Chinese women's drinking patterns before and after the Hong Kong alcohol policy changes - Wong EC, Kim JH, Goggins WB, Lau J, Wong SYS, Griffiths SM.
This study compared alcohol consumption patterns in Hong Kong Chinese women before and after a peri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

HKUST scientists discover autophagy inhibitory peptides from giant ankyrins
(Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) Recently, a research team led by structural biologist Prof. Mingjie Zhang from HKUST has discovered potent and specific inhibitory peptides to target the Atg8 family proteins (including LC3s and GABARAPs), central components in the autophagy pathway. These genetically encodable autophagy inhibitory peptides can be used to occlude autophagy spatiotemporally in living animals, which leads to many situations where they can be utilized in a variety of designs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 29, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Woman kills parents, takes her own life over eczema torment
A former nursing student murdered her parents before killing herself on Father's Day, according to Hong Kong police, who suggested her skin condition may have motivated the attack. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hong Kong Scientists Say New Research Points to Universal Antibody Drug for HIV Hong Kong Scientists Say New Research Points to Universal Antibody Drug for HIV
A team of AIDS researchers in Hong Kong says its new research, tested on mice, indicates a functional cure for HIV, eventually leading to a new antibody that could be used for both prevention and treatment.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

World's first intra-operative MRI-guided robot for bilateral stereotactic neurosurgery
(The University of Hong Kong) A HKU Mechanical Engineering team led by Dr. Kwok Ka-wai recently designed the first neurosurgical robotic system capable of performing bilateral stereotactic neurosurgery inside a magnetic resonance imaging ('MRI') scanner. The team also conducted pre-clinical validation of the system with CUHK neurosurgeons, Dr Danny Chan Tat-ming and Professor Poon Wai-sang. This innovative technological breakthrough can facilitate the treatment of Parkinson's disease and other neuropsychiatric disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HKBU scholars invent medical device for safe growth of neural stem cells
(Hong Kong Baptist University) The research team of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) invented a medical device with a specific nanotechnology layer for the proliferation and differentiation of neural stem cells (NSCs) in vitro. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coping with cyberbullying victimization: an exploratory study of Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong - Chan HCO, Wong DSW.
Limited information is available on how victims cope with their cybervictimization experience. Therefore, using 432 cases of cyberbullying victimization (i.e., victims-only as passive victims and victim-bullies as aggressive victims) in a sample of Hong Ko... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Impact of facilities management on the quality of life for the elderly in care and attention homes - cross-validation by quantitative and qualitative studies - Leung M, Yu J, Chong MLA.
The rapid increase in elderly population has increased demand on care services and care and attention homes in Hong Kong. Elderly residents in care and attention homes rely heavily on facilities to maintain their quality of life. However, many care and att... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Hong Kong Market Could Open Cash Flood Gates for U.S. Biotechs Hong Kong Market Could Open Cash Flood Gates for U.S. Biotechs
When U.S. biotech startup Sorrento Therapeutics named ex-Lehman Brothers executive Jiong Shao as its new finance chief about two months ago, it was widely seen as a move driven by his background in raising capital for Alibaba and Tencent.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Hong Kong scientists say new research points to universal antibody drug for HIV
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A team of AIDS researchers in Hong Kong says its new research, tested on mice, indicates a functional cure for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, eventually leading to a new antibody that could be used for both prevention and treatment. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hong Kong scientists say new research points to 'functional cure' for HIV
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A research team at Hong Kong University ’s AIDS Institute says it may have found a "functional cure" to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, in a major breakthrough that could see a new antibody be used for both prevention and treatment. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

CDH Beats Varian in Bid for Embattled Sirtex
Money talked and Sirtex Medical listened. The New South Wales, Australia-based medical device company that provides a targeted internal radiation therapy for certain liver cancers, said its board decided that the competing bid from CDH Investments was superior to the earlier bid it received from Varian. In January, Palo Alto, CA-based Varian offered to pay about $1.3 billion (A$28 a share) to acquire Sirtex, and the two companies entered into an agreement, which Sirtex shareholders were expected to approve on May 7. That was until CDH, a major alternative asset management firm based in Beijing, Chi...
Source: MDDI - June 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Preceptis Medical closes Series B
Preceptis Medical said yesterday it closed a Series B round of financing to help support its Hummingbird tympanostomy tube system designed for pediatric ear tube placement procedures. The Plymouth, Minn.-based company’s Hummingbrid TTS tympanostomy tube system is designed to reduce pain for pediatric patients undergoing ear tube procedures, allowing moderate, conscious sedation with no need for general anesthesia. Preceptis said the Series B financing round was led by Montesy Helen Limited, and will support the expansion of the company’s commercial infrastructure, the completion of an office study and for ...
Source: Mass Device - June 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Funding Roundup Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Preceptis Medical Source Type: news

