Plans Authority To Regulate Collection, Storage Of Blood
The Central government is planning to
create a regulatory framework called Blood Transfusion Authority on
the lines of FDA to monitor various aspects like blood collection,
storage and distribution. A suitable legislation to bring this
activity under the regulatory umbrella is being prepared in this
Healthcare's Ultrasound Technology 'LOGIQ e' Installed At 100 Centres
GE Healthcare's advanced compact
ultrasound technology 'LOGIQ e' is installed in 100 centres across the
country including Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad and Lilavati Hospital,
Fresenius Kabi To Push Up Parenteral Volumes
The Pune-based Fresenius Kabi India Pvt.
Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Germany-based Fresenius Kabi AG,
is planning to expand its operations in India both through organic and
inorganic means. Now more than a Rs 100 crore company in India,
Fresenius Kabi has established its mark as a leading provider of
plasma volume expanders and parenteral nutrition solutions.
Etipack Launches Pharmaceutical Labelling Systems
The Etipack Coding and Labelling Systems,
a leading designer of labelling and coding systems for self-adhesive
labels, feeders and pick & place devices, recently launched a range of
pharmaceutical labelling systems.
Biosciences Plans Global Expansion
Aimed to achieve the target turnover of Rs
100 crore in 2007-08, the Ahmedabad-based Marck Biosciences Ltd, a
leading manufacturer of parenterals, said the company would expand its
presence in global markets. As per the plan, the company will apply
for registration to market its products in regulated markets like
South East Asia, North and South America, Europe and Australia.
Lab Enters Into Licensing Agreement With Cooper Surgicals
Alkem Laboratories has entered into a
licensing agreement with Cooper Surgicals, a business unit of the
Cooper Companies, Inc., for the medscanc cytobrushes for women's
healthcare markets. Cooper Surgicals is a growing speciality medical
products unit serving the medical fraternity with high quality
products and services. The company will be further fortifying the
relationship with Cooper surgicals by expanding the range of products
in other healthcare segment.
Medical Devices Like Stents, Catheters May Be Notified As Drug
More medical devices may fall under the
category of drug in the country as the subcommittee, formed to set up
standards for 10 notified medical devices, plans to recommend the
authority to notify devices including orthopaedic implants as drugs.
The committee has identified three drug-testing laboratories in the
country to be upgraded for testing standards of the medical devices.
Legislation Promotes Healthcare IT Infrastructure and Patient Data
Safety across Europe
Legislation is promoting the development
of healthcare IT infrastructure, while supporting efforts to enhance
patient data privacy and security across the European healthcare