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Vol. 5, No. 26, December 2001
Contents

Company News
•  NZ's Doctor Global May Help Solve Japan's Health Issues
•  Microgenix of New Zealand Secures Contract to Fight Anthrax
•  Australia's Progen Reaches Milestone in Drug Manufacturing Services
•  Adelaide-based BresaGen Licenses New Catheter Technology
•  India's Sun Pharmaceutical to Sell Off Tail-end Brands
•  Dabur India Buying Anti-arthritis Formulation from Bio-Ved
•  Locomogene Discovers a Rheumatism-causing Protein
•  Mitsubishi Pharma Opens a Shanghai Office
•  Hitachi to Start Offering Protein Database Service
•  Chugai Pharmaceutical and Nippon Roche to Merge
•  Cheil Jedang Launches Global Brand 'CJ Gourmet'
•  Given Imaging Signs Up Asian Distributors for Its M2A Capsule Endoscope
•  India's Orchid to Form Joint Venture in China
•  Dragon Pharmaceutical Gets Asian Marketing Rights for Anemia Drug
•  Merck Cuts Prices of AIDS Drugs in China
•  Taiwan Sugar to Invest NT$1 Billion in Biotech
•  GeneMedix Enters Chinese Market
•  NexMed Announces NDA Filing For Alprox-TD in Singapore
•  GSK Philippines to Tap India for Sourcing Generics

Rules & Regulations
•  China Revises Its Drug Law in Line with WTO Rules
•  China's Guangdong Tightens Drug Chemical Law
•  Malaysia Proposes Mandatory Pre-marital HIV Tests

Research News
•  Chinese Scientists Isolate Gene for Genetic Dental Disease
•  Shanghai Surgeons Apply IT to Infant Heart Surgery
•  US Study Shows Plant Biotechnology Booming in China
•  China to Try AIDS Vaccine on Humans
•  Two Taiwan Research Institutes to Collaborate on Biotech Projects
•  Singapore University Students Create Movable Artificial Thumb
•  Singapore Airline Ties Up with Medical Group to Study Aviation Health
•  Drug Combination More Effective for Stem Cell Mobilization
•  Thai Researchers Develop High Quality Artificial Eyes

Personal Profile
•  Edison T. Liu
Executive Director, Genome Institute of Singapore

Alternative Medicine
•  Phage Therapy: An Alternative to Antibiotics
•  Korea's Oriental Clinic Reaches out to Stressed-out Workers

General Information & Statistics
•  Singapore to Build A Major Biomedical Facility
•  China to Do More in Protecting Wetlands
•  China's Male Reproductive Health Requires More Attention
•  China's Plan to Cap Drug Prices Upsets Makers
•  Taiwan Government Set up One-Stop Biotech Services Center
•  Malaysia Urged to Build a Natural History Museum
•  Rape Victims to be Given Free Anti-HIV Medicine in Malaysia
•  Thailand to Host International AIDS Conference
•  Malaysia Airs Concern Over Ads on Herbal Products
•  Asia's Largest Stem Cell Industrial Base to be Built in Tianjin

Trends and Prospects
•  Nanotechnology Seen as the Way Forward in Science
•  Pharmaceutical Industry Expected Long-term Growth Despite Global Economic Downturn

Patents
•  Genentech Granted Fundamental US Patent for Antibody Technology

Calendar of Events
•  A comprehensive listing of upcoming biotechnology conferences in Asia-Pacific

NEWS CRUNCH  
news Proteona Honoured with "one to watch" Prize in the Inaugural Spinoff Prize by Nature Research and Merck Group
news Twist Bioscience and Proteona Join Hands to Protect Immunocompromised Patients from COVID-19 Infection
news Innovation in Healthcare: IOT-Enabled Tele-Ventilators to Fight Against the COVID-19 Pandemic
news Proteona leads international consortium to develop SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibody to help vulnerable immunocompromised individuals
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