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Vol.3, No.23 . 15 Nov 1999
Contents

Policies & Regulations
•  South Korea Sets Rules for Labeling of GMOs
•  Basmati Rice Exports Threatened by Genetic Purity Testing
•  South Korea May Import US-made Hemophilia Drug

Major Event
•  Beijing Prepares for Imminent Flu Epidemic
•  The Growing AIDS Epidemic in Asia
•  Two New Wheat Varieties Marketed

Research News
•  IRRI¡¯s ¡°Super Rice¡± With Increased Yield
•  Gene Therapy Tool to Fight Liver Disease
•  Malaria Parasite Genome Mapped
•  Recent Progress in Artificial Lung Research

Alternative Medicine
•  New World Group Pushes Modernization of Chinese Medicine
•  China Rich Invests in Chinese Medicine Database

Company News
•  Unilever Looks Forward to Listing in China
•  Ranbanxy Posts 54.6% Growth in Net Profit
•  Merck¡¯s Vioxx to be Marketed in Singapore
•  Amu Corp. Develops "Tear-Free" Onions
•  Pharmacia & Upjohn Receives FDA Approval for Aromasin
•  China Sets Up Third Asset Management Firm
•  3-D Pharmaceuticals and AgrEvo Announce Agrochemical Collaboration

General Information & Statistics
•  Increase in Patent Applications for Biotech Products in Korea
•  India Mushroom Industry is All Set to Grow
•  France Opens Door to Thai Seafood Suppliers
•  India Expects Bumper Sugarcane Harvest
•  Malaysian Palm Oil Exports Show Improvement
•  Authorities Predict Future Rubber Trends

News In Brief
•  Indian Rice Imports Start Arriving
•  The Wellcome Trust to Fund a ¡ê10 Million Cancer Genome Project
•  Warner-Lambert and American Home Products to Merge
•  A New Version of Ibuprofen
•  Japanese Researchers Discover New Cancer Fighter
•  Korea¡¯s New Venture Capital-Incubator Firm

Announcement
•  The Second Cao Tian-qin Memorial Symposium on Protein Research

Patents
•  Chinese Patents

Calendar Of Events


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