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Vol. 6, No. 19, September 2002
Contents

Company News
•  Extension Study for Virax's HIV Drug Granted
•  Virax and New York Blood Center to Develop HBV Treatment
•  Novogen's Promensil Decreases Frequency and Severity of Hot Flushes
•  Metabolic's Obesity Drug Completes Single Dose Phase 2A Trial
•  Ranbaxy Gets US Nod to Market Terazosin Hydrochloride Capsules
•  Cipla in Talks with South African Firm to Supply AIDS Drugs
•  Olympus Launches System for Analysis of Biomolecular Interactions
•  Yamanouchi Gives Up Acquisition of Approval of Osteoporosis Drug
•  Ono-manufactured Pranlukast Capsule Launched in Mexico
•  Additional Clinical Trials for Shionogi's Anti-depressant Drug
•  Genomine Inc.
•  Peptron Inc.

Rules & Regulations
•  Approval of First GM Canola Trial in Australia
•  Human Cloning Banned in Australia
•  China Issues New Regulation to Weed out Fake Drugs
•  Policy Urges Indian Scientists to Focus on Patentable Biomedical R&D
•  Public Comment on Cassava and Glucose Oxidase Solicited
•  NZ Ministry of Health Releases MRSA Guidelines

Research News
•  Novel Approach to Malaria Vaccine
•  Australian Bionic Eye about to Begin Human Trials
•  Discovery of Upregulated Enzyme in Damaged Brain Tissue
•  Cataract Gene Uncovered by Chinese Scientists
•  Study Shows HK 1997 Flu Originates from Single Mutation
•  Ten Percent Japanese have Gene Mutation Tied to Abnormal Clotting
•  Correlation between Electromagnetism and Leukemia
•  Womb Nutrition Critical to Later Health
•  Study Shows Asthma is Needlessly Tolerated
•  New Treatment for Heart Failure
•  Taiwan's New Rice Strain Holds Promise
•  Parental Habits Affects Children's Weight

General Information & Statistics
•  Australian Doctors Given Web Access
•  Funding for Health and Medical Research Projects
•  Scientist to Look into Farm Animals' Immune Systems
•  China's Biotech Industry Develops Rapidly
•  Chinese-made AIDS Drug Available Soon
•  China Uses Speedy and Cheap AIDS Test
•  Japan Institute to Look into Problem Proteins
•  Japan's Fifth Mad Cow Disease Case
•  GMOs Found in Japan's Organic Soybeans
•  Korea and China Set to Cooperate on Bio Sector
•  BioMalaysia 2002 to Kick off in Kuala Lumpur
•  Combating NZ's Meningococcal Epidemic
•  Taiwan's Drinking Yogurt Contains Too Much Sugar
•  Taiwan Sets up Training Center for Foreign Doctors

Personality Profile
•  Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Trends and Prospects
•  Australian Biotech Firms Face Financing Crisis
•  Next GM Cotton Variety Promises Greater Pesticide Reductions
•  Processing Industry Fueling China's Agricultural Development
•  Moratorium on GE Products Hurts NZ's Biotech Sector

Patent News
•  Starpharma Obtains Another US Nanotech Patent
•  Patent for "Hearing Teeth" Developed by Chinese Inventor

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

NEWS CRUNCH  
news Shire, Microsoft and EURORDIS form Global Commission to accelerate time to diagnosis for children with rare diseases
news EmTech Asia explores future of life, humanity and economy
news Biology of Ageing II - Impactful Interventions
PR NEWSWIRE  
Asia Pacific Biotech News
EDITORS' CHOICE  
COLUMNS  
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APBN Editorial Calendar 2018
January:
Obesity / Outlook for 2018
February:
Searching for the fountain of youth
March:
Women in Science - Making a difference
April:
Digestive health in the 21st century - Trust your guts
May:
Dental health - The root to good health
June:
Cancer - Therapies and strategies for better patient outcomes
July:
Water management- Technologies for biotech and pharmaceutical industries
August:
Regenerative medicine / Biotech start ups
September:
Digital healthcare / 3D printing
October:
Bones / Breast cancer
November:
Liver health / Top science research nations & institutions
December:
AIDS / Breakthrough of the year/Emerging trends
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