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Indigenous clot busting drug gets nod for clinical trials

17 August 2012

NEW DELHI: The first indigenous clot-busting drug to dissolve life-threatening blockages inside blood vessels of heart has now received official permission to start clinical trials within a couple of weeks.

…………..“This is a novel patented product with an additional benefit of reduced internal bleeding. It should not be equated with other commercial products. Barring a few vaccines, this is the first indigenous protein-based therapeutic, which can dissolve a clot within 30 minutes,” Girish Sahni, Director of Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, who led the research team told Deccan Herald……

Read more: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/272409/indigenous-clot-busting-drug-gets.html

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August 21, 2012 at 10:28 am

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Chandigarh scientist decodes fruit crop diseases

03 June 2012

CHANDIGARH:  Overcoming a major roadblock in managing and controlling a devastating disease among pomegranate, mango and citrus, a Chandigarh-based scientist has cracked the gene-pattern of particular bacteria which causes this disease. India is the second largest exporter of pomegranate after Spain. The study has been published in the Nature.

A complete sequence of genes of the bacteria causing this disease which destroys pomegranate, mango and citrus crops has been decoded for the first time by an Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH) scientist Prabhu B Patil. The work has also been published in the recent issue of Journal of Bacteriology, an international journal…..

Read more: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-06-03/chandigarh/32005538_1_pomegranate-genes-mango

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June 4, 2012 at 4:10 pm

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Genomes of mango, pomegranate pathogens decoded

In what they claim to be the first such reports on plant pathogens from India, scientists have decoded the complete genome sequence of bacteria affecting two important fruits of the country — mango and pomegranate.

The scientists from Chandigarh-based Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), a laboratory of India’s Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), have announced the fully annotated genome of the Xanthomonaspathogens that infect these fruits…

Read more: http://www.nature.com/nindia/2012/120511/full/nindia.2012.70.html

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May 14, 2012 at 10:57 am

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City innovator makes MIT Technology Review’s India TR35 list

23 March 2012

A young Chandigarh innovator, Priyanka Sharma, has been chosen to the MIT Technology Review’s India TR35 list of young Technology Innovators under 35 for 2012 for developing plastic biochip electrochemical sensor for immuno-sensing applications

During her assignment at CSIR-funded Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), Chandigarh, the 28-year-old researcher looked at developing inexpensive, reliable testing techniques for effective field monitoring of toxic molecules in agricultural products….

Read more: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/city-innovator-makes-mit-technology-reviews-india-tr35-list/927292/

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March 23, 2012 at 10:10 pm

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Bangalore shines in MIT journal’s innovators list

11 March 2012


The India edition of the MIT Technology Review on Saturday announced exemplary innovations in the field of technology with it’s ‘India TR35 2012 list of young technology innovators’, all aged below 35. While Bangalore emerged as the hottest technology innovation city with five innovators making it to the list, IIT-Mumbai was the hottest innovation centre with three of its researchers in the list.

A list of 20 innovators was announced in Bangalore. The only woman innovator in the list is 28-year-old Priyanka Sharma from CSIR-run Institute of Microbial Technology in Chandigarh. She developed a plastic chip which uses simple assay techniques to detect toxic materials in the environment in cost and time-effective manner…..

Read more: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/bangalore-shines-in-mit-journals-innovators-list/922286/

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March 11, 2012 at 12:53 pm

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IMTECH marks CSIR Foundation Day

27 September 2011


The Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH) Sector 39, on Monday, marked the Foundation Day of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Reseach (CSIR).

A lecture on “Social purpose of science: Linking curiosity, creativity and compassion” was delivered by Prof Anil K Gupta, from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, on the occasion….

Read more: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/IMTECH-marks-CSIR-Foundation-Day/852327/

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September 29, 2011 at 6:08 am

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Animal bill makes Chandigarh scientists jittery

17 May 2011

CHANDIGARH: If the draft of the Animal Welfare Bill 2011 gets a nod, scientists can be behind bars for up to five years in case the experimental animal is killed or injured without justifying the killing. Giving is feedback on the draft, the scientific institutes of the city PGI, National institute of Pharamceutical Education and Research (NIPER) and Institute of Microbial technology (IMTECH) have recently submitted the suggestions to the Indian Council of Medical Research in New Delhi (ICMR).

Retaliating against the animal activists for the draft, director of the IMTECH, Dr Girish Sahni, said: “If the animal activists think that we are cruel to animals while experimenting, slaughterhouses should likewise be penalized or shut down. We are not killing animals per se. Though there is an area of compassion for the animals, we cannot do away with these trials for drug development and innovation.”….

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/Animal-bill-makes-Chandigarh-scientists-jittery/articleshow/8392006.cms

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May 18, 2011 at 6:14 am

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