Gaps in scientific discovery have led to researchers decoding a South Korean’s genome for better representation and understanding of genetic differences in Asian populations. Using genome-sequencing technology, the researchers were able to detect genetic rearrangements that were previously unknown, with promising clinical applications.
A Singapore Health Insurance Task Force (HITF) produced a report for the country’s Ministry of Health highlighting six ways to make healthcare more affordable. The report proposed a multi-disciplinary approach to “ensure long-term sustainability,” including medical fee benchmarks, preferred healthcare providers and pre-approval requirements for some medical treatments.
Increasing awareness and access of stem cell and umbilical cord blood storage is at the forefront of a recent collaboration between StemLife Berhad of Malaysia and the Jerudong Park Medical Centre of Brunei.
Cipla, the third-largest pharmaceutical company in India, is launching plans to expand into areas like respiratory, dermatology, cardiovascular and urology, with the intent to establish partnerships with multinational drug makers.