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Vol 18, No 07, July 2014 - Translational Medicine
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EDITORIAL

BioBoard

AUSTRALIA
•  Less frequent dosing in hemophilia B patients shows improved pharmacokinetic profile
•  Novogen identifies highly active drug candidates against prostate cancer

SINGAPORE
•  Gold nanoprobes used to unlock genetic profiles
•  Clinical checks to detect relapses for patients with peripheral T-cell lymphoma just as effective as imaging
•  QT Vascular initiates chocolate cases in Singapore

THE PHILIPPINES
•  Trial set for world's first leprosy vaccine
•  Nickel-eating Philippine plant may have wide usesx.html">

EUROPE
•  New study to investigate dabigatran etexilate for prevention of recurrent stroke in high-risk patients
•  Researchers use DNA to build tool that may literally shine light on cancer

UNITED STATES
•  Scientists slow brain tumor growth in mice
•  Researchers pinpoint new role for enzyme in DNA repair, kidney cancer
•  Progress on multiple sclerosis treatment with embryonic stem cells
•  Researchers develop vaccine candidate using genetically engineered malaria parasite

EYE ON CHINA
•  ScinoPharm and Lee's Pharmaceutical jointly develop drug products for the Chinese market
•  WuXi PharmaTech begins construction of new R&D and cGMP manufacturing campus in Changzhou
•  NeoStem signs Licensing Agreement with Cellular Biomedicine Group and plans to begin Phase 2 hepatocellular carcinoma trial in China
•  Abiogen Pharma signed agreement with Lee's Pharma to market Neridronic Acid in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau
•  InSightec launches its first centers in China
•  Shuwen Biotech and DiagnoCure sign exclusive agreement for commercializing colorectal cancer staging test in China
•  The Jackson Laboratory and Frasergen to begin creation of cancer genomics facility in Hubei Province, China
•  RuiYi and iHuman Institute form collaboration to identify novel antibodies targeting GPCRs
•  Enigma Diagnostics and China's ICDC collaborate to develop MDX infectious disease assays for use at point-of-care
•  Drug to inhibit liver cancer discovered

FEATURES
•  Translating Research at SingHealth: Cancer
•  Translating Research at SingHealth: Cardiometabollic Diseases
•  Translating Research at SingHealth: Eye Diseases
•  Translating Research at SingHealth: Health Services Research
•  Translating Research at SingHealth: Infectious Diseases
•  Translating Research at SingHealth: Neurosciences (Stroke)

PEOPLE WATCH
•  Treating Asthma Differently

INSIDE INDUSTRY
•  Sanford-Burnham and Daiichi Sankyo form alliance to study novel drug targets in cardiovascular metabolic diseases
•  Sigma-Aldrich® to launch Austrianova's Cell-in-a-Box® Kit for research use
•  ASLAN Pharmaceuticals signs agreement with CSL to develop novel therapy for asthma
•  Self-assembling peptides for bone regeneration and drug delivery
•  Verisante Technology, Inc. receives the 2014 North American Technology Innovation Leadership of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan
•  Agilent Technologies partners Women in Science, Engineering and Technology in Korea
•  Mundipharma and Genewel sign agreement across key global markets for licensing and promotion of Medifoam®
•  Janssen collaborates with ViiV Healthcare to develop two-drug single tablet regimen for the maintenance treatment of people living with HIV
•  AbbVie opens expanded manufacturing facility in Sligo, Ireland
•  AMRI to Acquire Oso Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing
•  Merck to collaborate with Sysmex Inostics on a blood-based RAS biomarker test
•  Igenbio establishes direct presence in Japan
•  Mesoblast accelerates plans for commercial manufacturing operations in Singapore
•  Celerion and Korean Drug Development Fund form collaboration to strengthen early phase clinical research in South Korea
•  Dr. Carolyn Mountford, University of Newcastle, Australia receives Agilent Technologies Thought Leader Award
•  PHARM Connect — The business summit covering a full industry
•  New topics for the Next Generation Sequencing & Single Cell Genomics Asia Congress confirmed
•  Registration opened for Oxford Global's 6th Annual Next Generation Sequencing Congress

•  CONFERENCE CALENDAR

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EDITORS' CHOICE  
COLUMNS  

APBN Editorial Calendar 2018
January:
Obesity / Outlook for 2018
February:
Searching for the fountain of youth
March:
Women in Science - Making a difference
April:
Digestive health in the 21st century - Trust your guts
May:
Dental health - The root to good health
June:
Cancer - Therapies and strategies for better patient outcomes
July:
Water management - Technologies for biotech and pharmaceutical industries
August:
Regenerative technology - Meat of the future
September:
Doctor Robot - The digital healthcare revolution
October:
Bones / Breast cancer
November:
Liver health / Top science research nations & institutions
December:
AIDS / Breakthrough of the year/Emerging trends
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
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