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Vol 17, No 05, May 2013 - Generics & Biosimilars
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EDITORIAL

BioBoard

Australia
•  HIV trial validates novel drug mechanism

Singapore
•  IBN engineered artificial human livers for drug testing and discovery
•  Scientists at A*STAR's Genome Institute of Singapore catch evolving germs and cancer cells early
•  DocDoc and Chatter Buzz Media enter strategic partnership to launch Asia’s first healthcare Content Marketing Network

United States
•  New method developed to expand blood stem cells for bone marrow transplant
•  Fibrocell/UCLA study on human skin cells yields promising results
•  Metal stents are effective treatment for blocked bile ducts 
•  Pain drug may prevent preemie lung damage
•  Gene x3 helps corn grow in acidic soil
•  Cancer Genetics selected by Gilead Sciences, Inc. to provide clinical trial services for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

United Kingdom
•  DaTSCANTM SPECT imaging demonstrates impact on the diagnosis of patients with clinically uncertain dementia

Africa
•  Failing vaccine strategies need to be revamped
•  RegeneCure's membrane implant shows 40% accelerated healing time of severe bone fractures

Eye on China
•  Difference in rainfall between wet and dry seasons is increasing worldwide
•  Rare carbon molecule detected in dying star gives glimpse of stellar evolution
•  Whole genome sequencing of wild rice reveals the mechanisms underlying Oryza genome evolution
•  BGI and TGAC join efforts to tackle global challenges in food security, energy and health
•  A regeneration system for tartary buckwheat invented by CIB
•  A new approach for the reduction of carbon dioxide to methane and acetic acid
•  Launch of the Chinese-German Center for Bio-Inspired Materials at the Mainz University Medical Center
•  Science: The early bird loses an ovary
•  Disruptions of functional brain connectomes in individuals at risk for Alzheimer’s disease
•  A breakthrough in carbohydrate-based vaccine: One vaccine targets three unique glycan epitopes on cancer cells and cancer stem cells
•  BSD Medical signs exclusive agreement for distribution of BSD’s cancer treatment hyperthermia system in Taiwan
•  Catalent announces major China expansion with two new facilities

Features
•  Quality Issues in Pharmaceuticals: an overview into root cause investigation
•  Generic Drug Product Development Using QbD Approaches
•  Biosimilars: where we stand today?

Review
•  Can APAC become a global leader in biosimilars?
•  The State of Biosimilars in 2013: A Progress Report on the Regulatory Environment
•  Addressing the Unique Challenges of Running Biosimilar Clinical Trials
•  Generics, Supergenerics and the Patent Cliff

Inside Industry
•  Malaysian Bio-XCell Sdn Bhd seals a deal exceeding US$35 (~RM107m) with Agila Biotech Sdn Bhd during BioPharma Asia 2013
•  Nagasaki University and Astellas launch collaborative research for screening new anti-dengue virus drugs for neglected tropical diseases
•  Eurofins collaborates with AB SCIEX and Phenomenex to improve analysis of animal feed
•  Biolife Science $5m ASX listing to progress stomach & breast cancer vaccine
•  Naz Haji appointed Chief Information Officer, Quintiles Asia markets
•  Roche and BioLamina start collaboration to develop novel cell culture systems

•  CONFERENCE CALENDAR

NEWS CRUNCH  
news Highlights from the E&L China 2020 Conference
news Asia’s ageing population drives development of rehabilitation technologies targeting elderly disabilities
news Virtual Expo Connect to empower access for international pharma to the world’s largest pharma ingredients market
news WEIPU, AstraZeneca, Huadong Medicine, Saint-Gobain, Baxter, Wuxi AppTec, Henlius, Medtronic and more confirmed to speak at E&L China this December
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