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Navigating the Dichotomy of the Healthcare Workforce: Doing More with Less

With a shortage of healthcare workers, how can we utilise technology to improve operational efficiency and enhance patient care while prioritising employee safety and well-being? by Johnny Ong The World Health Organization (WHO) has projected a...

The True Impact of Endotoxins on the Accuracy of 3D Cancer Models

Biomaterials with low endotoxin content could lead to a more accurate representation of the safety and potency of novel therapeutics. by Dr Bjorn Vergauwen In vitro 3D cancer models are becoming increasingly important for studying the tumour...

Philips Future Health Index 2023 Report: Singapore’s healthcare sector at the forefront of digital technology adoption to tackle staff shortages and improve efficiency

Investments in AI and virtual care are powering new care delivery models to enhance efficiencies across healthcare, benefitting patients, healthcare staff and the environment, supporting the Healthier SG strategy. Royal Philips, a global leader in...

Revolutionising Biomedical Research With Real-Time Imaging Technology

Real-time imaging technology is reshaping the future of health by providing researchers with deeper insights into cell interactions, spatial context of cells, and morphological features. by Keefe Chee Real-time imaging spectral flow cytometry...

From Disparity to Equality: Advocating for Sustainable and Equitable Access to Medicines

An interview with Michelle Erwee, Global Head, Access to Medicines, Takeda on improving access to medicines. It is estimated that over 30% of the world’s population does not have regular access to essential medicines. The ability to access...

Towards a Smarter and Safer Healthcare Supply Chain in Asia

The healthcare supply chain worldwide has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, exposing major deficiencies in how it has operated. Many healthcare providers continue to rely on manual processes due to complexity and costs. However, developing a...

The Importance of Quality Practices for the Life Sciences Industry

by Christophe Couturier and Rick Campins Life science laboratory workflows, products, and services are complex and can be complex to manage due to stringent processes and requirements. In a Deloitte survey of risk and compliance management...

Asia-Pacific’s Untapped Potential in mRNA for Cancer Treatment

The Asia-Pacific has emerged as the second largest region for ATMP trials, surpassing Europe and governments across Singapore, South Korea, Australia actively backing up the mRNA innovation. Asia Pacific is well positioned to lead the global mRNA...

Fighting Unseen Invaders: Parasites, a Threat to Yours and Your Pet’s Health

Zoonotic diseases, transmitted from animals to humans, pose a significant threat to both animal and human health. With in-house pets being potential carriers due to parasites, how can we best curb the spread of such diseases? by Prof Frederic...

Unveiling the Hidden Struggle: Living with GPP

An interview with Dr Choon Siew Eng, Associate Professor, Monash University, Malaysia, to better understand generalised pustular psoriasis (GPP) and how we can build awareness. Generalised pustular psoriasis (GPP) is a rare, lifelong, systemic skin...

The Role of AI in Clinical Trials and How It Can Positively Impact the Industry

by Fareed Melhem Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to transform the way we all live, and we are seeing the profound impact of the technology in the healthcare industry, specifically in clinical trials. In Asia-Pacific, it is estimated that by...

Tackling Key Challenges to Adopting mRNA Technology in APAC

Insights from prominent industry stakeholders and experts on adopting mRNA technology. by Josephine Cheng Merck recently conducted a study on the future of vaccine manufacturing in the Asia- Pacific region. Nearly 40 executives from the...

Why Bleeding Matters: The Risks of Surgical Bleeding and Importance of Effective Haemostasis

Associated with high mortality rates and an immense strain on healthcare resources, uncontrolled surgical bleeding can have adverse effects on both patients and hospitals. With its rising prevalence in Asia Pacific, it is imperative that healthcare...

Fighting Cancer With Efficient Systems and Funding: South Korea’s Example for APEC Economies

In the wake of the pandemic, APEC economies need to return their chief healthcare focus to cancer, one of the region’s biggest health threats. South Korea’s experience with cancer control can serve as a useful model for countries and regions...

Exploring PillBot™: A Pill for Telemedicine

An interview with Torrey Smith, CEO of Endiatx, on PillBot™, the world’s first motorised pill camera for telemedicine. Mr Smith shares his vision for the revolutionary new field of micro-robotics within the human body. Stomach cancer, also known...

Detecting Cortisol with Less Stressful Techniques

Stress is blamed for virtually anything these days— acne, digestive problems, fatigue, headaches, irritability, low mood, and the list goes on. While stress may be the culprit of many of these problems, our vague everyday understanding of...

Revolutionising Cancer Care With Precision Oncology

In recent years, precision oncology has positioned itself at the forefront of cancer treatment. How has Guardant Health utilised its proprietary digital sequencing technologies to support patients at every stage of their cancer journey? by Simranjit...

Life of an Educator: Dr Liat Ben-David

Staying curious and learning about the world around us with Dr Liat Ben-David. I became a science educator because… Curiosity combined with a sense of mission. Since I can remember, I have been a curious observer of the living world and, more so,...

Integrating Optical Neuroimaging and Psychological Analysis Reveals Neural Mechanisms Involved in Food Addiction

By combining a psychological assessment tool with a non-invasive optical neuroimaging technique, researchers were able to obtain a comprehensive study of the neural mechanisms involved in food addiction. This approach yielded valuable insights into...

Artificial Intelligence: A Silver Bullet to Relieving Health System’s CVD Burden

Amidst this rising patient demand, hospitals in the region are facing manpower shortages and other operational challenges. With fewer healthcare professionals available to serve this growing number of patients, this trickles down to an increase in...

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