Carl Firth, CEO & Founder, ASLAN pharma, Singapore

Interviewing ASLAN, a leading Singapore biotech

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If you have been keeping a lookout for promising biotech companies in Asia to invest in, then you have probably heard about ASLAN, a Singapore based biotech company founded in 2010.  Dr Carl Firth, the CEO and founder and his team has worked tirelessly to build innovative therapeutic products focusing on treating patients in Asia, as well as several rare …

Vitalik Buterin, Cofounder of Ethereum speaking at BioPharma Asia Convention 2017, Singapore

How blockchain is disrupting the healthcare industry

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Blockchain has the potential to improve data transparency and reduce both friction and costs of current intermediaries. While its application is pretty well known in banking and finance industry, the usage of blockchain in healthcare and life sciences field is still new. To give you a better understanding on how this technology will disrupt the healthcare industry, we invited Vitalik …

NIH researchers working on tissue chips for better disease modelling

Tissue chips to enable successful drug development

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With the high levels of uncertainty when working on live animals and human models, it is unsurprising that approximately 30 percent of promising medications fail in human clinical trials because of their pharmacovigilance properties. Thus, eliminating adverse effects at the earlier stage of drug development process will save costs and time for sponsor companies investing in the research, enabling researchers …

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CellProthera on regenerative medicine & global cardiac research

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Cardiovascular disease is the leading global cause of death, accounting for 17.3 million deaths per year, a number that is expected to grow to more than 23.6 million by 2030. Working on regenerative medicines to treat cardio diseases, CellProthera’s team aim to build a leading company in the field of regenerative medicine and put together every necessary effort to make …

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Keynote speakers announced at BioPharma Asia Convention, Singapore

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In case you have missed it, the BioPharma Asia 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting event this 21-23 March in Singapore. With over 140 speakers, more than 600 delegates and approximately 1500 attendees already confirmed, we are proud to share with you some of the prominent key speakers who will be joining us in 2 weeks’ time. The future …

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Center: Dr Uwe Schlokat
Right: Michelle Gan

Interview with Dr Uwe Schlokat, CEO of Sentinext Therapeutics

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Founded in 2008, Sentinext is a Malaysian biotech company which focuses on building innovative vaccines to protect Asia populations against infectious viral diseases. Using its proprietary Virus-like particle (VLP technology), Sentinext’s trademark project is to build vaccines for Hand foot mouth disease (HFMD), a highly prevalence infection among children in Asia. We have had the opportunity to interact with its CEO …

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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 …

Professor David Virshup (left) and Professor Alex Matter are the lead scientists working on a drug that holds out much hope for cancer patients- Image taken from Straits times

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 …