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Vol 16, No 7, July 2012 - Umbilical Cord Blood
Contents

EDITORIAL

BioBoard

India
•  A novel form of gene regulation in bacteria
•  Algal biofuels are no energy panacea

Japan
•  Medical Data Vision enhances the quality of medical care with Actian Vectorwise

Singapore
•  Singapore heart surgeon to receive honour from The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
•  ELGAŽ to deliver innovative water purification at new Singapore General Hospital expansion

Australia
•  Specialised Therapeutics Australia: New drug to fight hospital superbug infection
•  Group of genes hold the clue in migraine cases
•  CT scans can triple risk of brain cancer, leukemia

Brazil
•  Science can do more for sustainable development

Middle East
•  Particles and persecution: why we should care about Iranian physicists

Europe
•  Medicyte coordinates EU-funded collaboration on Biomimetic Bioartificial Liver
•  Selvita and Orion Pharma achieve a research milestone in Alzheimer’s Disease Program
•  Zinforo (ceftaroline fosamil) receives positive CHMP opinion in the European Union for the treatment of patients with serious skin infections or community acquired pneumonia

USA
•  Vein grown from girl’s own stem cells transplanted
•  Hidden vitamin in milk yields remarkable health benefits - Weill Cornell researchers show tiny vitamin in milk, in high doses, makes mice leaner, faster and stronger
•  New report finds biotechnology companies are participating in 39% of all projects in development for new medicines and technologies for neglected diseases
•  TriReme Medical receives FDA clearance for expanded matrix of sizes of Chocolate PTA balloon catheter
•  New data show investigational compound dapagliflozin demonstrated significant reductions in blood sugar levels when added to sitagliptin in adults with type 2 diabetes at 24 weeks, with results maintained over 48 weeks
•  Zalicus successfully completes Phase 1 single ascending dose study with Z944 , a novel, oral T-Type Calcium Channel Blocker
•  Study provides clues to clinical trial cost savings

Eye on China
•  Yak genome provides new insights into high altitude adaptation
•  Gentris and Shanghai Institutes of Preventative Medicine expand collaboration
•  Chinese researchers identify rice gene enhancing quality, productivity
•  Quintiles opens new Center of Excellence in Dalian to support innovative drug development
•  BGI demonstrated genomic data transfer at nearly 10 gigabits per second between US and China
•  Quintiles deepens investment in China - New Quintiles China Headquarters and local lab testing solution announced
•  Beike earns AABB Accreditation for cord blood and cord tissue banking
•  Epigenomic differences between newborns and centenarians provide insight to the understanding of aging

FEATURES
•  Growing Cord Blood Cells for Cancer Patients
•  Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation in Adults - The Debate between One vs. Two Units
•  Stem Cells in Umbilical Cord
•  Cord Blood Banking - To Go Public or Stay Private

People Watch
•  Open Source – The Future of Drug Discovery

Review
•  Ocular Toxoplasmosis
•  International Conference & Exhibition of the Modernization of Chinese Medicine & Health Products (ICMCM) - Annual Pivotal Event for Global Chinese Medicine Industry

Inside Industry
•  German biotech innovator Altona Diagnostics launches BioNexus-certified regional hub in Malaysia: ADT Biotech Sdn Bhd
•  FEI launches “Explore the Unseen” image contest in partnership with National Geographic
•  BIO applauds Representative Kaptur’s Energy Investment Act of 2012
•  Cytori to utilize Sistemic’s SistemQC™ to strengthen understanding of mechanisms & support design of Next-Generation Cell Therapies
•  Bosch packaging technology and Sartorius Stedim Biotech introduce PreVAS
•  CellCentric and ZoBio enter into partnership to develop lead compounds against epigenetic drug targets

•  Conference Calendar

NEWS CRUNCH  
news Medtec China to return in September with integrated manufacturing resources for the entire high-end medical industry chain
news Joining Forces to Elevate Asia's Healthcare Industry
news 4th Global Feed Summit draws Feed Producers, Technology Providers, Raw Materials Suppliers to Bangkok for Key Discussions
news 2nd China Pharma Digital Innovation Summit to be held in Shanghai
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