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Moving towards genomics driven precision medicine in Asia

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Emerging technologies are disrupting every industry, with no exception to  biomedical industry in Asia. Early stage biotech companies including Strand Lifesciences are tapping onto this latest trend to provide innovative tools and strategies to improve how stakeholders work in the industry. Vijay Chandru, Executive Chairman of Strand Lifescience joined us at the 14th BioPharma India, Mumbai on 15-16 November 2016. In case …

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Sustaining innovation-based biotech in the home of generics

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India is probably one of the world’s most successful generics markets. Despite all the scandals related to quality of the generics drugs supplied to developed market, the country still remains the home of low cost, high quality generics production. We interviewed Dr C.N. Ramchand, founder of several innovative companies including Saksin Lifesciences and MagGenome to seek his rationale of going …

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Regaining the confidence of Chinese biomanufacturing industry

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Similar to other developing countries, the quality of Chinese bioproduction is often questioned by international markets due to various outbreak of scandals related to breach of quality protocols in production process. We invited Dr Amy Que, Vice President of Quality Control of Innovent Biologics, one of the leading innovation-driven biotech companies emphasizing on quality production to speak at the 10th BioPharma …

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Interview with Dr Alex Matter, CEO Of Experimental Therapeutics Center A*STAR and an oncology expert

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Dr Alex Matter is no stranger oncology experts. Formerly the Global Head of Oncology Research at Novartis, he also played an important role in the success of several anticancer drugs, including Gleevec/Glivec® and more recently, Tasigna® and several other anticancer drugs as well as one HIV protease inhibitor (Reyataz®) that is marketed by another company. Ahead of Dr Matter joining us …

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Medical affairs in India and South Asia

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Medical affairs is an increasingly important role in Asia’s pharmaceutical industry. Beside serving as the connecting point between stakeholders, this function serves as a crucial role to improve confidence of drugs and stakeholders opinion of the pharma companies. Working closely with patients, physicians, regulators and payers, close professional communications and evidence presentations are what is needed in a high performing …