Hong Kong market could open cash flood gates for U.S. biotechs
(Reuters) - When U.S. biotech startup Sorrento Therapeutics named ex-Lehman Brothers executive Jiong Shao as its new finance chief about two months ago, it was widely seen as a move driven by his background in raising capital for Alibaba and Tencent. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

PolyU to apply smart sensing technology in urban tree management
(The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) today (June 14) kicked off the Jockey Club Smart City Tree Management Project, a large-scale pilot project in Hong Kong, to apply smart sensing technology and Geographic Information Systems for monitoring tree stability. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 14, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Gates Foundation invests in $40 million venture round by Davis-based company
A Davis company received a $40 million investment from two major philanthropic foundations to market and distribute its infant nutrition product around the globe. Company representatives said they’re optimistic this is the last investment round they will need to scale up sales and reach profitability. Evolve Biosystems’ CEO Tim Brown said the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation and the Li Ka Shing Foundation, a division of Hong Kong-based Horizons Ventures, were the two major investors. The Gates … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Kayla Webster Source Type: news

Improved OS With Dacomitinib vs Gefitinib in Selected EGFR+ NSCLC
Researchers in Hong Kong found dacomitinib was associated with longer OS than gefitinib in patients with advanced EGFR+ NSCLC. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bryant Furlow Source Type: news

Insilico to present the advances in AI and Blockchain for Healthcare at the AI in Healthcare Summit
(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Insilico Medicine presents the advances in AI and Blockchain for Healthcare at the AI in Healthcare Summit in Hong Kong. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2018 World Cultural Council Awards
(Consejo Cultural Mundial) Professor Jean-Pierre Changeux, has been selected as the winner of the ALBERT EINSTEIN World Award of Science and Professor Malik M â aza, will be awarded with the JOS É VASCONCELOS World Award of Education.The World Cultural Council's (WCC) 35th Award Ceremony will take place on 8 November 2018 for the first time in Hong Kong at City University of Hong Kong (CityU). During this event, the WCC will also grant special acknowledgements to nine promising young research leaders from CityU. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Public assessments of the police and policing in Hong Kong - Adorjan M, Lee M.
This paper presents the findings from a focus group research study on public assessments of the police and policing in Hong Kong. The main findings indicate that while people have generally positive views about police effectiveness in responding promptly t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

VTv Therapeutics inks licensing agreement with Chinese biotech firm
High Point-based vTv Therapeutics has inked an agreement with a Chinese company for rights to develop and commercialize a drug candidate aimed at respiratory and other inflammatory diseases. China’s Newsoara Biopharma Co. Ltd. has acquired rights for HPP737, a selective phosphodiesterase type 4 (PDE4) inhibitor, that has shown therapeutic activity in several animal models for inflammation. It will be able to commercialize the product in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and other Pacific… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Lloyd Whittington Source Type: news

Reading Books and Playing Games May Help Prevent Dementia: Study
Playing board games and reading books may be casual pastimes, but new research suggests that activities like these can have a real impact on a person’s risk for developing dementia in old age. The new study, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, looked at more than 15,500 people ages 65 and older who were living in Hong Kong and were tracked for about five years. The men and women didn’t have dementia at the start of the study, though more than 1,300 people developed it by the end. At the beginning of the trial and again during follow-up interviews, the men and women were asked about any “intellectual...
Source: TIME: Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Brain healthytime Source Type: news

