Axio Biosolutions expands facility in Ahmedabad

first_img Comments (0) By EH News Bureau on April 23, 2019 Axio Biosolutions expands facility in Ahmedabad The facility is 75 per cent automated, boosting annual capacity to over a million unitsAxio Biosolutions, recently expanded its manufacturing facility at Gujarat Pharma Techno Park in Ahmedabad to over a million units annually. Its manufacturing facility is ISO 13485 certified and GMP approved, with an ISO 7, Class 10000 cleanroom. Now, the factory is 75 per cent automated, boosting the annual capacity to over a million units.Commenting on the latest development, Gourav Maheshwari, Director, Finance and Operations, said, “Our products are proudly made in India for the global market. With this expansion along with US FDA clearance for our products we are closer to realising our aspirations to become a global medtech company from India. We have created more than 100 jobs for local community with a significant contribution of women staff, we believe this facility will set a benchmark for medtech manufacturing in India.“Axio Biosolutions recently announced its Scientific Advisory Board, comprising Dr Shiladitya Sengupta, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, as Chairman and Dr S V Mahadevan, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University, as member.Last year, the company raised $7.4mn in a Series B funding round led by Ratan Tata’s UC- RNT, along with existing investors Accel Partners and IDG Ventures India. Share Related Posts Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Read Article Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Accel PartnersAxio BiosolutionsGujarat Pharma Techno ParkRatan Tata’s UC- RNTUS FDA The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 News Add Commentlast_img read more

Young People Urged To Stay Away From Illegal Activities

first_imgYoung People Urged To Stay Away From Illegal Activities IndustryFebruary 3, 2013Written by: Garfield L. Angus RelatedYoung People Urged To Stay Away From Illegal Activities Advertisements Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, has called on young people to turn away from illegal activities and use their skills for production and wealth creation.Speaking at the Granville Crime Prevention Summit, held at the Sunset Beach and Spa in Montego Bay, on January 31, Mrs. Ffolkes-Abrahams said she will be spearheading a move to have navigation skills taught to young people in the parish by the Caribbean Maritime Institute, as the skills are in high demand globally.The State Minister, who is also Member of Parliament for West Central St. James, also called on the young people to make full use of opportunities in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector, in Montego Bay.“There is a great demand in the world for persons who can work in these areas. We have a vision to build up the young people in Montego Bay, and I am rolling out an entrepreneurial programme next month, and the idea is to give persons the skills to start a business, and also to give them a start,” Mrs. Ffolkes-Abrahams said.“We don’t have a lot of money, but we have a big vision, and with that vision many persons can come on board. In terms of ICT, there is a whole area there for young people; the problem is in the scamming. We have to rid our communities of scamming, because it is draining our economy. We don’t want that image, so we want to steer the young people away from illegal activities to very productive means,” she added.She told the gathering that countries have recognized the skills of Jamaicans and are seeking to employ them, so it is important that the country’s image be protected, and that the actions of the minority do not destroy and stifle the progress of the majority of persons who are honest and hardworking.“Canada and many other countries are asking for our truck drivers and others, because Jamaicans are very skilled, so we want to turn that ability around from negative to positive, from illegal to legal activities that can result in production and wealth creation,” the State Minister said. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img Story HighlightsMinister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, has called on young people to turn away from illegal activities and use their skills for production and wealth creation.Speaking at the Granville Crime Prevention Summit, held at the Sunset Beach and Spa in Montego Bay, on January 31, Mrs. Ffolkes-Abrahams said she will be spearheading a move to have navigation skills taught to young people in the parish by the Caribbean Maritime Institute, as the skills are in high demand globally.The State Minister, who is also Member of Parliament for West Central St. James, also called on the young people to make full use of opportunities in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector, in Montego Bay. RelatedYoung People Urged To Stay Away From Illegal Activities RelatedYoung People Urged To Stay Away From Illegal Activitieslast_img read more

