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Vol 14, No 1, January 2010 - Medical Tourism
Contents

BioBoard

Australia
•  Researchers Find Bacterium to Trip Malarial Mosquitoes
•  One Dose of H1N1 Vaccine May Provide Sufficient Protection for Infants and Children
•  Cosmetic Therapy Uses Patient¡¯s Own Plasma to Fix Wrinkles
•  Asthma Summer Warning
•  Link Between Sun Exposure and Food Allergies in Kids Revealed
•  Colon Simulator Reduces Cancer
•  Farmers Turn Organic for Personal Health
•  Rise in Dengue Cases Causes New Outbreak Fears

China
•  Western Corporations Move Key Offices to China
•  China Treating Severe Swine Flu with Blood Plasma
•  Traditional Medicine Beats H1N1 Virus
•  Sars Victims Suffer After-Effects
•  Higher Lung Cancer Risk in Eastern China
•  Experts Warn of Cancer Linked to Certain Herbs

India
•  CSIR Completes First Ever Human Genome Sequencing in India
•  India among Top 5 Government Funders of Neglected Diseases
•  Doctors Use Stem Cells to Regrow Teeth in Children
•  Delhi to Have First Govt-owned Liver Institute

Japan
•  Israel, Japan Unite For First Time to Study Brain, Stem Cells

Philippines
•  Stem Cell Therapy as Rejuvenation and Other Disease Treatment

Singapore
•  Scientists Discover Natural Compound in Palm Oil Kills Breast Cancer Cells
•  More than 200 Scientists Attend A*STAR Biomedical Sciences Symposium
•  Global Phase III Clinical Trial to Treat Head and Neck Cancer Begins

Europe
•  Stem Cell Treatment Helps Regain Eyesight

Feature
•  The Changing Face of Medical Tourism
•  Globalization of Health Care and Medical Tourism - A Case Study from Oman

Industry Watch
•  Australian Company Develops Potential UV Vaccine.
•  Phylogica Enters Agreement with Roche to Evaluate Phylomer Technology
•  CSL Behring Awards $87,000 to Patient Organizations in USA
•  Pfizer, Crown Bioscience Tie up for Asian Cancers R&D
•  Sinovac Files Clinical Trial Application with SFDA for Vaccine against Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease
•  Takeda and Pfizer to Co-Promote Takeda's Actos® (pioglitazone HCl) for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes in China
•  Alvogen Launches Asia Operations
•  Praj to Collaborate with Novozymes on Advanced Biofuels
•  Biocon and HCG Group of Hospitals Join Hands to Fight Against Cervical Cancer
•  Shantha Introduces India's First Oral Cholera Vaccine
•  Pfizer, TCGLS to Develop Preclinical Candidate Molecules
•  Hospira to Acquire Orchid's Generic Injectable Pharmaceuticals Business
•  Dicerna Pharma, Kyowa Hakko to Collaborate on RNAi
•  Ambit Biosciences and Astellas Enter Strategic Partnership
•  Inno Biologics, CEVEC for Using Sign Agreement Human CAP Technology

Research and Findings
•  Besides Fighting Free Radicals, Catechin in Green Tea Combats H1N1 Flu Virus
•  Scientists Identify 7 Genes Linked with Leprosy
•  Rapid Cardiac Biomarker Testing System Developed By Singapore Scientists
•  New Genes for Lung Disease Discovered

People Watch
•  Two Japanese Scientists Recognized for Mentoring in Science at 2009 Nature Awards

Conference Calendar

NEWS CRUNCH  
news Gather China & World Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurs, Create a New Chapter of Chinese Pharma Industry
news Mundipharma's New Betadine® Facility to Meet Regional Healthcare Challenges
news STRATASYS launches World's First Full-ColoUr Multi-material 3D PRINTER - THE J750 - In Singapore
PR NEWSWIRE  
Asia Pacific Biotech News
EDITORS' CHOICE  

Healthcare Technology Outlook 2020 - Technology uptake
COLUMNS  
APBN Editorial Calendar 2016
January:
Guest Editorial - Biotechnology In Korea
February:
Guest Editorial - Biomedical Research Governance
March:
Guest Editorial - Life-Saving Opportunities: A Guide to Regenerative Medicine
April:
Leading-Edge ONCOLOGY
May:
Healthcare Systems & Policies in Asia
June:
Medical Devices & Healthcare Technology
July:
Water Technology and Management
August:
Novel Technologies for Antibody Drug Discovery in Japan
September:
Infectious Diseases
October:
Medical Tourism
November:
Biomedical Imaging Technology
December:
Food Technology
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
– Editor: Carmen, Jia Wen Loh
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