Program Committee Named for the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing
An international, multidisciplinary program committee has been appointed to plan the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing, which will take place Nov. 27-29 in Hong Kong. The three-day summit -- to be held in the Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre at the University of Hong Kong -- will be co-hosted by the Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong, the Royal Society of London, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and the U.S. National Academy of Medicine. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 29, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Luye Pharma Acquires AstraZeneca's Signature Products Seroquel and Seroquel XR
A Move Aimed at Enriching the Existing CNS Portfolio and Enhancing Strategic Synergy across International Markets HONG KONG, May 28, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Luye Pharma Group recently announced their acquisition of AstraZeneca... Biopharmaceuticals, Neurology, Acquisitions Luye Pharma, AstraZeneca, Seroquel, quetiapine, antipsychotic, antidepressant (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Inclusive play in urban cities: a pilot study of the inclusive playgrounds in Hong Kong - Siu KWM, Wong YL, Lam MS.
Public play spaces are designed for children to develop their social and physical abilities and enrich their experience. Through play, children can learn various cognitive skills in a relaxing environment. All children should have the same right to play in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Grail Brings VC Funding to $1.5B with Latest Round
Even two years after its inception, Grail is still continuing to bring in huge financing rounds. This time, the liquid biopsy specialist raised $300 million in its oversubscribed Series C round. The Menlo Park, CA now has raised $1.5 billion in its pursuit to develop the holy grail of cancer detection tests. The financing is led by Ally Bridge Group, co-led by Hillhouse Capital Group and 6 Dimensions Capital, and includes Blue Pool Capital, China Merchant Securities International, CRF Investment, HuangPu River Capital (HPR), ICBC International, Sequoia Capital China, and WuXi NextCODE. Grail said the Series C funding will ...
Source: MDDI - May 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Chinese investors lead another monster round for Menlo Park early cancer detection unicorn
Looking to detect cancer early through a simple blood test, Grail Inc. scored $300 million in new funding from several Chinese investors on top of the $1.2 billion it raised over the past two years. The Menlo Park company, which was rumored to be planning a $500 million initial public offering in Hong Kong later this year, said the oversubscribed Series C round will help it develop and validate experimental products for early cancer detection. PitchBook Data  estimated that Grail was valued at… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Chinese investors lead another monster round for Menlo Park early cancer detection unicorn
Looking to detect cancer early through a simple blood test, Grail Inc. scored $300 million in new funding from several Chinese investors on top of the $1.2 billion it raised over the past two years. The Menlo Park company, which was rumored to be planning a $500 million initial public offering in Hong Kong later this year, said the oversubscribed Series C round will help it develop and validate experimental products for early cancer detection. PitchBook Data  estimated that Grail was valued at… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Early cancer detection company Grail raises $300M
Looking to detect cancer early through a simple blood test, Grail Inc. has raised a $300 million from several Chinese investors on top of $1.2 billion in two earlier rounds over the past two years. The Menlo Park, California, company, which has been rumored to be planning a $500 million initial public offering in Hong Kong later this year, said the oversubscribed Series C round will help it develop and validate experimental products for early cancer detection. A year ago, it bought Chinese blood… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Chinese investors lead another monster round into this early cancer detection company
Looking to detect cancer early through a simple blood test, Grail Inc. raised a $300 million from several Chinese investors on top of $1.2 billion in two earlier rounds over the past two years. The Menlo Park company, which has been rumored to be planning a $500 million initial public offering in Hong Kong later this year, said the oversubscribed Series C round will help it develop and validate experimental products for early cancer detection. A year ago, it bought Chinese blood diagnos tics company… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Chinese investors lead another monster round into this early cancer detection company
Looking to detect cancer early through a simple blood test, Grail Inc. raised a $300 million from several Chinese investors on top of $1.2 billion in two earlier rounds over the past two years. The Menlo Park company, which has been rumored to be planning a $500 million initial public offering in Hong Kong later this year, said the oversubscribed Series C round will help it develop and validate experimental products for early cancer detection. A year ago, it bought Chinese blood diagnos tics company… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

China considers scrapping birth limits by 2019: Bloomberg
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China is considering ending the limits it sets on the number of children a family can have, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China aims to land on dark side of moon via launch of 'Magpie Bridge' satellite
Relay station will eventually let teams on the ground talk to a lunar probe that China plans to launch this year in world-first missionChina is one step closer to being the first country to land on the dark side of the moon.At 5.28am on Monday, the Queqiao relay satellite was launched from Sichuan province, according to Chinese state media. With Queqiao in place, China will be able to send a lunar probe to the side of the moon that never faces the Earth. No space program has ever reached that part of the lunar surface because of communications difficulties.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Lily Kuo in Hong Kong Tags: China Space The moon Asia Pacific Science World news Source Type: news

China aims to land on far side of moon via launch of 'Magpie Bridge' satellite
Relay station will eventually let teams on the ground talk to a lunar probe that China plans to launch this year in world-first missionChina is one step closer to being the first country to land on the far side of the moon.At 5.28am on Monday, the Queqiao relay satellite was launched from Sichuan province, according to Chinese state media. With Queqiao in place, China will be able to send a lunar probe to the side of the moon that never faces the Earth. No space programme has ever reached that part of the lunar surface because of communications difficulties.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Lily Kuo in Hong Kong Tags: China Space The moon Asia Pacific Science World news Source Type: news

Urban disaster preparedness of Hong Kong residents: a territory-wide survey - Lam RPK, Leung LP, Balsari S, Hsiao K, Newnham E, Patrick K, Pham P, Leaning J.
OBJECTIVE To assess the state of community disaster preparedness of Hong Kong residents and to identify factors associated with adequate preparedness behaviors. Design A cross-sectional survey using random Global Positioning System (GPS) spatial samp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Longenesis to present the latest advances in Blockchain and AI for healthcare at the Consensus 2018
(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Longenesis, a Hong Kong-based leader in applying the latest advances in deep learning and blockchain technologies to healthcare announces the presentation of its co-founder, Alex Zhavoronkov, at the Consensus 2018 Conference, organised by CoinDesk, on May 16, 2018, New York, USA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing Announced
The Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing will take place Nov. 27-29 in Hong Kong. The three-day summit will be co-hosted by the Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong, the Royal Society of London, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and the U.S. National Academy of Medicine. The summit will be held in the Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre at the University of Hong Kong. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - May 8, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

