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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  
news Proteona Honoured with "one to watch" Prize in the Inaugural Spinoff Prize by Nature Research and Merck Group
news Twist Bioscience and Proteona Join Hands to Protect Immunocompromised Patients from COVID-19 Infection
news Innovation in Healthcare: IOT-Enabled Tele-Ventilators to Fight Against the COVID-19 Pandemic
news Proteona leads international consortium to develop SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibody to help vulnerable immunocompromised individuals
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