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FDA Approves Pediatric HIV Drug Formulation

Scanning electron micrograph of HIV particles infecting a human T cell (NIH.gov)

5 June 2015. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an application for a current HIV drug formulated to better treat infections in infants and young children, especially in limited resource regions. The formulation is a combination of lopinavir and ritonavir in . . . → Read More: FDA Approves Pediatric HIV Drug Formulation

XPrize Awards $5.25M for Lunar Technologies

(NASA.gov)

26 January 2015. A competition to develop new technologies for landing and robotic exploration of the moon awarded $5.25 million in 9 prizes to 5 private companies, as part of the Google Lunar XPrize challenge. The companies — from the U.S., Germany, Japan, and India — received the prizes for their design and . . . → Read More: XPrize Awards $5.25M for Lunar Technologies

University Starts Computer Science/Brain Research Consortium

3-D brain wiring illustration (NIH)

26 August 2014. Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh organized an international consortium of researchers to apply computer science techniques to the study of brain research and behavior. The collaboration, known as BrainHub, includes researchers from nearby University of Pittsburgh, as well as Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, Indian . . . → Read More: University Starts Computer Science/Brain Research Consortium

Cisco Venture Arm Backing Internet-of-Things Start-Ups

(Daniel Borman/Flickr)

1 May 2014. Cisco Investments, the venture capital division of the network technologies company, is taking minority stakes in start-up companies and an accelerator that add Internet connectivity to everyday devices and products, known as Internet-of-Things. The company also plans to make $150 million in early-stage investments over the next two to . . . → Read More: Cisco Venture Arm Backing Internet-of-Things Start-Ups

Xerox Testing Video to Monitor Patient Vital Signs

Video sensing system in neonatal unit, Manipal University Hospital (Xerox Corp.)

6 February 2014. Engineers at Xerox Corporation research centers in Bangalore, India and Webster, New York are testing the feasibility of video sensing combined with data analytics to track the status of patients with chronic conditions. The project is led by Xerox research . . . → Read More: Xerox Testing Video to Monitor Patient Vital Signs

Mylan Acquires Generic Injectables Manufacturer for $1.6B

Mylan Inc., a producer of generic and specialty branded drugs in Pittsburgh, will acquire Agila Specialties in Bangalore, India, a developer of generic inectable drugs and division of Strides Arcolab Ltd. Mylan will pay $1.6 billion cash for Agila Specialties, with up to $250 million in contingent payments possible later on.

Mylan offers some 1,100 . . . → Read More: Mylan Acquires Generic Injectables Manufacturer for $1.6B

New Technique Developed for Stem Cell Delivery to Eyes

Ílida Ortega Asencio, examines a disc of biodegradable material which can be fixed over the cornea. (University of Sheffield)

Engineers at University of Sheffield in the U.K. devised a new method for attaching stem cells to eyes that can lessen the need for tissue banks and reduce the growth of scar tissue on the . . . → Read More: New Technique Developed for Stem Cell Delivery to Eyes

U.S.-India Partnership to Develop Long Shelf-Life Tomato

(Agricultural Research Service/USDA)

Arcadia Biosciences Inc. in Davis, California, and Bioseed Research India Pvt. Ltd. in Hyderabad unveiled plans to develop a tomato with more durability and longer shelf life. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Because of their perishable nature, many fresh fruits and vegetables — including tomatoes — are bred . . . → Read More: U.S.-India Partnership to Develop Long Shelf-Life Tomato

Method Devised for Inexpensive Graphene Production

Izabela Kaminska holding a model of graphene molecules (Institute of Physical Chemistry)

Researchers from Poland, France, and India have developed a process for producing the high-performance material graphene using common laboratory equipment. The team led by the Institute of Physical Chemistry (translation provided by EurekAlert) of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, published . . . → Read More: Method Devised for Inexpensive Graphene Production

Graphene as Rust-Proof Coating for Steel in Development

Steel coated with a graphene compound, in foreground, remains rust-free, while and the uncoated steel in the background accumulates rust. (University at Buffalo)

Chemistry researchers from University at Buffalo in New York are developing a process for rust-proofing steel using a graphene-based composite as a coating. The Indian steel manufacturer Tata Steel is participating . . . → Read More: Graphene as Rust-Proof Coating for Steel in Development