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  • Biological E Covid-19 Vaccine receives DCGI approval for Two Clinical Trials

    The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India (GoI) has taken myriads of initiatives to increase investments in research & development (R&D) and manufacturing of COVID-19 Vaccines.

  • Indian Scientist Partners with BRICS Group to Setup Network of Genomic Surveillance and Study the Overlap of SARS-CoV-2 with tuberculosis

    Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India in collaboration with BRICS countries is implementing SARS-CoV-2 NGS-BRICS consortium and multi centric programme to study the impact of severe COVID-19 conditions on TB patients.

    admin Tue, 08/24/2021 - 15:22
  • Zycov-D, needle free COVID vaccine in the world is approved in India

    Zydus Cadila announced that the company has received the Emergency Use Authorization from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for ZyCoV-D the worlds first Plasmid DNA Vaccine for COVID-19. ZyCoV-D is a three dose vaccine which will be administered first on day zero, day 28th and then on the 56th day. With this approval, India now has its first COVID-19 vaccine for the adolescents in the 12-18 age group, besides the adult population.

  • J&J COVID-19 vaccine gets approval, says Health Minister of India

     Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of Health and Family Welfare; Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India has announced that Johnson and Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccine is given approval for Emergency Use in India.

    He said that India expands its vaccine basket. Johnson and Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine is given approval for Emergency Use in India. Now India has 5 EUA vaccines.

    admin Sat, 08/07/2021 - 14:32
  • New RDA rules shows increase in Iron, Zinc, Vitamin A, C, D and Calcium intake

    ICMR has revised the nutrient requirements for Indians and has published new RDAs (Recommended Dietary Allowance) in 2020 and the Food Authority has decided to adopt the same. In New RDA rules, it shows an increase in Iron, Zinc, Vitamin A, C, D and Calcium intake for Indian population.

    admin Tue, 08/03/2021 - 14:57
  • GSK gets CDSCO panel nod for inactivated influenza vaccine

    GSK India has received a positive recommendation from the Subject Expert Committee, SEC, of CDSCO for inactivated influenza vaccine, split virion vaccine. The SEC recommended that permission may be granted for ages more than 64 years.

    Inactivated influenza, split virion vaccine sold under brand name Fluarix Tetra in India which helps to protect from influenza (flu). It works by exposure to a small dose of the flu virus which helps the body to develop immunity against the disease. It will not treat an existing flu virus infection.

    admin Wed, 07/14/2021 - 17:01
  • Pricings of Pulse Oximeter, BP Monitoring Machine, Nebulizer, Digital Thermometer and Glucometer are cut down by NPPA

    NPPA  has taken five more medical devices into DPCO 2013. NPPA has notified that all medical devices including Pulse Oximeter, Blood Pressure Monitoring Machine, Nebulizer, Digital Thermometer, and Glucometer shall be governed under the provisions of DPCO, 2013.

  • Two more Central Drug Laboratories at Pune and Hyderabad for Covid Vaccine Testing

    In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and considering the enhanced production of COVID Vaccines, the Government proactively took the decision of setting up additional laboratories,to facilitate expedited testing / pre-release certification of the  vaccines.

  • CSIR and Tata MD partners to augment COVID-19 testing

    The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), and Tata Medical and Diagnostics Ltd (Tata MD), the new healthcare venture from the Tata Group have teamed up to boost the COVID-19 testing capacity across Tier-II and Tier-III towns as well as rural areas, across India. The two organisations are developing capacity to handle any future surge in the COVID-19 testing requirements.

  • AI-driven XraySetu to facilitate early COVID detection

    A new AI-driven platform will now help early intervention through rapid screening of COVID 19 with the help of Chest X-ray interpretation over WhatsApp for doctors who have access to X-ray machines. The solution called XraySetu can work with low-resolution images sent via mobiles, is quick and easy to use, and can facilitate detection in rural areas.

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