Breast cancer recurrence diagnostic test

Breast cancer recurrence diagnostic test

Hyderabad: Sapien Biosciences, a biotech venture backed by Apollo Hospitals, has entered into a collaboration with Bangalore-based diagnostic start-up OncoStem Diagnostics for the development and validation of a novel breast cancer recurrence prediction test.

OncoStem has developed a unique panel of 'prognostic and predictive' proteomic markers that is indicative of the aggressiveness of the cancer and hence enables prediction of the risk of recurrence within the first five years of initial diagnosis, according to an Apollo Hospitals statement.

Sun Pharma chief expects Ranbaxy deal to be closed by mid-Feb

Sun PharmaHyderabad: Drug major Sun Pharma's top executive Dilip S Shanghvi expects the USD 4-billion Ranbaxy deal to be concluded by middle of next month while stating that the key challenge before the combined entity would be to rebuild the confidence of health regulators.

"I think Punjab and Haryana High Court will hear the issue of merger on February 2. Once we get the approval (from the court), then it will take a few more days. We need to meet certain company laws. So, hopefully by middle of February we should be able to close the deal," Sun Pharma Managing Director Dilip S Shanghvi told reporters here.

Will act in Punjabi film if I get a good script: Ayushmann

Ayushmann KhurranaHyderabad: Bollywood actor-singer Ayushmann Khurrana says he is ready to do a Punjabi film provided the script is novel and out-of-the-box.

"I am open to Punjabi films. That's because it's my language. And if there is a novel idea, out of the box concept, I will be open to it. It's easier to act in the language you are thinking," he told reporters.

Ayushmann, who started off as a radio jockey and later became television presenter before making his Bollywood debut in 'Vicky Donor' in 2012, said he is quite fearless as his expectations from life are minimal.

Swine Flu situation has taken turn for worse in Telangana; Centre assures all help

Hyderabad, Jan.22 - Telangana Chief Minister K.Chandrasekhar Rao has said that the swine flu situation in the state is taking a turn for the worse despite the Center giving all assurances of help to prevent its spread.

Addressing media here last evening, Rao said though all measures to arrest the spread of swine flue are being taken on a war footing and there was no need to panic over the possibility of an H1N1 virus epidemic, there are about 30 persons presently under treatment in various hospitals in the state.

Swine Flu: 173 cases registered in AP, Telangana

Hyderabad, Jan. 21 - Swine flu coordinator for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, K. Subhakar on Wednesday said that in 2015, 173 cases of Swine Flu have been registered in both the states.

"In 2015, 173 cases have been registered of the both states, 169 cases in Telengana and four 4 in Andhra Pradesh. This year seven deaths have been registered in Telengana while few cases are registered in just the symptoms," said Dr. Subhakar, the state coordinator of Swine Flu.

27 swineflu cases detected in Telangana

Hyderabad - As many as 27 people have tested positive for the H1N1 virus in Telangana and are presently undergoing treatment at the Gandhi Hospital here while 35 cases are under observation for suspected influenza.

Dr K Narasimhulu, coordinator for swineflu at Gandhi Hospital, said they have received four fresh cases of swineflu today from various private hospitals.

"Till yesterday, we had 23 patients undergoing treatment in our hospital. We have received four more cases today. At the same time, 35 suspected cases including 10 children are under observation," Narasimhulu said.

Amitabh Bachchan receives ANR National Award in Hyderabad

Amitabh BachchanHyderabad : Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan was today honoured with Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR) National Award 2014, instituted by the Akkineni International Foundation.

The award was given away in the presence of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu.

Speaking on the occasion, Bachchan said, "It is a privilege to be a part of this industry. It is stalwart like ANR who has given the film industry dignity, respectability and grace."

Actor Nagarjuna, son of ANR, said his father had the highest regard for Bachchan's work in the film industry.

Sanofi launches Shan5 paediatric pentavalent vaccine

Hyderabad - Sanofi Pasteur Monday announced the launch of its paediatric pentavalent vaccine Shan5, developed and manufactured by its affiliate Shantha here.

Shantha, a fully integrated biotechnology company involved in R and D, manufacturing and marketing, was acquired by Sanofi Pasteur Holding in 2009.

Shan5 is a fully liquid five-in-one convenient, safe and high quality vaccine that provides effective protection to children from six weeks of age against five diseases - diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, Hib and hepatitis B.

The launch of Shan5 vaccine received prequalification status from the World Health Organisation (WHO) in April 2014, a press release from Sanofi said.

'Love and support from India inspire me to do more': Sania Mirza

Sania MirzaHyderabad, Oct 28 : Fresh from her victory at the WTA Finals in Singapore, tennis ace Sania Mirza on Tuesday said the love and support she receives from the country is what inspires her to do more.

Sania, who along with her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black defeated Hsieh Su-wei of Chinese Taipei and Peng Shuai of China 6-1, 6-0 to win the WTA Finals title on Sunday, also said that 2014 had been an incredible year for her.

CLT20 2014: Complete game for us ahead of final: MS Dhoni

Mahendra Singh DhoniHyderabad : Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said his side played a "complete game" to beat Kings XI Punjab and enter the Champions League T20 final here on Thursday.

