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Vol 16, No 12, December 2012 - Best of APBN 2012
Contents

EDITORIAL

BioBoard

Indonesia
•  Quintiles expands patient access for clinical trials to Indonesia

Japan
•  Legacy Healthcare announces breakthrough clinical results in hair re-growth

Singapore
•  iNova Pharmaceuticals relocates regional HQ to Singapore as part of Asia-centric reorganization

Australia
•  Silencing the bird flu gene: scientists prep live hen trials
•  Helsinn grants Specialised Therapeutics Australia (STA) rights to Anamorelin, to treat cachexia-anorexia

North America
•  To survive, genes pick up new skills
•  Phase III study evaluates two investigational hormone-releasing IUDs for prevention of pregnancy for up to three years
•  Agilent Technologies introduces SureDesign
•  Progress made towards production of biosimilar products in tobacco plants
•  FDA approves Aerospan for asthma

Europe
•  New technology offers improved chances for couples undergoing IVF
•  Phase IIa Laquinimod trial results show positive data for potential use in active Crohns Disease
•  Pfizer donates vials of Factor IX to the World Federation of Hemophilia
•  nViso gets research grant to study 3D facial imaging technology for healthcare applications
•  New evidence-based 3D cell culture web portal launched by Reinnervate Ltd
•  The social side of vaccine effectiveness

Eye on China
•  BG Medicine announces agreement with Kindstar Diagnostics which will provide Galectin-3 testing services in China
•  MicuRx lands $9.6 Million to fund China trials of antibiotic
•  AstraZeneca and Ironwood announce linaclotide collaboration for China
•  BGI-Shenzhen extends tender offer for Complete Genomics, Inc.
•  China Cord Blood Corporation continues share repurchase program
•  NCKU, Science Park join hands to boost academia-industry collaboration
•  Pharmaron forms strategic partnership with AstraZeneca to accelerate drug discovery
•  Regulatory mechanisms of an acid-activated type VI secretion system in Agrobacterium tumefaciens
•  Seasonal plasticity of peripheral auditory sensitivity associated with vocal communication in frog

Features
•  Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes: Current Asian Perspectives
•  A Crisis in the Development of Antibiotics
•  The Marketing of Unapproved Stem Cell Products: An Industry-wide Challenge
•  Draining the Goodwill of Science The Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing Industry in East Asia
•  Biodiesel From Lab to Industry
•  The Appearance and Development of Commercial Laboratories in China
•  Cord Blood Banking To Go Public or Stay Private
•  Open Source The Future of Drug Discovery
•  Vaccines Where are we headed?
•  Leveraging on External Expertise

Inside Industry
•  InDex Pharmaceuticals granted Japanese patent for novel treatment of steroid-resistant inflammation
•  RCC announces marketing partnership with ViruSure for India
•  InteRNA Technologies receives notice of allowance for miRNA sequences of its lead pre-clinical product
•  Mederi Therapeutics signs exclusive agreement with Farouq, Maamoun, Tamer & Co. to distribute the new Stretta(R) and Secca(R) Systems in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
•  BAC and GE Healthcare collaboration wins industry award

•  Conference Calendar

NEWS CRUNCH  
news Singapore Health & Biomedical Congress 2021 is Set to Brave the New Frontiers as We Revolutionise and Transform Healthcare
news Anti-Pandemic Forum to be Hosted by Top-Notch American and Chinese Scientists
news Commemorating World Health Day with Viatris
news Entire industrial chain resources of advanced medical equipment are lining up at Medtec China 2021
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