Dr Davis holds a degree in Clinical Pharmacology and has 15 years of experience in the clinical research industry. Currently serving as the R&D Director, Global Commercial Operations (GCO)-India at Johnson & Johnson, he has taken over from Dr Chirag Trivedi who was the President of ISCR for two terms from 2017-2021. BioSpectrum reaches out to Dr Sanish Davis, President, Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR), Mumbai to talk about the growth and challenges in store for the clinical research sector in the post-COVID world. Edited excerpts;
What new initiatives have been taken to protect the rights of clinical trial subjects during and post COVID world?
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“Our allergic rhinitis drug is technologically superior, masks bitterness and 52% cheaper”
Alok Malik, Group Vice President & Head, India Formulations, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Mumbai
Techade REDEFINING FUTURE OF life sciences industry
Digital transformation is the topmost priority for global corporations and in a highly connected world that will remain largely contactless for an extended period, there are shifts in business models, customer experience, operations, and employee experience. With technology adoption accelerating across sectors, 2021 is likely to put the spotlight on the emergence of growth verticals in the life sciences sector namely healthcare, pharma, medical devices, diagnostics etc. India is now standing at the cusp of a re-imagined decade of technology, commonly being referred to as ‘Techade’. While we anticipate a significantly better global economic growth this year as compared to 2020, we are also very much looking forward to the enhancement being brought to the Indian life sciences industry as it continues its transformation journey in this redefined techade.
Multifarious Cataract cures emerge
Being documented as India’s most significant cause of bilateral blindness that is for both eyes, cataract has become an economic and social burden that is increasing with the ageing population.
WHO Updates Guidelines For TB Detection
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued an update to its consolidated guidelines on the detection of tuberculosis (TB) and drug-resistant TB.
Is The 5G Health Scare Unfounded?
The introduction of the 5G network has been mired in numerous controversies. Governments across the globe, activists and telecom operators are embroiled in a bitter fight, filing lawsuits and protesting in large numbers. Although most of the available research on electromagnetic fields (EMF) reveals that there are no harmful effects from mobile radiation, some studies do reveal that it has the potential to damage the very structure of the DNA. Cancer, impaired reproductive health and numerous other disorders, including psychiatric, have been attributed to 5G. Will the implementation of the 5G network have serious health implications, or are these fears unfounded? We try to weigh-in the opposing sides.
Is Antibody Cocktail Offering The Right Mix?
Although the clinical outcomes, as well as clinical trials, have been very promising for patients treated with the antibody cocktail so far, the Delta plus variant is considered to be resistant to the monoclonal antibody (mAb) cocktail treatment.
Stride Ventures leads Rs 25 Cr debt round in MediBuddy
Stride Ventures, one of India’s leading venture debt funds, has led a debt round of Rs 25 crore in Bengaluru-based startup MediBuddy that helps its users consult specialist doctors, order medicines and book lab tests from the comfort of their homes.
‘‘We see growing interest of healthcare testing labs, Pharmaceutical QC and R&D labs in implementing next-gen lab automation solutions''
US-based Abbott Informatics, formerly known as STARLIMS, is one of the companies with a long and established presence in the space of lab automation. Taking pride in offering the world class technological solutions, the company has recently announced the launch of STARLIMS Quality Manufacturing Solution QM12.2 which is built on the latest STARLIMS Technology V12 platform, along with STARLIMS SDMS (Scientific Data Management System) V12.2. To find out more about the company’s automated offerings in India, BioSpectrum spoke to Pradeep Nagisetty, Regional Sales Manager - India & Sub Continent, Abbott Informatics - STARLIMS, Hyderabad.
‘Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis' remains a puzzle
LET'S TALK HEALTH & SCIENCE
India proposes BRICS Consortium to tackle NCDs as flagship programme
Experts deliberated on emerging issues in the various fields of Biotechnology and Biomedicine at the fourth BRICS Working Group meeting on the subject area.
New meets old
A bold modern addition shakes up a traditional Cape in a historic Massachusetts town
Give your lawn and garden the care they need by removing debris, dividing crowded perennials, and adding mulch—so plants can come back stronger
Home Finances - Living under one roof
What it takes to make room in your home for mom and dad—or members of the younger generation
You'd best be geeked about our electric performance future
Change is the only constant in life. So said Greek philosopher Heraclitus some 2,500 years ago. Boy, was he right. Especially, it seems, vis-à-vis the car industry these days.
VINTAGE BLOWN 1965 CHEVY II “FUNNY” CAR THAT WAS SERIOUS BUSINESS
As Drew Hardin recalled, “Back in 1964, the term Funny Car wasn’t capitalized and was usually surrounded by quotation marks, because the cars those words described had altered wheelbases that made them look ‘funny.’
Cool home upgrades and problem-solving product picks
Trend 9.21 2022 Honda Civic Sedan
An unnecessary upgrade we’ll happily take
The Bitter Pill
This is a tough one to write. Remember in last month’s column when I described damage sustained to the Number 8 cylinder in the small-block I had just dropped into my ’67 C10? I had just changed the accelerator pump nozzle, then all hell broke loose after I started the engine and revved it a few times to see if the nozzle change worked. There was a brief clanging sound that stopped as suddenly as it started, but the engine developed a miss as a result.
TOH general contractor Tom Silva and TOH host Kevin O’Connor create an insulated ice chest that will keep cold beverages on tap and serve as an extra seat on a deck or patio
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