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Vol.9, No 12, 1 July 2005

•  More US Funding for Medical Research in Singapore
•  CyGenics Granted Key Patent for the China Market
•  Japan Sets Up Ethnic Crime sources
•  Singapore and Hong Kong are Most at Risk in Bird Flu Pandemic
•  Eisai Sets Up Pharmaceutical Marketing Branch in Switzerland
•  India Ties Up with US FDA
•  Archbishop of Seoul Opposes Professor Hwangs Embryonic Stem Cell Research
•  Malaysia on the Verge of an HIV Epidemic
•  US Donates US$35 Million to Help China Fight AIDS
•  Satellite-based System to Monitor the Patterns of How Viruses Spread
•  New Bird Flu Test Offers Results in 24 Hours
•  Singapore's Researcher Awarded Prestigious International Award
•  India's Bharat Biotech Invests in Perak
•  Bill Gates Contributes Millions to Support Cervical Vaccines for the Poor

Industry Watch
•  Biota Discovers New Potent Antivirals
•  Celladon Partners with V-Kardia on Development of Percutaneous Delivery of Gene Therapy for Heart Failure
•  Regenera Closes Multimillion Dollar Drug Deal
•  Napo Pharma Collaborates with AsiaPharm
•  Matrix Buys Over Belgian Company Docpharma
•  Ranbaxy Buys Portfolio from Spain’s EFARMES
•  Japan's MediBIC and ReaMetrix India Team up
•  Medical & Biological Labs and DNAVEC Establish Joint Venture Company in China
•  Britsol-Meyers Squibb Collaborates with Korea's Celltrion
•  YM Biosciences Partners with Kuhnil to Develop Nimotuzumab
•  A Company that Helps Translate Basic Research into Useful Biomedical Products
•  InfleXion Corp Develops Diagnostic Kits
•  GNI and Shanghai Genomics Merge
•  MerLion Announces Collaboration Agreement with Sankyo
•  Schering AG Sets Up Asia-Pacific Headquarters in Singapore
•  Three Global Companies Invest US$112 Million to Form Joint Venture: Interpharma, Quintiles and Temasek Holdings

Products/Services Highlights
•  Agilent's Product Improves Peptide Identification for Proteomics Research

Research Findings
•  LCT succeeds in Pig Cell Transplants
•  'Microscopic' Endoscope Detects Stomach Cancer Early
•  Singapore Doctor Awarded for Cancer Research
•  Cinanserin as an Anti-SARS Drug
•  Omega-3 used as Anti-Breast Cancer Drugs
•  Saliva Used to Diagnose Diseases

Rules & Regulations
•  Australia Reviews its Legislation on Stem Cells Research
•  New Law in China to Protect the Rights of AIDS Victim
•  Chinese Ministry of Agriculture Issued Urgent Notice on Experiments of Dangerous Pathogenic Microbes
•  Stricter Biochemical Laws in Korea

•  Agribusiness Giant Monsanto may Scrap GM Corn Investment in Thailand
•  Kiwi Researchers Develops New Anti-Thrush Milk
•  New Anti-SARS Vaccine from Plants
•  Research to Eradicate Black Rot

Alternative Medicine
•  Acupuncture Reliefs Dry Mouth
•  Herbal Drug for the Heart
•  Wormwood as Anti-Malarial Drug

General News
•  TH Tech Park Attracts US$26 Million in Biotech Operations
•  'Tooth-In-Eye' Surgery
•  Biopolis Grows to Become a Global Biomedical Hub
•  Singapore's Pulau Ubin Bans Poultry Completely

•  Professor Sir Darzi Ara

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