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Vol 17, No 05, May 2013 - Generics & Biosimilars
Contents

EDITORIAL

BioBoard

Australia
•  HIV trial validates novel drug mechanism

Singapore
•  IBN engineered artificial human livers for drug testing and discovery
•  Scientists at A*STAR's Genome Institute of Singapore catch evolving germs and cancer cells early
•  DocDoc and Chatter Buzz Media enter strategic partnership to launch Asia鈥檚 first healthcare Content Marketing Network

United States
•  New method developed to expand blood stem cells for bone marrow transplant
•  Fibrocell/UCLA study on human skin cells yields promising results
•  Metal stents are effective treatment for blocked bile ducts 
•  Pain drug may prevent preemie lung damage
•  Gene x3 helps corn grow in acidic soil
•  Cancer Genetics selected by Gilead Sciences, Inc. to provide clinical trial services for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

United Kingdom
•  DaTSCANTM SPECT imaging demonstrates impact on the diagnosis of patients with clinically uncertain dementia

Africa
•  Failing vaccine strategies need to be revamped
•  RegeneCure's membrane implant shows 40% accelerated healing time of severe bone fractures

Eye on China
•  Difference in rainfall between wet and dry seasons is increasing worldwide
•  Rare carbon molecule detected in dying star gives glimpse of stellar evolution
•  Whole genome sequencing of wild rice reveals the mechanisms underlying Oryza genome evolution
•  BGI and TGAC join efforts to tackle global challenges in food security, energy and health
•  A regeneration system for tartary buckwheat invented by CIB
•  A new approach for the reduction of carbon dioxide to methane and acetic acid
•  Launch of the Chinese-German Center for Bio-Inspired Materials at the Mainz University Medical Center
•  Science: The early bird loses an ovary
•  Disruptions of functional brain connectomes in individuals at risk for Alzheimer鈥檚 disease
•  A breakthrough in carbohydrate-based vaccine: One vaccine targets three unique glycan epitopes on cancer cells and cancer stem cells
•  BSD Medical signs exclusive agreement for distribution of BSD鈥檚 cancer treatment hyperthermia system in Taiwan
•  Catalent announces major China expansion with two new facilities

Features
•  Quality Issues in Pharmaceuticals: an overview into root cause investigation
•  Generic Drug Product Development Using QbD Approaches
•  Biosimilars: where we stand today?

Review
•  Can APAC become a global leader in biosimilars?
•  The State of Biosimilars in 2013: A Progress Report on the Regulatory Environment
•  Addressing the Unique Challenges of Running Biosimilar Clinical Trials
•  Generics, Supergenerics and the Patent Cliff

Inside Industry
•  Malaysian Bio-XCell Sdn Bhd seals a deal exceeding US$35 (~RM107m) with Agila Biotech Sdn Bhd during BioPharma Asia 2013
•  Nagasaki University and Astellas launch collaborative research for screening new anti-dengue virus drugs for neglected tropical diseases
•  Eurofins collaborates with AB SCIEX and Phenomenex to improve analysis of animal feed
•  Biolife Science $5m ASX listing to progress stomach & breast cancer vaccine
•  Naz Haji appointed Chief Information Officer, Quintiles Asia markets
•  Roche and BioLamina start collaboration to develop novel cell culture systems

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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:
Big Data in Healthcare
December:
Orthopaedics
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
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