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Poonawalla group acquires Dutch global vaccine company


July 5th, 2012 - 5:31 am ICT by IANS
Pune, July 4 (IANS) Serum Institute of India, the flagship company of the over $1 billion Poonawalla Group vaccine company, Wednesday announced the acquisition of Bilthoven Biologicals of the Netherlands, ... Read more...

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Indian vaccine to save 250 million lives in Africa


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Francis Kokutse Accra (Ghana), March 1 (IANS) A new India-made vaccine against meningitis is to be administered to nearly 250 million children and adults in sub-Saharan Africa, thanks to a joint campaign ... Read more...

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New affordable vaccine offers hope in fight against meningitis


November 10th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): A new vaccine has been developed, which promises to give its receivers protection against the meningococcal bacterium Neisseria meningitidis.MenAfriVac is the first affordable and effective weapon against killer ... Read more...

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Vaccine makers to lobby for higher immunization coverage


September 15th, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 15 (IANS) Vaccine manufacturers in India Wednesday formed a pressure group to lobby for increasing the immunization coverage in India, which is lower than even in the African countries. Five leading ... Read more...

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New rabies treatment advances after successful phase 1 trial in India


September 15th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): A new cost-effective rabies therapy developed by MassBiologics at the University of Massachusetts and the Serum Institute of India has taken an important step forward with positive ... Read more...

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Swine flu immunity just a sniff away


July 20th, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20(IANS) As swine flu again rears its head in some parts of the country, the second indigenous vaccine against the virus was launched here Tuesday. The vaccine, manufactured by the ... Read more...

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Indian biotech industry grew 17 percent in 2009-10: Survey


June 21st, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) India's bio-tech industry clocked a 17 percent growth with revenues of Rs.137 billion ($3 billion) in the 2009-10 financial year over the previous fiscal, according to a ... Read more...

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Mumbai outpaces Bangalore as Biotech city with higher revenue: Survey


June 17th, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 17 (IANS) India's financial capital Mumbai has beaten Bangalore to second place in Biotech revenue generation also, though the IT hub-based Biocon earned highest revenue of Rs.1,180 crore (Rs.11.8 billion) ... Read more...

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Swine flu vaccine yet to hit Delhi markets


June 6th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The indigenous swine flu vaccine launched this week is yet to hit the markets in Delhi as against claims by Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad that it ... Read more...

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Indigenous H1N1 vaccine launched


June 3rd, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) India Thursday got its first vaccine for H1N1 flu, almost an year after the deadly virus-caused flu was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO). ... Read more...

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India to develop swine flu vaccine by early next year: Azad


December 26th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Dec 26 (ANI): Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has said that India would develop the swine flu vaccine by early next year after completion of animal and human trials.Talking ... Read more...

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Clinical trial on for inhalable measles vaccine


December 4th, 2009 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The government has given the go-ahead to carry out clinical trials for evaluating the safety and efficacy of the measles inhalable vaccine, the Lok Sabha was informed ... Read more...

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India to develop swine flu vaccine by 2010: Azad


November 24th, 2009 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) India would be able to indigenously develop swine flu vaccine by June next year, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad told parliament Tuesday. "Three companies are working towards ... Read more...

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Clinical trial of new anti-rabies antibody launched in India


October 2nd, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 2 (IANS) A clinical trial to test the safety and efficacy of a newly-developed anti-rabies antibody has got underway here. The antibody, known as human monoclonal antibody (MAB), used to ... Read more...

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Trials testing safety of new antibody aimed at rabies virus launched in India


October 1st, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A clinical trial testing the safety and activity of a human monoclonal antibody (MAB) developed to neutralize the rabies virus has been launched in King Edward Memorial ... Read more...

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WHO against school closure to curb swine flu spread


August 18th, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Asking sick students to remain at home is more effective than closing schools to curb the swine flu spread, a World Health Organisation (WHO) official said here ... Read more...

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India to test first dry powder vaccine for measles


August 17th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The first dry powder inhalable vaccine for measles will be tested next year in India. Millions of infants and children suffer from the disease which kills almost ... Read more...

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Pune institute in global race for swine flu vaccine


August 12th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) It is ironical that Pune reported the first loss of life due to swine flu in India as it is home to the country's largest biotech firm, ... Read more...

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India will import swine flu vaccine if developed anywhere


August 10th, 2009 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) India will import the influenza A(H1N1) vaccine from any country developing it first, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Monday. "Three Indian companies are working to develop ... Read more...

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India developing indigenous swine flu vaccine (Interview)


August 9th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) India is expected to be among the first few countries to develop an indigenous, injectable swine flu vaccine and the government has already invited ... Read more...

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India scrambles for germ-free eggs for swine flu vaccines


August 9th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The crack team at the Pune-based Serum Institute of India, whichis charged with creating a vaccine for swine flu, is confronted with a problem -- sourcing enough ... Read more...

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Swine flu vaccine in ‘four to seven months’, says government


August 7th, 2009 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) India is at the forefront of developing a swine flu vaccine that will be available in "four to seven months", the government announced Friday as 96 new ... Read more...

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India may have swine flu vaccine by September


August 4th, 2009 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) India may come out with a vaccine for the dreaded influenza A(H1N1) infection by September, health ministry officials said Tuesday. The health ministry is working with ... Read more...

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Swine flu affected toll rises to 17 as two more tested positive in Hyderabad


June 14th, 2009 - 10:05 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, June 14 (ANI): The number of swine flu affected people in the country risen to 17 after two more people were tested positive in Hyderabad.A six-year-old girl from Hyderabad and her ... Read more...

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Swine flu vaccine in six months: Health ministry


June 12th, 2009 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Indian scientists are working on developing a vaccine for influenza A (H1N1), or swine flu, by the end of the year, a senior health ministry official said ... Read more...

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