Apollo working on vaccine for atherosclerosis

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on January 16, 2014 Published on January 16, 2014

Apollo group of hospitals is working on a project to develop vaccine for atherosclerosis, a medical condition where patients develop plaque on the walls of arteries, adversely impacting flow of blood in arteries.

"We are also involved in a project to develop an antibody for cancer cure. The research is also on to cure hypertension. The group is also working on a smaller dialysis machine," Prathap C Reddy, Chairman of Apollo group of Hospitals, said.

Addressing a gathering after the release of his biography 'Healer' here on Wednesday, he related the saga of how built the group after quitting his career in the United States, following the advice of his parents.

The biography, published by Penguin, was written by journalist-historian Pranay Gupte.

"If we can develop skilled healthcare manpower, we can be the global healthcare destination," he said.

The group had plans to increase the number of telemedicine centres to 2,000 from the present 200 across the globe, the company said here in a press release.

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Published on January 16, 2014
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