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Volume 23, No. 06, June 2019
Clinical trials — What's in a name?
The ABCs of clinical trials
Clinical trials are the make-or-break stage of a drug's long journey from initial discovery to eventual commercialisation.
The hyper-intelligent clinical trial
Ross Rothmeier shares how AI is being applied in the recruitment process of clinical trials
What's in a name of a clinical trial?
SUNRISE, BATMAN and GEMSTONE, who comes up with these names?
Dawn of the full genome era in Asia
How would knowing the secret to our genes help consumers, businesses, and the healthcare industry as a whole?
Collective wisdom in action
Experts at ACT Genomics and Bumrungrad International Hospital shed insight on the current practice of molecular tumour boards...
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Volume 23, No. 06, June 2019
FEATURES  
What's in a name of a clinical trial?
SUNRISE, BATMAN and GEMSTONE, who comes up with these names? By Lim Guan Yu

Clinical trials are research studies conducted to investigate potential treatments such as a new drug compound and its effect on humans.

The ABCs of clinical trials
Clinical trials are the make-or-break stage of a drug's long journey from initial discovery to eventual commercialisation.
The hyper-intelligent clinical trial
Ross Rothmeier shares how AI is being applied in the recruitment process of clinical trials
Three criteria to consider when selecting a CRO partner
Rising IND submissions are driving preclinical CRO market growth in Asia.
LIFE OF A SCIENTIST  
The chemist and mentor
Young scientists should be resourceful and a good team player to succeed in academia. Dr. Koh Ming Joo shares his passion for discovering new chemistry and how interacting with his students keeps him going.
EYE ON CHINA  
China-Germany sci-tech cooperation continue to bring more opportunities
Over 700 intergovernmental research and development programs since 1978
Doctors in Guangzhou conduct 5G-assisted remote ultrasound scan
Genetic testing encouraged to prevent ovarian cancer
Chinese scientists suggest new thoughts in lupus treatment
INSIDE INDUSTRY  
Corteva Agriscience invests in research to help secure the future of food in APAC Ekso Bionics exoskeleton adopted in Singapore for stroke patients Inovio and Plumbline Life Sciences collaborate to develop vaccine for African Swine Fever virus
BIOBOARD  
Six plants native to Southeast Asia are promising cancer warriors
Conserving these indigenous plants provides a rich source of therapeutic agents for anti-cancer drug discovery
Possible link between autism and antidepressants use during pregnancy
Novel nanoparticle vaccine to fight against MERS-CoV
New treatment for fatty liver disease
New post-doctoral programme to accelerate dementia research
NEWS CRUNCH  
news Discover key nutraceutical trends in Asia Pacific
news Which country has the worst sleepers
news Asia is the fastest growing region for nutraceuticals
news 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine winners
PR NEWSWIRE  
Asia Pacific Biotech News
EDITORS' CHOICE  
COLUMNS  

APBN Editorial Calendar 2019
January:
Taiwan Medical tourism
February:
Marijuana as medicine — Legal marijuana will open up scientific research
March:
Driven by curiosity
April:
Career developments for researchers
May:
What's cracking — Antibodies in ostrich eggs
June:
Clinical trials — What's in a name?
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
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