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Vol.1, No.12 . 1 Dec 1997
Contents

Policies & Regulations
•  South Korea Regulates Genetically-Engineered Food
•  Taiwan to Grant Incentives to High-Tech Industries
•  Taiwan Revises Guidelines for Visiting Academics
•  India to Allow Coffee Imports
•  India's NPPA Established at Last

Major Event
•  International Collaboration on Physical Mapping and Sequencing of the Rice Genome
•  China Increases Reforestation Efforts
•  The 1997 Ho Leung Ho Lee Awards
•  Indian Scientists Express Need for National Bioethics Organization
•  Medical Insurance Getting Increasingly Important in China

Research News
•  Chinese Scientists Sequence Pig Growth Hormone
•  Boy Cured of Prenatal Immunodeficiency by Gene Therapy
•  Root Rot Supressed by Fungi
•  Yunnan Province Cultivates Transgenic Potatoes
•  Beeswax Used to Treat Heart and Brain Diseases

Chinese Medicine
•  Salvia Root Extract Powdered for Clinical Use

Company News
•  AsiaMatrix to Set Up New Specialist Center
•  Better Market for Organic Coffee and Black Tea in Japan
•  Hoechst Keen on China's Pharmaceutical Market
•  Cangene and HealthCare Asia Sign Agreement
•  NEPL to Get R & D Team from Ciba-Geigy and Sandoz
•  Ng Fung Hong Plans Further Diversification
•  Australia to Accept US Drug Evaluations
•  Glaxo India Moving Ahead
•  France-Singapore Establishes Joint Venture, Genset Singapore Biotechnology Pte. Ltd.
•  Thailand ‘s R&D Center for Shrimps
•  France to Tap Asian Market via Singapore
•  Top Chinese Imports and Exports Enterprises

General Information & Statistics
•  Singapore R & D Expenditure Triples
•  China's Trade to Exceed US$400 b. by 2000
•  Aqua-Industry in Fujian Province Takes Off
•  China's Booming Green Food Industry
•  India Needs Specific Land and Water Usage Policies

What We Hear
•  Hong Kong Faces Shortage of Psychologists

New Products
•  The World's First Adhesive Contraceptive
•  Genetically Recombinant Soybeans for Japanese Market

Patents
•  Chinese Pharmaceutical Patents

Calendar Of Events

NEWS CRUNCH  
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news Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco receive award from PETA science group for AOP developments
news 6th Asia-Pacific Breast Cancer Summit to take place in Hong Kong
PR NEWSWIRE  
Asia Pacific Biotech News
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APBN Editorial Calendar 2017
January:
Healthcare Focus: LUNGS
February:
War on CANCER
March:
Get to Know TCM
April:
Diabetes: The Big Picture
May:
The Piece of Your Mind - Brain Health/Science
June:
Rare Diseases
July:
Food Science & Technology
August:
Eye Care/ Eye Health
September:
No. 1 Killer - Heart Diseases, Diagnosis and Treatment
October:
Skin Diseases/Allergic Reactions
November:
Diseases threatening our Children
December:
Liver Health & Treatment/Technology
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
– Editor: Carmen, Jia Wen Loh
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