01 Aug 2017

Antabio Wins $2.8 Million P3 Grant to Keep Developing Drug-Resistant Infection Therapy

A U.S. government-backed initiative against drug-resistant bacteria has awarded Antabio $2.8 million to continue developing treatments for Pseudomonas, the most common infection in cystic fibrosis (CF). The grant came from a public-private partnership known as CARB-X, which stands for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator. CARB-X, formed in July 2016,

27 Jul 2017

A*STAR enters into PPP to develop personalised cancer treatment

Four cancers were specially chosen as they are prevalent in Singapore and across Southeast Asia and have no biomarker-guided therapy. The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR),  Singapore’s lead public sector agency for economic oriented research, entered into a partnership with a Singapore-based start-up, Invitrocue, on July 25. Invitrocue

24 Jul 2017

Niti Aayog’s healthcare PPP needs clarity: Hospitals

Niti Aayog’s proposal to rope in private healthcare providers to diagnose and treat certain non-communicable diseases in district government hospitals has received mixed reactions. While most private hospitals see the plan as a comprehensive attempt at constructing a successful public-private partnership (PPP) model in healthcare, some are wary of engaging

20 Jul 2017

Government may partner with private sector to provide healthcare through PPP

With the World Bank as technical partner, Niti Aayog and the health ministry have proposed a public-private partnership model to provide diagnosis and treatment for three non-communicable diseases in three fields — cardiac sciences, oncology and pulmonary sciences — in non-metro cities. The proposal envisages each state identifying five to

Vials and Syringe
14 Jul 2017

Jamaica Cancer Drug Aims For Yearly US$250m Haul

Scientist and businessman Dr Henry Lowe is predicting annual sales of US$250 million, the equivalent of around $32 billion, from Cresorol, an anti-cancer drug made from marijuana. The product, which targets acute myeloid leukemia (AML) has been designated an ‘orphan drug’ by the US Food and Drug Administration, the FDA,

14 Jul 2017

Grady hospital seeking $165M in public, private money for expansion

Grady Health System is seeking $165 million from donors and local governments to expand its downtown campus and an AIDS treatment center. The proposal, which comes 10 years after Grady Memorial Hospital almost shut its doors because of crippling debt, calls for the construction of a seven-story advanced surgical services

11 Jul 2017

Governor mulls private sector participation in managing hospitals

Governor Lilia Pineda is looking at the possibility of privatizing provincial hospitals through the public-private partnership (PPP) in reaction to the death of a seven-month-old baby in one of the hospitals here. Pineda said privatizing the public hospitals will professionalize hospital staff and remove the culture of “cover up” among

06 Jul 2017

EEC public-private partnership regulations approved

Regulations related to the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) fast-track public-private partnership projects (PPP) have been approved by the corridor’s policy committee, Ekniti Nitithanprapas, director-general of the State Enterprise Policy Office said yesterday. The new regulations, designed to speed up launch of investment projects, will shorten the time frame to 8-10

26 Jun 2017

PPP Model In Healthcare Will Help Deliver Efficient Services

Talking about potential of PPP model in the health sector, NATHEALTH president, Dr Arvind Lal said, “for higher spending in the healthcare sector, PPP projects need to be scaled up and implemented across the country and the government needs to encourage successful projects.” Maharashtra Health Minister Deepak Sawant has said

23 Jun 2017

SA budget: $1.1bn to focus on boosting city service

Modernising Adelaide’s metropolitan hospitals is the centrepiece of a $1.1 billion pre-election budget package for health, which consumes half of this year’s record $2.2bn spending on infrastructure in South Australia. A spending commitment in the state budget of $918.5 million covers upgrades for big suburban hospitals, many in key marginal