Modified Risk Tobacco Products: An Alternative to Conventional Tobacco

Tobacco use kills more than seven million people every year and it is predicted to raise eight million deaths by 2030.s Due to tobacco use, 80% premature death occurs in low and middle income countries, which costs increase in health care expenditure and decrease in productivity. […]

IoT Security in Automotive Industry

The automotive industry has seen a fundamental shift due to the rapid evolution of connectivity. Carbon fiber and computer chips have now replaced steel and pistons. The ‘Connected Car’ is not a distant sci-fi dream anymore, it is the present, and it is now. The most sophisticated mobile device in […]

Pharmaceutical market potential in emerging countries

1.Introduction
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 […]

World Intellectual Property Day “Innovation – Improving Lives”

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 […]

Smart Packaging – Answer to Sustainable Packaging Needs

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 […]

Understanding the importance of an Organized Patent Portfolio

Managing and commercializing hundreds of patents in an unorganized portfolio can be a tough job. To maximize the value of your portfolio, it is essential to understand or rather visualize: […]

The CRISPR Dispute

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. […]

Innovative Chemical Packaging- Septum Cap Packaging

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 […]

Shock & Kill- Hidden HIV Infection

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. […]

Forget DNA! Store Data in Your Body – CRISPR/Cas Magic

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. […]