Takeda Pharma and 3 other cos submit joint application to Japan min
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, AstraZeneca KK, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation and Eisai Co. Ltd have submitted a joint application to Japan’s ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare seeking approval of Helicobacter pylori gastritis.
This is like an additional indication for H. pylori eradication by concomitant therapy with four proton pump inhibitors iansonprazole, omeprazole, rabeprazole sodium and esomeprazole magnesium hydrate.
These pump inhibitors are manufactured and marketed by four companies in Japan under five brand names. The concomitant therapy includes a proton pump inhibitor, amoxicillin hydrate and either clarithromycin or metronidazole.
H.pylori gastritis is also known as chronic active gastritis due to the fact that it is causes histological gastric mucosal injury as a result of persistent infiltration of inflammatory cells in the gastric mucosa due to H.pylori infection.
Under the Japanese National Health Insurance system, the approved indications to eradicate H. pylori are presently limited to gastric and duodenalulcers, gastric MALTlymphoma, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, and stomach after endoscopic resection of early stage gastric cancer, the news reports said.
The four companies expect that once approved, the additional indication will significantly contribute to the prevention and treatment of diseases pertaining to H. pylori.
Takeda is a research-based global company having its main focus on pharmaceuticals. It is the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan and is also a global leader of the industry.
Vuram launches automated app to track COVID-19 supplies
A new app that tracks COVID-19 supplies in real time time has launched.
Built by hyper-automation services company Vuram, Trackable can monitor the progress of vaccines, oxygen cylinders, PPE, and masks as they move through the supply chain.
The app's features include street view to facilitate coordination between drivers, and trained facial recognition software powered by Microsoft Azure to ensure goods are only handled by authorised personnel.
Other functions include:
* Demand management for inventories, to prioritise deliveries using automation
* Demand analysis to predict sales trends based on stock levels
* Offline multilingual feature for drivers
* A dashboard to see the status and location of drivers
* Insights on how products are performing in real-time
The team at Vuram built Trackable as part of the Appian World 2021 Online Hackathon, where participants can take their ideas for innovative software and create a custom app. The tracking app went on to win the contest.
“Custom component building is at the heart of this application, and we focussed on making them more creative to provide an improved user experience" said Santosh Kumar, co-developer of Trackable.
"We are happy that we have managed to make it to the top in just a month. On behalf of Vuram, I thank the Appian Hackathon team for their efforts in conducting the event, and my hearty congratulations to all the winners."