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Vol 18, No 02, February 2014 - Digital Healthcare
Contents

EDITORIAL

BioBoard

INDONESIA
•  Alleged cure for dengue in Indonesia stirs debate

JAPAN
•  Daiichi Sankyo submits SAVAYSATM tablets new drug application to the U.S. FDA

MALAYSIA
•  Marine bacterial compound shows antiviral potential

THE PHILIPPINES
•  Rice bias in the Philippines 'neglects soil problems'

SINGAPORE
•  Start-up market's artificial cell membranes can speed up drug discovery
•  NCCS scientists discover gene regulation is dependent on protein
•  Elephant shark genome provides new insights into bone formation and adaptive immunity in humans
•  Vela Diagnostics launches qualitative test to identify never before documented virus in Western hemisphere
•  New discovery of biomarker to improve diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

VIETNAM
•  Setback for dengue-blocking mosquito trial in Vietnam

AFRICA
•  Scientists to create disease-resistant Ethiopian enset
•  Viral load tests ‘could transform HIV treatment failure’

EUROPE
•  QIAGEN and Exosome Diagnostics to develop first-in-class, non-invasive diagnostics for key genetic biomarkers in lung and other cancers
•  Study examines probiotic use in preventing gastrointestinal disorders in infants
•  Gecko Biomedical's co-founders demonstrate a 'bio-inspired' tissue adhesive that shows promise for minimally invasive heart surgery and vessel repair

UNITED STATES
•  Scientists solve 40-year mystery of how sodium controls opioid brain signaling
•  Scripps Florida scientists identify possible key to drug resistance in Crohn’s disease
•  On-demand vaccines possible with engineered nanoparticles
•  Odor receptors discovered in lungs
•  New technique targets specific areas of cancer cells with different drugs

EYE ON CHINA
•  Hepalink signs agreement to acquire Scientific Protein Laboratories
•  Yasheng Group joint venture with IBC International LLC to form Angel Star Nutrition LLC
•  Zynex signs distribution agreement for China market
•  Tao Li of China Green Agriculture, receives the honor of "Future Chinese Business Leaders"
•  Yingli Green Energy enters joint venture with Datong Coal Mine Group
•  Elekta wins public tender to deliver cancer care solutions to China
•  Stellar Biotechnologies Announces Collaboration with Amaran Biotechnology, Inc.
•  TaiGen Biotechnology signed exclusive license agreement with R-Pharm for nemonoxacin (Taigexyn)
•  Eddingpharm acquires global rights to oncology assets, including Telatinib, from ACT Biotech
•  BioLineRx and JHL Biotech to collaborate on Type 1 diabetes antibody treatment
•  Bayer and Peking University establish new research center for translational research and drug discovery in Beijing
•  Microport Scientific Corporation and Sorin Group sign joint venture agreement for cardiac rhythm management business in China
•  Epigenomics signs licensing and supply agreement with Kindstar for Epi proLung in China
•  Abcam to open office in Shanghai, China

FEATURES
•  IT in Healthcare: Thoughts from Napier Healthcare
•  Tele-consultation
•  RFID Smart Sensing
•  Innovation in Healthcare: A BT Health Perspective

PEOPLE WATCH
•  Burn Management

INSIDE INDUSTRY
•  Fortis Escorts Heart Institute wins 'Best Single Specialty Hospital - Cardiology' title
•  Probiodrug transfers its CDK9 inhibitor program to AstraZeneca
•  GE to expand in life sciences with acquisition of strategic assets from Thermo Fisher Scientific
•  MD Anderson teams up with Pfizer to advance cancer immunotherapy
•  Trovagene and US Oncology Research collaborate on a prospective study for urine-based KRAS testing in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer
•  MedImmune and Immunocore enter immunotherapy agreement to develop novel cancer therapies
•  Nodality enters into a strategic collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation in autoimmune diseases
•  Knopp Biosciences and NIH to collaborate in evaluating dexpramipexole in patients with hypereosinophilic syndrome
•  AMN Healthcare receives top workplace award
•  National Cancer Centre Singapore and Clearbridge BioMedics partner to bring circulating tumor cell technology closer to clinic
•  Latest updates on soaps, detergents, cosmetics, hair care industry at 4th Emerging HPC Surfactants Markets
•  CMT's 11th Phenol/ Acetone & Derivatives Markets in Shanghai, hones in on feedstock costs, excess capacities and more
•  A*STAR signs agreement with Nestlé to strengthen food & nutrition R&D in Singapore
•  Amorfix enters into agreement with a major global pharmaceutical company for Alzheimer's disease diagnostic
•  PHARM Connect Congress- One step before the future

•  CONFERENCE CALENDAR

NEWS CRUNCH  
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news IoT Asia 2016 Delivers Actionable Solutions for a Sustainable IoT Ecosystem in Asia
news Lite-On presents a new Biomedical Research and Development Centre in Singapore
PR NEWSWIRE  
Asia Pacific Biotech News
EDITORS' CHOICE  
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 and Digital Health Technology
July:
Water Technology
August:
Guest Editorial - Antibody Informatics 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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