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Centre Plans Authority To Regulate Collection, Storage Of Blood

The Central government is planning to create a regulatory framework called Blood Transfusion Authority on the lines of FDA to monitor various aspects like blood collection, storage and distribution. A suitable legislation to bring this activity under the regulatory umbrella is being prepared in this regard.

GE Healthcare's Ultrasound Technology 'LOGIQ e' Installed At 100 Centres In India

GE Healthcare's advanced compact ultrasound technology 'LOGIQ e' is installed in 100 centres across the country including Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad and Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai.

Fresenius Kabi To Push Up Parenteral Volumes

The Pune-based Fresenius Kabi India Pvt. Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Germany-based Fresenius Kabi AG, is planning to expand its operations in India both through organic and inorganic means. Now more than a Rs 100 crore company in India, Fresenius Kabi has established its mark as a leading provider of plasma volume expanders and parenteral nutrition solutions.

Etipack Launches Pharmaceutical Labelling Systems

The Etipack Coding and Labelling Systems, a leading designer of labelling and coding systems for self-adhesive labels, feeders and pick & place devices, recently launched a range of pharmaceutical labelling systems.

Marck Biosciences Plans Global Expansion

Aimed to achieve the target turnover of Rs 100 crore in 2007-08, the Ahmedabad-based Marck Biosciences Ltd, a leading manufacturer of parenterals, said the company would expand its presence in global markets. As per the plan, the company will apply for registration to market its products in regulated markets like South East Asia, North and South America, Europe and Australia.

Alkem Lab Enters Into Licensing Agreement With Cooper Surgicals

Alkem Laboratories has entered into a licensing agreement with Cooper Surgicals, a business unit of the Cooper Companies, Inc., for the medscanc cytobrushes for women's healthcare markets. Cooper Surgicals is a growing speciality medical products unit serving the medical fraternity with high quality products and services. The company will be further fortifying the relationship with Cooper surgicals by expanding the range of products in other healthcare segment.

Medical Devices Like Stents, Catheters May Be Notified As Drug

More medical devices may fall under the category of drug in the country as the subcommittee, formed to set up standards for 10 notified medical devices, plans to recommend the authority to notify devices including orthopaedic implants as drugs. The committee has identified three drug-testing laboratories in the country to be upgraded for testing standards of the medical devices.

Legislation Promotes Healthcare IT Infrastructure and Patient Data Safety across Europe

Legislation is promoting the development of healthcare IT infrastructure, while supporting efforts to enhance patient data privacy and security across the European healthcare spectrum.