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Vol. 7, No. 9, 28 April 2003
Contents

Commentary
•  Commentary by Professor Leung Ping Chung

Scientific Developments
•  Genetic Code
    •  Canadian Scientists
    •  Singapore Press Release
•  Detection Kits
    •  Artus Press Release
•  WHO Network
    •  Collaborative Multi-Center Research Project
    •  Availability and Use of Laboratory Testing
    •  PCR Primers for SARS Developed by WHO Network
    •  Operational Response to SARS
    •  Global Meeting

Focusing on China
•  Understanding the Virus
•  Coping with the Situation
    •  Addressing the Nation
    •  President Hu Jintao Meets Up with Hong Kong Chief Executive
    •  Call for Cross Straits Exchange on SARS
    •  President Inspects Guangdong
    •  Top Leaders' Supports for SARS Control
    •  Health Officials in Beijing City Removed
    •  Provincial Government's Action Against SARS
•  Government Measures
•  Beijing's Battle Against SARS
•  Foreigners in China
•  China's Role in Global Battle with SARS
•  Research Progress by Chinese Scientists on SARS
•  Case Update
•  World Health Organization (WHO) Recommendations

Situation Update
•  Country Report
    •  Singapore
    •  Hong Kong, China
    •  China
    •  Taiwan
    •  Vietnam
•  WHO Report

Economic Impact
•  SARS Cuts GDP Forecast
•  Asia Avoided
•  Asian Airlines Speak Up Against "Arbitrary Measures"
•  Cruise Liners Stay Away Despite SARS Clearance

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Details

Company News
•  Ambri SensiDxTMSystem Makes Significant Progress
•  Successful Marketing Assessments for Chemeq Drug
•  Proteome Systems and VRI BioMedical in Diagnostics Agreement
•  China Business
•  Ranbaxy's Generic Augmentin Breaks into US Market
•  Tatua in Deal with Australian Company
•  HortResearch in Tropical Fruit Project

Rules & Regulations
•  Approval of Powerful Antibiotic in Beef Stirs Controversy
•  rDNA Drugs Requires Phase III Trials
•  Panel Gives Hope to Sterile Couples
•  Korea's New Bioethics Bill to Restrict DNA Testing

Research News
•  Research to Test GM Mouse Herpes Virus
•  National Bio-Chip Research Center To be Constructed in Shanghai
•  Meditation and Vegetarian Diet Can Combat Parkinson's
•  Fujitsu Develops Contact-Free ID System
•  Families of AIDS Victims Suffer from Stress
•  Korea Develops World's Smallest Endoscope
•  Red Color in Leaves Has Health Benefits

Alternative Medicine
•  A Chinese Herbal Potion as SARS Antidote
•  Korean Company Develops Anti-Diabetes Drink

General Information & Statistics
•  New Biotech Center in Victoria University
•  Austrade Predicts a Biotech Export Future
•  Preliminary AIDS Monitoring System in China
•  India's Biotech VC Fund Fails to Materialize
•  Indian Company Profits from US-Iraq War
•  Sale of Products from Cloned Animals May be Allowed in Japan
•  Smallpox Jabs for Korean Health Workers
•  Plum Pox Tests are Negative
•  Sheep Breeding to Benefit from Gene Marker Program
•  Bristol-Myers Squibb to Establish Research Base in Singapore

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


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