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Vol 11, No 03, 15 February 2007 - Top Scientists in Asia Pacific
Contents

BioBoard

Australia
•  New Cooperative Research Center for Cancer Therapeutics in Melbourne
•  WEHI Collaborates with Genentech to Develop New Cancer Drugs
•  Australia Prepares to Vaccinate its Entire Population Against Bird Flu

China
•  China Revokes Licenses of 160 Drug Firms
•  Three More National Laboratories to be Set up at CAS
•  Covance Expands Operations in China
•  CAS Launches a New Round of Academician Selection with Strict Procedures
•  China Slashes Cost of Overpriced Drugs
•  New Diabetic Drug Manufactured in Shanghai

Japan
•  apan Confirms 32nd Mad Cow Case
•  New Bird Flu Outbreak Suspected in Japan

Indonesia
•  Indonesia to Declare Bird Flu a National Disaster
•  Baxter Collaborates with the Indonesian Government
•  Indonesia Develops a Bird Flu Vaccine

India
•  India to Carry Out First Multi-centric Clinical Trial with Stem Cells
•  Lotus Labs and Labindia Team Up to Build a Clinical Research Academy
•  Bangalore to Build Knowledge City
•  Indian Companies to Bid for Merck's Generics Business
•  India and Croatia Pledge One million Euros for Scientifi c Research
•  India to Lead in Global Stem Cell Market by 2010
•  Biotech Leaders Receive Indian Government Awards

Malaysia
•  Malaysia Opens a New Laboratory for Hazardous Disease Research

Philippines
•  Philippines Bans Imports of Live Birds and Poultry from Japan

Singapore
•  Singapore Keeping up Vigilance Against Infectious Diseases
•  Singapore Health Ministry Considering Legislation on Biomedical Research
•  TNT Appoints Onno Boots as South East Asia's Regional Managing Director

South Kore
•  South Korea Aims to Become Top 10 Science Nation by 2010

Taiwan
•  Taiwan Works on Bird Flu Vaccine
•  Taiwan Introduces World's First DNA chip

Thailand
•  Bird Flu Strikes in Thailand Again
•  Thai Pharma Industry Against Thai Government's Decision to Produce Generic Drugs

Special Feature
•  Short Biodata of Dr Chung-Hsuan Winston Chen
•  Professor Judith A. Whitworth -- Director of the John Curtin School of Medical Research and Howard Florey Professor of Medical Research at the Australian National University
•  Using Biodiversity Information Effectively

Industry Watch
•  CS Trail Closure Statement Unaffects VivaGelTM Clinical Trails Progress
•  Living Cell Technologies to Run World's First Xenotransplantation Trial in Diabetes without Immunosuppression
•  China Medical Technologies Inc -- A Medical Device Company
•  Sinovac Biotech to Increase Stake in China Subsidiary
•  Aurigene Collaborates With Forest Labs
•  Transgene Biotek Developing Oral Vaccine to Fight Diabetes
•  ImClone and Bristol-Myers Team up for Cancer Treatment in Japan
•  Japan Bioventures Today -- Medical ProteoScope Co Ltd
•  Fluidigm Launches Biomedical Product Development Center
•  Singular ID Launches Enxure On-Line Portal with the Delivery of Two Enxure Evaluation Kits

Research and Findings
•  Taiwan Develops New Biochip Technology
•  Scientists Develop Cost-effective Nuclear Medicine Kit
•  Protein Found Key to Human Flu Transmission
•  IMCB Partners with Hitachi for Better Diagnostics
•  Creating Safer and Cheaper Therapeutic Options for Stem Cells

Agriculture
•  Medicinal Plants of Sri Lanka

General News
•  Opening of NUS Center for Life Sciences

Conference Calendar


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