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Vol 16, No 4, April 2012 - Bioethics
Contents

EDITORIAL

BioBoard

Europe
•  Biomarkers for Autism Discovered
•  New Research Could Stop Tumor Cells From Spreading
•  Dutch Scientists Deliver Drugs with Nanorockets
•  ďLivingĒ Micro-Robot Could Detect Diseases in Future
•  Animal Import Bans Threaten UK Drug Research
•  £100M Welsh Biotech Fund Inspired by Sir Chris Evans
•  Scientists Discover New Plasmodium Mechanism

India
•  Landmark Gleevec IP Case Makes Big Pharma Think Twice
•  Indian Govt Defends Generics Industry

Japan
•  Japan May Open $96 Billion Drug Market Further

Singapore
•  Temasek Foundation and Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Collaborate in Myanmar
•  NCIS, NCCS and ESMO to Launch Cancer Education Initiative

Taiwan
•  Taiwan Lags Behind South Korea in Biotech
•  NCHU Inaugurates Taiwan-U.S. Research Center on Plant and Food Biotech
•  Taiwan Offers New Model to Predict Hepatitis C Cancer Risk
•  Nobel Laureate Dr. Ada E. Yonath to Lecture in Taipei

USA
•  BIO Opens Nominations for 2012 Biotech Humanitarian Award
•  Pharmaceuticals Survey: Many Think Business Model Is Broken
•  Probe Proteins Ultrafast with Infrared Spectroscopy
•  This DNA Cannot be Replicated
•  New Single-Cell, Single-Molecule Method to Identify DNA
•  New Gene Therapy Approach Could Treat Sickle Cell
•  Clamor Affects More than Birds and Other Animals
•  The End of RNA World?
•  Curly Leaves Inspire New Technique for Shaping Thin Gel Sheets
•  Mutant Plants May be Better for Biofuels
•  Breakthrough in IDíing Target Cancer Epigenetic Genes

Eye on China
•  China to Cease Harvesting Inmate Organs
•  China Needs More Than 20 Years to Catch Up on Innovation
•  Roads to Design an Efficient Non-viral Gene Delivery System
•  Rice MADS29 Transcription Factor Regulates Seed Development
•  Vermont Benefits From BioTekís China Focus
•  Healthcare Reforms Squeezing China Pharmaceuticals
•  2011 Watershed Year for Chinese Life Science
•  Novasep Opens New Shanghai Facilities

Features
•  Conflicts of Interest in Biomedical Research
•  Clinical Trials in Low and Middle Income Countries: A Reflection on the Issues
•  The Closure of the National Bio-bank in Singapore
•  Draining the Goodwill of Science: The Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing Industry in East Asia

Inside Industry
•  Simulations Plus Announces Preliminary Success in Malaria Drug Design Project
•  xCELLigence System Evaluated in EU Project to Replace Animal Experiments in Cosmetics Industry
•  Progress in $100 Million Biodiesel and Commercial Fish Food Project
•  QIAGEN and Bio-X Center Open Shanghai Translational Medicine Lab
•  Index Ventures Launches First 150m Life Sciences Fund
•  Enzo Biochem Expands Distribution with Japanís Cosmo Bio
•  Maxwell Biotech Venture Fund Invests in Hepatitis B/D
•  ScinoPharm and NHRI Announce Jointly Developed Diabetes Drug
•  Calibr: A New Paradigm for Academic Ė Industry Cooperation
•  Biocon and Pfizer End Commercialization Agreement
•  Plandai Biotech Demonstrates Significance of Flavonoid & Polyphenol Bioavailability
•  Ceva Uses ProBioGenís AGE1.CR Cell Line for Viral Vaccine Production
•  Quintiles to Sign Memorandum of Agreement with Malaysia Biotechnology Corporation

•  Conference Calendar

NEWS CRUNCH  
news Asia is the fastest growing region for nutraceuticals
news 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine winners
news Vitafoods Asia expands by 40 per cent in 2018
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Asia Pacific Biotech News
EDITORS' CHOICE  
COLUMNS  

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 technology - Meat of the future
September:
Doctor Robot - The digital healthcare revolution
October:
Bones / Breast cancer
November:
Liver health / Top science research nations & institutions
December:
AIDS / Breakthrough of the year/Emerging trends
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
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