Updated on 18 March 2013
Among the products launched in the last one year, MenAfriVac, a vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India to address the contagious bacterial meningitis disease epidemic of sub-Saharan Africa, shared the Product of the Year prize with another innovative solution for treating type 2 diabetes. The EndoBarrier therapy developed by GI Dynamics allows patients to get off regular doses of insulin through a brief, less invasive, and reversible implant procedure.
Eight start-ups in the bioscience industry across Asia Pacific were identified as the BioSpectrum Asia Pacific Emerging Companies of the Year 2013. The companies are:
While the BioSpectrum Asia Pacific Emerging Companies of the Year awards are Editor's Choice Award the other winners are selected by the industry-jury constituted by the publication. BioSpectrum Asia Pacific Awards 2013 jury comprised Dr Chia-Lin Jeff Wang, president, Development Center for Biotechnology, Taiwan; Dr John Ballard, co founder-director, BioAngels, Australia; Ms Samantha Su, director, Services and Biomedical Cluster, Industry Development, SPRING Singapore; Mr Ganesh Kishore, managing director, Burrill & Company, Malaysia; Mr Jong-il Hong, vice president, KoreaBio, Korea; Dr P M Murali, MD & CEO, Evolva Biotech & president, Association of Biotechnology-Led Enterprises, India; and Mr Narayanan Suresh, chief editor, BioSpectrum Asia, CyberMedia, India.
Also read the profiles of the award winners in our latest digital magazine issue.