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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.

NEWS CRUNCH  
news $1.7 million awarded to Australian biomedical researchers through philanthropic Ramaciotti Foundations
news Genetically boosting the nutritional value of corn could benefit millions
news Inhibitor Pariet obtained approval of additional dosage in Japan for maintenance therapy of proton pump inhibitor resistant reflux esophagitis
PR NEWSWIRE  
Asia Pacific Biotech News
EDITORS' CHOICE  

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July:
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August:
Eye – the Window to your Soul
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