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Vol 19, No 03, March 2015 - Nutrition
Contents

EDITORIAL

BioBoard

AUSTRALIA
•  Cynata achieves major stem cell manufacturing milestone

INDONESIA
•  Rice crucial to Indonesia's food security

JAPAN
•  Japan joins Gates's Grand Challenge on tropical diseases
•  On-farm system turns rice plants into biofuel and fodder

SINGAPORE
•  Infant gut microbiota linked with gestation duration, delivery method and healthy weight gain
•  Mundipharma demonstrates efficacy of BETADINE(R) formulations against Ebola virus
•  Scientists determine mechanical forces that drive epithelial wound healing
•  A*STAR researchers develop expert systems for identifying treatment targets for cancer and rare diseases
•  NUS researchers pioneer novel strategy to prevent progression of inflammation-associated

THE PHILIPPINES
•  New biotech hub aims to nurture more rice researchers

AFRICA
•  NAU researcher works to understand forces of abrupt climate change
•  Researchers create new model to aid tech selection
•  Combining bednets, vaccines 'good or bad for malaria'
•  Experts call for innovations to aid Africa's healthcare

EUROPE
•  Europe's first fully remote diabetes trial approved

UNITED STATES
•  Scientists identify genetic variations leading to hearing loss in young cancer patients
•  3D vaccine spontaneously assembles to pack a powerful punch against cancer, infectious diseases
•  Researchers design "evolutionary trap" to thwart drug resistance
•  Common allergy medication may be effective in starving and killing the bacteria that causes Lyme disease
•  Scripps Research Institute scientists develop anti-HIV agent so powerful it can work in a vaccine
•  Possible strategy identified to combat major parasitic tropical disease

EYE ON CHINA
•  Response Biomedical Corp. expands Chinese distribution agreement for RAMP庐 cardiovascular products
•  Nanocarrier drugs for pancreatic cancer now being produced in China
•  Cellular Biomedicine Group acquires Chinese PLA General Hospital's CAR-T immuno-oncology technology and clinical data
•  VHS Group kicks off the integration of the EAP Industry in China by acquiring ZO's EAP business
•  Hua Medicine achieves positive Phase 1b results in diabetes with 4th-Generation glucokinase activator
•  2nd World-China Biosimilars Forum 2015 coming back in March
•  World-China Generics Forum will take place in March, 2015
•  ACT Genomics raises $8 million in its first private funding round
•  TWi Biotechnology selects Medidata's cloud-based platform to advance cutting-edge clinical development
•  Crown Bioscience expands partnership with The National Resource Center for Mutant Mice (NRCMM) on developing novel immuno-oncology mouse models
•  Potential new breathalyzer for lung cancer screening
•  First decoded Neobatrachia genome provides new insight for amphibian evolutionary research

FEATURES
•  Intertwining Agriculture and Nutrition
•  Looking into Nutrition
•  Food as Medicine
•  Agriculture's Challenge: To Make Insects the New Protein

PEOPLE WATCH
•  Looking at Diagnostics Differently

REVIEW
•  The Rise of the Mobile Lab: the Use of Smartphone Apps for Biomedical Research

INSIDE INDUSTRY
•  Helsinn Group signs exclusive agreement with Mundipharma for distribution and licensing of netupitant/palonosetron (NEPA) in Brazil
•  CrystalGenomics partners with Daewoong Pharmaceutical for Acelex commercialization in Korea
•  Roche acquires Signature Diagnostics to advance translational research for next generation sequencing (NGS) diagnostics
•  Boehringer Ingelheim renews global technology collaboration agreement with VTU Technology
•  Maverix wins $150,000 STTR Award by the National Institute on Drug Abuse for detection of RNA modifications
•  Rosetta Genomics receives first patent allowance in Japan
•  First-line oral treatment for multiple sclerosis approved in India
•  LKCMedicine scientist wins Young Investigator Award at 40th Lorne Conference

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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