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Vol 18, No 01, January 2014 - Trends in the Biotech Industry 2014
Contents

EDITORIAL

BioBoard

INDIA
•  Oral chlorea vaccine 'offers protection for five years'

JAPAN
•  Gene discovery leads way to more rice

MALAYSIA
•  Top international hospitals to hold summit in Asia to address efficiency, patient safety issues

SINGAPORE
•  Study led by NUS scientists provides new insights into cause of human neurodegenerative disease
•  Recycled plastic proves effective in killing drug-resistant fungi
•  Singapore scientists engineer human stem cells and move closer to mastering regenerative medicine
•  A*STAR scientists discover novel hormone essential for heart development
•  New discovery on how skin cells form "bridges" paves the way for advances in wound healing and tissue engineering

AUSTRALIA
•  Pathogen study explores blocking effect of E. coli protein on immune system

CANADA
•  Alzheimer's risk gene may begin to affect brains as early as childhood

EUROPE
•  Simple blood test detects 85% of colorectal cancers and over 50% of polyps

JERUSALEM
•  New compound for slowing the aging process can lead to novel treatments for brain diseases

US
•  Older mice fed wolfberries show reduced risk for flu virus with vaccine diseases
•  Molecular sensor detects early signs of multiple sclerosis, Gladstone study finds
•  Scripps Research Institute scientists achieve detailed picture of key part of Hepatitis C virus
•  Researchers discover promising new treatment to help people with spine injuries walk better
•  Personalized vaccine for most lethal type of brain tumor shows promise

EYE ON CHINA
•  Sareum enters co-development agreement in China for Aurora+FLT3 program
•  Helsinn Group opens representative office in China
•  Biotech China to be held in NanjingClinic's Center for individualized medicine
•  Shanghai Ajinomoto Amino Acid Co., Ltd. expands amino acid production capacity
•  Agilent Technologies Thought Leader Award supports Dr. Junying Yuan, Chinese Academy of Sciences
•  to-BBB and Sihuan enter into collaboration agreement
•  JHL Biotech selects GE's FlexFactory™ bio manufacturing platform for Taiwan facility
•  Senhwa Biosciences raises $17M in Series B
•  New bat virus in China can infect people
•  Chi-Med and Sinopharm form China drug distribution and marketing joint venture
•  MicuRx expands global clinical trial program for oral antibiotic MRX-I
•  TaiGen Biotechnology receives Qualified Infectious Disease Product and Fast Track designations from the U.S. FDA

FEATURES
•  Indian Pharma Industry: Trends, Predictions and Challenges
•  Imaging in Focus
•  Technology Innovation to Drive Efficiency: Unprecedented Transformation in Care Delivery Across Asia Pacific

PEOPLE WATCH
•  Collaborating for Oncology

REVIEW
•  Development of Uniform Embryoid Bodies for Differentiation, Using Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells

INSIDE INDUSTRY
•  AMSilk founder Professor Thomas Scheibel receives DECHEMA award
•  ProJect Pharmaceutics and TUM-Spin-off ImevaX collaborate on development of pharmaceutical formulation for IMX101
•  DSM and Tunitas Therapeutics to develop lead allergy therapeutic
•  RCSI led EU Consortium receives major funding to develop materials to regenerate cardiac tissue following heart attacks
•  Teva and Takeda to research multiple sclerosis treatment in Japan
•  AB SCIEX helps accelerate food safety testing in Southeast Asia's largest food producer
•  Merck enters into license agreement with the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre
•  Agilent Technologies and Nanyang Technological University collaborate on wastewater treatment research
•  IBC Life Sciences and ISPE Singapore Affiliate to partner on ISPE Singapore Conference & Exhibition 2014
•  Novogen enters global collaboration to drive the development of drugs to treat brain cancer

•  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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