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Schott Glass India wins environmental excellence award

Schott Glass India wins environmental excellence award Schott’s pharmaceutical tubing unit in Gujarat recently won the excellence award in the green manufacturing units category of the VNM TV’s prestigious environmental excellence awards competition. This recognition identifies Schott’s pursuits in contributing to sustainable growth. In order to win the competition, Schott’s pharmaceutical tubing unit showcased all its activities that are carried ... Read More »

Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research. The charity’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives.

MedImmune and Cancer Research UK establish joint CRUK-MEDI Alliance Laboratory AstraZeneca today announced that MedImmune, its global biologics research and development arm, and Cancer Research UK, with its commercial arm, Cancer Research Technology (CRT), have entered into an innovative collaboration to establish a joint laboratory in Cambridge, UK. The new laboratory, representing a first of its kind partnership for both ... Read More »

Sun Pharma’s coming of age moment

Sun Pharma’s coming of age moment The Indian pharma major’s deal to Merck to acquire and market a plaque psoriasis drug is a bold move Sun Pharmaceuticals needs to be complimented. Not for the rate of its successful acquisitions but for attempting to do something that no Indian company has done before. Indian pharmaceutical companies are known globally for their ... Read More »

Petro, farm products drag export growth in Aug to 2.35%

Petro, farm products drag export growth in Aug to 2.35% NEW DELHI, SEPT 15: India’s exports growth slowed down further to 2.35 per cent in August 2014 to $26.95 billion. The export numbers were at $ 26.33 billion in August 2013. Imports grew at 2.08 per cent during August 2014 to $37.79 billion compared to $ 37.02 billion in August ... Read More »

Sun Pharma shares dip 4% on ‘surprise’ USFDA inspection news

Sun Pharma shares dip 4% on ‘surprise’ USFDA inspection news COIMBATORE, SEPT 11:   Shares of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries ended with a loss of more than 4 per cent on Thursday on reports that its Halol manufacturing plant in Gujarat was subjected to surprise inspection by the American drug regulator United States Food and Drug Administration. The stock, which touched a ... Read More »


metabolites Metabolites are the intermediates and products of metabolism. A term metabolite is usually restricted to small molecules. Metabolites have various functions, including fuel, structure, signaling, stimulatory and inhibitory effects on enzymes, catalytic activity of their own (usually as a cofactor to an enzyme), defense, and interactions with other organisms (e.g. pigments, odorants, and pheromones). A primary metabolite is directly ... Read More »

What is drug reference standard

What is drug reference standard A drug reference standard is a standardized substance which is used as a measurement base for similar substances. Where the exact active substances of a new drug are not known, a reference standard provides a calibrated level of biological effects against which new preparations of the drug can be compared. drug reference solutions and patient ... Read More »

AstraZeneca and Redx Pharma agree research collaboration

AstraZeneca today announced that it has entered into a research collaboration with Redx Pharma Limited to discover and develop new molecules targeting a genetic driver of tumour growth and survival. The research will complement AstraZeneca’s strategic approach focused on genetic drivers of cancer and mechanisms of resistance to established and novel cancer therapies. The research collaboration will involve Redx Pharma ... Read More »

A new synthetic amino acid for an emerging class of drugs

One of the greatest challenges in modern medicine is developing drugs that are highly effective against a target, but with minimal toxicity and side-effects to the patient. Such properties are directly related to the 3D structure of the drug molecule. Ideally, the drug should have a shape that is perfectly complementary to a disease-causing target, so that it binds it ... Read More »

Wine only protects against CVD in people who exercise

Wine only protects against cardiovascular disease (CVD) in people who exercise, according to results from the In Vino Veritas (IVV) study presented at ESC Congress by Professor Milos Taborsky from the Czech Republic. Professor Taborsky said: “This is the first randomised trial comparing the effects of red and white wine on markers of atherosclerosis (1) in people at mild to ... Read More »

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