• Wellcome Trust-MRC Newton Fund Collaboration

    The Newton Fund is a new UK government initiative intended to strengthen research and innovation partnerships between the UK and emerging knowledge economies. In partnership with the Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust will deliver Newton Fund research activities within its funding remit in South-east Asia.

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  • Call for Nominations: 2015 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE) Prize

    Nominations for the 2015 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE) Prize through APEC Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation (PPSTI) is now open.  The APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (“ASPIRE”) is an annual award which recognizes young scientists who have demonstrated a commitment to both excellence in scientific research, as evidenced by scholarly publication and cooperation with scientists from other APEC member economies.

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  • ASEAN-NDI Initiates Research Collaborations on Traditional Medicine

    With the vision of advancing together as one community, delegates from the ASEAN member states convened on June 26 – 27, 2014 for the 1st ASEAN – Network for Drugs, Diagnostics, Vaccines, and Traditional Medicine Innovation (ASEAN-NDI) Community of Practice on Traditional Medicine Meeting at Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City, Philippines.

    Presenting the ASEAN-NDI initiatives, Dr. Jaime C. Montoya, the ASEAN-NDI Secretariat Coordinator, emphasized the need to develop collaborative innovations on traditional medicine in addressing the escalating cost and poor access to modern medicine, which were prevalent in some ASEAN countries.

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  • ASEAN-NDI SBP, catalyst for collaborative innovation in health R & D

    Stakeholders of the ASEAN – Network for Drugs, Diagnostics, Vaccines, and Traditional Medicine Innovation (ASEAN-NDI) convened last June 5 at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City, Philippines, to discuss the network’s Strategic Business Plan (SBP), learn from the best practices/experience of other regional R&D innovation networks in China and Africa, and lay down plans for ASEAN-NDI, including the proposed activities and funding opportunities for the network.

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  • ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Biomedical Innovation Forum 2013

    An International Conference and Exhibition on Health Technology for Development (14-16 November 2013, Bangkok, Thailand 2013)

    1. Rationale

    The global biomedical industry continues to grow at impressive rates. The growth is non homogenous.  Asia for example has experienced a growth rate of over 10% per year over the last decade.  While powerhouse countries like China, Korea and Japan have accounted for the majority of the Asian market, domestic growth in South East Asia (ASEAN) countries are fast expanding, and should not be overlooked. In 2015, ten countries in the region will join and become a single market and population, known as the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

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  • Myanmar hosts the ASEAN 63rd Meeting of the COST

    NAY PYI TAW, MYANMAR- Leaders, Delegates, and Representatives from the region are now holding the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 63rd Meeting of the Committee on Science and Technology (COST) at the Myanmar International Convention Center (MICC) on May 14-18, 2012.




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  • ASEAN-NDI reviews its Strategic Business Plan

    Task force members of the ASEAN Network for Drug, Diagnostics, and Vaccines Innovation (ASEAN-NDI) held a teleconference at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in Makati City last February 28, 2012 to review its draft Strategic Business Plan (SBP).

    “The meeting was called to provide the task force members information on the progress of the SBP project. It also aims to gather reactions and post clarifications on the questionnaire provided prior to the meeting to make sure that the draft report for the project will address issues applicable to most of the countries,” explained Professor Federico Macaranas of AIM, SBP program leader and moderator of the meeting.

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  • Task Force Members identify strategies for the network

    In continuing its pursuit of establishing a network for the region, ASEAN-NDI conducted a meeting of the Task Force (TF) members held on 20 October 2011 at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City, Philippines. The objective of the meeting is to discuss and agree on the framework/ initial outline of the draft ASEAN-NDI Startegic Business Plan (SBP) and the timelines for consultations/ discussions by the business development expert with the TF members. The meeting was organized to be a venue for the discussion of the SBP for ASEAN-NDI, and identification of strategies geared towards the future implementation of collaborations and partnerships within ASEAN on innovation.

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  • ASEAN Representatives gear up for ASEAN-NDI launching

    Another milestone in Research & Development (R&D) innovation was accomplished on December 6, 2010 at the Dusit Thani Manila Hotel, Makati City during the meeting of ASEAN representatives and World Health Organization (WHO) officials. The said event was organized to hold the 2nd meeting of Country Coordinators of the ASEAN product R&D mapping for infectious diseases, and consult with other ASEAN representatives regarding the plan for the proposed ASEAN Network for Drugs, Diagnostics and Vaccines Innovation (ASEAN-NDI).

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Global Forum 2015


Welcome to ASEAN-NDI

From the concept launch of the ASEAN Network for Drugs, Diagnostics, Vaccines and Traditional Medicines Innovation (ASEAN-NDI) in 2009, and as led by the ASEAN-NDI Secretariat based in the Philippines, R&D experts, government administrators and scientists in the region initiated efforts to work together in establishing the network that would oversee the discovery and development of health technologies that will not only address health problems but also propel the health industry in ASEAN Member States.

The establishment of a website is an important step in achieving the goals ASEAN-NDI has set for the betterment of health issues of the region. This website offers the following features:

(1) Quick access to data regarding Governing bodies, Research Institutions, Collaborations, and current activities on the progress of the network via an online database greatly helps in bridging the gap between the health situations of the ASEAN member states.

(2) Accounts on the news involving the sectors for health are updated with the use of an online blog that is accessible to everyone.

(3) An online forum gives each participant an avenue for communication. Upon registration, one can contribute, update, and discuss with fellow members.

ASEAN-NDI Strategic Business Plan


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Capabilities' Survey

ASEAN - NDI is conducting a survey of institutions involved in research and development (R & D), manufacturing, and production of drugs, diagnostics, vaccines, and traditional medicine. Data gathered from this survey will serve as inputs in mapping the capabilities of ASEAN-member countries and in assessing the needs of our region in R & D.

Who should fill out this questionnaire:
The recommended individual is any of, but not limited to, the following: (1) president/dean/ head of the institution; (2) senior research director; (3) head of program or unit conducting research; or (4) a researcher.


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