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Mab-Venture Biopharma & Thermo Fisher Establish Asia Pacific's First "SmartFactory" for Antibody Drugs

On 20th April 2017, Mab-Venture and Thermo Fisher have formed a strategic cooperation agreement, under which they will jointly establish an antibody drug "SmartFactory" to promote the development of biopharmaceuticals in Asia. At the 2017 China (Guangdong) & U.S. Investment Cooperation and Communication Meeting held in Guangzhou, Thermo Fisher, the world leader in scientific services...

Venus Medtech's TAVR Device Is Approved By CFDA, Creating A New Era of Interventional Cardiology in China

HANGZHOU — Venus Medtech (Hangzhou) Inc., announced on April 25th that its transcatheter aortic valve system - Venus A-valve - has been approved by China Food and Drug Administration ("CFDA") (registration no.: 20173460680) for sale in China. This marks the first-ever CFDA approved Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation ("TAVR, TAVI") device in China, and the official commercialization of the...

Key Diabetes Receptor Structure Determined by International Collaboration

SHANGHAI — An international team led by the iHuman Institute, ShanghaiTech University determined the molecular structure of the human glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R). The results, described in the paper entitled "Human GLP-1 receptor transmembrane domain structure in complex with allosteric modulators", appears May 17, 2017 in the journal Nature. This study is...

China Sets up National Lab Developing Brain-Like AI Technology

HEFEI — China's first national laboratory for brain-like artificial intelligence (AI) technology was inaugurated Saturday in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, to pool the country's top research talent and boost the technology. Approved by the National Development and Reform Commission in January, the lab, based in China University of Science and Technology (USTC), aims to develop a...

Chinese Scientists Realize On-site Drug Detection

Chinese scientists developed a portable kit for identification and detection of drugs which may realize rapid and reliable on-site detection of drug in human urine. Chinese Scientists at Institute of Intelligent Machines(IIM), Hefei Institutes of Physical Science works closely with Anhui Provincial Public Security Bureau narcotics Corps, Evidence Identification Center of Anhui Public Security Bureau and...

Scientists Map Single-Copy HIV-1 Provirus Loci in Human Chromosomes in Live Host Cells

Single genomic loci in human chromosomes are often related to specific cellular functions, human genetic diseases and pathogen infections. Live visualization of single genomic loci would help to elucidate the spatiotemporal positions, dynamics and function of different loci and offer understanding of genome architecture and regulation. However, imaging of single genomic loci in live cells is...

Gene Variant Explains Differences in Blood Fatty Acid Levels

Epidemiological and experimental evidence suggests that unsaturated fatty acids may have favorable effects on lowering risk of cardiometabolic diseases. Replacing saturated fatty acids in the diet with polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids were shown to significantly reduce the total and low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels. Therefore, unsaturated fatty acids are considered as "good...

Scientists Illustrate How Host Cell Responds to Zika Virus Infection

Zika virus (ZIKV) is an emerging arthropod-born virus (arbovirus) belonging to the genus Flavivirus of the family Flaviviridae, which also includes a group of human pathogenic viruses such as dengue virus 1-4 (DENV 1-4), West Nile virus (WNV), Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV), yellow fever virus (YFV), and tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV). In early 2015, a ZIKV infection outbreak was recognized in northeast...

HONG KONG News — Uni-Bio Science Launches Best-in-Class Oral Anti-Diabetic Drug Mitiglinide Branded "博康泰®" (Bokangtai)

HONG KONG — Uni-Bio Science Group Limited announced on May 4 that with the exclusive global rights to manufacture and commercialize Mitiglinide acquired from Jiangsu Hansoh Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd ("Hansoh") in 2015, it is launching this new oral anti-diabetic drug (OAD) under the registered brand name 博康泰® (Bokangtai) today in Fujian province, subsequent to the drug being included in the...

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Healthcare Focus: LUNGS
Get to Know TCM
Diabetes: The Big Picture
The Piece of Your Mind - Brain Health/Science
Advocacies in Support of Rare Disease Patients
Food Science & Technology
Eye – the Window to your Soul
Infectious Diseases
A change of heart — Cardiovascular diseases
Paediatric Illnesses
Skin Diseases and Allergic Reactions
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