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Vol 9, No 17, 15 September 2005
Contents

BioBoard
•  GSK to Licence Roche's Carvedilol in India
•  India-based Torrent Pharma Teams up with Novo Nordisk to Make Insulin
•  First Dog Cloned by South Korean Team
•  Roche and WHO Discuss a Deal on Bird Flu Drug, Tamiflu
•  Encephalitis Outbreak in Northern India Kills Many Children
•  H5N1 Avian Virus Identified in Mongolia
•  RIKEN Achieves Breakthrough in CNS Research
•  Harvard Scientist's Breakthrough in Stem Cell Research
•  Freshwater Fish in Hong Kong Contain Cancer-causing Chemical
•  Professor Bongso Awarded the ASEAN Outstanding Scientist Award
•  Dengue Scare in Southeast Asia
•  New Technology Developed to Test Pig-borne Disease -- Strep Suis
•  Singapore Accreditation Council Ties Up with College of American Pathology

Special Feature
•  Latest Developments in Gene Therapy
•  The Status and Promise of Cancer Gene Therapy
•  Beauty and Beast: The Promises and Concerns of Gene Therapy Vectors

•  How Safe is Gene Therapy?
•  Gene Therapy of Cancer

Industry Watch
•  Canadian Diagnostics Company Medmira Inks JV With China's Tianhe Pharmaceutical
•  Elder Pharma Teams Up with Ceejay to Manufacture Natural Dietary Fibre Supplement

•  Grandix Ties Up with Italian Chromogenix
•  Bio*One Capital's A-Bio Pharma Secures A Second Deal with GlaxoSmithKline
•  Innogene Kalbiotech Collaborates with Recombio SA
•  CordLife -- Southeast Asia's First AABB Accredited Cord Blood Bank
•  Taiwan's Medigen Collaborates with NZ's Pacific Edge Biotech
•  Sagittarius Life Science Seeks Partner for Commercialization of New Products

Products/Services Highlights
•  Evotec Technologies Provides InsightTM Cell
•  Agilent's New HD-CGH Custom Microarrays for Pinpointing Cancer-related Genetic Abnormalities

Research Findings
•  Singapore IBN's Urine-Powered Batteries for Biochip Devices
•  International Study Suggests Possible Link Between Evolution and Cancer
•  Scientists Discover Connection Between Fetal Stem Cells and Maternal Brain

Agriculture
•  Rice Revelations
•  Contraceptive for Weeds?

Alternative Medicine
•  Institute of Chinese Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong Awarded NIH Grant

General News
•  Crocodile Blood May Hold HIV Cure
•  Singapore to Build one of World's Most Advanced Biomedical Plant
•  The Way We See the World

People
•  Interview with Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Agre

Conference Calendar


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