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The First World Medical Robotics Conference Successfully Concludes in Shenzhen, China

The first World Medical Robotics Conference, hosted by Medical Robotics Society (MRS) and organized by ROBO Health Institute, was held in Shenzhen on Oct 29th -30th, 2016. The event was chaired by Yangsheng Xu, dean of Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. The conference was jointly hosted by Hannes Bleuler, Director of Robotics Laboratory at Federal Institute of Technology in …

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Jebsen Funds the National Model of Comprehensive Rural Eye Care Network Building Project with ORBIS and NIHA in China

Jebsen Group will fund the “National Model of Comprehensive Rural Eye Care Network Building Project” as Phase 2 of Project Morning Star. Jebsen to invest RMB 7.4 million over five years. Jebsen continues its partnership with ORBIS, dedicated to sight-saving and visual impairment prevention in China. Since launching Project Morning Star in 2011, and witnessing many great achievements over the …

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WuXi AppTec Unveils Manufacturing Center for Cutting Edge Cell and Gene Therapies

WuXi AppTec (WuXi), a leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device technology platform company, celebrated the grand opening of their new 150,000-square-foot biomanufacturing facility in an event attended by Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack and WuXi AppTec Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Ge Li. The new facility is WuXi AppTec’s third facility in the Philadelphia Navy Yard. When fully configured, …

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Cheap device for examining eyes successfully tested

By Inga Vesper – SciDev.Net A simple eye examining device that may offer a cheap way to improve medical care and training in developing countries has been successfully tested in Africa and Pacific island states. The Arclight is a pocket-sized ophthalmoscope — a medical instrument used to see inside patients’ eyes — equipped with an LED to provide light, a …

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New Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness Established at Harvard’s Public Health School

–More Than HK$162 Million (US$21 Million) Gift from Lee Kum Kee Family T o Fund Research on Links between Psychological Well-Being and Physical Health. At a signing ceremony today, a gift of more than HK$162 million (US$21 million) from the Lee Kum Kee Family was announced to establish the new Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness at Harvard …

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Juno Therapeutics and WuXi AppTec Announce New Company to Develop Novel Cell-Based Cancer Immunotherapies in China

JW Biotechnology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd will Leverage Juno’s Immuno-oncology Expertise and Assets and WuXi AppTec’s R&D and Manufacturing Platform to Build Leading Chinese Cell Therapy Company. Juno Therapeutics (NASDAQ: JUNO), a biopharmaceutical company focused on re-engaging the body’s immune system to revolutionize the treatment of cancer, and WuXi AppTec, a leading open-access R&D capability and technology platform company serving the …

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Ally Bridge Group (ABG) Expands Personalized Medicine Portfolio, Invests in LinkDoc Technology Limited, China’s Oncology Big Data Company

Ally Bridge Group (“ABG”), a leading cross-border healthcare-focused investment group, is pleased to announce the completion of its Series B investment into LinkDoc Technology Limited (“LinkDoc” or the “Company”), a leading oncology-focused big data company in China, alongside other leading Chinese and international investors. Cancer is China’s leading fatal disease, with a rapidly growing patient population and burgeoning treatment and …

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Infinitus (Hong Kong) Awarded the Caring Company 2015/16

Infinitus (Hong Kong) Company Ltd., a member of LKK Health Products Group (hereinafter referred to as “LKKHPG”), was awarded by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service as the Caring Company 2015/16 regarding the company’s care and devotion to the community, its employees and the environment. This honor has been claimed by the Company for the second year in a …

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Device focuses on speedier tuberculosis diagnosis

By Vijay Shankar – SciDev.Net A device that can magnify tuberculosis bacteria without using a conventional glass lens could soon replace expensive lens-based microscopes in developing countries, according to a feasibility study published in the journal Tuberculosis. The gadget could diagnose tuberculosis in a sample within seven days, while also reducing the danger of lab technicians catching the disease, the …

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JHL Biotech Receives Approval From European Authorities to Begin Biosimilar Clinical Trial

First Biotech Company in Greater China Region to Receive European Approval. JHL Biotech, Inc. (Stock Code: 6540.TWO) announced it has received authorization from the United Kingdom’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to begin clinical trial for JHL1101, a rituximab biosimilar developed and manufactured by its Taiwanese subsidiary to treat rheumatoid arthritis. JHL is the first company from the …

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