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Healthcare Travel Congress 2009: Experts Worldwide Convene in Singapore For Regional Conference on Medical Tourism

SINGAPORE, June 12 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- More than 30 regional and international luminaries are due to speak in Singapore at the Healthcare Travel Congress 2009 ( http://www.healthcaretravel-singapore.com ) organised by Informa Life Sciences from 29 to 30 June 2009. These leading medical expe...

A*STAR's Singapore Immunology Network Is the First GeneGo Center of Excellence in Asia

ST. JOSEPH, Mich., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- GeneGo, Inc., a leading provider of software and databases for systems biology and pathway analysis , today announced that A*STAR's Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) has become a certified GeneGo Center of Excellence (COE). SIgN researchers will have a...

Healthy Travel Media Launches Second Edition of Patients Beyond Borders Singapore Edition

More than just a world-class medical destination Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 8, 2008 -- SingaporeMedicine and Healthy Travel Media jointly announce the launch of Patients Beyond Borders: Singapore Second Edition. Following the success of the flagship Patients Beyon...

Jeffrey S. Williams Rejoins Alexza Pharmaceuticals as President, Alexza Singapore Pte. Ltd.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXA ) announced today that Jeffrey S. Williams has rejoined the company in a part-time position as President, Alexza Singapore Pte. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Alexza. Mr. Williams will have ...

Hospital Care in Singapore Now Available to American Patients at Pre-Negotiated, In-Network Rates Far Lower than Comparable Services in the U.S.

SINGAPORE, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Three hospitals operated by ParkwayHealth have become the first medical institutions in Singapore to join a U.S.-based health care network and will treat American patients at pre-negotiated, in-network rates that are dramatically lower than those typically c...

Three Hospitals in Singapore Join Companion Global Healthcare Network

COLUMBIA, S.C., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Companion Global Healthcare Inc. today announced the addition of three hospitals located in Singapore to its network of overseas medical facilities, bringing its total network membership to seven hospitals. Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Gleneagles Hospital...

Hill-Rom Announces Singapore Will Be Site for Asia-Pacific Innovation Center

New Organization To Build New Research & Development Capabilities for Hill-Rom BATESVILLE, Ind., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hillenbrand Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HB ) today announced its Hill-Rom subsidiary has selected Singapore as the site for its Asia-P...

Lab-on-chip testing for 'bird flu' developed by Singapore scientists

SINGAPORE, Sept. 23, 2007 - Researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) and Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) have successfully developed a miniaturized device that can be used to detect the highly pathogenic avian flu (...

China Sky One Medical, Inc. to Conduct Non-Deal Roadshow in Hong Kong and Singapore

HARBIN, China, July 28 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One Medical, Inc. ("China Sky One Medical" or "the Company") (Nasdaq: CSKI ), a leading fully integrated pharmaceutical company producing over-the-counter drugs in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that the...

Toray to establish water treatment R&D center at NTU in Singapore

Today, Toray Industries, Inc., a multinational corporation headquartered in Japan and the world's largest producer of carbon fiber, announced the establishment of Toray Water Technology Laboratory (TWTL) in Singapore to conduct research and development of water treatment technologies. Nanyang Tech...

GlaxoSmithKline Opens $600million Vaccine Plant In Singapore

New state-of-the-art vaccine plant to hire 200 staff in Singapore, GSK and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) set up endowment fund. Singapore (PRWEB) June 16, 2009 -- Singapore's pharmaceutical industry has moved into higher gear, with the opening of a stat...

Medeguide Founder to Lead Online Healthcare Marketing Workshop at the Healthcare Travel Conference in Singapore

Speakers include Google and IMS Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) June 12, 2009 -- Ruben Toral, Chief Executive of Mednet Asia Ltd. and founder of Medeguide , will lead a one day workshop on trends in online healthcare marketing on June 28, 2009 at the Fairmont Hotel as part...

Dr. Tanaka Appointed as Honorary Consul-General by Republic of Singapore

NAGOYA, Japan, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Hidenari Tanaka, president and CEO of Menicon Co., Ltd. and president of the Japan Contact Lens Association, was appointed as Singapore's Honorary Consul-General in Nagoya, Japan, by the government of the Republic of Singapore. The appointment was effective...

