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EXCLUSIVE: Vaccine development made easy with single-use bioprocessing systems

December 20, 2021

Global solutions provider Avantor has stepped up its single-use biomanufacturing footprint by 30% to include novel cell and gene therapies, as well as vaccines for COVID-19. Single-use bioprocessing systems are much sought after for their ease of use, cost-efficiency, flexibility, and sustainability – Narayana Rao, Avantor’s Vice President, Biopharma for AMEA, explains further about single-use […]

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HKU researchers collaborating with vaccine manufacturers for new vaccine against Omicron

December 14, 2021

After successfully isolating the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant from clinical specimens, researchers at the Department of Microbiology at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) are now collaborating with governments and vaccine manufacturers in order to quickly advance the development and production of vaccines against the variant.   The team said it is willing to share its findings […]

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P&G Health launches “First Iron Deficiency Diagnosis and Counselling Guide” for pharmacists

December 2, 2021

P&G Health, the health care division of Procter & Gamble, have developed and launched a standardised ‘First Iron Deficiency Diagnosis and Counselling Guide’ for pharmacists in conjunction with Iron Deficiency Day 2021. Developed using the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Guidelines on Pharmacist-Conducted Patient Education and Counselling, and iron deficiency anaemia (IDA)-specific management considerations, […]

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Making mental healthcare accessible to Singapore’s mid/low-income groups

November 17, 2021

With the pandemic having taken a toll on overall mental health, 9 out of 10 Singaporeans have reported a decline in their mental well-being, with those heavily affected being in the middle to lower income households, especially those that do not have much access to affordable mental healthcare. There is also a stigma attached to […]

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MALAYSIA: Kidney transplants to be fully available after COVID-19 hiatus

October 28, 2021

The Malaysian healthcare system is set to resume treatment options for patients suffering from end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) after the COVID-19 health emergency that clamoured for the country’s finite care resources such as hospital equipment and medical attention. ESKD is the result of chronic kidney disease (CKD) i.e., the gradual loss of kidney function over […]

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Asian hospitals to protect from cyber infection as threat of ransomware rises

October 11, 2021

By Leo Lynch, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Arcserve Healthcare organisations have made tremendous progress in adopting medical technology to increase their efficiency and improve the quality of care they deliver to patients. The new technology ranges widely, from automated patient check-in to robots that cruise the hallways of hospitals to give supplies and remove trash […]

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COVID-19 and its impact on cancer care in Asia Pacific?

September 30, 2021

Cancer patients are a high-priority group vulnerable to severe complications and even death from an unsuspecting COVID-19 infection, no thanks to their compromised immunity from cancer itself. Despite the fear and anxiety surrounding COVID-19 – the incidence of which is thankfully under control in parts of the world, after nearly two years – healthcare professionals […]

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Thai medical show cancelled in 2022; Singapore to host 2022 show

September 21, 2021

Given the on-going ban on large scale events in Bangkok, which is still marked a dark red zone in Thailand, coupled with varied quarantine requirements for returning international travellers, the organiser of the 2022 edition of Medical Fair Thailand has been cancelled. “Given that it is impossible to predict how the situation will develop in the coming […]

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Antibody could mitigate long-term effects of traumatic brain injury

September 10, 2021

Many people exhibit bad side effects months or even years after a traumatic brain injury (TBI) – trouble sleeping, difficulty carrying out daily activities, or even sensitivity to basic stimulus. The long-term effects can last a few days or the rest of a person’s life. Recently researchers at Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease (Gladstone), California, […]

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Thailand’s winning strategies amid the health crisis

September 6, 2021

By Roshel Jayasundera,Senior Director, Global Consulting, Axios International Roshel Jayasundera of Axios International, anInternational firm who is focusing on the emerging market including Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and Middle East, discussed current healthcare trends in Thailand and Southeast Asia, as well as how Thailand is recovering from the Covid-19 outbreak, in this article. How […]

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