The strictest COVID -19 lockdown in China since the pandemic began has resulted in container goods sitting at Shanghai’s port for nearly two weeks.
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Could cyber-physical watermarks be the key to pill-level traceability?
New anti-counterfeit technology, called a cyber-physical watermark, leverages edible fluorescent silk to identify medications.
World economy faces supply hit as China battles Covid
The global economy — already struggling with war in Ukraine and the stagflation risks it’s fanning — is bracing for greater disruption as China scrambles to contain its worst outbreak of Covid-19 since the pandemic began.
Impact of Oil hitting a seven-year high on world economy
Oil prices surged past $100 (£74) a barrel to hit their highest level for more than seven years after Russia launched an invasion of Ukraine.
What’s at Stake for the Global Economy as Conflict Looms in Ukraine?
The Russian invasion of Ukraine is already dealing a blow to financial markets and the worldwide economy. Global supply chains and growth had been broadly recovering from the pandemic, but now all that’s in doubt, given the stricter sanctions and other punitive measures against Russia that are in the offing.
2022 | How the pharma industry is shaping up for the future
Given the evolving on-ground situation and newer variant-led infections, the pandemic is far from over. In such a scenario, for businesses to stay relevant, we will need to be flexible and more adaptable to the changes that need to be embraced to keep core business growth drivers resilient.
2022 | Chemical & Renewable Energy Industry Outlook
As the chemical industry moves into 2022, strong demand for both commodity and specialty chemicals should keep prices robust throughout the year. The industry could face margin pressures amid raw material cost inflation, which will likely remain high through the first half of 2022.
China’s strategic power cuts & “green” Winter Olympics 2022
Blackouts and power cuts in the world’s second-largest economy have drawn attention to fuel supply problems that could complicate the country’s pandemic recovery.
FIEO urges govt to provide freight support to all exports including pharmaceuticals till March 2022
The Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO), an apex body of Indian export promotion organizations, has urged the government to provide freight support to all exports including pharmaceuticals till 31st March 2022, as freight rates have skyrocketed and are likely to somber by March 2022.
World’s First Pig Kidney Transplant Into Human Successfully Completed
Science keeps winning! Scientists recently transplanted a pig’s kidney into a human being without immediate rejection by the immune system.
WHO approves first Malaria vaccine developed by GlaxoSmithKline for children
In a landmark announcement, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended the use of the first-ever malaria vaccine for children. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus endorsed the RTS,S/AS01 malaria or Mosquirix – a vaccine developed by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
Power squeeze curbs Chinese growth, leaves Europe in a gas bind
China’s power shortages hit growth in the world’s second-biggest economy, threatening more pain for global supply chains, while Europe’s gas squeeze looked set to continue as Russia’s Gazprom showed no sign of hiking exports to the region in October.