Robin Low, CEO & Founder of Areteon, Singapore

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 …

Pictured Erick Co, CSO of Formosa Pharmaceutical during the acquisition of Activus Pharma, August 2017.

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 …

Marc Voigt, CEO of Immutep (Previously Prima Biomed) speaking at Phar-East 2018, Singapore, 28Feb-2Mar

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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CStone, OBI, Tessa Therapeutics & more join other immunotherapy leaders at Phar-East 2018

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In case you missed our email last week, we shared 8 fantastic immunotherapy experts confirmed to speak at Phar-East 2018, Singapore, taking place 28th February to 2nd March. Speaking on their latest work, these distinguished speakers from Asia pharma industry will share their experience, lessons learnt and future plans. First of all, we have Frank Jiang, CEO and founder of CStone. Recently …

PGT speaking at Phar-East 2018, Singapore

Biotech Highlight: Pacific Gene Tech (PGT)

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Pacific Gene Tech (PGT) is an Asian vaccine company developing and commercialising first and/or best-in-class vaccines for areas of high unmet or under-served needs in food safety and livestock animal health. While working on livestock diseases, they discovered that one of their proprietary platforms has broad cross-protection for both human and livestock industries. Led by an experienced management team and advised …

5 Questions with Nusrat Jahan Sanghamitra

Cyca Oncosolutions- An India oncology drug delivery biotech company

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Bioentrepreneurship is not an easy path to take, especially in developing countries such as India with limited public financial support. Best described as a scientist, entrepreneur and motivator, Nusrat Jahan Sanghamitra, founder of Cyca OncoSolutions is committed to make a difference in people’s lives by her scientific and personal endeavors. Starting as a researcher with a mission ‘to find a better anticancer …

Caroline Mathen, CEO & Co-Founder, OCT Therapies and Research Pvt Ltd, India

Highlight: OCT Therapies, an early stage stem cell therapy biotech in India

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You probably already know that we have a line up of near 20 early stage biotech speakers joining us at the 15th Biopharma India happening in Grand Hyatt Mumbai this 19-20 September. In this week’s update, we feature OCT Therapies, an exciting company working on stem cell therapies, to give you a preview before their presentation at the conference. Caroline Mathen, CEO and …

Prof Pradip Sinha, Co-Founder of InvivoD Solutions and Professor at IIT Kanpur will speak at the 15th Biopharma India conference in Mumbai on 19-20 September 2017.

From Idea to Commercialisation: 10 minutes with Pradip Sinha

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University is a great source of innovation with huge potential to commercialise ideas to feasible products. To bring you true innovators at the 15th BioPharma India conference this 19-20 September, we reviewed all possible early stage biotech companies in India, including spinoff from India’s most reputable academic institutions and incubation centers. One of the shortlisted companies is InvivoD Solutions, a spin off …

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Gene therapy in India: Meet Viravecs, an early stage biotech

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Immuno-oncology in preventive healthcare may be a popular trend right now but it is not just big pharma’s game. We observed several interesting start ups in Asia working on finding the solution to cancer, including Viravecs from India tackling the problem from the genetics angle. We spoke with Rohan Kamat, Co-founder of Viravecs who is confirmed to speak at the …

5 Questions with Sooraj Ratnakumar

10 minutes with Swagene, an India biotech start up on precision & personalised medicine

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Following the success of the Biotech Innovation Track at BioPharma Asia 2017 (now rebranded to Phar-East), we are delighted to introduce the same pitching format to the 15th BioPharma India 2017 in Mumbai this 19-20 September, to allow early stage, innovative Indian biotech companies to introduce their company profile and upcoming pipelines to interested investors and potential partners. One of …