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Vol. 6, No. 4, February 2002
Contents

Company News
•  Australia's Chemeq to Start Independent Trials for Antimicrobial
•  Metabolic Sees Positive Results for Obesity Drug Trial
•  Bionomics Expands Drug Target Discovery Alliance with US Firm
•  AustCancer Furthers International Strategic Alliance
•  Avanir Signs Collaborative R&D Agreement with Chinese Company
•  World Class Fertilizer Production Line to Debut in Northwest China
•  Shanghai Scicon Develops Chip System for Detecting Multi-Tumor
•  Bristol-Myers Squibb and GlaxoSmithKline Lower Prices for Longer-Patent Deals in China
•  GSK to Focus More on R&D in China
•  Nicholas Piramal India to Tie Up with Gland Pharma
•  Sumitomo Electric Develops New Hair-Growth Substance
•  Olympus Develops World's First DNA Computer for Gene Analysis
•  Sakai Chemical and Theratechnologies to Develop and Market ThGRF Peptide in Japan
•  Korea's Isu Chemical Buys into UK Biotechnology Firm
•  Sanofi-Synthelabo to Market DVT Drug in Malaysia
•  Mead Johnson Set for Another Year of Healthy Growth
•  Malaysia Glove Maker Tops in US and Europe Glove Imports
•  New Zealand's Genesis and Landcare to Research into Grey Mould Genetics
•  Singapore's AP Genomics to Launch Innovative Dengue Diagnostic Kit
•  ViaCell Sets up R&D Stem Cell Lab in Singapore
•  Intel Provides IT Supports for Singapore's Biomedical Grid
•  Singapore-Based Osim Targets 500 Outlets Globally By 2005
•  ITRI to Launch Biochip Consortium in Taiwan
•  Three Taiwan Firms to Jointly Develop Chinese Medicine

Rules & Regulations
•  China to Establish National Center for Disease Control
•  Beijing Reforms Its Free Medical Care System
•  Singapore to Relook Quota for Women Doctors
•  Taiwan Government Further Incentives for Agricultural Biotech R&D
•  Taiwan to Set up Certification System for DNA Exams
•  Thai Healthcare Reform in Financial Trouble

Research News
•  China to Participate in Worldwide Sleep Survey
•  Indian Institutes to Research on Type-II Diabetes
•  Clinical Testing Scheduled for Korea's First AIDS Vaccine
•  Korea Joins International Pig Genome Project
•  New Zealand Varsity Working on Tasty Food with Low Fat Content
•  Singapore University to Develop Eye Operation Software
•  Revolutionary Heart Device Introduced in Singapore
•  Singapore Scientists to Develop Chip Lab
•  Singapore Clinic Offers Prevention Treatment for High-Risk Cancer Group
•  Taiwan Researchers Achieve Breakthrough in Transgenic Pig
•  Taiwan Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise
•  Taiwan Applauds Breakthrough Bone Cement Treatment

Alternative Medicine
•  Ancient Chinese Recipe Good for Colds, Cancer
•  The Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
•  Chinese Doctor Invents Acupuncture Treatment for Heroin Addicts
•  From Quack Medicine to Bona Fide Cures An Introduction to Mongolian Medicine
•  Hong Kong to Hold TCM Conference

General Information & Statistics
•  China's Imitation Generic Drug Sees Less Profit
•  Pharmaceutical Firms Vie for China's Cephalosporin Market
•  China to Hold Investment Conference in Frankfurt
•  Korean Adults Suffer Deteriorating Mental Health
•  Singapore Sets up Young Investigators Award to Boost Biomedical Research
•  Singapore Turn to Supercomputers to Process Life Science Data
•  Review Panel Calls for Overhaul to Singapore's Medical Education System
•  Neuroscience Symposium in Singapore
•  International Firms Invest in Taiwan's Biotech Market
•  Thailand Funds Six Genome Projects
•  Thailand to Hold Pharmaceutical Conference

Personality Profile
•  James P. Tam

Trends and Prospects
•  Foreign Drug Makers Face Expansion Bottleneck in China

Patents
•  Viagra Imitations Take up 70 Percent of China Market
•  Anti-cancer Therapy Awarded European Patent

Calendar of Events
•  A comprehensive listing of upcoming biotechnology conferences in Asia-Pacific.

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January:
Taiwan Medical tourism
February:
Marijuana as medicine — Legal marijuana will open up scientific research
March:
Driven by curiosity
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