Agappe Chitra Magna launched by SCTIMST to detect COVID-19

On May 20, 2020, the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Science and Technology operating under Department of Science and Technology has launched magnetic nano particle based RNA extraction kit called “Agappe Chitra Magna”. Highlights The Agappe Chitra Magna kit ..


GoI plans to reduce dependency for drug intermediates and APIs

The Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) has collaborated with LAXAI Life Sciences to produce Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients inside India. This will help to reduce dependence of pharmaceutical sector on Chinese imports. Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients The Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients are ..


First “Made in India” COVID-19 Test Kit gets commercial approval from CDSCO

A Pune based testing services MyLab has become the first Indian company to get an commercial approval from CDSCO for the sales of COVID-19 testing kits sale. About the Kit The kit was developed by MyLab testing services. The testing ..


Made-in-India COVID-19 Test Kit

The COVID-19 test kit developed by Mylab Discovery Solution Pvt Ltd has become the first Made-in-India kit to receive commercial approval. About the Kit The Mylab PathoDetect COVID-19 Qualitative PCR kit was developed by Pune based by Mylab Discovery Solution Pvt ..

Glycol Poisoning

Cough syrup (Coldbest PC) manufactured by a Himachal Pradesh-based company was found to contain diethylene glycol. The syrup is alleged to be the reason behind the 11 deaths in J&K. Symptoms of Glycol Poisoning: Glycol is toxic to humans and ..

President Trump visit to India: 2 MoUs and 1 Letter of Cooperation signed

On February 24, 2020, the US President Donald Trump visited India along with his wife Melania Trump. On the sidelines of his visit, agreements were signed in the field of health, oil and defence. Highlights In the Defence Sector, 3 ..