BEIJING – After its masks and test kits were said to be sent back by Western countries due to complaints over poor quality, China this week required only NMPA-approved companies export their products and stepped up regulations to ensure quality.
HONG KONG – China’s I-Mab Biopharma Co. Ltd. has entered a strategic partnership with Indonesia’s PT Kalbe Genexine Biologics (KG Bio). Through the deal, KG Bio will receive the right of first negotiation to commercialize two I-Mab-discovered candidates in the ASEAN and MENA regions as well as Sri Lanka.
Proteona Pte. Ltd. has formed a couple of significant partnerships recently, including a Germany-Singapore partnership for a drug screening and discovery platform using single cell multi-omics analysis and an alliance to develop antibodies against coronaviruses.
HONG KONG – Singapore-based Proteona Pte. Ltd. has formed a couple of significant partnerships recently, including a Germany-Singapore partnership to develop a drug screening and discovery platform using single cell multi-omics analysis for patient-derived micro-tumors, and an international alliance to develop antibodies against coronaviruses.
HONG KONG – As the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases and deaths continue to rise globally, South Korea’s focus on testing has attracted international attention. Two diagnostic kits made by domestic companies Seegene Inc.and Kogene Biotech Co. Ltd. are currently preparing to apply for U.S FDA approval.
PERTH, Australia – Australia’s Atomo Diagnostics Pty. Ltd. is preparing to raise AU$30 million (US$11.7 million) in an initial public offering on Australia’s Securities Exchange (ASX) that will enable it to ramp up manufacturing for rapid self-tests for COVID-19. The Sydney-based company is working with several multinational diagnostics companies to develop the new COVID-19 blood tests, which would be integrated with Atomo’s existing rapid test platform currently used for HIV screening.
PERTH, Australia – Six classes of medical devices listed on Australia’s Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) will fall under new classification requirements on Aug. 25, 2020, following numerous consultations with industry. The consultations were part of the Australian government’s plans to overhaul its medical device regulations to be more in line with the European Medical Device Regulation (MDR).