GHIAL gets Golden Peacock for green initiatives

July 14, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:36 am IST - Hyderabad:

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd has bagged Golden Peacock Environment Management Award 2015 in the Transportation (Aviation) category for the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Shamshabad.

Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar presented the award to GHIAL COO Manish Sinha at the 17th World Congress on Environment Management in Delhi recently. CEO SGK Kishore said the award was for the green initiatives at the airport.

Instituted by the Institute of Directors, the annual awards are presented under various categories recognising achievements in the field of environment management.

Dr.Reddy’s launches dementia drug

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories announced the launch of Memantine hydrochloride tablets USP, 5 mg and 10 mg, a therapeutic equivalent generic version of Namenda tablets in the US market. Used to treat dementia associated with Alzheimer’s, the Namenda tablets brand had sales of approximately $ 1.4 Billion MAT for the twelve months ending in May 2015, the company said citing IMS Health.

Suven secures patents

Suven Life Sciences has secured a patent in China and two in South Africa for CNS (Central Nervous System) therapy. The granted claims include the class of selective H3 ligands it discovered and being developed as therapeutic agents. They are useful in the treatment of cognitive impairment associated with neurodegenerative disorders, a release from the company said. While two of the patents are valid till 2031, the other is up to 2030.

It also secured a patent, valid till 2030, in Mexico for a class of selective alpha-4-beta-2 compounds being developed as therapeutic agents for major depressive disorder. “Products out of these inventions may be out-licensed at various phases of clinical development,” the release said.

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