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Vol 18, No 05, May 2014 - Synthetic Biology
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EDITORIAL

BioBoard

INDIA
•  South Asia waters harbor drug-resistant bugs

JAPAN
•  Daiichi Sankyo initiates phase 3 ENSURE-AF study, investigating patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing cardioversion

SINGAPORE
•  Scientists discover a number of novel genetic defects which cause esophageal cancer
•  NUS researchers develop world's first fluorescent sensor to detect common illicit date rape drug
•  Genome Institute of Singapore partners Nutricia Research to investigate human gut microbiome
•  Singapore-developed drug coated balloon enrolls its first patients in clinical study

THE PHILIPPINES
•  Biodiversity loss linked to outbreaks of diseases

VIETNAM
•  Mosquito genes could be key to halting dengue spread

EUROPE
•  Curetis obtains key patent for UnyveroTM technology

NEPAL
•  Fly ash waste used as water purifier

UNITED STATES
•  Researchers discover genetic markers that may predict when people with heart disease are likely to have heart attacks
•  Celluar 'counting' of rhythmic signals synchronizes changes in cell fate
•  Potential lung cancer vaccine shows renewed promise
•  Shrink wrap used to enhance detection of infectious disease biomarkers
•  Triple negative breast cancer's progression and relapse pinned to a gene
•  Seaweed forests could help power tropical islands

EYE ON CHINA
•  China Biologic receives GMP certification at its Guizhou Taibang facility
•  Hua Medicine's novel glucokinase activator reports positive Phase 1a data for diabetes and initiates Phase 1b trials
•  QIAGEN launches QuantiFERON-TB gold in-tube in China to aid tuberculosis control
•  AirWare Labs expands manufacturing and sales into China
•  Global Partners SillaJen, Transgene and Lee's Pharmaceutical confirm clinical development plan for Pexa-Vec
•  Gyros and Tekon Biotech sign distribution agreement
•  AstraZeneca and Shenzhen University Health Science Center to collaborate on chronic kidney disease
•  Bayer Healthcare to significantly increase production capacity in China

FEATURES
•  China's Synthetic Biology Research
•  Synthetic Biology in Japan
•  Synthetic Biology in Singapore
•  The UK Synthetic Biology Scene

PEOPLE WATCH
•  Science Needs Women

INSIDE INDUSTRY
•  Boston Scientific receives prestigious Shingo award for operation excellence
•  Yakult Honsha and JAXA collaborate on research of the effect by probiotics on human immune function and gut microbiota
•  Danziger Innovations and Precision BioSciences collaborate on genome modification in ornamental plants
•  Agilent Technologies to host young scientist forums in Asia Pacific to provide platform for rising talents
•  AstraZeneca and MRC enter strategic collaboration to create new center for early drug discovery in Cambridge, UK
•  Otsuka acquires rights to hematological cancer treatment Dacogen® from Eisai
•  ICON to acquire Aptiv Solutions
•  Actavis acquires Silom Medical Company
•  CROMA-PHARMA signs a significant distribution agreement with Asia's leading producer of Botulinum Toxins and anti-aging products
•  Biametrics successfully finalizes feasibility study with MorphoSys in the area of high-throughput antibody screening
•  Proctor & Gamble opens newest research center in Singapore

•  CONFERENCE CALENDAR

NEWS CRUNCH  
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news Natural Extracts Innovated, Transformed and Diversely Laid Out to Embrace the Blue Ocean Market of Big Health
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
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
November:
Evaluating cost effectiveness of genomic profiling
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
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