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Vol 11, No 05, 15 March 2007 - Biomedical Innovations
Contents

BioBoard

Australia
•  Australian Scientists Discover a Treatment for Malaria
•  Australian of the Year Wins Science Medal
•  Industry Researchers Receives Prestigious Awards
•  Australia Supports Biotech Start-ups
•  Phylogica Receives Funding for Brain Research

China
•  Enshi Pharma Wins Top Honors
•  Nutra Pharma to Start HIV Drug Production in China
•  CAS, INSERM and Wuhan University to Set Up a Hepatopathy Institute
•  Novartis to Launch Hep B Drug in China
•  China's Top 10 Advances in Basic Research in 2006
•  Local Researchers Rake in 42 National Science Awards
•  China Invited to Join Global Fight Against Disease
•  GlaxoSmithKline to Build Research Center in China
•  China and France to Jointly Develop Traditional Chinese Medicine

India
•  India Shows a Decline in Number of AIDS Sufferers
•  India and Norway Collaborate on Vaccination Research
•  India Launches Polio Vaccine Drive
•  Agilent Earmarks US$35 Million for India

Indonesia
•  Vaccine May Treat Many Bird Flu Strains

Malaysia
•  Malaysian Scientists Develop Herbal Drug for Dengue

New Zealand
•  New Trans-Tasman Bioscience Pact

Singapore
•  Scientists Discover Risk Gene in Breast Cancer Patients
•  Ciba to Build Antioxidant Plant in Singapore

South Korea
•  South Korea Culls 35,000 Ducks in Latest Bird Flu Outbreak

Taiwan
•  Taiwan Biotech Output Valued at Over US$5.36 Billion
•  Scientists Plan China, Hong Kong, Taiwan Stem Cell Trial
•  Taiwan Government Revamps Pharma Regulations

Vietnam
•  Bird Flu Resurfaces in Southern Vietnam

Others
•  Asia to Fight Tuberculosis and HIV Infections

Special Feature
•  A Breakthrough in Minimally Invasive Surgery -- Irreversible Electroporation
•  Breath Test to Detect Early Lung Cancer
•  Risks of Pathogen Transmission through Blood Transfusions and the Intercept Blood System
•  The Future of Breast Imaging -- CTLaser Mammography
•  Total Artifical Heart

Industry Watch
•  Hovione to Licence Inhaler Technology with Sankyo and Biota Ltd
•  China Medical Completes Acquisition of Fluorescent in Situ Hybridization Business
•  HUYA Bioscience Licenses Cancer Compound from Shenzhen Chipscreen
•  Idenix Receives Chinese Approval for Chronic Hepatitis B Drug
•  Novo Nordisk Signs Agreement with Chinese Academy of Sciences
•  Merck Collaborates with ICMR to Launch Controversial HPV Vaccine
•  PPD to Develop Novel Statin from Ranbaxy
•  Siemens Collaborate with Wyeth to Discover New Therapies
•  Biocryst Collaborates with Shionogi on Anti-infl uenza Drug Peramivir
•  BioMerieux Receives Major Order from BML
•  Sosei Enters Phase I Trial of Cancer Drug AD923
•  XOMA and Takeda Expand Collaboration for Therapeutic Antibody Disocvery and Development
•  Albany Established its AMRSRC to Support Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industries
•  RSA Launches South East Expansion with New Office in Singapore

Product News
•  Agilent Technologies Introduces Flagship Gas Chromatograph

Research
•  POLA Discovers Chinese Spice Helps Burn Fat
•  Searching for Lupus Gene

Conference Calendar


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