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Vol 12, No 12, October 2008
- International Science Luminaries - Pillars of Singapore's Research Community
Contents

BioBoard

Australia
•  Prototype Test for Predicting Clinical Outcome for Melanoma Patients
•  New Model Predicts Long-term Survival of Critically Ill Patients
•  World's First Computerized System to Predict Premature Births

China
•  Biomagnetics (BMGP) Enters Chinese Biotech Market
•  More Than 12 000 Babies Hospitalized for Taking Tainted Milk
•  New Test Could Prevent Cervical Cancer

Indonesia
•  Indonesia's Pharmaceutical Companies Get Boost in Competitive Advantage from Launch of Newport Horizon Premium and IDRAC Solutions

India
•  India's Government Nods to Set up 10 Testing Units for Ayurvedic Drugs
•  DuPont India Opens First Research Facility in Hyderabad
•  CSIR and Godavari Sugar to Set up India's First Sugarcane Biorefinery
•  FRLHT Develops Herbal Drug for Diabetes Mellitus
•  Chhattisgarh Government to Set Up Herbal Medicinal Park to Promote Industry
•  Escorts Heart to Launch 3D Trans Esophageal Echocardiography
•  India Develops Hybrid Mustard Seed, Better Yield Expected
•  Hindustan Latex to Develop MediPark

New Zealand
•  NZ Bird Flu "Could Mutate into More Serious Form"
•  HRC Invests Over $1.07 million to Help Build International Health Research Partnerships

Singapore
•  Singapore Researchers Find Key Gatekeeper Gene that Plays Key Role in Colon Cancer
•  Singapore Research Produces Plastic Micro Needles that can be Mass-Produced More Easily and Cheaply for Painless Injections and Extraction of Bodily Fluids
•  Singapore Researchers Develop New Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Disease
•  Singapore's First Commercial Developer of Molecular Diagnostic Assays Commences Operation
•  Singapore to Host Medical Equipment Manufacturing Show

Vietnam
•  Local Scientists Create Sperm from Stem Cells
•  Vietnam to Reinforce Crackdown on Fake Medicine

Feature
•  Together, They Live and Breathe Research
•  Bridging the Gap Between Basic Research and Clinical Medicine
•  Professor Edison Liu — Singapore's Key Architect of Genomic Sciences

Industry Watch
•  Stem Cell Sciences Announces the Creation of the World's First Authentic Rat Embryonic Stem Cells from Its Exclusively Licensed Technology
•  QIAGEN Unveils Diagnostic Assay in the EU to Detect Genetic Variation Causing Adverse Reactions in AIDS Patients
•  QIAGEN and Chinese Academy of Sciences Form Collaboration for Development of New Molecular Food Safety Tests
•  Agilent Technologies Creates Specialized Training Program in China for Melamine Analysis in Milk, Milk Products
•  Sinovac Initiates Development of Vaccine against HFMD
•  Varian Medical Systems Signs Collaboration Agreement to Bring Advanced Radiotherapy Equipment to Indonesia
•  GE Healthcare Signs MOU with Gujarat Government for Medical Technology
•  Advinus Teams up with Genzyme, MMV to Develop Novel Therapies for Malaria
•  Aptuit Laurus Signs Pact with Institute of Life Sciences
•  Satyam Partners with Oracle to Provide Clinical Development Applications
•  Kowa and Teva to Set Up Joint Generic Drug Firm in Japan
•  Hill-Rom Opens Asia-Pacific Innovation Center
•  ES Cell International Announces Partnership with Large Pharma Company for assessment of GMP-Grade Stem Cell Lines
•  Nimotuzumab Gets Approval in The Philippines for Glioma
•  Singapore's First SaaS Incubation Centre Partners with SCS, GigaSpaces and Haley Limited
•  SATO Launches DuraMark™ Wristbands and partners with Motorola and TCM RFiD in HOSPIMedica ASIA 2008

General News
•  Agricultural Biotechnology in Queensland — The Tropical Smart State
•  National Healthcare Group Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) "Science, Medicine & Lifestyle — Impact on Tomorrow's Health” Lectures
•  National Healthcare Group Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) Scientific Papers Presentation

Conference Calendar

NEWS CRUNCH  
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news 6th Asia-Pacific Breast Cancer Summit to take place in Hong Kong
news MIT Hacking Medicine Robotics in Singapore!
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APBN Editorial Calendar 2017
January:
Healthcare Focus: LUNGS
February:
War on CANCER
March:
Get to Know TCM
April:
Diabetics Technology
May:
The Piece of Your Mind - Brain Health/Science
June:
Women & Men's Health
July:
Food Science & Technology
August:
Eye Care/ Eye Health
September:
No. 1 Killer - Heart Diseases, Diagnosis and Treatment
October:
Skin Diseases/Allergic Reactions
November:
Diseases threatening our Children
December:
Liver Health & Treatment/Technology
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
– Editor: Carmen, Jia Wen Loh
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