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Pfizer beats Sanofi to buy Medivation for US$14b

New York PFIZER Inc has agreed to buy Medivation Inc for about US$14 billion, gaining a blockbuster prostate cancer treatment and leaving French drugmaker Sanofi jilted. Pfizer will pay US$81.50 a share in cash, the companies said in a statement on Monday. Shares of Medivation, which closed at US$67.16 last Friday, climbed about 20 per cent to US$80.57 in early US trading. By acquiring Medivation...


3D imaging of embryos holds promise for IVF success

Trying to get a good look at living mouse embryos can be frustrating. Zoom in on them under strong light and they stop growing; peer at them under a regular microscope and their movements look flat and unnatural. But Dr Nicolas Plachta of the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) has found a way to scan these embryos with laser micros...


Scientists find new genes linked to most prevalent glaucoma

Researchers have found new genes associated with the most prevalent form of glaucoma in Singapore. The finding could help identify new drug targets to treat glaucoma - dubbed the silent thief of sight, and in the future, predict one's risk of getting the disease. Led by researchers from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research's Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) and the Singapore Eye Re...


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Medical Manufacturing Asia 2016

Amidst growing trends of the market and increasing demand for affordable medical devices, the third edition of MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA – jointly organised by SPETA (Singapore Precision Engineering and Technology Association) and Messe Düsseldorf Asia, returns to Singapore as the region’s leading specialist trade fair for Asia’s medtech and medical manufacturing processes sectors.

 

Oil & Gas Thailand 2016

The only specialized oil & gas technology event in Thailand that brings together an international congregation of both upstream and downstream oil and gas companies.

 

Thailand Lab 2016

Asia's comprehensive exhibition and conference and conference on Laboratory, Scientic equipment and Technology
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