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  • Draft National Medical Devices Policy 2022 opens for feedback from stakeholders

    The Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP), Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has released on its website, an Approach Paper for the Draft National Policy for the Medical Devices, 2022, inviting feedback and remarks of the Industry and stakeholders, till the 25th of March 2022.  In line with the mandate of promoting aspects of the medical device industry, the Department of Pharmaceuticals, realising the need to have a holistic policy to accelerate growth and explore the potential of the Medical Devices Sector, has published thiz approach paper, after extensive st

    admin Mon, 03/14/2022 - 16:21
  • PCI mandate exit exam after diploma in pharmacy

    Pharmacy Council of India has mandated exit exam for D.Pharm candidates to register as pharmacist under section 12 of the Pharmacy Act, 1948. No person shall be registered as a Diploma in Pharmacy Exit Examination candidate unless he has passed Diploma in Pharmacy course from an institution approved by the PCI.

    admin Mon, 02/28/2022 - 15:47
  • Government issues notification on stockpiling of new drug under phase 3 of clinical trial

    Government eases the norms of manufacturing, stocking, sale or distribution of new drugs under phase III clinical trials, for the treatment of Covid-19 and related diseases. The provision is made to stock the drugs with a condition that it will sell the new drug only after obtaining permission as per the regulations.

    admin Fri, 02/18/2022 - 15:52
  • CSIR-CDRI Nucleic Acid Staining Dye technology licensed

    Lucknow based national laboratory CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), has licensed the technology of Nucleic Acid Staining Dye GreenR to GenetoProtein Pvt. Ltd., a start-up company registered in Uttar Pradesh in the year 2020. This startup is involved in developing an array of enzymes, kits and biochemical used in Lifesciences research, particularly molecular biology. The dye GreenR™ has been developed by CDRI Senior Principal Scientist Dr. Atul Goel in a joint collaborative project with an industry partner Biotech Desk Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad.

    admin Fri, 02/18/2022 - 15:26
  • Fluorescence technology to detect new corona virus discovered

    A team of scientists has developed a new technology, platform for fluorometric detection of pathogens such as viruses by measurement of fluorescent light emitted. The potential of the new technology has been demonstrated for the detection of SARS-CoV-2. This technology platform can also be used to detect other DNA/RNA pathogens such as HIV, influenza, HCV, Zika, Ebola, bacteria, and other mutating/evolving pathogens.

    admin Wed, 02/09/2022 - 14:37
  • 27 Healthcare and Health Tech Service Providers integrated with Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

    The National Health Authority (NHA) under its flagship scheme of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) announced completion of 27 major integrations across Government and private sector. These integrations with organizations offering Health Management Information Systems (HMIS), Laboratory Management Information Systems (LMIS), health locker services, health tech services and other digital services are a step towards developing a user-inclusive, integrated and interoperable digital healthcare eco-system for the country.

  • CDRI osteoporosis drug to be developed in USA

    Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) provides exclusive licensing to Aveta Biomics, USA of its patented technology of Caviunin-based drug compositions for further clinical development and commercialization.

    Worldwide, one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50 years will suffer an osteoporotic fracture. In the US alone, an estimated 10 million people over the age of 50 years have osteoporosis and one in two women in the United States will sustain a fragility fracture in her lifetime.

  • Acitretin to be included in Schedule H, says Health Ministry

    The Health Ministry says that Acitretin will be included in Schedule H after making an amendment in the Drugs Rules, 1945. Acitretin is an oral retinoid used in the treatment of severe resistant psoriasis.

    Schedule H is a class of prescription drugs in India appearing as an appendix to the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945. These are drugs which cannot be purchased over the counter without the prescription of a qualified doctor. The manufacture and sales of all drugs are covered under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act and Rules.

  • PCI proposes M.Pharm pharmacy practice as qualification for clinical pharmacist besides Pharm.D

    Pharmacy Council of India proposed to the principal secretary, Health or technical education of all states and union territories that M.Pharm pharmacy practice to be included as qualification for clinical pharmacist besides Pharm.D.

    The Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) is a statutory body working under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Government of India, New Delhi. It is constituted under the Pharmacy Act, 1948 to regulate the profession and practice of pharmacy in the country.

  • Zydus Cadila starts COVID-19 vaccine supply to Government

    Zydus announced that the company has started the supplies of its COVID-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D, to the Government of India against their order from its newly commissioned state-of-the-art, Zydus Vaccine Technology Excellence Centre at the Zydus Biotech Park in Changodar, Ahmedabad. The group is also planning to make the vaccine available in the private market. ZyCoV-D is a three dose vaccine administered intradermally using the painless PharmaJet® needle free system, Tropis®, on day 0, day 28 and day 56.

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