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DST funds development of Active Virosome Vaccine Production

The Department of Science and Technology operating under Ministry of Science and Technology is to fund Seagull Biosolutions to develop Active Virosome vaccines and immunodiagnostic kits for COVID-19. The kits are expected to reach the market by August 2020. Virosomes A Virosome is a drug that consists of unilamellar phospholipid membrane. This membrane allows the ..

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GoI to provide “Mass Manufacturing Ready” hardware and software for free

On April 9, 2020, the CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) tied up with Bharat Electronics Limited to develop mass manufacturing technologies (hardware and software). The technologies are to focus on production of medical devices. These technologies after creation are to be transferred to companies free of cost. Recent Innovations On the lines of ..

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nCoVSENSE Module: Funded by DST to develop Rapid Test of COVID-19

The Department of Science and Technology has funded a health care start up called the “Module Innovations” in order to develop COVID-19 testing kit. The purpose of the kit is to make the testing quicker within 10 to 15 minutes. Highlights The start up is to use the funding for its current project of rapid ..

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Bio Fortified Carrots developed by farmer scientist

A farmer scientist of Junagadh district, Gujarat Shri Vallabhai Vastambhai Marvaniya developed biofortified carrots. The carrots are locally called “Madhuban Gajar”. It is rich in β-carotene and iron. Highlights The biofortified carrot variety is benefiting more than 150 local farmers. The yield of the variety is 40 to 50 tonnes per hectare. The variety has ..

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Funding approved by DST to develop Nasal Passage Gel for COVID-19

The Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering and IIT Madras have developed a nasal passage gel that will inactivate COVID1-9. The funding to support the technology is to be provided by SERB (Science and Engineering Research Board), a statutory body operating under Department of Science and Technology. What is the plan? The team formed from the ..

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