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1. Massive fire at the plant of Serum Institute in Pune on yesterday afternoon at 2.45 pm resulting of 5 death. There would be no loss of Covishield production due to fire because the building where fire broke out is 1 km far from the Covishield manufacturing plant. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Fire was brought under control after 2-3 hrs.

2. Global Hospital at Parel in Mumbai opens Stroke Clinic. You can visit this hospital If you have brands related to stroke,

3. Fujifilm + Max Super Speciality Hospital, Mumbai launched fellowship in breast cancer imaging. You can share this information to cancer specialist who are academically oriented.

4. You can see that now days drs want accrediation of NABH for their clinic or hospital. If you see this certificate of NABH during your visit then you can share the information with drs that " NABH extends validity of accrediation till March 31st, 2021. After that it is mandatory to renew.

5. LVPEI (LV Prasad Eye Institute) going to set up world largest myopia research institute in Hyderabad.

6. NPPA fixes price of 2 formulations under DPCO

A) Ofloxacin + Dexamethasone eye drops

B) Ascorbic Acid (Vit C) + Zinc chewable tablet


7. Yashoda Hospital, Kaushambi, Ghaziabad received the prestigious QCI-DL Shah Gold award from Quality Council of India recently. Dr. P.N. Arora, MD & Dr Shubhang Arora, Executive Director of Yashoda Hospital said that this award represents the most affordable quality healthcare services provided by Yashoda Hospital. Congratulate to both drs with flower bookie If you are visiting this hospital. It will create good impact.

8. Leading Thoracic surgeon Dr. Arvind Kumar joins Medanta Hospital. So now onwards you can meet him at Medanta.

9. Innovative surgical stapler launched by Medtronic. This company is known for technological innovation in the field of Medical. Surgical Stapler is used to closure of wounds after surgery. It having some advantage than traditional suturing. Stapler takes 4 times lesser time than suture, less chance of infection, faster wound healing and patient recovery. Medtronics has launched EEA™ Circular Stapler with Tri-Staple™ Technology which ensures more security1,2,3,†,‡ and a potential for greater perfusion at the staple line4,5,†,§

Image Source: Medtronic Website

It comprises slope cartridge face that delivers less stress on tissues. It also offers consistent performance for closure of large wounds. It is indicated and more useful for colorectal procedures. It requires 60% lesser force by doctor in operating room as compared to currently option available in the market. Please discuss about this with surgeon, they will appreciate you.

10. Indian Head Injury Foundation (IHIF) has received the prestigious Prince Michael International Road safety Award. This Global award has received by Dr Rajendra Prasad working as a senior consultant Neurosurgeon at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi. Meet and congratulate him for this.

11. World's first fully active robotic knee replacement machine (CUVIS) has launched by Karnataka CM at Sakra World Hospital, Bangalore.

12. Intranasal Covid Vaccine by Bharat Biotech, planning to start Phase 1 clinical trial in the month of Feb-March this year. This vaccine completed animal study and shown effective in mice & hamsters. Intranasal vaccine is very simple to administered, just put one drop in each nostrils is sufficient to produce antibody against virus.  

13. Dr Reddy's & Zydus get DCGI approval to conduct phase 3 trials for their Covid vaccine of Sputnik V and ZyCoV-D respectively.

14. Entod Ophthalmic division has developed OpenRx Timer. It is a free of cost mobile application (App) to remind patients about the opening date of bottle of medicine. It will prevent patients from using expired medicine. Each & every bottle mentions that medicine should be used within 30 days after opening, but patients fail to do that because most patients forget the opening date of eye drops and others don't take it seriously, resulting in several ill effects on the eyes. To solve this problem Entod has launched OpenRx Timer. It is simple yet smart innovative user friendly mobile application that records the opening date of medicine and set a reminder when to discard with just matter of second with few clicks. This app will not only help to discard the medicine timely but also raise awareness among patients regarding ill effect on eyes if patients use the medicine after their  expiration.

15. Ligelizumab of Novartis gets breakthrough therapy status by USFDA for the treatment of chronic spontaneous urticaria.

16. Eli-lilly acquires Prevail Therapeutics for $ 1.04bn.



Sources: (information taken from)

1. Pharmabiz Website

2. Medtronic Website

3. Mint Newspaper

4. Business Times Newspaper

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