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Kalbe Farma and Kimia Farma to open raw materials plants in Indonesia

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05-Jan-16 Indonesia's largest pharmaceutical company, Kalbe Farma, is constructing a biopharmacy raw material manufacturing plant in Cikarang, West Java, scheduled to commence operations in late 2017 or 2018. State-controlled company Kimia Farma also announced recently that it would start constructing a INR100 bn (USD7 mn) raw materials plant in the same location. [image: Kalbe Farma and Kimia Farma]

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How big data can detect outbreaks faster in Singapore

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05-Jan-16 Singapore embarks on the Smart Nation initiative, big data can help beef up the response to any disease outbreak. It is critical to maintain timely data on diagnoses, and symptoms reported by patients. The biggest benefit may come in searching out the unknown unknowns. Here, big data could be coupled with “smart software”, using machine learning to help guide astute human observers. [image: Today]

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Thai hospitals at forefront of industry in Southeast Asia

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05-Jan-16 Thailand has seen more than 2 mn foreign patients at 37 hospitals since 2012, compared with Singapore's 850,000. Bangkok Hospital Group, Thailand's largest private hospital operator, has a target of 50 hospitals, up from the existing 42. Bumrungrad International, is moving into Myanmar, and Samitivej Hospital Group plans to expand throughout ASEAN and into Japan and the Middle East. [image: Dr Prem Global Healthcare]

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