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WestBridge leads Series B investment in healthcare data firm Innovaccer

Innovaccer Inc., a Silicon Valley-based healthcare data platform, has raised $25 million (Rs 168 crore) in a Series B round of funding led by Westbridge Capital, a company statement said. US-based venture capital firm Lightspeed Ventures also participated in the round, the statement added. With this investment, the total capital raised by Innovaccer stands at $41 million. Innovaccer will use the funds to continue building its data platform by leveraging its machine learning capabilities and to create a set of new patient engagement applications and platform capabilities for partners to…

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Having Vitamin B Supplements May Reduce Schizophrenia Symptoms

Vitamins are essential for various functions in our body. It is not without reason that doctors advise us to eat more fruits and vegetables, and even take vitamin supplements to meet the daily requirement. The hectic lives that we live, most often we tend to ignore the importance of a balanced and nutritious diet. As such our intake of vitamins and minerals hit a low, which then can cause various ailments. We need to keep reminding ourselves that these nutritional components are responsible for boosting your immunity, regulating your blood…

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Insulin, hepatitis B shots may get cheaper

Scientists at Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, have for the first time in India developed indigenous technology to produce protein-based medicines like insulin, streptokinase (clot buster) and the hepatitis B vaccine. They expect this to cut the cost of these medicines by 3-4 times. India is largely dependent on imported and patented technology (expression vector) for production of insulin, streptokinase and hepatitis B etc. The importance of IMTECH’s work can be gauged from the fact that India is No.2 in the world after China in diabetes and hepatitis B patients:…

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