Monkeypox in Kerala: All districts directed to maintain vigil, special caution for 5 districts

Monkeypox in Kerala: All districts directed to maintain vigil, special caution for 5 districts

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala health minister Veena George here on Friday informed that all districts are directed to maintain vigil in the wake of a confirmed monkeypox case in a Kollam native who arrived from UAE. The person arrived in Thiruvananthapuram in flight and had contact with passengers from Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, and Kottayam. As a […]

Pfizer strikes global licensing deal for Covid pill

Pfizer strikes global licensing deal for Covid pill

Geneva: US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer on Tuesday announced a deal to make its prospective antiviral Covid-19 pill available more cheaply in the world’s least wealthy countries. Pfizer will sub-licence production of its promising Paxlovid pill to generic drug manufacturers for supply in 95 low- and middle-income nations covering around 53 percent of the world’s population. Under the deal […]

Britain approves Merck’s COVID-19 pill in world first

Britain approves Merck’s COVID-19 pill in world first

LONDON: Britain on Thursday became the first country in the world to approve a potentially game-changing COVID-19 antiviral pill jointly developed by U.S.-based Merck (MRK.N) and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, in a boost to the fight against the pandemic. Britain’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) recommended the drug, molnupiravir, for use in people with mild […]

WHO seeks additional clarifications from Bharat Biotech for Emergency Use Listing of Covaxin

WHO seeks additional clarifications from Bharat Biotech for Emergency Use Listing of Covaxin

United Nations/Geneva: The World Health Organisation’s technical advisory group on Tuesday sought “additional clarifications” from Bharat Biotech for its COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin to conduct a final “risk-benefit assessment” for Emergency Use Listing of the vaccine. The technical advisory group will now meet on November 3 for a final assessment. Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, which has developed Covaxin, had submitted […]

CONTACT LENSES AS A BIO MATERIAL 

CONTACT LENSES AS A BIO MATERIAL 

NANDANA J NAIR A BIOMATERIAL is a substance that has been engineered to interact with biological systems for a medical purpose, either a therapeutic or a diagnostic one. Biomaterials are materials meant to be cut into the body to replace or repair damaged organs or tissues. The science that deals with the study of biomaterials is […]