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Vol 11, No 02, 30 January 2007 - IT in Healthcare
Contents

BioBoard

Australia
•  ANSTO Gets Four-Year Funding

China
•  Studies of Breast Cancer Diagnosis Technology get Support from Government
•  Tri-vaccine Against Low Pathogenic Avian Infl uenza Developed in Henan
•  Peregrine Opens Subsidiary in China and Launches New Lung Cancer Therapy
•  National Academy of Sciences Honors Six HHMI Researchers
•  China and Canada Sign Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement
•  Aida's Cancer Drug Enters Phase II Trials
•  Guangdong on Alert Against SARS During Spring Festival
•  A Chinese Court Fines Two Companies for Patent Infringement of Viagra
•  Italy Welcomes TCM

Hong Kong
•  Hong Kong on High Alert Against Bird Flu

India
•  ClinTec International to Expand Operations in India
•  India May be the Birthplace of One of the World's Deadliest Killers -- Tuberculosis
•  India to Implement Centralized Licensing in 5-Year Span on Therapeutic Basis

Indonesia
•  Indonesia Plans to Get Kits for Faster Bird Flu Diagnosis

Japan
•  Japan Confirms A New Bird Flu Case
•  Bayer Signs Imaging Deal with Japan Firm

Malaysia
•  Malaysian Company to Produce Bioethanol from Nipah Palm Tree

New Zealand
•  AstraZeneca Provides Alternative Supply of Adrenaline for New Zealand

Singapore
•  Singapore Government to Pass Health Product Bill
•  ImmuneRegen Ships Viprovex to Singapore Defense Lab
•  Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Receives S$80 Million Donation
•  S*BIO and Karolinska Institutet Ink Research Pact
•  New Neurosurgical Center Boosts Singapore as a Hub of Medical Excellence

Taiwan
•  Scholarship Scheme for Taiwan Students of Traditional Chinese Medicine
•  World's First Liver Genome Library Complete
•  Local Researchers Help with the Sequence of Parasite Genome Project

South Korea
•  Scientists Discover Anti-AIDS Protein Mechanism
•  South Korea Confirms New Highly-Virulent Bird Flu Case

Thailand
•  Thai Police Seize Illegal Bird Flu Vaccine

Vietnam
•  Bird Flu Hits Sixth Province in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

Special Feature
•  Linking the Healthcare Ecosystem with IT to Create Stronger Systems
• 
Connected Health Framework: Keeping Medical Data Liquid

Industry Watch
•  Millipore's HEScGRO Medium Advances Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research
•  A TCM Specialist -- Beijing Tongrentang Co Ltd
•  Diagnostics Firm Adaltis to Acquire Shanghai Hua Tai Biotechnology
•  Organon Acquires Stake in HUYA to Develop Chinese Biopharmaceuticals
•  Renhuang Pharmaceuticals Received Major Order from Anhui Huayuan Pharmaceutical
•  Sinovac Biotech Ltd -- A Leading Chinese Biotech Company
•  Skystar Bio-Pharmaceutical Signs Letter of Intent for Joint Scientific Research Project with TNI-Penta
•  Boston Scientific's Reports on Major Adverse Events of TAXUS Stent Study in Diabetic Patients
•  AsiaPharm Acquires Nanjing-based Pharmaceutical Group
•  DSM Biologics and Crucell Announced Licensing Agreement with AbGenomics Corporation
•  Grant Life Sciences Signs Collaboration Agreement with Taiwan's UCL for Diagnostic Products Validation
•  ScinoPharm Launches More Cancer Treatment APIs

Agriculture
•  Medicinal Plants of Malaysia

Research and Findings
•  Daughter Cells Generated from Embryonic Stem Cells May Provide a Safer Way to Develop Clinical Stem Cell Therapies
•  IMCB Research Finds a Way to Prevent Cancer

People Profile
•  Professor David P Bartel and His Contributions to the Discovery of microRNAs

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