School honours pupils with cancer

first_imgAneeka Herold of Maneneberg High school was diagnosed with brain cancer. To commemorate cancer awareness month, Manenberg High School hosted a cancer awareness day last Thursday, where they honoured one of their Grade 8 pupils who was diagnosed with brain cancer.Doctors discovered a tumour in Aneeka Herold’s brain in September last year. Her mother, Zayaan Herold, noticed that there was something wrong when Aneeka’s speech began to slur. She took Aneeka to a doctor in Heideveld, where she was referred to a day hospital. At the hospital, doctors told Ms Herold that her daughter was experiencing normal “growing pains” and she was sent home. A week later, the pain still persisted and doctors gave her a referral letter for the Red Cross Children’s War Memorial Hospital. Two weeks later, Aneeka went to Groote Schuur Hospital for a scan and doctors discovered a tumour on her brain.In February this year, Aneeka underwent radiation treatment to reduce the size of the tumour so doctors could operate, but before the operation took place, it was discovered that the tumour had grown bigger, covering a large part of Aneeka’s brain, meaning that surgery was no longer an option.In August, she lost the feeling in her left leg and later that month in her right leg, and was confined to a wheelchair. Three weeks ago Aneeka went for a check-up where doctors told her that there was nothing more they could do for her.At the event last week, Aneeka’s best friend Nurah Hendricks, spoke about their friendship.“I met Aneeka at her house for the first time when my uncle introduced me to her.“We visited each other all the time. Aneeka is very kind-hearted and always likes to share. We were separated in Grade 5 but reunited in the same class in Grade 7 again. In the middle of the year, Aneeka stayed absent a lot and I went to her mother and asked her what was wrong with Aneeka. Her mother said she was tired all the time. She went for X-rays and they discovered the tumour. I was so sad, but I decided that I need to be there for her. My friends and myself then decided to visit Aneeka,” said Nurah.Ms Herold’s advice was that people should always keep track of their health.“Radiation treatment can help or can’t, but it is important to get checked out,” said Ms Herold.The programme also included a speech by Ruth Smith, one of the parents who had lost her child to cancer.Selina, Ms Smith’s daughter, was seven years old at the time. In 2012, over the Easter weekend, Selina’s leg started swelling.The following Monday, Ms Smith took her to the hospital and doctors said there was nothing wrong with her leg and wrapped a bandage around it.Ms Smith did not go home because she believed that something was wrong. She stayed until the night shift nurses came and asked them to do an X-ray to put her mind at ease. She was then given a referral letter to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, where doctors discovered the cancer.The following week she was sent to Maitland Cottage Home for surgery and stayed in hospital for a month. Selina underwent chemotherapy for two and a half months.Ms Smith described how she slept at the hospital during that time.“I only came home weekends. The chemotherapy gave Selina different moods every day.“There were days where she refused to go for chemo and I had to beg her to go. I asked God for strength to get me through it,” said Ms Smith.In 2014, Selina’s cancer came back, in other parts of her body. She told Ms Smith that she did not want more operations and wanted to be put in a wheelchair.Doctors were able to remove 99 percent of the tumour in her spine but could not remove the remaining 1 percent. Ms Smith said that Selina was okay for a while but one day she couldn’t breathe properly and had water on her lungs. Doctors drained her lungs and gave her a 50 percent chance of survival. Selina decided that she did not want any further operations or treatment.“On Sunday June 28, 2015, Selina struggled with her breathing again and I said let’s go to the hospital for oxygen but she said no,” said Ms Smith.She passed away the following day.Ms Smith that her daughter had a place in many people’s hearts, both old and young.She said that people should look after themselves.“Look after your body, it is a temple from God for you to look after. I miss her a lot, and I thank God every day for being on my side,” Ms Smith added.Ms Smith said she would like to thank Red Cross Children’s Hospital’s oncology unit for everything they did for her daughter.last_img read more