Abbott Opens New Pediatric Nutrition Manufacturing Facility in Singapore

Company's Largest Nutrition Manufacturing Facility Will Serve Up to 1 Million Asian Infants and Children Each Year Announces Agreement to Open a New Nutrition Science Research and Development Center SINGAPORE, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott ( NYSE: ABT ) opened its largest nu...

Hospital Build Asia Exhibition and Congress 2009: Region's Most Comprehensive Healthcare Infrastructure Planning and Development Event to Debut in Singapore

HONG KONG, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- For the first time in Asia, the healthcare and hospital build industry will have a unique platform to gain leading-edge business insight and first-hand access to innovative technology from Hospital Build Asia Exhibition and Congress 2009. Dedicate...

Nanyang Technological University launches first-ever sports degree in Singapore

NTU has launched a new Bachelor of Science in Sport Science and Management degree programme. The first of its kind in Singapore, the four-year, direct honours programme aims to produce professionals with relevant knowledge and pertinent skills for engagement in the sports industry. The new degr...

Abbott Opens New Pharmaceutical Research Laboratory in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott ( NYSE: ABT ) today announced the opening of a new pharmaceutical analytical research laboratory in Singapore's Biopolis research park. This new facility, Abbott's first pharmaceutical research and development site in Southeast Asia, will c...

Abbott Nutrition Announces Voluntary Recall of ZonePerfect(R) Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars, ZonePerfect(R) Peanut Toffee Bars and NutriPals(TM) Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars in U.S., Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott Nutrition today announced that it is initiating a precautionary, voluntary recall of ZonePerfect(R) Chocolate Peanut Butter bars, ZonePerfect(R) Peanut Toffee bars and NutriPals(TM) Peanut Butter Chocolate bars in response to the widen...

STEMCELL Technologies Launches Direct Distribution to Singapore

STEMCELL Technologies Inc (STEMCELL), a leader in the development and manufacturing of cell culture media and cell separation products for life science research, is pleased to announce the opening of a new sales and distribution office in Singapore, effective January 12th, 2009. ...

Abaxis, Inc. CEO to Present at the Eighth Annual Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore

UNION CITY, Calif., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABAX ), a medical products company manufacturing point-of-care blood analysis systems, announced today that Clint Severson, CEO and President, will participate in the Forbes Global CEO Conference "Best Under a Billion...

Marian Koshland Science Museum forms partnership with Science Center Singapore

WASHINGTON In a new collaboration, the Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences is licensing several components of its global warming and infectious diseases exhibits to the Science Centre Singapore. The partnership marks an expansion of the Koshland Science Museum's eff...

Wyeth to Expand State-of-the-Art Nutritional Manufacturing Facility in Singapore

MADISON, N.J. and TUAS, Singapore, April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wyeth (NYSE: WYE ) announced today it will invest $96 million (SGD $134 million) to expand its existing nutritional manufacturing facility in Tuas, Singapore. The expansion was officially announced during a groundbre...

Dengue Fever in Singapore Likely to Increase: Minister

Dengue fever cases in Singapore, which is currently battling an outbreak, are expected to increase in the months ahead as temperatures soar, the city-state's environment minister said Monday . Yaacob Ibrahim, who is also the minister for water resources, told parliament there were 3,597 den...

Dengue Cases in Singapore Crosses Alarming Levels

The number of dengue cases in affluent Singapore has surpassed an epidemic threshold for the first time since 2005, the government said . The National Environment Agency (NEA) and the Health Ministry said in a statement issued late Tuesday that the weekly number of dengue cases reported la...

Figures of Dengue In Singapore On The Rise

According to official statistics from Singapore, the tropical city-state saw a nearly 50 percent jump in dengue infections in the first trimester of this year compared to the same period in 2006. Dengue cases reported from the start of January to May 12 rose to 1,488, an increase from 9...

Baby Food Recalled in Singapore After US Alert

A baby food breakfast was recalled from Singapore's markets as a precautionary measure after the US Food and Drug Administration warned// that the product might be contaminated and cause botulism, health officials said Wednesday. Importers and retailers were told to recall Earth's Best Organi...

