilities in Hyderabad, Bidar and Pune consisting of 1500 associates.(100 + PhD’s, 700 + M.Sc’s  etc). SAI provides its pharmaceutical customers a competitive advantage, by reducing time to market and minimizing development risk, utilizing its fully integrated, multi-platform scientific services which include Medicinal Chemistry, DMPK & Toxicology, Biology, Process Development, Contract Manufacturing and Formulations. We provide best in class Contract Research and Contract Manufacturing services to over 100 top Pharmaceutical and Biotech companies in the world including some of the top 10 Pharma.

Post : Research Trainee/ Research Assistant

Vacancy for Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor in Pharmacology at SPTM

School of Pharmacy & Technology Management, with excellent lab facilities, good teaching and learning practices based majorly on student feedback systems, is a model pharmacy school conducting various graduate, postgraduate and research programs in pharmaceutical sciences.  Our highly experienced faculty encourages students to carry out research in the fields of their interest. The courses and their practice are focused on the needs of Pharma industry and hospitals.

Post : PROFESSOR, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - Pharmacology

Recruitment for Pharmacist at Central University of Kashmir

Central University of Kashmir (formerly known as the Central University of Jammu and Kashmir) was established in March 2009 with the appointment and joining of Prof. Abdul Wahid Qureshi, a noted academician and the former Vice Chancellor of University of Kashmir, as the First Vice Chancellor. Central University of Kashmir (formerly known as the Central University of Jammu and Kashmir) was established in March, 2009 with the appointment and joining of Prof. Abdul Wahid Qureshi, a noted academician and the former Vice Chancellor of University of Kashmir, as the First Vice Chancellor.

Post : Pharmacist

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