PolyU launches University Research Facility in Big Data Analytics
(The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) establishes today the University Research Facility in Big Data Analytics (UBDA), the first university-wide research facility in big data analytics among universities in Hong Kong. Equipped with big data expertise in PolyU and the most advanced computing infrastructure and tools today, UBDA is expected to foster cross-disciplinary research collaborations in PolyU, establish a strong partnership with industries on big data analytics applications, and promote big data education in Hong Kong. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exploring the use of telephone helpline pertaining to older adult suicide prevention: a Hong Kong experience - Chan CH, Wong HK, Yip PS.
BACKGROUND: Older adults usually have a higher suicide rate than the general population. There are helpline services provided to older adults but limited studies have examined the suicidal risks among the users, and how those services could be used as a pl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Medtronic deals stake in China ’ s LifeTech Scientific
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) last week dealt its stake in LifeTech Scientific (HK:8122) to China Everbright Ltd. (HK:0165) and another unnamed investor. In October 2012 Medtronic picked up a roughly 26% interest in LifeTech, acquiring a 19% equity stake for $46.6 million and another 7% in a $19.6 million convertible note purchase. The agreement called for LifeTech to develop a line of pacemakers and leads using its manufacturing plant in Shenzhen, with Medtronic supplying “certain technology, training and support” to bring the devices to market in the People’s Republic, the companies said at t...
Source: Mass Device - May 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Cardiac Rhythm Management China Everbright Ltd. Medtronic Source Type: news

HKU AIDS Institute invents universal antibody drug for HIV-1 prevention and immunotherapy
(The University of Hong Kong) A research team led by scientists at AIDS Institute and Department of Microbiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong (HKU) invents a universal antibody drug against HIV/AIDS. By engineering a tandem bi-specific broadly neutralizing antibody, (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Application of human induced pluripotent stem cells in precision medicine
(The University of Hong Kong) Researchers at Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong (HKU) have successfully demonstrated the use of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) from patients' skin cells for therapeutic drug testing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Novel scientific method to derive water quality criteria of metals
(The University of Hong Kong) Increasing contamination of marine ecosystems by metals such as mercury, cadmium, chromium and nickel has been a global environmental concern, because elevated concentrations of metals can pose hazards to marine organisms, and humans who may consume contaminated seafood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 7, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

PolyU endeavors in disaster management and disaster risk reduction
(The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) In the past decade after the devastated 5.12 Wenchuan Earthquake in Sichuan, academics and students from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have been working on a series of inter-disciplinary projects to help enhance the resilience of the affected communities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ping An Good Doctor fails to take off in Hong Kong debut
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Report: PE firm CVC in talks to acquire Lumenis in deal worth up to $900m
Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners is considering a take over of medical laser company Lumenis in a deal that could be worth up to $900 million, according to a report from CTech. The two parties are reportedly in advanced negotiations that would put the Israel-based medical and cosmetic laser biz under new ownership. Lumenis was sold to the Hong-Kong-based XIO group in 2015 for approximately $510 million. In January, reports emerged that XIO was looking to sell the company, according to CTech, with some claiming that the company was engaged in a lawsuit with a Chinese billionaire who alleged he funded the 2015 acquis...
Source: Mass Device - May 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions CVC Capital Partners Lumenis Ltd. Source Type: news

Hong Kong scrambles for talent in battle for Nasdaq's biotech crown
HONG KONG (Reuters) - When Hong Kong unveiled plans last year to encourage biotech companies to list in the city by loosening listing rules, the financial industry and investors cheered. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Digital health news briefs for 4/27/2018
Good omens for Good Doctor.  Ping An Good Doctor, China’s largest online healthcare platform, has priced its initial public offering at $1.12 billion (8.77 billion Hong Kong dollars), according to the South China Morning Post. This flotation, the largest in Hong Kong of the year, was overbought 653 times by retail investo rs, making it Hong Kong’s most sought after IPO in nearly a decade. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Ping An Good Doctor prices at top of range for Hong Kong IPO
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Belt and road advanced professional development program in power and energy
(The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) The Silk Road International School of Engineering (SRISE) jointly set up by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Xi'an Jiaotong University has rolled out its first university-industry collaboration project. Partnering with State Grid Corporation of China and The Hongkong Electric Company, Limited, SRISE has launched the Belt and Road Advanced Professional Development Programme in Power and Energy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news