India & Singapore Join hands to Fight Terror & Drug Trafficking

India and Singapore have agreed to cooperate in sharing key intelligence inputs to deal with terrorism, //money laundering, organized crime and drugs trafficking and assist each other in disaster management. "The two sides decided to cooperate and exchange intelligence and information in these...

WHO Praises Singapore and Vietnam but Slams China With Respect To Tackling SARS

World Heath Organization (WHO) has praised the way in which the two countries Singapore and Vietnam, has tackled the issue of SARS but criticized china.// China threatened the rest of the world by withholding information and denying the disease outbreak in the critical early months. In its book...

Strained Economic Agreement Between Singapore And India

According to the Business India the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is not allowing Temasek Holdings to raise its stake in India's ICICI bank and the State Bank of India (SBI) // facing difficulties in obtaining qualifying full bank status in the city-state. The Comprehensive Economic Cooperation ...

Indonesian Traveler Tests Negative For Bird Flu, Singapore Safe

Bird flu tests conducted on a 64-year-old Indonesian woman, admitted to the National University Hospital, have turned out to be negative. The woman, who had traveled to Singapore from Indonesia //, was subjected to a H5N1 influenza PCR test, as a precautionary measure. Reports of bird flu i...

Duck a Flu? - Singapore Embargoes Duck Imports from Malaysia

Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) in Singapore has made an announcement, that it is terminating the import of ducks from Perak, in Malaysia, with immediate effect. // This embargo follows the confirmation made by Malaysia's Department of Veterinary Services to the AVA, of H5N1 bird flu outbr...

HIV Positive Men in Singapore Exposed

HIV positive patients in Singapore are on the rise and data show that till date 2584 cases have been recorded out of which 954 are dead, 631 are confirmed to have AIDS and 999 were symptomless//. This has raised an alarm and the Singapore senior minister of health Balaji Sadasivan called for a p...

Ambitious Gastric Cancer Research Project Proposed in Singapore

A S$25 million research project, described as the largest ever in Singapore, will focus on gastric or stomach cancer, it has been announced. In Singapore, gastric cancer (or stomach cancer) is the 4th most common cancer among men and 6th among women, says the Singapore Cancer Society. ...

Prostate Awareness Month Kick Starts in Singapore

The Singapore Urological Association (SUA) and the Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) Singapore have started a month-long prostate screening campaign in April//. The Prostate Awareness Month aims to reach out to more Singaporean men between the ages of 50 to 75 years old to educate them about the...

Flesh-eating Bugs Surface in Singapore

Doctors and health experts in Singapore have warned people that at least 90 people have been attacked by a flesh-eating bug over the past five years// in the island republic. They said the species lived in salt water and around crabs, clams, and mussels among others. The warning came in the w...

Myanmar Junta Head to Be Treated in Singapore

Senior General Than Shwe, head of Myanmar's ruling junta, left for Singapore to receive treatment for an intestinal tumour, according to media reports. // Than Shwe, 73, who has led Myanmar's junta - the self-styled State Peace and Democracy Council - for the past 18 years, left the country Su...

Vaccine Against Cervical Cancer In Singapore

The first vaccine to protect women against cervical cancer is available in Singapore for those between the ages// of nine and 26, health officials said Friday. The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) gave its approval to Gardasil, made by Merck, Sharp and Dohme. A similar vaccine, Cervarix, from c...

Smoky Haze Cause Health Problems in Singapore

The smoky haze that is causing health problems and hurting outdoor-related businesses in Singapore is likely to remain until late November, meteorologists said Sunday.// The prolonged pall that has enveloped Southeast Asia since last month is now expected to dissipate when the northeast monso...

Worldwide Gap Between Vision Care Attitudes & Behavior

...taly (74%) and the United States (74%) report high rates of comprehensive eye exams, other countries stand in marked contrast. Adults in China (25%), singapore (28%), Japan (28%) and Russia (36%) say they are much less likely to have ever had a comprehensive eye exam. While the findings are in part dri...

West Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results

...n of a tax audit and the expiration of open tax periods in certain foreign tax jurisdictions. In 2008, an agreement reached with the Republic of singapore reduced our income tax rate in that country for a period of 10 years, on a retroactive basis back to July 2007, resulting in a $1.0 million tax benefi...
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