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“R&D outsourcing has become a ‘must have' than ‘good-to have' strategy”
Aragen Life Sciences (formerly GVK BIO), a leading contract research and development organisation headquartered in Hyderabad, is marking its transition to a new brand identity in its 20th year. Established in 2001, the company is poised for growth in the outsourced discovery, development, and manufacturing services sector across both large and small molecule platforms with new investments and collaborations. In conversation with BioSpectrum, Manni Kantipudi, Chief Executive Officer, Aragen Life Sciences, Hyderabad reveals more about the company’s recent rebranding and growth plans. Edited excerpts;
Premas Biotech to commercialise VLP vaccine tech against Delta variant
Gurugram-based Premas Biotech has signed a licensing deal with Oravax Medical for the development and commercialisation of its virus-like-particle COVID-19 vaccine technology.
SARS-CoV-2: A Biochemical Treatise on its Past, Present & Future
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is unprecedented but equally unprecedented is the contribution of scientists who have helped us in understanding the mechanisms by which it infects human beings and also, developing a variety of vaccines to protect the masses, in a year’s time, which can be called truly groundbreaking. This article gives an overview of the progress made by scientists around the world working round the clock in developing an understanding of the SARS-CoV-2 evolution and COVID-19 disease pathogenesis, and also makes an attempt to suggest the possible ways of coping with this pandemic if we have to co-exist with it forever!
Merck launches Pergoveris Pen for fertility treatment in India
Merck Specialties, the healthcare business of Merck in India, has launched Pergoveris Pen for advanced infertility treatment in India.
How tech innovations impact cardiac care
Cardiac care has seen a transformation over the years with technology playing an important role. Armed with Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), cardiac care providers, with the right technology, have received the right impetus to revolutionise treatment mechanisms. Let us delve into the new technologies which the industry is offering to mankind and decipher the way forward.
GUNG-HO PHARMA R&D INVESTMENTS SURPASS $3B
While the pharmaceutical industry helped combat COVID-19, from R&D actions on potential treatment strategies to balancing the medicines supply chain in the time of crisis, it struggled to maintain the natural market flow. As a result, many pharma companies had to abort some of their ongoing R&D investment plans. However for FY20-21, the average R&D expenses constituted 7.2 per cent of the total revenues of the pharma companies, with Lupin, Alembic Pharma and Dr. Reddy’s spending more than others. The cumulative R&D expenditure of the leading 10 pharma companies has been around Rs 10,627 crore ($1.43 billion) in the previous fiscal. This figure eventually reaches an approximate amount of Rs 22,500 crore ($3.03 billion) after considering the cumulative expenditure by other small and medium players of the India pharma industry.
Glenmark ties up with SaNOtize to commercialise COVID-19 nasal spray
Mumbai-based Glenmark Pharmaceuticals and Canadian biotech firm SaNOtize Research & Development Corporation
CEPI prioritises Rift Valley fever vax
Sep 01, Norway-based Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) has signed an implementing partner agreement with Integrum Scientific (US) as part of its ongoing efforts to combat Rift Valley fever (RVF)—one of its priority diseases with epidemic potential.
3D printing moulds healthcare innovations
Pharmaceuticals, bio-medicine, aviation, and automobiles industries have rapidly adopted 3D printing over the years, worldwide, to develop new solutions and prototypes. It is also helping many industries, healthcare, in particular, increase productivity. Despite all its advantages, 3D printing technology is currently posing a number of challenges in the market such as initial costs, limitation to the metals and plastics used for 3D printing, lack of policy standardisation, etc.
Mynvax Offers ‘Warm Vaccine' For COVID-19
Biotech startup Mynvax, incubated at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru, has developed heat-tolerant COVID-19 vaccine formulations.
THE GEAR WE’RE LUSTING AFTER
Ted Brothers Interview
Dear fellow dinogeeks, if you somehow do not know who Ted Brothers is, this interview will introduce you to a lover of all things Jurassic Park. You’ll discover how his childhood addiction has manifested itself into several art forms that have thousands of people following him on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and thousands more subscribing to his YouTube channel. He’s one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet, a heck of a homemade-pizza chef and pretty rad drummer. I’m honored to call him my friend and I don’t know why we didn’t do this sooner.
Unlock Your Inner Champion
Football legend Tom Brady expands his legacy with a new Boston TB12 Performance & Recovery Center offering exclusive training and holistic wellness programming or all. TB12 Staff
The Next Stage
Baltimore’s theater companies are working toward a more active, inclusive future.
San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Recap
When July arrives on the calendar it is time for all things pop culture to dominate the news as San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) frenzy ensues with announcements of its dazzling lineup of celebrities, vendors, panels, reveals, and displays from Hollywood, manufacturers, gaming, and beyond.
Tom Brady – Cara a cara con la leyenda
Fuimos a las Bahamas con Tom Brady y todo lo que obtuvimos fueron moretones con forma de balón de futbol americano. Eso es porque TOM BRADY no se rinde. Ni siquiera en un simple juego. Aunque esté de vacaciones. BEN COURT luchó para seguirle el paso al mejor quarterback en la historia de la NFL y aquí te cuenta la historia.
Meet Up In The Creative Georgian City For Culture And Cuisine
Meet up in the creative Georgian city for culture and cuisine.
Upfront With Samantha Bee
‘I can’t thank the celestial lords and ladies enough for the gift of this election season. It’s been incredible.’
Smirking in the Boys’ Room
TV’s newest late-night host.
Screen Covid patients for TB & vice versa: Centre to states
‘Both Diseases Primarily Attack Lungs, Have Similar Symptoms’