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Asia’s largest healthcare and medical laboratory virtual event launches today

Medlab Asia and Asia Health, a free-to-attend virtual event brought by Informa Markets and Impact Exhibition Management Co., kicks off today Tuesday 20 October with a panel discussion on pandemic management. This year’s event builds on the success of ASEAN’s biggest multi-disciplinary conference for the healthcare and medical laboratory industry. The three day virtual exhibition will bring together regional healthcare professionals to meet and do business online.

Medlab Asia and Asia Health 2020 transform into the biggest virtual platform in ASEAN - Press Release

From 20-22 October, the ASEAN healthcare community will be brought together on a scale like never seen before through an experience delivered entirely online. IMPACT Exhibition Management has joined forces with Informa Markets, organiser of world-leading events such as Arab Health, Hospitalar, FIME and Medlab Middle East, to bring the virtual edition of Medlab Asia and Asia Health 2020, an international trade exhibition and congress on medical laboratory and healthcare.

Tests for virus cure 'promising

Trials of a potential coronavirus vaccine on animals has yielded satisfactory results, according to the Public Health Ministry. Department of Medical Sciences director-general, Opart Karnkawinpong, said the tests were conducted by scientists led by Kiat Ruxrungtham of Chulalongkorn University in collaboration with researchers from Siriraj Hospital, Ramathibodi Hospital and several regional hospitals. The team has developed what it hopes is a DNA vaccine and administered it to mice in lab tests.

Coronavirus update: List of WHO's top-8 contenders for COVID-19 vaccine

Five months into the global outbreak of COVID-19, the world is racing against time to prepare a vaccine for treating coronavirus patients. Trials are underway in laboratories across the world, with several companies and governments doubling their efforts to find a permanent cure for the deadly virus. World leaders and organisations except the United States have already pledged $8 billion to research, manufacture, and distribute a possible vaccine and treatment for COVID-19 apart from the individual efforts taken by the countries and their pharmaceutical firms. Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has identified top eight candidates for the coronavirus vaccine.

COVID effect: Medical AI takes prominence in Asia Pacific

The COVID-19 pandemic has put tremendous strain on the healthcare sector globally. With no established treatment, an exponential rise in cases, limited resources and vulnerability of the medical staff — of catching the virus, the sector has found itself struggling to deal with the crises. Healthcare professionals are working tirelessly on faster diagnosis, rapid response, effective use of human resources and ensuring safety of medical personnel.

Thailand BOI Approves Steps to Ease COVID-19 Impact,Accelerate Investment in Medical Sector

The Board of Investment of Thailand (BOI) approved a series of measures to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak on business, including steps to encourage rapid investment in the manufacturing of medical equipment.