Augmented AI for future disease surveillance: how AI can help prevent future pandemics

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Emerging pathogens are a major threat to the public health. Over the past decades many scientists have warned us about new conditions that could lead to the introduction of new, potentially devastating pathogens. Despite the warnings, it is clear humans have failed to respond adequately to the pandemic which started in China in December 2019 infecting at the time of …

SEMINAR: Balancing regulation & innovation: transit of EMA to Amsterdam

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Seminar on the occasion of the transit of the European Medicines Agency to Amsterdam (EMA), 27th & 29th of May The seminar brings you a view from regulators, academia and industry on the necessity of maintaining the balance between regulation and innovation and will give you an update on the latest information on the transit of the EMA from the …

Regenerative Medicine in China

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Regenerative Medicine in China Within Health Sciences, Regenerative Medicine is an area that China excels in. Research mostly happens in universities across the country, but it is to be expected that the Chinese Academy of Sciences will take a bigger share in this research. Patent analyses suggest corporate innovation is still limited compared to other countries. Therefore, Dutch interests in …

Nobel Prize for Medicine links to Traditional Chinese Medicine

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It would be fair to say that the Nobel Prize in China is a very ambiguous phenomenon. Since the 1950s, 6 Chinese nationals have been awarded The Prize. Given China’s turbulent past and its aftermath, it is not surprising that most of these prizes are domestically blurred by controversy. There are many factors that trigger political sensitivity (historical and distant …

Competition in the medtech sector in Suzhou, China

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Suzhou Suzhou is home to two large industrial parks. These two parks compete for business, and the competition leads measures that enhance the attractiveness for Suzhou as a whole. For knowledge-intensive organisations, Suzhou is quickly implementing measures to boost the city’s innovative capacity. This article is based on a presentation by dr. Jiang Feng, vice chairman of the China association …

Medtech overview in China

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Summary This article gives a broad overview of the medical sector developments in China. Highlights areprojected against challenges, and opportunities for Dutch involvement are highlighted. *** The medical sector is vastly expanding in China. China has become the second largest pharmaceutical market in the world; and with its size of 17 Billion USD, the medical technology market in China currently …

Shanghai, a spring-time life-science hub

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Spring brings a large number of Life-science events to Shanghai. Among which, the Sino-Euro Biopartnering event (SEBP) and the China Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF) in May. SEBP focuses on innovative European SMEs and life-science organisations and capital from China. This year, projects spanned from a novel approach against antibiotic resistance to a technology-assisted epidural technique. Moreover, one could generally discriminate …

PM series: human naïve embryonic stem cells

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In a short series, we will focus on various topics on personalized medicine in China. Third in this series: the on-going search for naive human stem cells. At a cellular level, controlling multiplication and specialization drives growth and development. The less a cell is specialized, the more directions it can develop into. For instance, once a cell has started to …

Endlessness in genetic info: circular RNA.

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Researchers at the Partner Institute for Computational Biology (PICB), established by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the German Max Planck Gesellschaft, unraveled the existence and mechanisms behind circular RNA molecules. RNA usually carries information from cellular DNA. This information is used to produce proteins and to regulate all kinds of cellular processes. Historically, DNA and RNA are approached as …

PM series: Nanoporphyrin

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In a short series, we will focus on various topics on personalized medicine in China. Second in this series: personalized nano-medicine. A group of Chinese and American researchers recently published a paper in Nature Communications on a nano-particle with a high potential in diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. The investigators designed particles, consisting of nanoporphyrins, to specifically target tumors in mice. …