NHRI Taiwan launches G2020 Population Genomics Pilot, partnering with Illumina on an Operational Architecture for Population Genomics

November 6, 2019 Pilot effort will sequence 10,000 genomes by end of 2020, with the goal of embedding genome sequencing in the health system by 2025. TAIPEI: The National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) of Taiwan today announced that it is taking an effort to embed whole genome and exome sequencing…

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NHRI’s technology behind a novel vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus was transferred to BioChina, leading to the 2018 Outstanding Tech Transfer Award from the Ministry of Science and Technology

September 2, 2019 (for immediate release) Vaccine research at the National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) of Taiwan has led to an award from the Ministry of Science and Technology for Outstanding Technology Transfer. This helps reconfirm NHRI’s essential role in Taiwan’s biomedicine sector. The technology for a novel vaccine for…

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NHRI Transfers Important Biomedical Technology to OriGem for Further Development

June 17, 2019 National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) of Taiwan is pleased to announce the licensing and transfer of two outstanding technologies — “A Microfluidic Dual-well Device for High-throughput Single-cell Capture and Culture” and “Selective Particle Transfer from One Device to Another” — to OriGem Biotech of Taiwan. The transfer…

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NHRI licenses DBPR216, an anti-cancer developmental drug candidate, to Taivex Therapeutics Corp.

April 17, 2019 The National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) and Taivex Therapeutics Corp. (Taivex) are pleased to announce the technology transfer of DBPR216, a potential anti-cancer developmental drug candidate, effective April 8. NHRI’s licensing of DBPR216, a multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor, to Taivex will further the drug’s preclinical and clinical…

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Identification of an upstream therapeutic target controlling IL-17A overproduction for autoimmune diseases

October 3, 2018 Autoimmune disease is the third of the top 10 catastrophic illnesses in Taiwan. An autoimmune disease is a condition that one’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells or organs in one’s own body. Patients with autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and…

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Chinese Adaptation of the Ten-Item Internet Gaming Disorder Test (IGDT-10) and Prevalence Estimate of Internet Gaming Disorder among Adolescents in Taiwan

September 18, 2018   In June of 2018, the WHO officially classified Gaming Disorder as a psychiatric disorder, with the protests from major gaming companies worldwide. Players and people were generally confused: what does constitute internet gaming addiction? Is it just simply spending a lot of time playing? Dr. Yu-Hsuan…

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