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Drugs and Cosmetics Act: New Regulatory Regime for eight medical items

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently notified eight items to be regulated under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act. According to the ministry, this had come into effect on April 1, 2021 under the Medical Devices Rules, 2017 that was enacted in 2017. What are the new eight medical items? The new eight medical ..

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Next Generation Biodegradable Metal Implants developed by ARCI scientists

The scientists of Advanced Research Centre for powder metallurgy and new materials along with Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences (SCTIMST) have developed new biodegradable implant. The implants were developed from Iron-Manganese alloy. Highlights The alloy is highly applicable for making biodegradable orthopedic implant applications and stents. These implants participate in the healing process ..

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Injectable Silk-Fibroin based Hydrogel developed by JNCASR

The JNCASR (Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research) has developed injectable silk-fibroin based hydrogel to deliver sustained insulin to diabetic patients. The fibroin-based hydrogel was developed using biocompatible additives. The gel developed will ease insulin delivery in diabetic patients. The gel was first tested in rats and was successful. Highlights The researchers have found ..

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Eight medical Equipment as Drugs by the Health Ministry

The government has notified the following eight medical equipments as Drugs after consultation with the Drugs Technical Advisory Board: All implantable devices. CT scan. PET equipment. MRI equipment. Defibrillators. Dialysis machines. Bone marrow separators. X-ray machine. The notification has been made under Section 3 of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, with effect from April 1, ..

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