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EDITOR'S LETTER
Rare diseases are more common than you think. Some of these are genetic-related such as haemophilia, Pompe disease, and muscular dystrophy, to name a few. Early intervention is important for rare disease patients but sadly, many affected are still facing the difficulty of getting accurate diagnosis timely. Yet, only 5% of 7,000 rare diseases have treatment approved by FDA.

Shire is one of the companies in Asia Pacific that provides therapies for patients with rare and threatening diseases, supporting campaigns to improve diagnosis on rare diseases and developing disease awareness and diagnosis programmes with patient organizations. The company has a state-of-the-art manufacturing site for its haematological pipelines in Singapore. On the other hand, ASEAN+ Rare Disease Network has been set up by several rare disease patient groups in ASEAN countries and Hong Kong. You can learn more about these stories in the Features section.

In Spotlights, this issue features Professor Jackie Y. Ying, the Executive Director at Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) in Singapore; and Dr Tran Thanh Huong, who shared with us some efforts on cancer control and care carried out in Vietnam. APBN also exclusively interviewed three of the young TR Innovators under 35, gaining more understanding on their bright ideas and innovations.

We hope you learn something new and have a great time reading our magazine.

Thank you.


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

 

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NEWS CRUNCH  
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
news Biofuel Producers and Users to Convene in Singapore for Global Biofuels Summit
news Philip Morris International opens artificial intelligence competition to develop improved strategies for medical diagnosis
news Kaspersky partners with Temasek Polytechnic to offer technical cybersecurity courses to more Singaporeans
PR NEWSWIRE  
Asia Pacific Biotech News
EDITORS' CHOICE  
SPOTLIGHT  
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
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
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