Biocon among most reputed biotech employers globally: Survey

Biocon among most reputed biotech employers globally: Survey

Biocon Ltd Tuesday said it has earned the distinction of being the only Asian biopharma company to feature among the top biotechnology employers in the world as ranked by Science magazine.

Biocon arm Syngene appoints Peter Bains as CEO

Biotechnology major Biocon's custom research arm Syngene has appointed Peter Bains as its Chief executive Officer (CEO).

Biocon to file for Syngene unit's IPO in two months: Sources

Biotechnology firm Biocon Ltd could file a prospectus for a share listing for its research services business arm Syngene International within the next two months, two sources directly involved in the process said.

IIT developing bio-hydrogen fuel from waste

Aiming to generate clean fuel from waste, a large-scale bio-reactor plant for producing hydrogen on a pilot level would be ready at IIT Kharagpur this year.

Biocon Q2 Net flat at Rs 102 crore

Biotechnology major Biocon on Wednesday reported a flat growth in its consolidated net profit at Rs 102.05 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2014.

Farm yields may drop if climate change impact not addressed

Agriculture yields are likely to decline to 9 per cent in the next 25 years if the climate change impact is not mitigated, Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar said today.

India, Japan to set up lab to promote research

India and Japan today signed an agreement for setting up a laboratory to focus on research in health sciences, medicine and agriculture.

There is scientific evidence on GM crops safety: Secretary

There is a clear scientific evidence on safety of genetically modified (GM) crops but more debate is needed to address other fears, Biotechnology Secretary Vijay Raghavan said here today

India can do well in Biotechnology: Marc Van Montagu

India has done well in the information technology (IT) sector and has the potential to excel in biotechnology as well, World Food Prize laureate Marc Van Montagu said today.

LIC trims stake in Biocon to 3%

State-owned LIC has cut its stake in Biocon to a little over 3 percent by selling more than two percent stake for over Rs 162 crore in the biotechnology major.

Indian biotech aiming to be $100 bn sector by 2025: Shaw

If farmers are to become prosperous you need technology, she added.

Healthy debate required on biotechnology: Anwar

Considering biotechnology to be area of focus in improving farm productivity, Union Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar Thursday said there is a need for "healthy scientific debate" on the issue.

Anwar pitches for robust regulatory system for GM crops

Emphasising on the role of biotechnology in improving farm yields, Union Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar Tuesday said there is a need for "robust" regulatory system to address the safety concerns.

Water, land and tech should be judiciously used: Tariq Anwar

Water, land and modern technology should be used judiciously to maintain sustainable agriculture and achieve food security for the country`s constantly growing population in years to come, Union Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar said here Tuesday.

Soon, spring-like fibres to mend broken hearts

Researchers have fabricated spring-like fibers to help repair damaged heart tissue.

Biocon rules out listing of research services arm this fiscal

The company, which was earlier working actively to list Syngene, said it will not happen this fiscal due to economic, global and political uncertainties.

Centre asks J&K to initiate projects promoting biotechnology

The Centre has asked Jammu and Kashmir Government to initiate plans and projects that will promote and upgrade biotechnology sector in the state.

`Probe Agriculture Ministry role in clearing Bt Cotton`

Bt Cotton technology was meant for irrigated areas but was pushed in all cotton-growing states.

Govt drafts bill to set up Biotechnology Regulatory body

The government has drafted a bill which seeks setting up of a biotechnology regulatory authority to regulate manufacture, import and use of organisms and products of modern bio-technology.

Aus, India to jointly develop new strains of bananas

Australia`s Queensland University of Technology has inked an agreement with India`s Department of Biotechnology for developing new strains of bananas that will help counter iron-deficiency anaemia in India.