Burkina Faso blast kills six, mostly children

first_imgAt least six people, mostly children, died when an improvised explosive device went off in northern Burkina Faso, security sources and local officials said Sunday.The IED, which exploded as the group’s cart was passing late Saturday, also injured four others, they said.Northern Burkina Faso is notorious for jihadist attacks which have killed more than 1,000 people there and displaced about a million more since 2015.The victims were “nearly all children who were returning from grazing their livestock”, a local in Ouahigouya said. “The cart which carried some of them rolled over a mine.”IED attacks have multiplied since 2018, killing nearly 200 military personnel and civilians, according to an AFP tally. Such attacks are often combined with an ambush.Jihadist violence, which is often accompanied by inter-community strife, has killed more than 4,000 people in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso, according to United Nations figures. Five killed in Burkina Faso blast Seven killed in Burkina Faso blast At least six killed in Burkina Faso church attack Relatedlast_img read more

Tony Kanaan: ‘I just told the truth’ about the risks of racing

first_imgTony Kanaan during practice for the 2015 Indianapolis 500. (Brian Spurlock, USA TODAY Sports)Tony Kanaan during practice for the 2015 Indianapolis 500. (Brian Spurlock, USA TODAY Sports)INDIANAPOLIS — Tony Kanaan wasn’t expecting the response he received to his explanation of racing in the aftermath of James Hinchcliffe’s crash.“I didn’t think it was a big deal,” Kanaan told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “I just told the truth. I’ve been around quite a long time. I lost my racing idol (Ayrton Senna) and two of my best friends (Greg Moore and Dan Wheldon) to this sport. We retired another one (Dario Franchitti) because of it. I just told the truth.”FRANCHITTI: 2013 crash cost him more than his racing careerAfter Hinchcliffe crashed and was hospitalized Monday while practicing for the 99th Indianapolis 500, Kanaan was the subject of the post-practice press conference. He delivered a short, impromptu manifesto about racers’ motivation and reasoning that struck a chord with racers and race fans:“Every time we hop in that race car, we don’t know if we’re going to come out of it,” he said. “That’s what we have to live with. That’s what makes us different than other people. That’s why not everybody can do this. It’s tough. It’s not easy to see a friend of yours get hurt or to lose a friend, but this is the sport we chose. I’m not trying to be rude, but if people feel uncomfortable about that, then I think they should not be in a race car.”Kanan, the 2013 Indy 500 winner, said he hasn’t seen much of the online response, but has heard from fellow drivers who responded positively. But his real intention was to clear up the inaccuracies and confusion in light of four crashes that drew attention during practice.“It’s really easy for people to point fingers at things when they have no clue what they’re talking about,” Kanaan said Wednesday. “My point was they were four different crashes and four different reasons. We’re looking into those. … Like everything, it takes research. It’s going to take a little time. But what are we going to do in the meantime? We’re just going to stop?”WATCH: Simona de Silvestro on crashing a car at 230 mphInstead, Kanaan focused on the positives of Hinchcliffe’s crash. Two things weren’t supposed to happen — a rocker arm failing and a piece of the suspension piercing the car’s tub — but two other positive things did: Hinchcliffe did not sustain a head injury, and the safety crew made fast, accurate decisions that helped stop the flow of blood from the injury and get Hinchcliffe into surgery as quickly as possible.“A guy hit the wall at 215 mph is out of ICU right now and talking,” Kanaan said. “He’s going to recover 100 percent, not 90 percent. What does that tell you? Is it safe enough? For sure. There is a risk to what we do, but he’s going to be back at 100 percent.”INDY 500 SUB: Ryan Brisco will replace Hinchcliffe in Sunday’s raceOn Monday night, Kanaan tweeted his best to Hinchcliffe:Earlier in the day, he tried to explain racing to those who question why people do it.“You know when things appear to be obvious, but until you’ve heard someone say it, you don’t get it?” Kanaan said. “That’s what I tried to do.”(Greg Hester, USA TODAY Sports)(Greg Hester, USA TODAY Sports)last_img read more

