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Vol. 5, No. 23, November 2001

Company News
•  US-based Dendrite Opens Shanghai Office
•  China's Northeast Pharmaceutical Produces AIDS Drug
•  France-based Servier Opens R&D Center in Beijing
•  US-based Cell Robotics to Provide 1000 Lasettes to Chinese Distributor
•  Matritech Selects Summit to Distribute BladderChek Cancer Test Kit in China
•  Genaco to Develop Regent Kits for Chinese Diagnostic Market
•  HK's HealthCare Asia to Commercialize Novelo's Hepatitis Drug in China
•  Bio-Rad Grants License to Singapore's Genelabs to Continue Sales of HIV Tests
•  China Pharmaceutical Not Allowed to Sell Anthrax Drugs in US
•  Unilever to Expand Business in China
•  Taiwan's Yuen Foong Yu Invests in Herbal Farm in China
•  SurroMed Awarded Grant to Develop Nanobarcodes Particles Technology in Singapore
•  Malaysia's JCorp Finds Success in Healthcare Business
•  New Temperature Sensitive Packing System from Saf-T-Pak
•  Malaysia's Supermax Sets Up Joint Venture with MSD Europe
•  Australia's Biota Rethinks Direction after Poor Acceptance of Influenza Drug
•  Austrialia-based Cellestis Clinches US Recommendation for TB Test Kit
•  Biotron of Australia Discovers Potential New Drugs for Treatment of HIV/AIDS
•  Chugai Signs Licensing Agreement on New Anti-cancer Agent with CTI Technologies
•  Japan's Olympus Develops Protein Analysis Device to Test New Drugs
•  Kyowa Hakko Opens Website to Provide Information on Bio-chemical and Fine Chemicals
•  Takeda Establishes Research Investment Company in the US
•  Takara Receives Exclusive Rights to Sell Laser Capture Microdissection System in Japan
•  Terumo and NTT DoCoMo Develop Wireless Communication System for Diabetics
•  Becton Dickinson Opens New Factory in Korea
•  Korea's Taeintech Finds Success in Bridging Biotechnology and Environmental Control
•  Eugene Science of Korea to Export Cholesterol-lowering Food Additive to Japan
•  India's Ranbaxy Gains Tentative US Approval for Lisinopril Tablets

Rules & Regulations
•  Australia to Take Steps to Boost Public Confidence in GM Food
•  New Zealand Government Paves Way for Genetic Crop Research
•  China Broadens Entrance for Medical Practitioners
•  China to Strengthen Fight against Tuberculosis
•  Malaysia to Ensure Pesticide Do Not Exceed Danger Level

Research News
•  Singapore's Institute Plays Key Role in Decoding DNA of the Pufferfish
•  Chinese Scientists Sequence Genome of Pathogenic Microbes

Alternative Medicine
•  China to Use Fingerprint Technique on TCM Drug Quality Control
•  China Urged to Put in Greater Effort to Modernize TCM Industry
•  Sino-Thai Clinic Trial Shows Chinese Medicine Effective in Treating AIDS
•  China Medical College - An Introduction to the Foremost TCM Center in Taiwan

General Information & Statistics
•  Korean Government Launches New Genome Center
•  Philippines on the Road to Rice Self-sufficiency
•  Singapore Well Positioned to Fight Anthrax War
•  Drug Discovery Conference in Japan
•  Five Asia Varsities Join Hands to Work on Green Technology
•  China Launches Project on Mental Illness Education
•  UN and China to Jointly Build Medicine Center
•  APEC Ministers Highlight Health-related Issues
•  Mortality Rate of Cardiovascular Disease High in China
•  Chinese Parents Favor Saving Babies' Cord Blood
•  Tibet Fights against Kaschin-Beck Disease
•  China Issues Report on National Health

Trends and Prospects
•  Anthrax Scare to Boost Malaysia's Rubber Glove Industry
•  Food Safety Problems Slow Industry Growth in China
•  China's Drug E-commerce Still in Infanc

•  Thailand Eligible to Request for New Strain of Rice
•  Monsanto Under Fire for 'Pirating' Chinese Soy Strain
•  Viagra Patent Wrangle Stirs Up Resentment in China

Calendar of Events
•  A comprehensive listing of upcoming biotechnology conferences in Asia-Pacific

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