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Vol 13, No 6, June 2009 - Traditional Chinese Medicine
Contents

BioBoard

Australia
•  World-Class Cancer Center to be Built in Parkville
•  Cure Found for Devastating Muscle Disease
•  HIV Test to Help Monitor Sufferers
•  Radium Weed Weeds Out Sun Spots, Skin Cancer
•  Kava Safe and Effective in Reducing Anxiety

China
•  CAS Develops New Salt-tolerant Wheat
•  Search for Passengers on Flights with Flu Case

Hong Kong
•  Hong Kong Confirms Asia's 1st Swine Flu Case

India
•  Indian Healthcare Market to Grow Despite Slowdown
•  WHO Lifts Vaccine Embargo on India

Japan
•  Scientists Create World's First Transgenic Monkeys
•  Japan Swine Flu Cases Surge

New Zealand
•  New Frontiers in Gene Behavior
•  Innovative Pet Food Research Consortium Launched

Singapore
•  50 Receive Healthcare Humanity Awards
•  No-Go for Swine Flu Parties
•  Asia's First Combined Heart and Liver Transplant
•  Singapore to Host Conference on Tobacco or Health
•  Diabetes Hits Asia's Youth

South Korea
•  $14.6 mn for Fight Against New Flu

Taiwan
•  Flu Vaccine to be Available by End of Year
•  Mutation in Gene allows Cancer to Spread
•  Scientists Find Ways to Improve Cancer Drugs
•  Team Makes Discovery in Search for New Antibiotic
•  Taiwan Tags Sixteen Countries with Yellow Travel Alert Over Flu
•  Team Makes Breakthrough in Therapy for Childhood Cancer

Thailand
•  Thailand Tries to Become Starch-Production Hub
•  Thailand and Taiwan to Begin Biotech Cooperation Plan

Vietnam
•  US gives Vietnam Protective Bird Flu Equipment

Other Regions United States
•  Over 52's May Be Better Protected

Feature
•  Situation of Chinese Medicine in China
•  World's First Tetravalent Dengue Vaccine in Clinical Trial

Commentary and Analysis
•  Facing ITC Investigation? What Chinese Biotechnology Companies Should Know About Patent Litigation in the United States International Trade Commission

Industry Watch
•  "Off-The-Shelf" Stem Cell Treatment for Heart Failure
•  Cytopia Cancer Program Reaches Important Milestone at Cancer Therapeutics CRC
•  Starpharma and Elanco Agree to Develop New Products
•  China Sky One Medical, Inc. Achieves Significant Breakthrough In Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) Early Examination Kit
•  Roche Applied Science opens Application Support Center in Shanghai
•  Luminex Expands Globally and Opens Facility in People's Republic of China
•  Genesis Pharmaceuticals Launches three New TCM Products
•  China Sky One Medical, Inc. to Develop New Anti-Cancer Drug with Taiwan Golden Biotechnology Corp
•  Solvay Pharmaceuticals Announces Strategic Partnership with HUYA to Access New Drug Candidates From China
•  Sinovac Receives $US12.9 mn Purchase Order for HealiveŽ from China's Ministry of Public Health
•  GE Launches Lullaby Warmer for Newborn in India
•  SymBio Pharmaceuticals Limited and Eisai Co., Ltd. Conclude License Agreement for Bendamustine Hydrochloride (SyB L-0501) in Korea and Singapore
•  Aperio Expands Global Digital Pathology Presence with New Subsidiary in Asia
•  Valeant Pharmaceuticals Grants Schering-Plough Exclusive Option in Japan for Taribavirin in Exchange
•  Genome Institute of Singapore and Roche NimbleGen Develop Rapid Approach to Identify H1N1 Virus Mutations and Resistance to Drugs

Research and Findings
•  Key Protein Regulating Inflammation May Prove Important in Controlling Sepsis
•  Tomato Pills Fight Heart Disease
•  Malaysian Scientists Decipher Oil Palm Genome

People Watch
•  Simcere Pharmaceutical Group Appoints Dr. Peng Wang as Chief Scientific Officer
•  Circadian Technologies Limited's Professor Kari Alitalo, Wins Prestigious Biomedical Research Award
•  Top Scientists to Further Research at A*Star
•  French Republic honors A*STAR Immunology Chairman

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