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Hindustan Latex To Open Hospitals

Public sector Hindustan Latex plans to set up low-cost hospitals, particularly in northern India, to promote good quality reproductive health services.

Hindustan Latex and HLFPPT, a non-profit organization promoted by the company, have decided to join hands to set up hospitals in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Uttaranchal under the Lifespring Hospital network...

Becton Dickinson To Make India Base For New Drugs

US based Becton, Dickinson and company, is planning to make its India facility a manufacturing base for new drug delivery systems (NDDS) such as pre-filled syringes and oral packs...

Solvay Upgrades Facility In India

Brussels based biopharma major, Solvay group has decided to expand and upgrade its facilities in Panoli in Gujarat.

The expansion will result in the creation of a new, world class production unit for polyetherether ketone (PEEK) and other materials in the ultra-performance segment of the specialty polymers business...

Nano Interface Technology Explores India Operations

Washington DC based Nano Interface Technology is looking to capture the country's booming orthopedic and dental implants market. The company's president and CEO, Dr C P Singh met with Ram Vilas Paswan, minister of chemicals, fertilizers and steel to explore the possibility of establishing a factory in India for orthopedic and dental implants...

Chemists Prescribe Retail Pill For Survival

Survival of Fittest

  • Unorganised pharmacists n the country growing @ 8-9%/yr

  • They command a market share of about 90%

  • To form All India Chemist and Druggist Association

  • Plan to launch retail chain co with a common branding

  • Pilot project to start in Mumbai in 2007

  • Ernst & Young appointed consultant for the project

  • New trade model to have centralised purchasing, uniform transport facility, trade policy, marketing techniques.

  • Move to help small retailer retain mkt in face of competition from the organised retail chains. More...

India, Germany Plan Mutual Recognition of GMP Certification

India is likely to sign an agreement with Germany on mutual recognition of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certification for drug manufacturing units. A high level delegation is currently on a visit to Germany to work out the details of the agreement...

Chennai Based C&D Assn Moots Medi Linc, A Retail Chain For Small Drug Stores

The Chemists and Druggists Association - retail (C&D Retail), a Chennai based trade body for small retail drug stores, has launched a move to bring all small retail drug stores under one brand name by forming a retail store chain called Medi Linc. The process of registering the brand name is in progress...

NABH Plans Quality Standards For Blood Banks, Medical Imaging Services

The National Accreditation Board for Hospital & Healthcare Providers (NABH), set up by Quality Council of India (QCI), is planning to extend its services into the accreditation of blood banks, medical imaging services, dental clinics, nursing centres and ayurvedic hospitals soon. The move is in tune with the increasing demand for accredited healthcare establishments for promoting healthcare tourism in a big way...