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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 …

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Drawing parallels between EU and Chinese safety regulations

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Needless to say, everyone within the industry is well aware of Asia’s potential in science and technology. But to understand more about the international perspective on expanding their business to Asia, we invite speakers from Asia and international market to provide a comprehensive overview of the global industry at BioPharma Asia Convention 2017, Singapore. One of the early confirmed international speakers …

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Imugene’s therapeutic vaccines in treating gastric cancer

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Gastric cancer is one of the top causes of death in Asia. More than 50% of gastric cancer cases happen in East Asia, and as the 3rd most common cancer after breast and lung cancer, it is important to develop prevention method to prevent and cure this disease. Imugene (ASX: IMU) is a clinical stage immuno-oncology company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. …

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Download NanoTemper’s whitepaper: Thermal Unfolding of Antibodies

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What is this whitepaper about? Comparison of nanoDSF and μDSC for thermal stability assessment during biopharmaceutical formulation development The assessment of thermal stability parameters of biologics is an integral part of formulation development in biopharmaceutical research. The ever growing number of biologics in the development pipelines worldwide demands rapid and precise methods to quickly screen large sets of conditions in …

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Chinese Biomanufacturing: Building “me-better” products in the competitive “me-too” market

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Home to the largest population in the world and operating in a reimbursed environment, the humongous potential in the Chinese biopharmaceutical industry is impossible to ignore. But it’s also very competitive. At BioPharma Asia Convention 2017, we’ll be joined by leaders from innovation-driven biotech and pharma companies, as they share their strategies for surviving in the competitive Chinese market. Among …

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Finding global GMP-certified CMOs in China

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In-house biomanufacturing is costly. Besides the heavy infrastructure investment required, the need to efficiently manage talent, capacity, financial resources and quality often encourages pharma companies to consider outsourcing as an alternative. However,  despite the growing number of CMO and CDMO within China,  the availability of CMO providing high quality yet affordable services is lagging way behind the amount of demand within …