Author: Biotech Express

ISSN: 2454-6968 | Biotech Express Magazine publishes articles in the field of biotechnology and allied sciences in a way that have never been presented earlier. It publishes Editorials, Guest Articles, Reports, Interviews, Current News of Govt. Academics and Business, Research Highlights and Notifications of Events, Jobs, Research Proposals in the field of Biotechnology, Biological Sciences, Life Sciences, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Neurosciences, Genetics, Medical Sciences, BioPharma etc.

Nicknamed “COVID-pandemic’s favourite snack” and the source of multiple social media memes, Dolo-650 mg, which registered a sales of over ₹500 crores during the COVID pandemic since March 2020, is back in the news following the public interest litigation in Supreme Court by the Federation of Medical and Sales Representatives Association of India (FMRAI), a national trade union, that sought enforcement of Right to Life under Article 21 of the Constitution. In its petition, FMRAI has alleged mounting instances of unethical marketing practices by pharma companies in their dealings with healthcare professionals, which in turn has a negative effect on…

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Dr Anthony Fauci, United States top infectious disease expert who became a household name during the COVID-19 pandemic, announced that he will depart from the federal government in December. In service for more than five decades, the chief medical advisor of US President Joe Biden has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation. He was a leader in the federal response to HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases even before the Coronavirus hit. “Fauci’s resignation will not prevent a full-throated investigation into the origins of the pandemic,”…

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According to a recent news, the Indian government is planning to include Serum Institute of India’s indigenously-developed Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus vaccine (qHPV) against cervical cancer in the National Immunization Programme. As per views of a vaccine expert who is furious after this news said, there is no clinical trial study available in public domain to study the benefits or harmful effects of the proposed vaccine but system is in hurry to launch this product while not making data transparent for public scrutiny. We have seen earlier also that how Covishield which was developed by Astrazeneca and manufactured by Serum Institute…

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Federation of Asian Biotech Associations (FABA) in association with the leading incubation centres in the country in the biotech sector organized “Whale Tank Event, a Venture Capital – Biotech Startup Connect”, which held virtually on the 18th & 19th of August 2022. This Whale Tank event gathered amazing start-ups, venture capitalists, pharma and biotech firms, and leading incubation centres together on one platform. The purpose of this event was to facilitate potential investments in Bio start-ups and nurture the start-up ecosystem in the life sciences space in India. It was an excellent opportunity for startups in Bio or Life Sciences,…

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The CTRI is a database of more than 45,000 registered clinical trials that is entirely paperless. Now, it has been revealed that the clinical trial registry ‘doesn’t exist’ and that ‘ghost staff’ runs the tests after June 30th 2022. The existing staff of CTRI also have not been given any further extension beyond June 30th, 2022, but the supposedly non-existent ghost staff has registered over 1,060 clinical trials from July 1 till August 5.The CTRI is a database of more than 45,000 registered clinical trials that is entirely paperless. It is accessible to the public, searchable, and is kept up…

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According to Dr. Naomi Wolf, who runs a crowdsourced project to analyze 300,000 Pfizer documents released via a FOIA request, 44 percent of pregnant women who participated in the drug maker’s COVID-19 vaccine trial lost their babies. As first reported by American Greatness, research released by feminist activist and author Dr. Naomi Wolf through her website The Daily Clout indicates that 44 percent of pregnant women in Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine trial lost their babies. Wolf, who runs a crowd-sourced analysis project of 300,000 pages of Pfizer documents ordered released in a January ruling by U.S. District Judge Mark Pittman of…

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The shoe’s upper is made by bacteria that naturally produce nanocellulose—Komagataei bacterrhaeticus—and can be further genetically engineered to also self-dye by producing melanin for color. Keane, a designer at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London, and synthetic biologist Reeve, then at Imperial College London, set up Modern Synthetics in 2020 to pursue ‘microbial weaving’.Their goal is to produce a new class of material, a hybrid/composite that will replace animal- and petrochemical-made sneakers with a biodegradable, yet durable, alternative. The process begins with a two-dimensional yarn scaffold shaped by robotics, which the scientists submerge in fermentation medium…

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Biocon Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia, a subsidiary of Biocon Biologics Ltd (BBL), announced that it has entered the prestigious Malaysia Book of Records.The 562,000 sq. ft. facility has been recognized as the first and largest integrated insulin manufacturer in Malaysia by MBR, which officially recognizes record-creating and record-breaking achievements in the fields of human endeavour, building & structures, transportation, arts & entertainment, business, sports & games, science & technology, nature etc. in Malaysia. Kiran Kumar Gandhirajan, Site Head, Malaysia, said: “We are extremely proud and honoured to be named in the Malaysia Book of Records, which is a recognition of the…

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Corruption and scams are not new in any business but is it ethically right to have corruption in industry like pharma where a drug which if approved incorrectly can impact thousands of lives. A new bribery case against CDSCO officials including Joint DCGI, intermediary agencies and a Biocon official has unsurfaced the wrongdoings in government regulatory offices and pharma industry and because it is related to biotech drug we are covering this story in this cover article. The intensity of wrongdoing by regulators and intermediaries can be felt by the fact that they were not caught red handed by any…

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In the last issue Biotech Express has covered biotech startup expo which was held in June 2022 and inaugurated by PM Modi in Pragati Maidan, wherein hundreds of biotech startup showcased their products and services. Continuing the series, in this issue we are covering a startup that has gained special attention after pandemic due to their hygiene-based products. Here we discuss the journey of a founder and company with Dr. Rachna Dave who left her permanent job for starting an entrepreneur journey and now successfully fulfilling her endeavor. “The pandemic has changed the way people and industry prioritise hygiene and…

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