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EDITOR'S LETTER
 

Innovations are popping up everywhere nowadays. Technology is becoming more accessible and making life easier for every generation.

We focus on medical imaging technology in APBN December issue. As we know, a low quality image affects the results of clinical diagnosis and thus may lead to incorrect choice of treatment. A Singapore-based start-up, Abyss Processing, introduces the Reflectivity software which can increase the visibility of soft tissues in images generated via ultrasound and optical coherence tomography (OCT).

Craving for more information on innovative medical imaging technologies? You could take some of your time to read the article “Scanning the Future of Medical Imaging”, and another piece about the new development on the combination of light sheet fluorescence microscopy (LSFM) and fluorescence spectroscopy. All of these interesting abovementioned articles can be found on Features section.

In Spotlights, we feature AbbVie which built its first regional manufacturing facility of API (small molecules) and biologics (large molecules) in Singapore to reach out to more patients worldwide, with the purpose of initiating their footprint in Asia. In addition, there is an informative article about the revolution of the dual mobility cup in total hip arthroplasty.

In Columns part, we report on the introduction of Akynzeo® drug in Singapore by Mundipharma, for cancer patients who are receiving chemotherapy and/or experiencing CINV (chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting). We also feature the BME IA event and introduce a few start-ups from NUS Biomedical Engineering Department.

Our print copies are available in Kinokuniya bookstore in Takashimaya. Besides, you can always find APBN’s latest issue online on www.asiabiotech.com, or follow our Facebook page @Asia Pacific Biotech News, Instagram @asiabiotech, and Twitter @asia_biotech.

This is the last APBN issue for the year 2016. Our APBN team hopes that you will have a great time while reading our December issue, and we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Thank you.

Carmen, Jia Wen Loh
APBN Editor
You can reach me at jwloh@wspc.com

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NEWS CRUNCH  
news Shire, Microsoft and EURORDIS form Global Commission to accelerate time to diagnosis for children with rare diseases
news EmTech Asia explores future of life, humanity and economy
news Biology of Ageing II - Impactful Interventions
PR NEWSWIRE  
Asia Pacific Biotech News
EDITORS' CHOICE  
COLUMNS  
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APBN Editorial Calendar 2018
January:
Obesity / Outlook for 2018
February:
Searching for the fountain of youth
March:
Women in Science - Making a difference
April:
Digestive health in the 21st century - Trust your guts
May:
Dental health - The root to good health
June:
Cancer - Therapies and strategies for better patient outcomes
July:
Water management - Technologies for biotech and pharmaceutical industries
August:
Regenerative technology - Meat of the future
September:
Doctor Robot - The digital healthcare revolution
October:
Bones / Breast cancer
November:
Liver health / Top science research nations & institutions
December:
AIDS / Breakthrough of the year/Emerging trends
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
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