"Overall I think it was a complete game for us," said Dhoni after Chennai beat Punjab by 65 runs to enter the CLT20 final for the second time.

"I think Faf's (du Plessis) innings was very crucial along with Bravo (Dwayne). Faf was rotating very well and he eased the pressure off Bravo," he said of Bravo and du Plessis who smashed 67 and 46 runs respectively.

GMR plans Rs.750 crore airport city in Hyderabad

GMR-InfrastructureHyderabad - Infrastructure major GMR Group propose to develop airport city at Hyderabad airport with world-class facilities at a cost of Rs.750 crore.

It plans to an exhibition-cum-convention centre on about 50 acres of land comprising one lakh square meters area as part of the airport city.

The airport city proposed around Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, which GMR operates, will create 15,000 to 20,000 jobs.

A GMR team led by its chairman G. M. Rao Friday made a presentation before Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and sought the government`s support for their plans.

CLT20 2014: Unstoppable KKR down Scorchers by 3 wickets

Suryakumar YadavHyderabad : An unstoppable Kolkata Knight Riders stretched their winning streak to a record 12 after the reigning IPL champions edged past Perth Scorchers by 3 wickets to all but confirm their semi-final spot in the Oppo Champions League Twenty20, here on Wednesday.

CLT20 2014: Gautam Gambhir, Sunil Narine guide KKR to easy win over Lahore Lions

Gautam Gambhir Sunil NarineHyderabad: Skipper Gautam Gambhir led from the front with a confident half-century after Sunil Narine stifled Lahore Lions with his magical spin bowling as Kolkata Knight Riders eked out a four-wicket win in a Champions League Twenty20 Group A match, here Sunday.


Gambhir (60) anchored the 152-run chase with his 47-ball knock as he and fellow opener Robin Uthappa (46) rattled up a 100-run stand, which paved the way for an easy win, which was 11th in a row for the IPL champions in this format.

GVK-Oasis ink Rs 580-cr pact for Mumbai airport land devpt

GVK-Oasis ink Rs 580-cr pact for Mumbai airport land devptHyderabad - Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd (MIAL), a GVK-Led Consortium, on Wednesday awarded 1.16 million square feet of land parcel at the airport for Rs 580 crore to Oasis Realty Pvt Ltd for commercial development.

This transaction is part of the process of overall commercial development of 22 million square feet of the airport in phases over a period of ten years, GVK said in a press release here.

Sun Pharma unit recalls mutiple lots of capsules from US

Sun PharmaHyderabad: Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories , a unit of Sun Pharma, has initiated a recall of multiple lots of Cephalexin capsules from the US market.

According to a notification by the USFDA, the recall of the 3,40,553 units of 500 mg and 1,13,677 units of 250 mg bottles is voluntarily initiated by the company through a letter to the regulator in June under ?Class-II? classification.

Cephalexin is an antibiotic that belongs to the family of medications known as cephalosporins. It is used to treat certain types of bacterial infections.

GMR posts Rs 593-crore consolidated loss for June quarter

gmr infrastructureHyderabad: GMR Infrastructure on Thursday posted a Rs 593-crore loss on a consolidated basis for the quarter ended June 30 as against a net loss of Rs 326 crore in the same period last year, due to higher interest cost, depreciation and scrapping of user development fee by AERA at Hyderabad airport.

In a filing to the stock exchange, the company said its total income (including other income) during the period rose to Rs 2,796 crore from Rs 2,689 crore a year ago.

The company shelled out Rs 832 crore towards finance cost during the quarter against Rs 610 crore in the same quarter last year.

Cong criticism on LoP issue unfair: Venkaiah Naidu

Venkaiah NaiduHyderabad: Accusing Congress of indulging in unfair criticism on the Leader of Opposition (LoP) issue, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday asserted that the matter is in the purview of the Lok Sabha Speaker.

It's a matter of great honour to be brand ambassador of Telangana: Sania Mirza

Sania-MirzaHyderabad, July 25 : Tennis star Sania Mirza said here on Friday that for her it is a matter of great honour to be the brand ambassador of Telangana.

Sania Mirza lacks credentials to be Telangana brand ambassador: BJP

Sania Mirza lacks credentials to be Telangana brand ambassador: BJPHyderabad - Telangana BJP leader K Laxman on Wednesday flayed the TRS government's decision to appoint tennis star Sania Mirza as brand ambassador of the newly carved-out state, terming her as "daughter-in-law" of Pakistan and questioning her credentials for the honour.

Sania was born in Maharashtra and settled in Hyderabad only later and, hence, is a "non-local", he told reporters here and sought to dub her as "daughter-in-law" of Pakistan, pointing out that she was married to that country's cricketer Shoaib Malik.

Sania Mirza appointed brand ambassador of Telangana

Sania MirzaHyderabad: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was Tuesday appointed 'Brand Ambassador' of Telangana.

She will promote the new "state's interests" in India and abroad, according to Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Managing Director Jayesh Rajan.

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao handed over a letter of appointment and also a cheque of Rs one crore to 27-year- old Sania at an interaction session with industrialists here.

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