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Indian pharmaceutical market to reach $56 billion in 2020

Indian pharmaceutical market to reach $56 billion in 2020

New Delhi: Driven by the country’s growing economy and population income, the Indian pharmaceutical market will increase significantly from approximately $21 billion in 2013 to $56 billion in 2020, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15%, forecasts research and consulting firm, Research & Markets. more

India’s ‘first women hospital’ inaugurated in Delhi

India’s ‘first women hospital’ inaugurated in Delhi

New Delhi: Touted as India’s first women hospital, Gaudium Women Hospital was inaugurated on March 8, International Women’s Day, at Janakpuri in New Delhi by Bollywood Actress, Shilpa Shetty. more

Ability to provide sight being shifted from corneal surgeries to newer technologies

Ability to provide sight being shifted from corneal surgeries to newer technologies

Chennai: Corneal diseases are supposed to be the 4th most important cause for blindness worldwide after cataract, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration. Corneal transplantation served as the golden procedure that restored the visual function when the visual impairment caused by corneal diseases became too severe. more

Govt may reduce seats in surgical super-speciality courses that fail to attract doctors

Govt may reduce seats in surgical super-speciality courses that fail to attract doctors

New Delhi: Fewer doctors are opting to become surgeons these days and non-surgical courses such as cardiology, endocrinology, urology, nephrology and medical oncology have emerged as the big draw for young medical professionals, according to the union health ministry data on admissions to speciality courses. more

New AI able to identify & predict development of cancer symptom clusters

New AI able to identify & predict development of cancer symptom clusters

New Delhi: Cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy could soon benefit from a new AI (artificial intelligence) that is able to identify and predict the development of different combinations of symptoms – helping to alleviate much of the distress caused by their occurrence and severity. more

Humira approved in Japan for treatment of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Humira approved in Japan for treatment of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

New Delhi: AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company headquartered in US, and Eisai, a leading global research & development-based pharmaceutical company headquartered in Japan, on Thursday announced that they have received approval for an additional indication of Humira (generic name: adalimumab), a fully human anti-TNF-alpha monoclonal antibody, for the treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). more

Next generation optical biometry devices market may grow to $450 million by 2028

Next generation optical biometry devices market may grow to $450 million by 2028

Increasing incidence of eye diseases such as cataract and refractive errors coupled with rising number of eye care clinics and hospitals globally are factors increasing the adoption of next generation optical biometry devices. more

Healthcare should be a mission with ethical & moral values: Rajnath Singh

Healthcare should be a mission with ethical & moral values: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: Healthcare should not be a profession but a mission with ethical and moral values, according to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. more

Biosense Technologies raises $1 million in funding

Biosense Technologies raises $1 million in funding

Bengaluru: Biosense Technologies, which claims to provide quality, affordable and connected point-of-care diagnostics solutions for chronic diseases in India, has raised more than $1 million of direct equity funding from Menterra Venture Advisors and Artha Venture Challenge and more than $2 million of unlocked soft debt funding from their partner network. more

World No Tobacco Day celebrated at ESIC Medical College

World No Tobacco Day celebrated at ESIC Medical College

Faridabad (Haryana): The Department of Community Medicine and the Department of Medicine at ESIC Medical College and Hospital (ESIC MC&H), Faridabad, in collaboration with Manav Rachna Dental College (MRDC), Faridabad organised a three-day event, from May 29-31, to celebrate the ‘World No Tobacco Day – 2017’, which falls on May 31. This year’s theme was ‘Tobacco – A Threat to Development’. more