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Vol 19, No 01, January 2015 - Trends and Predictions for 2015
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EDITORIAL

Erratum

BioBoard

INDIA
•  Plastic bricks could protect Indian homes from monsoon

THE PHILIPPINES
•  Philippines aims for better basic sanitation practices

SINGAPORE
•  A*STAR scientists discover gene critical for proper brain development

AFRICA
•  Project to conserve indigenous crops launched in Kenya
•  Cellphone voice and SMS tech developed to fight Ebola
•  Scientists say Kenya's GMO ban stalling biotech R&D
•  Scientists unveil a plan to fight deadly banana disease
•  Drug resistance to kill 10 million a year by 2050

BANGLADESH
•  Aflatoxin threat in Nepal and Bangladesh
•  Daily multivitamin improves pregnancy outcomes in South Asia

EUROPE
•  New study describes, for the first time, a fundamental mechanism regulating a protein's shape

UNITED STATES
•  Cells identified that enhance tumor growth and suppress anti-cancer immune attack
•  Scripps Research Institute scientists uncover new, fundamental mechanism for how resveratrol provides health benefits
•  Canopus BioPharma Inc. achieves positive results from an in vitro live Ebola virus study

EYE ON CHINA
•  Neusoft Partners with Hony Capital and Goldman Sachs to create the new champion in the global healthcare community
•  The Medicines Company and SciClone Pharmaceuticals establish strategic partnership for two cardiovascular products in China
•  Syngenta receives Chinese import approval for Agrisure Viptera庐 corn trait
•  TWi Biotechnology receives Notice of Patent Allowance in China for its lead drug candidate for the indication of type II diabetes
•  China's largest fertilizer producer Sinofert and IBM use mobile to help farms increase crop yields
•  Cardiome enters development and commercialization agreement with Eddingpharm
•  Milestone Scientific signs distribution agreement for intra-articular instrument in China
•  HUYA Bioscience International establishes alliance with China Wuqing Development Area
•  Elekta Flexitron brachytherapy treatment delivery available in China
•  Hong Kong pharmaceutical company pioneers world's first ever high-performance anti-pruritus nanopatch

FEATURES
•  In Conversation with Ada E. Yonath, Nobel Laureate
•  Making a Successful Journey from Lab to Clinic
•  Indonesia 2015: New Market Attractions and Restraints in the Healthcare Market
•  Asia-Pacific Biopharma: Entering New Era of Global Leadership & Innovation

PEOPLE WATCH
•  Celebrating Innovation

REVIEW
•  China Healthcare: Proposed New Regulation Grants Wider Access To Foreign Investors
•  How Healthcare Networks are Evolving to Achieve Mobility and Analytics

INSIDE INDUSTRY
•  A*STAR and GE Healthcare to improve healthcare outcomes through next generation innovations
•  Phylogica enters into research and licensing agreement with Genentech
•  FUJIFILM Completes Acquisition of Kalon Biotherapeutics
•  Bina Technologies acquired by Roche
•  ONO and Gilead enter exclusive license agreement to develop BTK inhibitor for the treatment of B-cell malignancies and other diseases
•  Uroplasty and Vision-Sciences to merge, creating medical device company
•  Amgen joins with LabCentral to support life-sciences and biotech startups in Cambridge
•  Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory appoints Prof Yu Hao as Executive Director
•  SomaGenics receives $2,275,000 in NIH funding to develop its RNAi Therapeutics and microRNA Technologies

CONFERENCE CALENDAR

NEWS CRUNCH  
news ECV2019 China Healthcare and Pharma Digital Innovation Summit Held Successfully in Shanghai — The "Highway" Era of Healthcare Digital Transformation
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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