Philogen announces publication of PET clinical data with proprietary ultra-high affinity FAP-targeting small molecule ligand (OncoFAP)

Philogen announces publication of PET clinical data with proprietary ultra-high affinity FAP-targeting small molecule ligand (OncoFAP) Translational studies performed at the European Institute for Molecular Imaging and the Department of Nuclear Medicine (University and University Hospital of Münster) show rapid and selective tumor uptake of OncoFAP with unprecedented selectivity against healthy organs in cancer patients […]

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Indonesia urged to intensify contact tracing to check Omicron spread

Indonesia needs to intensify contact tracing and mass testing among communities to curb a potential resurgence in COVID-19 cases in view of the local transmission of the Omicron variant, a top researcher said. “If local transmission continues to occur, it can contribute to a rise in COVID-19 cases,” Amin Soebandrio from the Eijkman Molecular Biology Research Center of the Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) said. The public must also comply with the 5M health protocols to curb infections, he added. Compliance with the health protocols is indispensable because Omicron infections…

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Gov’t readies regulation, infrastructure to support JKP Program

The Ministry of Manpower has readied regulations, infrastructure, and supporting facilities for implementation of the Job Loss Insurance (JKP) Program to be launched in February 2022. “The implementation of JKP will be digital-based. To this end, the Ministry of Manpower has prepared various aspects, including regulations related to JKP, and is readying IT infrastructure facilities to integrate with the Health and Social Security Agency, such as BPJS Kesehatan (Health) and BPJS Ketenagakerjaan (Manpower),” Head of the Public Relations Bureau of the Ministry of Manpower Chairul Fadhly Harahap told ANTARA on…

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Foreign exchange reserves stood at US$144.9 billion in December-end

Indonesia’s foreign exchange reserves at the end of December 2021 reached US$144.9 billion, or declined slightly from $145.9 billion in November-end of 2021, according to Bank Indonesia (BI). “The foreign exchange reserves decreased in December 2021 since the government had to pay off foreign debts,” BI’s communication department head, Erwin Haryono, noted in a statement here on Friday. The current reserves level was estimated to be adequate to cover eight months of imports or 7.8 months of imports and payments of the government’s foreign debts. Haryono remarked that it was…

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Recipients’ condition should be considered for booster shot: expert

Health expert at Sebelas Maret University Dr Tonang Dwi Ardyanto, Sp.PK, PhD emphasized that the individual condition of target recipients should be considered for the third dose or booster vaccine jab. “Scientifically, (to find out) when someone needs a booster, they should be tested first to see the extent to which the person’s antibody level has declined. However, we currently do not do that, so we prioritize the interval (after the second dose),” he remarked here, Friday. If the government plans to administer the booster to those having taken the…

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South Jakarta government to accelerate vaccination during holidays

The South Jakarta city government is expediting vaccination during the holidays for as many as 242 thousand children in the age bracket of 6-11 years targeted in the program. According to South Jakarta Mayor Munjirin, his administration confirmed that 56 percent, or some 136 thousand children, had received the COVID-19 vaccine of the Sinovac brand. “There is still quite a lot that we are pursuing. Hence, every day, although we are off on Saturday and Sunday, we still hold the vaccination program at schools and non-school locations as well as…

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