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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

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news MIT Technology Review announces 2018's 10 'Innovators Under 35 Asia'
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Asia Pacific Biotech News
EDITORS' CHOICE  

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Healthcare Focus: LUNGS
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War on CANCER
March:
Get to Know TCM
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Diabetes: The Big Picture
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Advocacies in Support of Rare Disease Patients
July:
Food Science & Technology
August:
Eye – the Window to your Soul
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Infectious Diseases
October:
A change of heart — Cardiovascular diseases
November:
Paediatric Illnesses
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Skin Diseases and Allergic Reactions
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