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Vol 18, No 01, January 2014 - Trends in the Biotech Industry 2014



•  Oral chlorea vaccine 'offers protection for five years'

•  Gene discovery leads way to more rice

•  Top international hospitals to hold summit in Asia to address efficiency, patient safety issues

•  Study led by NUS scientists provides new insights into cause of human neurodegenerative disease
•  Recycled plastic proves effective in killing drug-resistant fungi
•  Singapore scientists engineer human stem cells and move closer to mastering regenerative medicine
•  A*STAR scientists discover novel hormone essential for heart development
•  New discovery on how skin cells form "bridges" paves the way for advances in wound healing and tissue engineering

•  Pathogen study explores blocking effect of E. coli protein on immune system

•  Alzheimer's risk gene may begin to affect brains as early as childhood

•  Simple blood test detects 85% of colorectal cancers and over 50% of polyps

•  New compound for slowing the aging process can lead to novel treatments for brain diseases

•  Older mice fed wolfberries show reduced risk for flu virus with vaccine diseases
•  Molecular sensor detects early signs of multiple sclerosis, Gladstone study finds
•  Scripps Research Institute scientists achieve detailed picture of key part of Hepatitis C virus
•  Researchers discover promising new treatment to help people with spine injuries walk better
•  Personalized vaccine for most lethal type of brain tumor shows promise

•  Sareum enters co-development agreement in China for Aurora+FLT3 program
•  Helsinn Group opens representative office in China
•  Biotech China to be held in NanjingClinic's Center for individualized medicine
•  Shanghai Ajinomoto Amino Acid Co., Ltd. expands amino acid production capacity
•  Agilent Technologies Thought Leader Award supports Dr. Junying Yuan, Chinese Academy of Sciences
•  to-BBB and Sihuan enter into collaboration agreement
•  JHL Biotech selects GE's FlexFactory™ bio manufacturing platform for Taiwan facility
•  Senhwa Biosciences raises $17M in Series B
•  New bat virus in China can infect people
•  Chi-Med and Sinopharm form China drug distribution and marketing joint venture
•  MicuRx expands global clinical trial program for oral antibiotic MRX-I
•  TaiGen Biotechnology receives Qualified Infectious Disease Product and Fast Track designations from the U.S. FDA

•  Indian Pharma Industry: Trends, Predictions and Challenges
•  Imaging in Focus
•  Technology Innovation to Drive Efficiency: Unprecedented Transformation in Care Delivery Across Asia Pacific

•  Collaborating for Oncology

•  Development of Uniform Embryoid Bodies for Differentiation, Using Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells

•  AMSilk founder Professor Thomas Scheibel receives DECHEMA award
•  ProJect Pharmaceutics and TUM-Spin-off ImevaX collaborate on development of pharmaceutical formulation for IMX101
•  DSM and Tunitas Therapeutics to develop lead allergy therapeutic
•  RCSI led EU Consortium receives major funding to develop materials to regenerate cardiac tissue following heart attacks
•  Teva and Takeda to research multiple sclerosis treatment in Japan
•  AB SCIEX helps accelerate food safety testing in Southeast Asia's largest food producer
•  Merck enters into license agreement with the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre
•  Agilent Technologies and Nanyang Technological University collaborate on wastewater treatment research
•  IBC Life Sciences and ISPE Singapore Affiliate to partner on ISPE Singapore Conference & Exhibition 2014
•  Novogen enters global collaboration to drive the development of drugs to treat brain cancer


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