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EYE ON CHINA
Officials in China make progress in development of new drugs
A total of 139 new medicines developed by Chinese researchers have been certificated thanks to a major national science and technology project, officials said at a press conference held in July 2019.

Among the list, 44 are newly developed Class I drugs, which have never been marketed in China or overseas, said Liu Dengfeng, deputy director of the project's implementation and management office.

China's pharmaceutical industry has accelerated the process of industrialization. As of the end of 2018, over 280 generic medicines have been registered in Europe and the United States, while four vaccines and 23 chemical preparations have been preapproved by the World Health Organization, according to Liu.

The project is led by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the National Health Commission. Launched in 2008, it aims to develop medicines for critical diseases.

Chen Kaixian, the deputy chief technical engineer of the project and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, revealed the information of 14 newly approved domestic drugs, mainly for patients with malignant tumors, AIDS and skin diseases.

Chen said the project will strengthen research efforts and explore new directions, to make more effective and affordable medicines for Chinese people.

Source: Xinhua

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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
December:
Precision Medicine for Brain Tumours
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
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