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Vol. 6, No. 16 August 2002
Contents

Company News
•  CSIRO Drug Discovery Spin-off Established
•  Brownes Dairy Adds Omega 3 Fatty Acids to Milk
•  Development Failure in Amrad's AM365 for Hepatitis B
•  Starpharma Forms US-based Nanotech Company
•  Beijing to Build Advanced Pharmaceutical Logistics Center
•  Bristol-Myers Negotiates to Up Price of Bufferin in China
•  Ranbaxy's Anti-AIDS Drugs in WHO List
•  Gufic Biosciences to Boost Presence in Herbal Medicine
•  Alembic Gets Approval for Clinical Trials of Injections
•  Dabur Restructures its Pharmaceutical Business
•  Fujisawa Licenses Cefzon Marketing Rights in China to Xian-Janssen
•  Fujitsu and CLS Boost Genome Sequence Homology Search Capability
•  Anti-allergic Product by Schering-Plough and Shionogi Approved
•  Shionogi-GSK Announces Results of Human Trial of Anti-HIV Reagents
•  Eggbiotech Incorporation
•  Eugene Science
•  Aegis BioActives to Develop Botanical Drugs from Pinus radiata
•  Diatranz's Diabetes Xenotransplantation Effort Moves to Australia
•  Auckland is a Pharmacia Preferred Research Site
•  Systome Therapeutics Wins Tech-venture Competition
•  Taiwan's Lytone Develops Slow Release Pig Growth Hormone

Rules & Regulations
•  License for Commercial Release of GM Canola
•  Japan Approves GM Corn and Soy Varieties for Food
•  Food Import Ban Eyed after Spinach Scare
•  Control on Additives in Imported Foods to Relax
•  Human Embryos Set for Medical Research in Korea
•  Livestock Antibiotics No Longer Over-the-counter
•  Singapore OKs Human Stem Cell Research
•  Singapore Doctors Told to Keep up or Lose License

Research News
•  Australia Isolates "Green Revolution" Rice Gene
•  DNA-based Detection of Banana Disease
•  Australia Discovers Stem Cells for Thymus Regrowth
•  Edible Animal Vaccines Available Soon in HK
•  Novel Female Contraceptive Developed from Tobacco
•  Indian Scientists Develops Effective Drug Delivery for Liver Cancer
•  New Cholera Strain Identified
•  Singapore and Collaborators Announce Genome Sequence of Fugu rubripes
•  Japan Identifies Gene that Causes Type 1 Diabetes
•  Korean Doctors Discover Superbacteria in Asia
•  PCB in Cooking Oil Associated with Fewer Male Births

Alternative Medicine
•  Anti-cancer Compound Found in Malaysia's Aphrodisiac Plant
•  Stronger Anti-cancer Substance Found in Herbal Medicine

General Information & Statistics
•  Funds for Glaucoma and Eye Disease Research
•  Diabetes Vaccine Development Center to Open in 2003
•  Access to Cochrane Online Library for all Australians
•  China Bans Liver Risk Diet Pill
•  China's Largest Experimental Animal Breeding Center On the Way
•  Beijing to Host International Bioscientists Conference
•  Indonesia and Singapore Join Hands in Vegetable Project
•  Japanese Survey Yields Vital Heart Attack Data
•  Japan Urges China to Tighten Control on Diet-pill
•  Malaysia Sees Rise in Dengue Fever
•  Eating More Seafood Good for NZ's Mental Health
•  Conference on Legal and Business Perspectives in IT and Biotech
•  Singapore Introduces New Drug to Battle Sepsis
•  US Praises Singapore's Life Sciences Effort

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


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