Sugar alcohol

A sugar alcohol (also known as a polyol, polyhydric alcohol, polyalcohol, or glycitol) is a hydrogenated form of carbohydrate, whose carbonyl group (aldehyde or ketone, reducing sugar) has been reduced to a primary or secondary hydroxyl group (hence the alcohol). Sugar alcohols have the general formula H(HCHO)n+1H, whereas sugars have H(HCHO)nHCO. In commercial foodstuffs sugar alcohols are commonly used in place of table sugar (sucrose), often in combination with high intensity artificial sweeteners to […]

Collagen and its effects

What is collagen? A polypeptide molecule, collagen is a protein in our bodies. In fact, collagen is the largest and most abundant protein in the body, making up about 65% of our total protein. Proteins are made of amino acids, such as glycine, proline, arginine, hydroxyproline, which are amino acids that exist in collagen in varying […]

Vietnam GDP Growth Slows in First Quarter as Banks Struggle

Vietnam’s growth slowed in the first quarter, putting pressure on the government to revive bank lending in an economy hobbled by bad debt. Gross domestic product expanded 4.89 percent in the first three months of the year from the same period a year earlier, the General Statistics Office said in Hanoi today. That compares with a […]

Vietnam October trade deficit falls 50% mom to 0.75bln

Vietnam was estimated to incur a trade deficit of $0.75 billion in October, down 50% on-month, down 33% on year, the General Department of Vietnam Customs said. In the second half of October, the country’s trade deficit was estimated at $0.24 billion, decreasing 55% from the first half of the month. The country’s total import-export […]

Pharmaceutical Industry: Market Research Reports, Statistics and Analysis

The global pharmaceutical industry is expected to be worth more than $1 trillion in 2014, marking a 5% compound annual growth rate according to research from Urch Publishing.   The industry is comprised of companies that make, patent and sell drugs that have therapeutic effect. The market is highly competitive and entry is difficult due to […]

Vietnam Economy Profile 2012

Economy – overview  Vietnam is a densely-populated developing country that in the last 30 years has had to recover from the ravages of war, the loss of financial support from the old Soviet Bloc, and the rigidities of a centrally-planned economy. While Vietnam’s economy remains dominated by state-owned enterprises, which still produce about 40% of […]

Vietnam Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Report Q4 2012

Countries covered: Vietnam  BMI View: Growth in pharmaceutical sales in Vietnam will be driven by increasing affluence, anincreasingly ageing population and the country’s high burden of both communicable and noncommunicablediseases, therefore the country’s prospects will continue to attract pharmaceutical firms.However, a downside risk for non-domestic firms is the country’s resistance to foreign direct investments. BMI View: […]

Vietnam to host 46th Int’l Chemistry Olympiad

A NOI (VNS)-The capital city of Hanoi will host the 46th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) from July 20-29 in 2014. Under the organising plans approved by the Prime Minister on January 23, the IChO 2014 is expected to see the participation of delegations from 80 nations and territories. Each delegation has 9 members, including leaders, […]

PIA 2011 Promotes Pharmaceuticals

(VEN) – The organizer of the Pharmaceutical, Instrumentation, Analysis and Labs Vietnam 2011 (PIA 2011) revealed that this event will be taken place at the Sai Gon Convention and Exhibition Center (SGCE) from 23 March to 25 March 2011. PIA 2011 is held by the VCCI Exhibition Services in cooperation with the Bangkok Exhibition Service […]

VN pharmaceutical 2011-2020

1. PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY IN VIETNAM – ACHIEVEMENTS AFTER 20 YEARS OF RENOVATION 1.1. Ensure medicines for people’s healthcare In last twenty years, the average drug consumption / capita in Vietnam grew rapidly. In 1990, drug consumption is only U.S. $ 0.5 / person / year largely based on former Soviet Union and SEV economic block […]