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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  
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news The Proteona Oncology Challenge using ESCAPETM Single Cell Proteogenomic Analysis
news New computational fluid dynamics solution for modeling aerosol mixtures in biomedical and environmental research
news Medial Fair Thailand opened on 11th September 2019 with a focus on future-proofing Thailand's healthcare industry to meet the challenges and opportunities of the next decade
PR NEWSWIRE  
Asia Pacific Biotech News
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LIFE OF A SCIENTIST  

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?
July:
Traditional Chinese medicine in modern healthcare — Integrating both worlds
August:
Digitalization vs Digitization — Exploring Emerging Trends in Healthcare
September:
Healthy Ageing — How Science is chipping in
October:
Disruptive Urban Farming — Microbes, Plasmids, and Recycling
November:
Evaluating cost effectiveness of genomic profiling
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
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