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Vol 14, No 2, February 2010 - Biopharmaceuticals
Contents

BioBoard

Australia
•  New Leukemia Discovery
•  Scientists Identify Proteins to Fight Malaria
•  Organ Donation Rates up in NSW
•  Chlamydia Rates Hit All-Time High in Australia

China
•  Chinese Scientists Caught Faking Research Papers
•  New Findings for Cancer Treatment
•  A/H1N1 Flu to Keep Spreading in China
•  Scientists Discover Avian Influenza Outbreak Closely Related to Bird Migration
•  Vitamin C Boosts the Reprogramming of Adult Cells into Stem Cells
•  Georgia State Partners with Institutions in China and Taiwan
•  China a Rising Star in Regenerative Medicine Despite World Skepticism of Stem Cell Therapies

Hong Kong
•  Hong Kong Discovers Pigs with H1N1 Virus
•  Two more Norwegian-like Mutations of Human Swine Influenza Virus Detected

India
•  India, Sweden to Boost Bilateral Ties in Healthcare
•  Agri-Biotech Focus at Bangalore India Bio

Philippines
•  Biologist Finds New Vaccine for Malaria in Philippines

Singapore
•  EADS and A*STAR's ICES to Collaborate on Biofuels
•  Singapore, France Collaborate to Further Scientific R&D
•  Rare Neurological Complications of Cancer Successfully Treated by NCCS
•  NUS Scientists Isolate Gene that Makes Plants Flower Faster
•  A*STAR, EDB Partner with Stanford University to Nurture Next-generation Asian Leaders in Medical Device Innovation

Taiwan
•  Local University Sets Up Asia's First Animal Cancer Center
•  Green Tea Might Protect Against Lung Cancer
•  Embryo Screening Breakthrough to Give Healthy Babies to Parents

North America
•  Scientists Develop New Stroke Therapy

Feature
•  Opportunity Often Knocks Twice- Drug diversity lends to a host of pharmaceutical oppurtunities: Canopus biopharma's approach to R&D

Industry Watch
•  Patrys to Work with CSL to Explore Antibody Drugs
•  Starpharma and Lilly Sign New Drug Delivery Collaboration for Human Pharmaceuticals
•  Sanofi, Minsheng in China Consumer Health Venture
•  Biocon Signs MoU with Malaysia's BiotechCorp
•  Biocon, Bayer Tie up to Fight Diabetes in India
•  Ranbaxy to Acquire Bangalore Based Biovel Life Sciences
•  DiscoveRx, Jubilant Biosys Announce Agreement for Screening Services
•  BD Biosciences Collaborates with ReaMetrix to Develop New, Affordable CD4 Testing Products to Help Fight HIV/AIDS in Developing Countries
•  Aegis Therapeutics and Dr. Reddy's Announce Strategic Alliance
•  Penwest Enters Into Research and Development Agreement with Otsuka Pharmaceutical
•  AstraZeneca and CrystalGenomics Form Research Collaboration to Develop Novel Anti-Infective Treatments
•  International and Local Recognition for Singaporean Biotech Start-up - Curiox Biosystems
•  Roche Establishes New Medical Research Hub in Singapore
•  Virbac Unveils First Regional R&D Center in Asia

Research and Findings
•  Singapore Scientists Discover New Concoction to Reprogram Differentiated Cells into Pluripotent Stem Cells
•  NTU Researchers Complete the World's First in-depth Study of the Malaria Parasite Genome
•  Cause of Islet Cell Rejection Discovered
•  Scientist Develops Anti-Cancer Derivative of Vitamin E
•  Destructive Clover Root Weevils Found

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