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Malaysia’s Kendek forms EOU in Kochi for condom manufacturing Malaysian rubber major Kendek has tied up with another Indian partner, this time, on a 100 per cent healthcare EOU (export-oriented unit) in Kochi. It is hardly 100 days since the Group had opened its account in India, in a Rs 88-crore JV setting up the country’s first automated toy balloon manufacturing facility. DBT, ICMR initiate stem cell research programme The department of biotechnology (DBT), government of India, in joint collaboration with Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has embarked on a national stem cell research programme in a mission mode, and has initiated six research projects across the country on “human embryonic stem cell”.

Wockhardt doubles painkiller production
WOCKHARDT UK, the European subsidiary of Wockhardt Ltd, has doubled the production of the anti-pain drug diamorphine following the acute supply of the drug in the United Kingdom.