Market Updates

New frontiers in HIV Treatment
January, 2019

Researchers team from Rockefellar University, that include Dr. Marina Caskey found that among 11 HIV patients given an antibody combo, nine maintained complete suppression of the virus for five months after going off their medication regimen.  According to experts the therapy could one day free some patients from taking daily pills to control the AIDS-causing virus. The drug "cocktails" used to treat HIV, called antiretroviral therapy (ART), have changed the face of the epidemic in countries where they are widely available, and t [...]

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Lungs-on-Chip
January, 2019

Organs-on-chips are newest human biology experimental tool, which can mimic from thumping hearts to breathing lungs. These devices closely resemblance the components of the computer than human body parts, but the scientists have now formed a functional archetypal for an entire array of organs like liver, lung, and also the reproductive system of female.Scientists are optimistic that these devices can help in modeling disease and simplify drug development process.The Lung:

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An Overview R&D Expenditure of Countries across the globe
January, 2019

Revolution and Innovation can be a major lead for any industrialized nation. Nevertheless, attaining a supportable rate of invention isn’t essentially an upfront exercise. The authenticity of invention is an intricate and difficult consequence to amount, and there are various variables that aspect into it at a national level.Research and development spending country wise [...]

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Thoughts to Speech Brain Implant
January, 2019

A Novel brain implant is currently in progress, which is developed under the supervision of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. Dr. Ashesh Mehta, a neurosurgeon at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, was working on his epilepsy patient to regulate the basis of annexations. However, the patient settled to be part of a brave research whose eventual goal is to decode thoughts into speech.An even set of microelectrodes was connected on the left cerebral cortex, on top of the zones which are responsible for li [...]

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BASF Profitability Alert! – A Dearing Warning Screaming at Distance?
January, 2019

Recently BASF, the Global Chemical Giant and Largest Chemical Producer after scheduled splitting DowDuPont, announced that it is expecting revenue decline in various markets which may impact its bottom line. The information outlined some of the macro level parameters such as the US-China trade war and BREXIT along with some circumstantial parameters such as low water levels in Rhine river as factors contributing in decline. The company announced that relatively weaker performance in chemicals segment is expected to result earnings before intere [...]

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Hanwha Total Petrochemical to Expand Daesan Facility
January, 2019

The 50-50 joint venture company between Total and Hanwha known as Hanwha total petrochemical is investing around $500 million to expand its Daesan integrated refining and petrochemical complex in South Korea. By end of 2020 the expansion is anticipated to increase the annual ethylene capacity by 10% to 1.5 million tones and polypropylene capacity by almost 60% to 1.1 million tones.The firm has been making series of investments and the recent project is a part of it. The total investments sum up to $750 million. The plant wil [...]

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Lotte Chemical to Construct Ethylene Project
January, 2019

The firm Lotte chemical announced the new project of constructing Ethylene petrochemical plants in Indonesia. The project is known as Lotte Chemical Indonesia New Ethylene (LINE). The new project will include installation a naphtha cracker and petrochemical plants to manufacture ethylene derivatives. The overall cost of the project is estimated to be around $3.5 billion. The project is estimated to start in 2020 and with targeted operational commencement by 2023. The naphtha cracker installation in the LINE project will also support the existin [...]

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New Year Ahead - What to Expect from Olefins
January, 2019

The new year has come and we all are assessing what to expect from markets around the world. There has been too much price movement in the olefins, because of heavy movement in crude oil prices in 2018, and the market was little uncertain. Although some concerns from last year have stabilized, there has been emergence of new uncertainties making it difficult to assess the market trend. Here we have assessed some of the macro parameters to estimate the olefins market trends in coming year.The US Market

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Faster and Reliable Test to Diagnose TB, Developed by Research Team led by Researchers from AIIMS
January, 2019

The multi-institutional team led by Prof. Jaya Sivaswami Tyagi from the Department of Biotechnology at AIIMS has developed a new diagnostic test for TB meningitis (the most severe form of TB) with nearly 100% of sensitivity and about 91% specificity. 87 cerebrospinal fluid samples obtained from pediatric subjects (39 TB meningitis patients and 48 controls) were analyzed to evaluate the efficiency of the diagnostic test. The study results were published lately in the journal Tuberculosis. Now the same technique has been adopted to diagnose pulmo [...]

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Digital Health – Transformation of Healthcare
January, 2019

Digital Health is the merging of digital and genomic revolution with healthcare, society, and living to enhance the medical treatment with precise diagnosis for preventive and personalized treatment. It involves the use of communication and information technologies to track individual’s well-being and provide necessary indicators to monitor various medical conditions such as heart rate, blood pressure etc. Over the years there has been significant shift and rise in popularity of digital health – where companies are focusing more tow [...]

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