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Vol 19, No 02, February 2015 - Robotics in Healthcare
Contents

EDITORIAL

BioBoard

INDIA
•  Climate change threatens India's native plants
•  Air pollution hits crops more than climate change

LAOS
•  Laos targets green energy in new Asian economic bloc

THE PHILIPPINES
•  Centuries-old traditional medicines still used in Palau

SINGAPORE
•  MerLion's finafloxacin shows positive phase 2 results in complicated urinary tract infections

AFRICA
•  Biosciences research "key but gets small local support"
•  Biofortified maize "could control vitamin A deficiency"
•  New partnership for rice development in Africa formed
•  Ebola vaccine arrives in Liberia for large-scale trial

UNITED STATES
•  Researchers uncover key cancer-promoting gene
•  Brain scientists figure out how a protein crucial to learning and memory works
•  Scientists develop pioneering method to define stages of stem cell reprogramming
•  Researchers grow functional tissue-engineered intestine from human cells
•  A world first at the Montreal Heart Institute: Discovery of a personalized therapy for cardiovascular disease

EYE ON CHINA
•  WuXi PharmaTech acquires NextCODE Health to create global leader in genomic medicineglobal healthcare community
•  CardioKinetix completes enrollment in Chinese trial of first-of-its-kind parachute device for treatment of heart failure
•  Hua Medicine raises $25 million in Series B financing to start Phase 2 trials
•  BCI forms partnership with CBIA
•  Greener nylon production could cut costs and pollution
•  Innovent Biologics, Inc. completes $100 million Series C financing funds to advance novel biologic pipeline and internal operations
•  PerkinElmer opens new medical laboratory in Suzhou, China
•  3SBio acquires Sirton Pharmaceuticals SpA

FEATURES
•  New Kid on the Block: Robotic Surgery for Colorectal Conditions
•  Dexterous and Sensorized Telescopic Tubular Robots for Minimally Invasive Surgery
•  Gait Rehabilitation Robotics: Next Generation Technology for Stroke Rehabilitation
•  Wearable Robotic Devices and Human Interactions for Future Healthcare

PEOPLE WATCH
•  Satellite Technologies for Remote Healthcare

INSIDE INDUSTRY
•  Abcam signs exclusive partnership agreement with A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
•  MED-EL founders Ingeborg Hochmair, PhD, and Professor Erwin Hochmair awarded 2015 Russ Prize from the National Academy of Engineering
•  Epic Sciences receives CLIA Certification for its cancer diagnostics laboratory
•  MedImmune enters licensing agreement with Omnis Pharmaceuticals for oncolytic viruses in immuno-oncology
•  Daiichi Sankyo receives approval in Japan for the manufacture and marketing of methemoglobinemia treatment
•  Aptuit to divest two non-core sites; facilitates reinvestment and accelerated growth in core area of integrated solutions
•  Immune Therapeutics, Inc. enters agreement with KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc.
•  Collaboration between Delta Group and Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology targets the global medical technology market

CONFERENCE CALENDAR

NEWS CRUNCH  
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PR NEWSWIRE  
Asia Pacific Biotech News
EDITORS' CHOICE  
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
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
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