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Drug development companies in APAC need to raise their game to capitalise on the $33bn+ immuno-oncology treatment opportunity

Japan is currently leading the APAC region's PD-(L)1 combination development, but China is on course to outperform Japan in the near future.

Singapore's pharmaceutical market value to reach $1.15 billion by 2021

Singapore's healthcare market is driven by universal access to health insurance schemes and world-class biomedical sciences research facilities. However, the market is still small due to the small population, says GlobalData.

Ryzodeg reduces hypoglycaemia in type 2 diabetic fasting patients

Ryzodeg significantly reduces the risk of low blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes who fast during Ramadan, by 62%

FDA approves Amgen's Repatha (evolocumab) to prevent heart attack and stroke

Following FDA priority review, Repatha is the only PCSK9 inhibitor approved to reduce risk of heart attack, stroke and coronary revascularization

FDA approves first drug for rare disease, eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis

Formerly known as the Churg-Strauss Syndrome, it is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in the walls of blood vessels

FDA approves first biosimilar for the treatment of certain breast and stomach cancers

Ogivri, a biosimilar to the cancer drug Herceptin, is approved for HER2+ breast cancer and metastatic stomach cancers

FDA approves novel gene therapy to treat patients with a rare form of inherited vision loss

Luxturna is the first gene therapy approved in the U.S. to target a disease caused by mutations in a specific gene.

Singapore institutes collaborate with Samsung Medical Center to improve treatment of liver cancer

This collaboration creates the world's first clinically reliable and robust patient-specific diagnostic and predictive platform to improve treatment of liver cancer. The platform will provide high throughput genomics and drug screening data from a patient's liver cancer sample, to inform timely clinical management.

Globavir announces partnership with Singhealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre to study dengue treatment

Newly established Viral Research and Experimental Medicine Centre (ViREMiCS) will conduct research for the treatment of dengue and chikungunya.

Mundipharma secures exclusive license for the development and commercialisation of PAION's remimazolam in Japan

Mundipharma has entered into an exclusive license agreement with Frankfurt-listed pharmaceuticals company, PAION AG, for the development and commercialisation of its lead medicine candidate, remimazolam, in Japan.

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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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