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Vol 12, No 7, May 2008 - Medical Tourism
Contents

BioBoard

Australia
•  A New Skin Cancer Warning to the Over 60s
•  Joint Venture to Establish up to 12 ATOS Wellness Centers in Australia
•  New South Wales to Allow Cultivation of Genetically Modified Canola

China
•  Nanodrug for Pigs Foot-and-Mouth Disease
•  Project for a Joint Biodiversity Lab in Yunnan Underway
•  New Plants for Biofuel

India
•  Texas Instruments — Indian Institute of Technology Pact
•  Ranbaxy and Department of Biotechnology Tie-up for R&D
•  Ayurvedic Association Agreement with American Herbal Association
•  Indo-Dutch Ties Set to Further Advance Agribiotech Research
•  Girl Undergoes Surgery in India to Gain Height
•  Bioserve to Set up New Facility in Hyderabad with US$2 Million Investment
•  Intas is Setting up India's First Plasma Fractionation Facility

Japan
•  AnGes Launches Naglazyme in Japan

Korea
•  Health Institute Finds Needle-free Vaccination Method
•  Scientists Find Gene Promoting Liver Cancer Growth

Malaysia
•  Dubai Group Invests in Southeast Asia's Largest Biodiesel Plant
•  Malaysia on Track to Become Biotech Hub

New Zealand
•  Blood Donors May Actually Become "Healthier"

Singapore
•  Scientific Pioneer Davor Solter Joins A*STAR to Nurture Next Generation of Researchers and Clinician-Scientists
•  Rockeby and National University of Singapore to Jointly Develop World's First Rapid Diagnostic Test Kit for Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
•  Singaporean Research Team Develops First Cytotoxic Antibody against Undifferentiated Stem Cells
•  Singapore is Set to Promote Clinical Research in Public Hospitals
•  Singapore Heart Foundation to Raise Awareness of Heart Disease among Women
•  New Research Center Gets US$127 Million for Cancer Research
•  Wyeth to Expand State-of-the-Art Nutritional Manufacturing Facility in Singapore

Taiwan
•  Taiwanese Patient Lives without Heart for 16 Days
•  Joint Canada-Taiwan Biofuel Development Project Announced
•  Researchers Find New Way to Probe Liver

Taiwan
•  Thai Scientist Cracks Rice Gene

Special Feature
•  Why in the World Do Patients Travel for Medical Care?
•  Is Medical Tourism For You? ...a Look into the System of Healthcare Abroad
•  Asia Medical Tourism: First-Rate Healthcare for Sale
•  Medical Tourism and Clinical Trials: The New Silk Road
•  Aesthetic Medicine in 2007: Trends and Updates
•  Clinical Assisted Reproduction in Singapore Challenges Posed by Medical Tourism and Future Prospects for Growth
•  Busting the Fear for Breast cancer

Industry Watch
•  Select Vaccines Achieves Key Milestone in Manufacturing
•  Mesoblast's Cells Show Long-lasting and Sustained Effect in Knee Osteoarthritis
•  Anadis Partners with Garden State Nutritionals (GSN) for on its Milk-derived (colostrum) Bioactive Products
•  Starpharma Holdings Signs Research Agreement with Unilever for Dendrimer Technology
•  China Medical Technologies Develops Prostate Cancer Reagent
•  Chindex Opens United Family Healthcare Center in Wuxi
•  Transgenomic Opens Pharmacogenomics Laboratory in China
•  Ranbaxy Introduces Biogeneric Product for Osteoporosis Patients
•  Avesthagen and DuBiotech to Enter into a Joint Venture
•  Cellworks and Institute of Life Sciences Cooperates in the Areas of Oncology and Infectious Diseases
•  Cell Genesys and Takeda Announce Global Alliance for the Development and Commercialization of GVAX Immunotherapy for Prostate Cancer
•  Commonwealth Biotechnologies and New Zealand Pharmaceuticals Enter into Drug Discovery and Development Strategic Alliance
•  A*STAR's Bioprocessing Technology Institute and Raven Biotechnologies to Develop New Medicine of the Future
•  AWAK and UCLA Sign Agreement for Peritoneal-based Automated Wearable Artificial Kidney
•  Sartorius Stedim Biotech Opens New Technical Support Center in Singapore
•  Rockeby Awarded First Middle East Tender for Bird Flu Test Kits
•  Carl Zeiss Opens Imaging Demo Facility in Singapore
•  PerkinElmer Opens New Center in Singapore
•  CordLife Opens Southeast Asia's Largest Cord Blood Bank in Singapore
•  Oncolys BioPharma Ties Up with Medigen Biotech for Telomelysin

Product News
•  Avesthagen and Limagrain Launch Biodegradable Plastic
•  STMicroelectronics and Veredus Laboratories Launch Market's First Lab-on-Chip for Rapid Molecular Flu Detection at Point of Need

General News
•  TNT Invests 100 Million to Capture Freight Opportunities between Southeast Asia, Europe and China
•  Over 1000 Business and Scientific Leaders Convene at Biomedical Asia 2008
•  300 Researchers Gather in Singapore for First UK-Singapore Partners in Science Stem Cell Symposium

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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:
Leading-Edge ONCOLOGY
May:
Healthcare Systems & Policies in Asia
June:
Medical Devices & Healthcare Technology
July:
Water Technology and Management
August:
Novel Technologies for Antibody Drug Discovery in Japan
September:
Infectious Diseases
October:
Medical Tourism
November:
Big Data in Healthcare
December:
Evidence-based TCM
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