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According to Sanofi, 350 million patients have rare diseases worldwide.
Diseases are classified as rare whenever they affect less than one in every 2,000 or more people.
PSOD is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to uphold the primary concerns and welfare of individuals with rare disorders in the Philippines.
"When your child has a rare disease, one feeling that fills you is that you are alone," she adds.
Analysis of the data found a higher number of hospital visits and accompanying costs per rare disease patient when compared to the general patient population.
Hot topics in the rare disease field include new knowledge of the natural history of rare diseases, made possible by the creation of patient databases and the expansion of genetic technology.
Rare earth magnets are used as materials necessary for downsizing and energy efficiency improvement of home appliances and motors installed in HDDs, wind turbines and factory automation devices.
Almost all the rare earths have applications in high-technology devices: Cerium is a chemical oxidizing agent used in glass and ceramics and as a cracking catalyst in oil refineries.
Asia Pacific to Dominate Global Rare Earth Metals Market
One of the talks and exhibitions was at the University of South Wales, where a Spotlight on Rare Diseases event had been organised by the Wales Gene Park, in Cardiff.
House President Demetris Syllouris also marked Rare Disease Day in an address to the plenary.
Based on geographic/regional distribution the global Rare Earth Metals Market is studied for key regional markets focusing on the respective geographic trends and statistics, and thereby delivering market size and forecast values.