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Vol 19, No 02, February 2015 - Robotics in Healthcare
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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  
news Asia is the fastest growing region for nutraceuticals
news 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine winners
news Vitafoods Asia expands by 40 per cent in 2018
PR NEWSWIRE  
Asia Pacific Biotech News
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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