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Vol. 6, No. 26 December 2002
Contents

Company News
•  QBT Develops Unique Method to Extract Protein
•  Virax HIV Drug Passes First Major Safety Review
•  Ventracor Requests to Begin Human Trials for "Artificial Heart"
•  Norwood Abbey Laser Devices Approved
•  Roche Aims to Expand Market Share in China
•  GlaxoSmithKline to Localize AIDS Drug Production in China
•  Ranbaxy to Launch Generic Version of Augmentin
•  More In-licensing Tie-ups for Nicholas Piramal
•  Yokogawa Releases New Oscilloscpe
•  Olympus Sets its Sights on Tissue Engineering
•  Joint Research on Drug Discovery between Takeda and Albany
•  KBP Co. Ltd.
•  LeadGenex Inc.
•  Blis to Launch Bio Restore Soon
•  Fonterra Opens Health and Nutrition Unit
•  Wyeth Markets Novel Immunosuppressant for Kidney Transplantation
•  GSK Completes Phase II Trial of Rotavirus Gastroenteritis Vaccine
•  Schering-Plough to Manufacture Zetia in Singapore

Rules & Regulations
•  Japan Not Ready for Freezing of Human Eggs
•  Updated TB Guidelines on Website
•  Philippines Approves Insect-protected Corn
•  Taiwan Approves Plans to Reduce Drug Costs

Research News
•  GM Sheep Produce More Milk and Wool
•  Tender Beef Gene Test Developed
•  Cytokine as Antibiotics Alternative for Poultry
•  Human Obesity Linked to Beacon Genes
•  Muscles Play Role in Cholesterol Regulation
•  Chinese Scientists Develop Biochip for HCV Detection
•  GM Tomato as HBV Vaccine on Trial in China
•  Study Shows Good Management Reduces Diabetic Risks
•  Oral Vaccine for Cholera
•  Researchers Perform Brain Transplant on Rat
•  Japan Develops Encapsulated Endoscope
•  Supercritical Water Oxidation Unit for High Salt Concentrations Developed
•  Research Shows Promise for New HIV/AIDS Drug
•  Needle-free Blood Test Discovered
•  Singapore Hospital Conducts Cervical Cancer Vaccine Trial
•  High-intensity Ultrasound to Kill Tumors

General Information & Statistics
•  Innovative Food Center Launched
•  China Sets up National Stem Cell Base in Tianjin
•  Sino-US Collaboration on Drug Screening
•  Study Shows Insufficient Breast Cancer Awareness
•  Call for India to Modernize Farming Sector
•  Indian Biotech Sector Lacks Funding
•  Biotech Solutions Available Online
•  Local Governments Subsidize Fertility Treatment
•  Low Blood Selenium Levels in New Zealanders
•  NZ Biotech Should Focus on Environment
•  Singapore Sets up National Tissue Repository
•  Singapore Research Agency Appoints New Leaders
•  Institute to Use Nanoscience to Treat Diseases
•  Taiwan Establishes Botanical Drug Products Plant
•  Fatality Rate in Childbirth at High Level

Education
•  Singapore Students Share Views on GM Organisms

Patent News
•  Gradipore Membrane Separation Technology Receives US Nod
•  Starpharma Granted Third US Nanotech Patent
•  Chinese Companies Hoping to Copy Viagra

Personality Profile
•  Jackie Y. Ying

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
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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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