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Vol 13, No 5, May 2009 - Vaccines and Immunology
Contents

BioBoard

Australia
•  Minimizing Spread of Deadly Hendra Virus
•  Breakthrough High Blood Pressure Treatment Trial Down Under
•  Australia Sees Rise in Newborn Withdrawal Syndrome

China
•  CAS, Hong Kong University Set Up Joint Lab of Natural Medicine
•  Chinese Researchers Discover 20 Essential Genes in Polyoxin
•  China Aims to Lead Asia's Stem Cell R&D
•  China Rural Areas on High Alert for Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
•  Hepatitis Infects 64 at China Hospital
•  China's Colorectal Cancer Drug Market will More Than Double by 2012
•  Critical Gene for Enhancing China's Super Rice Yield Identified
•  Chinese Scientists say New Discovery May Yield Clue to Cure Human Infertility

Hong Kong
•  Compound to Fight Bird Flu Identified

India
•  Yashoda Cancer Institute Treats First Patient In India Using RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology
•  Indian Pharma Industry May Gain $18.4 bn from Global Market
•  Philips to Make India Hub for Medical Equipment Manufacturing

Japan
•  Herbal Medicines to Treat Gastrointestinal Disease

Singapore
•  Tetravalent Dengue Vaccine Trial in Singapore
•  Minimally Invasive Robot-Assisted Surgeries for Heart Patients
•  US-Based Company Launches Singapore Doctor Search Site for Medical Travelers
•  Genetic Research: Time for a rethink?
•  Test Kits to be Licensed
•  Local Team Develops Method to Predict Heart Disease
•  Consumer Genetic Tests – A Cause for Worry?
•  S'pore Firm's Test Kit Joins the Fight
•  Singapore Gives New Hope To The Blind
•  Singapore and Korea Research Institutes Embark on Landmark Collaboration for Breakthroughs in Micro and Nanotechnology

South Korea
•  Institute Develops Cheap Cholera Vaccine

Taiwan
•  Herbal Substance Developed for Cardiovascular Disease
•  Prototype of Household Breast Cancer Detector Unveiled
•  Breakthrough in New Diabetes Drug

Feature
•  Osteopontin: In and Out in Immunity
•  The Emerging Potential of Immunoinformatics Prediction Tools

Industry Watch
•  Alchemia Collaborates on SK1
•  Progen Technology Switches On Cancer Fighting Genes
•  New Australian Drug Holds Hope of Major Breakthrough in Treating Terminal Blood Cancers
•  Novavax and Cadila Pharmaceuticals Form Alliance
•  Icon's Singapore, India Labs Get CAP Accreditation
•  SIRO Clinpharm and Advanced Clinical Trial Solutions Form Strategic Alliance
•  GVK Forays into Clinical Trials with Chinese Company
•  iZumi Bio and Kyoto University Collaborate on iPS Cell Technology
•  Vitrolife Starts a Company in Japan
•  Otsuka, BMS in an Oncology Collaboration
•  EnVivo, Mitsubishi to Develop Schizophrenia Drug
•  PerkinElmer Announces Collaboration with Sangmyung University
•  Living Cell Technologies's New Zealand Pigs Free of Viruses
• 
A*STAR Joins Forces with Swiss Company, Cytos, to Combat HFMD
•  IBN Engineers World's First Tri-Continuous Mesoporous Silica
•  Innogene Kalbiotech Pte Ltd and Info Kinetics Sdn. Bhd. Spearhead Establishment of Internationally Accredited BA/BE Studies in Indonesia

Research and Findings
•  NZ Scientists Breakthrough in Dairy Milk Production
•  IBN Researchers Shine in Biomedical Breakthrough

People Watch
•  New President Elected to Helm ABLE
•  DIA appoints Chair of Regional Advisory Council, Japan
•  New Leadership Appointments of A*STAR to Drive Research Innovation

General News
•  Traditional Search + Interim Management = A Winning Combination

Conference Calendar

NEWS CRUNCH  
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
news Biofuel Producers and Users to Convene in Singapore for Global Biofuels Summit
PR NEWSWIRE  
Asia Pacific Biotech News
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
October:
Disruptive Urban Farming — Microbes, Plasmids, and Recycling
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
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