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Vol 11, No 10, 30 May 2007 - Biomedical Devices
Contents

BioBoard

Australia
•  Cochlear's Inventor Professor Graeme Clark Wins Top Research Prize
•  Biotech Projects Receive a Solid Share of ARC Funding
•  Australia Commits A$25 Million to Tackle Malaria in the Pacific
•  Western Australia to Get A$200 Million Worth of Research Hubs
•  Australian Government Funds Pharmaceutical Partnerships Program

China
•  New Diabetic Eye Disease Center in Beijing
•  Akzo Nobel to Open Two Chemical Plants
•  China Tightens Controls on Blood-Based Medicines
•  China Donates US$8 Million to WHO
•  Establishment of Eight New State Key Labs at CAS Approve
•  SFDA Approves Second Phase Trials for Bird Flu Vaccine

Hong Kong
•  Asia to Test Injectable Drug for Bird and Human Flu

Japan
•  Japan Investigates More Flu Drugs for Inducing Abnormal Behavior
•  Japan and South Korea to Launch First Joint Clinical Study of Cancer Drug

India
•  Senate Committee Approves Bill that would Reauthorize American Indian Health Care Improvement Act

Malaysia
•  Malaysia Plans New Law to Regulate Genetically Modified Foods

New Zealand
•  New Zealand Researchers Use Bacterial Enzymes to Boost Chemotherapy

Singapore
•  Singapore University Plans to Set up Bioengineering Research Center
•  Singapore and Indonesia to Join Forces in the Battle Against Bird Flu
•  Singapore to Set Up New Legal Framework to Protect Personal Data of Biomedical Research Participants

Taiwan
•  Pingtung Biotech Park Opens in July

Thailand
•  Abbott Makes New Offer of US $1 000 per Person for HIV/AIDS Drug

Vietnam
•  Vietnam Reports New Bird Flu Outbreak

Special Feature
•  New Responsive Neurostimulation System to Detect Seizures
•  BAERVELDT® Glaucoma Implant
•  da Vinci® Surgical System
•  Needle-free Device Measures Blood Sugar

Industry Watch
•  Nanotechnology Victoria Sets to Revoltionize Drug Delivery
•  Polartechnics Commences Truscreen Cervical Cancer Sensor for International Trade
•  Protagen and ZAP Collaborates with Bejing Proteome Research Center to Develop Antibodies
•  Albany Molecular Research to Acquire Manufacturing Facilities in India
•  NeoGen Labs to Launch Screening Tests to Detect IEMs in Babies
•  Pall Opens New Center of Excellence in India to Serve Life Sciences Field
•  Sun Pharma to Buy Taro for US$454 Million
•  Wockhardt Acquires Negma Laboratories in France
•  Eisai Obtains Favor with Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Teva Pharmaceuticals and Dr Reddy's Laboratories
•  Japan Bioventures Today -- Protein Express Co. Ltd
•  Special Phage Services Signs Agreement with Wako for Phage Therapy
•  Affymetrix Opens its First Manufacturing Facility in Singapore
•  Bio-Rad Builds Manufacturing Plant in Singapore
•  West Pharmaceutical Services Invests US $30 Million in Singapore Facility
•  Progen Announces Phase 2 Liver Cancer Trial

General News
•  Australia Opens Doors to World's Largest Exotic "Nature Bank"
•  World's Leading Pharmaceutical Companies Make Signifi cant Expansions in Singapore
•  Asia's First Road Network Expands into Vietnam

People Profile
•  China Grants International Sci-tech Co-op Award to Foreign Experts
•  Former Head of China's SFDA to Go on Trial
•  China Biopharmaceuticals Holdings Inc's New Appointments
•  CAS Scientist Elected into US National Academy of Sciences
•  Top Honor for Two Chinese Scientists
•  New President for Academica Sinica
•  Executive Deputy Chairman of A*STAR's Biomedical Research Council (BMRC)--Professor Edward Holmes

Conference Calendar

NEWS CRUNCH  
news Collaboration is Cure for Better Global Health Outcomes, UK-India Experts Say
news EmTech Asia Opens: Features 50 speakers on innovation and emerging technologies
news Russia's only project to supply local high-tech anti-cancer drugs abroad continues with the first shipment to Vietnam
PR NEWSWIRE  
Asia Pacific Biotech News
EDITORS' CHOICE  

Primates in Biomedical Research
COLUMNS  
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APBN Editorial Calendar 2016
January:
Guest Editorial - Biotechnology In Korea
February:
Guest Editorial - Biomedical Research Governance
March:
Guest Editorial - Life-Saving Opportunities: A Guide to Regenerative Medicine
April:
Cancerology / Oncology
May:
Guest Editorial - Antibody Informatics In Japan
June:
Medical Devices and Technology
July:
Water Technology
August:
Occupational Health
September:
Olympics: Evolution of Sports
October:
Respiratory: Seasonal flu viruses
November:
Tobacco Smoking
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
– Editor: Carmen, Jia Wen Loh
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