Alabama must show it can protect Tua Tagovailoa better after struggles vs. Mississippi State

first_imgMORE: Tide playing at entirely new level after LSU”We didn’t have much rhythm today on offense,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said after the game on the CBS telecast. “They got a lot of pressure on the quarterback. Tua (Tagovailoa) got beat up a little bit. We had some adversity, and it’s the first time we’ve had any adversity on offense all year long. You got to learn how to respond, and this will be a good … lesson for us.”More than anything, it may have been a lesson for Alabama’s future opponents. You can bet Auburn, Georgia and potential College Football Playoff opponents such as Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan will have this game tape playing on repeat in the coming weeks. It’s not every day, after all, that they see the Tide get manhandled up front, and each of those teams will analyze every frame of film from Saturday to see how they can exploit the Tide the way the Bulldogs did.Alabama gave up a season-high four sacks against Mississippi State while finishing with season lows in points (24), total offense (305 yards) and passing offense (164 yards). Its 141 rushing yards were the second-lowest it had produced this year. Of the Tide’s 305 yards, 156 came during their first two drives of the day, both of which resulted in touchdowns.How did Mississippi State force such a poor performance from Alabama?MORE: Bama’s season-low score belies more complete teamThe answer starts with the injury to left guard Deonte Brown, who went down after the Tide’s first two drives. While he was in, Alabama had scoring drives of 73 and 83 yards, respectively. Without him, Mississippi State — led by NFL first-round hopefuls Jeffrey Simmons and Montez Sweat — pinned its ears back and quickly became too much for the Tide to handle.The Bulldogs utilized the rush to not only take away Alabama’s deep plays and make the Tide one-dimensional — they rushed for 2 yards or fewer to open six of their last 10 drives — but also to batter and bruise Tagovailoa like no other team has this season. That was a huge issue, considering how banged up he has been. The last straw was when MSU’s Cameron Dantzler got a shot on Tagovailoa’s right knee in the third quarter, causing Alabama to take him out as a precautionary measure (Saban later said Tagovailoa was dealing with a quad issue and that he could have returned).Even if Tagovailoa had returned, it likely wouldn’t have made a difference. With no threat of downfield passes, State sold out to stop the run and also dared Alabama to keep it from sacking Tagovailoa. After he left, the Bulldogs continued to sell out to stop the run and quickly sniffed out whatever Mac Jones screen passes the Tide used to try to catch them off guard.Had it not been for a terrific performance by Alabama’s defense — which was similarly dominant in forcing a second consecutive shutout and sacking quarterback Nick Fitzgerald five times — the game could have been a lot closer. Indeed, Alabama’s defense kept the game comfortably out of reach (a controversial reversal of a touchdown notwithstanding).MORE: The power of Tagovailoa, Alabama’s superstarSimply put, this wasn’t Alabama’s night on offense, and things won’t get any easier for the Tide as they finish this season.Consider this: Auburn, which Alabama plays to end the regular season, was tied for ninth nationally with 29 sacks entering Saturday. That’s two more than MSU’s total even after the Bulldogs’ four against Alabama. Michigan (29) and Clemson (32) also had more prior to Saturday.Make no mistake, Alabama’s offense runs through Tagovailoa. As talented as the team’s receivers, offensive line and running backs are, it would be next to impossible for the Tide to replicate their offensive success without him. Jalen Hurts is a more than capable backup but is nowhere near 100 percent healthy after suffering an ankle injury vs. Tennessee in October. Teams won’t respect Jones’ ability to throw the ball. Alabama won its game against Mississippi State on Saturday, 24-0, but in that win, we saw the Bulldogs do something against the Tide that no other team had done to this point in the season.Mississippi State — its defense, particularly — repeatedly punched the Tide in the mouth, and the Tide could do little about it. Alabama needs to use next week’s game against The Citadel to not only get back into an offensive rhythm but also to get healthy for what will be a pivotal final stretch to the season. Whether that means Tagovailoa, Brown and other key offensive players don’t play against the Bulldogs remains to be seen.If Alabama is to maintain that rhythm and keep its Playoff hopes alive, it will need to stay healthy and prove it can hold up against more frequent, varied blitz packages.Otherwise, what’s to stop Auburn, Michigan, Clemson — anyone — from trying the exact same game plan as Mississippi State’s? More importantly, what’s to stop them from getting the same result?last_img read more