CDSCO Current Affairs - 2020

Japan approves Dexamethasone as COVID-19 Treatment

The Japanese Government recently approved Dexamethasone as a second treatment of COVID-19. The approval came in after Britain showed that the drug reduced death rates in COVID-19 patients. Highlights Dexamethasone has been approved for treatment along with Remdesivir. A clinical trial of UK proved that Dexamethasone as the first drug saved lives of COVID-19. India Read More…

Agappe Chitra Magna launched by SCTIMST to detect COVID-19

On May 20, 2020, the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Science and Technology operating under Department of Science and Technology has launched magnetic nano particle based RNA extraction kit called “Agappe Chitra Magna”. Highlights The Agappe Chitra Magna kit was validated by the National Institute of Virology. The kit was developed by the SCTIMST Read More…

GoI plans to reduce dependency for drug intermediates and APIs

The Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) has collaborated with LAXAI Life Sciences to produce Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients inside India. This will help to reduce dependence of pharmaceutical sector on Chinese imports. Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients The Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients are also known as bulk drugs. They are the main part of the drugs that produce Read More…

First “Made in India” COVID-19 Test Kit gets commercial approval from CDSCO

A Pune based testing services MyLab has become the first Indian company to get an commercial approval from CDSCO for the sales of COVID-19 testing kits sale. About the Kit The kit was developed by MyLab testing services. The testing time of COVID-19 in current lab testing services is 4 hours. However, MyLAb’s testing time Read More…

President Trump visit to India: 2 MoUs and 1 Letter of Cooperation signed

On February 24, 2020, the US President Donald Trump visited India along with his wife Melania Trump. On the sidelines of his visit, agreements were signed in the field of health, oil and defence. Highlights In the Defence Sector, 3 billion USD worth deal was signed to buy helicopters. The Memorandum of Understandings were signed Read More…