Meeting Amwise – a Singapore biotech start up on cancer precision medicine and medical AI

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In this write up, we feature Sean Huang, Founder of Amwise. This biotech start up is a leading brand in precision medicine to serve the well being of Asia cancer patients. The patented examination technology of Amwise is developed based on Asian genes and can identify the risk of tumor recurrence or metastasis, assisting doctors with second opinions. Amwise aims to …

Future-Ready Facilities for the Biomedical Industry

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JTC offers a range of purpose-built space and infrastructure solutions that enhance Singapore’s position as Asia’s premier biomedical hub. With our suite of future-ready facilities, including Biopolis for biomedical research, Tuas Biomedical Park for pharmaceutical, biologics and nutraceutical manufacturing, and MedTech Park for medical technology manufacturing, we are set to help companies enhance their competitiveness and expand their global footprint.  Biopolis …

[Whitepaper by Marken]: Shipping Qualification: What is it and Why is it Necessary?

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Shipping Qualification: What is it and Why is it Necessary? Shipping qualification is a process which demonstrates that a product will be both physically and thermally protected throughout the entire shipping process. It requires documented testing for each segment of a shipment including, transfer of the product from controlled temperature storage, shipping container packout, transport of the product and delivery …

[Whitepaper by Human Metabolome Technologies Inc.]: Metabolomics Opens New Doors: Cancer, Biomarker Discovery, and Microbiome

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Metabolomics Opens New Doors: Cancer, Biomarker Discovery, and Microbiome Human Metabolome Technologies Inc. (herein after HMT) was born in 2003 as a start-up spun out of a Japanese University, Institute for Advanced Bio Science, Keio University. HMT is a listed, leading metabolomics company providing comprehensive and targeted metabolome analysis of blood, urine, cells, tissues, foods, and drinks by using capillary electrophoresis …

[Whitepaper by Mithra]: Mithra expands pre-clinical facility and strengthens GMP expertise providing global support for pharmaceutical development

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Mithra Biotechnology Inc., the first Contract Research Organization (CRO) in Taiwan offers integrated and multi-dimensional CRO services, including full characterization panels for biologics in accordance with ICH Q6B and bioanalytical services for chemical drugs and biologics, to assist pharmaceutical development during discovery, CMC preparation, registrations, manufacturing and clinical trials. Can you share the history of Mithra Biotechnology? We were established …

Case study: Areteon, Singaporean company working to solve the global AMR problem

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Drug-resistant microbial is one of the hottest topics of the 21st century. With the potential to cause nearly $100 trillion in damage to the world’s health and economy, the issue of infections untreatable by modern antibiotics is one that leaves many concerned and looking for solutions. But did you know a Singapore-based biotech company is part of effort to prevent …

Expanding from a pure API provider to new drug developer: Formosa is growing

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Pictured Erick Co, CSO of Formosa Pharmaceutical during the acquisition of Activus Pharma, August 2017.  Formosa Pharma, Taiwan is a subsidiary of globally-recognized API provider, Formosa Laboratories. This preclinical and clinical stage biopharmaceutical company has a strong focus on anti-infective and oncology indications. Having recently acquired Activus Pharma and its Activus Pure Nanoparticle Technology Platform (APNT), Formosa Pharmaceuticals is growing …

10 minutes with Marc Voigt, CEO of Immutep (Previously known as Prima Biomed)

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Prima Biomed was originally built on CVac, a therapeutic cancer vaccine. With its recent shift to embrace multiple products, the company has decided to rebrand itself to Immutep, named after a subsidy acquired in 2014. Leading the company is Marc Voigt, who will join us at Phar-East 2018 to speak about their vision of the next big immune checkpoint in the immunotherapy race. …

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India’s first dendritic cell therapy company: APAC Biotech

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If you have worked in India’s pharma industry, you’ll probably have heard about APAC Biotech before this article. The company is the first in India to work on this new exciting branch of cancer therapeutics: Dendritic Cell Therapy. They conducted the first trial in India on Autologous Dendritic Cell Immunotherapy for Refractory Cancer Treatment and were the first to receive …

Bioinformatics from patient recruitment, disease modeling to preventive healthcare

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The Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has advanced Australia with a range of inventions and innovations that have had a significant positive impact on the lives of people around the world. Among the various units in CSIRO, the Health and Biosecurity business unit is committed to advancing public health and protecting biosecurity by improving the safety, quality and …