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Vol 12, No 14, December 2008 - Riding the Dragon: Biotechnology in China
Contents

BioBoard

Australia
•  PAST Protocol to Fast-track Stroke Treatment
•  Great Potential of Regenerative Heart Tissue in Embryonic Mice

China
•  Babies Killed by Tainted Milk Formula Increased to Six
•  Chinese Society of Hematology and Bayer Partner to Develop Comprehensive Care Hemophilia Treatment Centers throughout China
•  Drug Information Association (DIA) Opens New Office in China
•  China Leads Way to Develop Bird Flu Pandemic Forewarning System
•  Herbal Drug Recalled after Infant's Death
•  Toddler Virus Flares Up in China Again
•  Functional Gene Discovered for Rice's Grain-Filling
•  China Tops the Health List among Developing Countries
•  U.S. Food, Drug Regulator to Set Up Offices in China

India
•  Maharashtra Plans Two More Biotech Parks at Khalapur, Alibag
•  Institute of Clinical Research India Partners with SingHealth

Indonesia
•  113th Bird Flu Death Recorded in Indonesia

Japan
•  World's First Made-to-order Bones on Clinical Trial
•  Dioxin Tied to Metabolic Syndrome in Japan

Malaysia
•  Medicine Study at Newcastle University in Malaysia

New Zealand
•  NZ Research Implants Pig Cells in Human Diabetics

Singapore
•  Singapore Develops Cell Therapy Treatment for Cancer
•  Singapore Sets Up Second Heart Center to Meet Demand
•  Singapore is First in Southeast Asia to Offer Robotic Surgery for Gynaecologic Cancers
•  SNEC Takes the Lead at the Forefront of Lasik and Corneal Transplant Technology
•  Singapore Pumps Funding to Boost Dengue, Diabetes Research
•  Second Case of Rare Genetic Disorder that Afflict Toddlers Detected
•  Singapore Landfill Gets New Lease of Life as an Eco Park
•  Fusionopolis ľ World Within a City ľ Singapore's 2nd R&D Hub
•  Singapore's Stem Cell Research Signifies A Global Breakthrough

Thailand
•  Thai Scientistsĺ First Genetic Decode Advances Thailand into "Genomic" Era
•  Bird Flu Found in Northern Thailand, First Outbreak in 10 months

Taiwan
•  A New Food Regulatory Agency to be Set Up in Taiwan

Vietnam
•  Vietnam to Host Global Rice Meet in 2010
•  Liver Transplant on Vietnam's Youngest Receiver Successful
•  Ministries Unite For Greater Synergy to Develop Pharmaceutical Industry
•  Vietnam Launches Diabetes Awareness Project

Feature
•  Future Directions and Growth of Biotechnology in China: An Analysis
•  Potential Abounds, Biotechnology Research in China
•  Biotechnology Parks: Leading China into the Next Future

Industry Watch
•  World's First Early Stage Diagnostic Test for Ovarian Cancer
•  U.S. FDA Approves Bone Marrow Transplant Trial Using Proprietary Cell Therapy
•  Invitrogen Launches Microarray to Study Non-Coding RNA
•  Griffith University and Pfizer Collaborate to Unlock Nature's Cure for Drug Discovery
•  NeoStem to Enter the Regenerative Medicine Market in Asia
•  Debiopharm, Aurigene Sign Pact for Development of Debio
•  Genzyme and ICGEB to Advance Treatments for Neglected Diseases
•  U.S. and Japanese Pharmas Forge Strategic Development Deal
•  A Go Green Collaboration Turning Wild Algae into Biofuels
•  Rockeby Biomed Awarded Grants for Influenza and Bird Flu Research
•  From Mind to Market, IBN's New Real-Time PCR System to be Manufactured Exclusively by MP Biomedicals
•  Assay Designs Signs Agreement with Abnova of Taiwan

Product News
•  World's First Oral Insulin Spray Launched in India

People Watch
•  National University Health System Gets New Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive
•  Additional Honor Further Advances Prof Ian Frazer's Cervical Cancer Research
•  Newly-Formed Asian-Pacific Heart Association Headed by Eminent Chinese Cardiologist

General News
•  Strategizing Healthcare Marketing Plans of Tomorrow

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