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Vol 11, No 06, 30 March 2007 - Drug Delivery


•  Australia and New Zealand Collaborate on Grain Research
•  Cervical Cancer Hope for Developing World
•  Agilent Technologies Honors Australian Researcher with 2007 Manfred Donike Award

•  China Adopts Five-Year Health Plan
•  Chinese HIV/AIDS Advocate Gao Receives Award
•  China's New Rule on Prescription of Drugs
•  China to Increase Spending on Agricultural Biotechnology
•  China to Increase Natural Science Research Investment
•  Free TB Detection and Treatment Promised in China
•  Dr Zhang Xu Awarded the 6th Shanghai Peony Award for Research in Natural Sciences
•  National Survey on TB Drug-Resistance to Be Launched
•  Twelve Technological Infrastructure Projects to Be Built in China
•  China Passes Draft Regulation on Human Organ Transplant
•  Scientist Wins Top Scientifi c and Technological Award
•  Science and Technology Progress in 2006

Hong Kong
•  Hong Kong Reports Human Case of H9N2

•  India's Maharashtra FDA Conducted Raids on Fake Drug Makers
•  NIH Chooses India and China for HIV Clinical Trials
•  Apollo Hospitals Teams Up with StemCyte on Stem Cell Research
•  Ranbaxy in Lipitor Patent Suit with Pfizer in 17 countries
•  DuPont to Set Up R&D Center in India
•  AZRFI Dissolved and AstraZeneca to Mentor Science Sponsorship
•  AstraZeneca's New Center in India

•  Tamiflu May be Dangerous to Teens

New Zealand
•  PHARMAC Asking about Herceptin Funding
•  Two New Medicines Funded for People with HIV

South Korea
•  South Korean Laboratory Develops Radiation Source for Cancer Treatment
•  Health Ministers of South Korea, China and Japan to Meet
•  South Korea to Issue Safety Warnings on Tamiflu

•  Taiwan Scientists Develop Reproductive Cells from hESC

•  Thai Health Groups Urge the Boycotting of Abbott

•  Vietnam to Produce Bird Flu Vaccines for Poultry

•  WHO takes Stern Measures against Fake Drugs

Special Feature
•  Drug Delivery in Cancer Therapy
•  Transdermal Drug Delivery
•  Nanotechnology and Drug Delivery
•  Types of Drug Delivery Systems

Industry Watch
•  EvoGenix Collaborates with GlaxoSmithKline for Milestone Achievement
•  3SBio Announces Addition to Product Portfolio
•  BASF Builds Two New Manufacturing Plants in China
•  Beijing Med-Pharm to Acquire Shanghai Rongheng Co Ltd
•  Bridgetech Launches Advanced Circulating Tumor CellSearch System
•  Biocon Sets up Research Facility for Bristol-Myers Squibb
•  INC Research Signs Joint Venture with GVK Biosciences to Offer Full Drug Development Services
•  Torrent to Acquire Merck's US$2 Billion Generics Unit
•  Zydus Cadila Acquires Liva Healthcare
•  China Biopharma Enters Distribution Agreement with Takeda
•  Eisai to Acquire Morphotek for US$325 Million Focusing on Therapeutic Antibodies
•  Japan's Bioventures Today -- Ribomic Inc
•  Precision Collaborates with NanoString to Co-Develop Laboratory Instrument
•  Medivas Signs License Agreement with Protheon for Avian flu Vaccine
•  Eli Lilly Expands Drug Discovery Efforts in Singapore
•  Lonza and Bio*One Capital Invests in Second Manufacturing Plant in Singapore
•  Genetech Sets Up Manufacturing Facility in Singapore
•  MerLion Collaborates with Merck Banyu for New Drug Discovery Alliance

Product News
•  QIAGEN's Molecular Assays Detect Recently Discovered Chlamydia Trachomatis Strain

Agriculture New
•  South Korean Government Orders Labelling of All GMO Products

Research Findings
•  Chinese Scientists Revealing the Secrets of Tillering Control in Rice

General News
•  Academy Launched to Promote Best Practices in Intravenous Therapy

Conference Calendar

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