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Vol 11, No 10, 30 May 2007 - Biomedical Devices
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BioBoard

Australia
•  Cochlear's Inventor Professor Graeme Clark Wins Top Research Prize
•  Biotech Projects Receive a Solid Share of ARC Funding
•  Australia Commits A$25 Million to Tackle Malaria in the Pacific
•  Western Australia to Get A$200 Million Worth of Research Hubs
•  Australian Government Funds Pharmaceutical Partnerships Program

China
•  New Diabetic Eye Disease Center in Beijing
•  Akzo Nobel to Open Two Chemical Plants
•  China Tightens Controls on Blood-Based Medicines
•  China Donates US$8 Million to WHO
•  Establishment of Eight New State Key Labs at CAS Approve
•  SFDA Approves Second Phase Trials for Bird Flu Vaccine

Hong Kong
•  Asia to Test Injectable Drug for Bird and Human Flu

Japan
•  Japan Investigates More Flu Drugs for Inducing Abnormal Behavior
•  Japan and South Korea to Launch First Joint Clinical Study of Cancer Drug

India
•  Senate Committee Approves Bill that would Reauthorize American Indian Health Care Improvement Act

Malaysia
•  Malaysia Plans New Law to Regulate Genetically Modified Foods

New Zealand
•  New Zealand Researchers Use Bacterial Enzymes to Boost Chemotherapy

Singapore
•  Singapore University Plans to Set up Bioengineering Research Center
•  Singapore and Indonesia to Join Forces in the Battle Against Bird Flu
•  Singapore to Set Up New Legal Framework to Protect Personal Data of Biomedical Research Participants

Taiwan
•  Pingtung Biotech Park Opens in July

Thailand
•  Abbott Makes New Offer of US $1 000 per Person for HIV/AIDS Drug

Vietnam
•  Vietnam Reports New Bird Flu Outbreak

Special Feature
•  New Responsive Neurostimulation System to Detect Seizures
•  BAERVELDT® Glaucoma Implant
•  da Vinci® Surgical System
•  Needle-free Device Measures Blood Sugar

Industry Watch
•  Nanotechnology Victoria Sets to Revoltionize Drug Delivery
•  Polartechnics Commences Truscreen Cervical Cancer Sensor for International Trade
•  Protagen and ZAP Collaborates with Bejing Proteome Research Center to Develop Antibodies
•  Albany Molecular Research to Acquire Manufacturing Facilities in India
•  NeoGen Labs to Launch Screening Tests to Detect IEMs in Babies
•  Pall Opens New Center of Excellence in India to Serve Life Sciences Field
•  Sun Pharma to Buy Taro for US$454 Million
•  Wockhardt Acquires Negma Laboratories in France
•  Eisai Obtains Favor with Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Teva Pharmaceuticals and Dr Reddy's Laboratories
•  Japan Bioventures Today -- Protein Express Co. Ltd
•  Special Phage Services Signs Agreement with Wako for Phage Therapy
•  Affymetrix Opens its First Manufacturing Facility in Singapore
•  Bio-Rad Builds Manufacturing Plant in Singapore
•  West Pharmaceutical Services Invests US $30 Million in Singapore Facility
•  Progen Announces Phase 2 Liver Cancer Trial

General News
•  Australia Opens Doors to World's Largest Exotic "Nature Bank"
•  World's Leading Pharmaceutical Companies Make Signifi cant Expansions in Singapore
•  Asia's First Road Network Expands into Vietnam

People Profile
•  China Grants International Sci-tech Co-op Award to Foreign Experts
•  Former Head of China's SFDA to Go on Trial
•  China Biopharmaceuticals Holdings Inc's New Appointments
•  CAS Scientist Elected into US National Academy of Sciences
•  Top Honor for Two Chinese Scientists
•  New President for Academica Sinica
•  Executive Deputy Chairman of A*STAR's Biomedical Research Council (BMRC)--Professor Edward Holmes

Conference Calendar

NEWS CRUNCH  
news Technology giant, Tencent Holdings Limited, promotes medical science and healthcare
news ECV2019 China Healthcare and Pharma Digital Innovation Summit Held Successfully in Shanghai — The "Highway" Era of Healthcare Digital Transformation
news Natural Extracts Innovated, Transformed and Diversely Laid Out to Embrace the Blue Ocean Market of Big Health
news The Proteona Oncology Challenge using ESCAPETM Single Cell Proteogenomic Analysis
PR NEWSWIRE  
Asia Pacific Biotech News
SPOTLIGHT  
LIFE OF A SCIENTIST  

APBN Editorial Calendar 2019
January:
Taiwan Medical tourism
February:
Marijuana as medicine — Legal marijuana will open up scientific research
March:
Driven by curiosity
April:
Career developments for researchers
May:
What's cracking — Antibodies in ostrich eggs
June:
Clinical trials — What's in a name?
July:
Traditional Chinese medicine in modern healthcare — Integrating both worlds
August:
Digitalization vs Digitization — Exploring Emerging Trends in Healthcare
September:
Healthy Ageing — How Science is chipping in
October:
Disruptive Urban Farming — Microbes, Plasmids, and Recycling
November:
Evaluating cost effectiveness of genomic profiling
December:
Precision Medicine for Brain Tumours
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
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