Pharma Business Line

5 ways the pharmaceutical industry is changing

Traditionally, the pharmaceutical industry has been slow to adopt new technologies and new ideas. There are several factors behind this: cumbersome regulations, intellectual property issues, complexity of manufacturing, high profit margins, and general risk aversion across the industry. A single decision to adopt a new technology or leadership paradigm can …

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Monoclonal antibodies: a promising pharmaceutical product

India, the “vaccine capital of the world” (despite the current shortage of Covid-19 vaccines), may become a world leader in another product: monoclonal antibodies. The pandemic has propelled India onto the launch pad for a leadership position in products such as ventilators and oxygen concentrators. Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) join the …

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Hospitals and smaller clinics face vaccine inequity

Vaccination at several small private hospitals and health care clinics in Chennai has been halted due to vaccine shortages and lack of clarity on its procurement from manufacturers. Several small and medium-sized private hospitals and clinics said they had either stopped vaccinations or had suspended them. “The previous system was …

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Duopharma to sign agreement for Sputnik V

The group worked closely with the RDIF and the Gamaleya Institute in response to the NPRA’s review for the conditional approval application. by LYDIA NATHAN / photo by TMR FILE DUOPHARMA Biotech Bhd has entered into supply agreements for Russian vaccine Sputnik V for Malaysian use and plans to execute …

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