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GSK names new Asia-Pacific head of pharmaceuticals

BRITISH pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline has appointed Herv� Gisserot as its head of pharmaceuticals, Asia-Pacific, based in Singapore. Mr Gisserot will oversee the company's commercial operations and product portfolio within the Asia-Pacific region. His appointment comes ahead of predicted growth for the industry in the region, which comprises Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mala...


Electronics, biomed clusters spur Q4 manufacturing growth

THE electronics and biomedical manufacturing clusters powered the expansion of the manufacturing sector, which grew 6.5 per cent year on year in the final quarter of 2016. This is a jump from the 1.7 per cent growth in the previous quarter, as shown by advanced estimates of the real gross domestic product (GDP) by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Tuesday. But this growth is not broad-b...


Egg donors: Payment ban can create a black and a grey market

We are facing a brave new world with the advent of scientific breakthroughs such as the "three-parent" technique where a baby is born using DNA from three people. This is just one of many examples of new reproductive technologies to come, which will likely result in an insatiable demand for donated eggs. If not managed carefully, this can potentially lead to exploitation and abuse of both patients...


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