Articles about Department of Biotechnology

Mumbai's Tata Memorial Hospital conducts India's first CAR-T cell therapy

09 Jun 2021

Technology
Mumbai's Tata Memorial Hospital conducts India's first CAR-T cell therapy

The Centre has approved Rs. 19.15 crore for conducting the first-in-human Phase I/II clinical trial of the CAR-T cells, a type of gene therapy, for cancer treatment, the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) said on Tuesday.

India's neighbors train experts for clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine

17 Dec 2020

India
India's neighbors train experts for clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine

India's friendly neighboring nations trained over 100 experts to strengthen capacities in their countries for facilitating phase-3 clinical trials of the Indian COVID-19 vaccine, a senior official of the Department of Biotechnology said.

Sputnik V phase 3 trials could be conducted in India

07 Sep 2020

India
Sputnik V phase 3 trials could be conducted in India

The Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Russia has reportedly submitted "comprehensive data" on its COVID-19 vaccine candidate to Indian authorities.

India will start COVID-19 vaccine production next month: Details here

26 Apr 2020

Technology
India will start COVID-19 vaccine production next month: Details here

In a major development, Cyrus S. Poonawalla's Serum Institute of India has confirmed that it will start making a vaccine for COVID-19 next month.

IIT-H should remain relevant to 4th industrial revolution: President Kovind

05 Aug 2018

India
IIT-H should remain relevant to 4th industrial revolution: President Kovind

IIT Hyderabad should remain relevant to the fourth industrial revolution which will "write the script of the 21st century," President Ram Nath Kovind today said at the premier institute.

Government to set up DNA databanks at national, state level

13 May 2018

India
Government to set up DNA databanks at national, state level

DNA databanks will be set up at national and state levels to store DNA profiles, and those who leak the information stored in such facilities will be punished with an upto three years' jail term or upto Rs. 1L fine, according to a draft bill on DNA technology being finalized by Law Ministry.

IIT Kharagpur student made a battery using sewage water

26 Feb 2018

India
IIT Kharagpur student made a battery using sewage water

A research scholar of IIT-Kharagpur has developed a disposable and flexible battery powered by bacteria from sewage water, the institute said in a statement.

New AIIMS: Retired doctors to be hired for top positions

19 Sep 2017

Delhi
New AIIMS: Retired doctors to be hired for top positions

Unable to find suitable people to fill top positions at the six new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences, Union Health Ministry is looking to hire retired doctors of some of India's premier medical institutes.