The rise of developing markets has been a defining feature of the global economy in recent times. Emerging markets now contribute to more than half of global gross domestic product (GDP). When it comes to healthcare, developing economies are expected to experience double-digit growth and account for 30% of global […]
WIPO defines Intellectual property as “creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce.” The intellectual property can be protected by various IP rights including patents, copyrights, trademarks and designs.
In the year 2000, WIPO established world IP day. April […]
In the last decade, many new innovations have been made in the field of flexible packaging. The demand for new, different and desirable characteristics has resulted in the creation of many new polymers to fulfill these needs.
In the last decade, many new innovations have been made in the field of […]
In the hotly patent war over the priority to the invention of the CRISPR-Cas9 system between two of the most powerful universities in the US, last week on 15 February 2017, judges at USPTO ruled in favor of the Broad Institute, MIT and declared that “there is no interference-in-fact” between the two parties. In other words that the Broad Institute will retain the exclusive rights to decide who is allowed to use this groundbreaking thereby dealing a blow to the University of California. […]
An important aspect of chemical industry involves suitable packaging of the chemicals to ensure their ease of usage and maintenance of chemical integrity. Introduction of reusable packaging systems and septum cap packaging are few innovative initiatives in the chemical packaging industry. The reusable safety packaging has been done for polyethylene-coated […]
The key impediment to a cure for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is the presence of latent, HIV-infected cells, which can come back and produce new viruses when antiretroviral drug therapy is stopped. These latent, HIV-infected cells remain untouched by antiretroviral therapy and are not recognized by our immune system. […]
In last few years, there is quite a buzz around storing digital data into DNA and it has gained huge impetus in both research institutes and industries trying to capitalize the vast opportunities in the information technology age. In 2013 Nick Goldman team at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory have encoded audio, image, and text files into a synthesized DNA molecule about the size of a dust grain, and then retrieve the information from the DNA with 99.99 percent accuracy. […]
On 23 June 2016, the people of Britain voted for Brexit- the Britain exit from the European Union (EU) in a historic referendum. Though Britain’s vote to leave the EU is not legally binding, and theoretically it could be blocked or overturned yet it would be seen as political suicide […]
The Storage Crisis
While not all of that information needs to be saved, today the world is creating the mind-boggling volume of data faster than the capacity to store with the current storage technologies. […]