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Vol. 6, No. 23 November 2002
Contents

Company News
•  Acrux in Licensing Agreement for Skin Permeation Platform Technology
•  Agenix to Begin Human Trials for Blood Clot Imaging Project
•  Cancer Vac Successful in Human Trials of Cancer Therapy
•  Terumo to Expand Production Scale in China
•  Ranbaxy in Licensing Agreement for Brain Drug
•  Wockhardt Plans to Expand into US, Europe
•  Zydus Vaccicare to Launch Four Vaccines
•  Tanabe Seiyaku to Develop Small Molecule LFA-1 Antagonists with Novartis
•  Neurogenetics Extends Agreement with Eisai
•  Insect Biotech
•  Boviquest Discovers Cow Milk Production Gene
•  MerLion Pharma Secures US$13.5 Million in Funds
•  CordLife Launches Business Partnership Program
•  Lytone Announces New Uric Acid Control Product

Rules & Regulations
•  Call for Herbal Medicines to List Potential Adverse Reactions
•  Korea Bans Human Cloning

Research News
•  Australia Develops World-first Gene Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis
•  New Dietary Fibers Have Additional Health Benefits
•  Wheat Developed Using New Biophysical Technique
•  Sino-US Joint Effort to Battle AIDS in China
•  China Reinforces Agri-biotech Research
•  China Succeeds in Cloning Cow from Frozen Stem Cells
•  Estrogen Link in Liver Damage in Women Drinkers
•  Japan to Develop Tear-free GM Onions
•  Korea's Answer to Viagra
•  GM Papaya to be Cultivated in SE Asia
•  New Blood Test Improves Diagnosis of Heart Failure
•  NZ to Join Bovine Genomic Sequencing Initiative
•  Cow Bones Successfully Grafted On Sheep
•  Singapore Introduces World-first Surgery to Treat Sleep Disorder

Alternative Medicine
•  Chinese Herb Effective in Controlling Liver Cancer
•  Chengdu to Hold Conference on TCM Modernization
•  Scientific Testing of Chinese Herbs for Cancer Care

General Information & Statistics
•  Major Health Research Institutes to Receive Funding
•  Record Number of Hepatitis C Infections in Australia
•  Needle Schemes Prevents HIV and HCV Infections
•  Sino-French Life Sciences Center Established
•  Ten Percent of HK Students Have High Mercury Exposure
•  India Emerges as Biotech R&D Hub
•  Adult Smoking Rate at All-time Low
•  Japan's Nobel Laureates Hope to Inspire Science Boom
•  NZ Lays out Biotechnology Strategy
•  IRRI Sets up Rice Knowledge Bank
•  Students to Learn Life Sciences through BioCamp
•  Singapore Sets Up Oncology Research Institute
•  Agrobiology Scientists Move into New Institution
•  Survey Shows Singapore Biomed Industry Highly Rated
•  Biological and Medical Engineering Conference in Singapore
•  Taiwan Shares Malaria Experience

Trends and Prospects
•  Experts Say Progress in Singapore's Biomedical Arena Tremendous
•  Nobel Laureate Sydney Brenner to Make "Day-trip" in 2050

Patent News
•  Bharat Biotech Gets Global Patent for Infection Drug

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


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