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Vol. 6, No. 7, April 2002
Contents

Company News
•  Stem Cell Sciences to Commercialize Therapeutic Cloning for Human Medicine
•  Metabolic Licenses New Drug for Iron Overload Diseases
•  Epitan Completes Phase I/II of Melanotan Clinical Trial
•  Bionomics and Genmab to Jointly Develop Human Antibodies for Angiogenesis Targets
•  MSD Launches New Painkiller in China
•  Dupont China to Focus on Food and Nutrition Business in 2002
•  China Exports HIFU Knife to the UK
•  Shanghai AJ Nano-Science to Make Scanning Tunneling Microscopes
•  German-Based GeneScan Sets up Asian Office in Hong Kong
•  Ranbaxy to Exclusively Market Penwest's Cardiovascular Drug
•  Wockhardt and Ranbaxy Form Strategic Business Alliance in US
•  India's Cipla in WHO List of AIDS Drug Suppliers
•  NTT Data to Provide Free Software for Compressing Genome Data
•  Otsuka and Snow Brand to Establish Clinical Nutrition Joint Venture
•  Shimadzu to Develop Next-Generation DNA Sequencer
•  Dong Wha Recognized for Liver Cancer Treatment
•  Seoul Dairy Children's Milk Strengthens Immune System
•  Digital Sleep Smart Sensor to Bring Relief to Chronic Snorers
•  Plade Develops Computerized Management Tool for Farmers
•  Compaq to Build Asia-Pacific's Largest Bio-Supercomputer in Singapore
•  Cray and Singapore Varsity to Develop Advanced Bioinformatics Software
•  Thai-Made AIDS Cocktail Drug on Sale Soon
•  Chokchai Dairy Farm Looking into Livestock Ventures with Malaysia

Rules & Regulations
•  Rules on Transgenic Farm Products Take Effect in China
•  China Biotech Rules Scrutinized at WTO
•  China to Further Open Agricultural Market
•  Cosmetics from Mad Cow Disease Countries Banned in China
•  Japan Proposes New Agency for Food Safety
•  WHO Body Agrees on GM Food Safety Checks
•  NZ Websites Violate Medicine Act
•  Taiwan Health Department Releases Stem Cell Research Guidelines

Research News
•  Chinese Scientists Make Breakthrough in Hypertension Genes
•  Chinese and Australian Scientists Join Hands in Deaf Therapy
•  Scientists in China Successful in Calve Cloning
•  India's New Technologies to Benefit Rice Farmers and Consumers
•  Indian, Pakistani and US Researchers Discover Gene for Hereditary Deafness
•  Japanese Dolphin Products Have High Mercury Levels
•  Japanese Scientists Create Traceable Stem Cells
•  Leaf-Shaping Genes May Help to Fight Cancer
•  Malaysian Scientist Identifies Fruit Bats as Culprit for Spreading Nipah Virus
•  NZ Issues Warning over New Contraceptive Pill

Alternative Medicine
•  First International TCM Exhibition to be Held in Chengdu
•  Baptist University Launches Hong Kong's First Purpose-Built TCM Facility
•  Indian Breathing Exercise Helps Treat Depression
•  Korean Firm World First to Extract Saponin from Red Ginseng

General Information & Statistics
•  Australia Announces Funding for Cutting Edge Biotechnology
•  Australian Plant Research Facility Enables World Class Research
•  China-UN Joint Project to Improve Agriculture Product Processing
•  World Bank Lends China US$104 Million for Anti-TB Program
•  Taking Singapore Ahead in the Realm of Neuroscience
•  Stem Cell Expert Moves to Singapore
•  Singapore to Set up New Bioengineering Institute
•  Thailand Bids for More Rice Export Quota to China

Personality Profile
•  Simon Shorvon

Trends and Prospects
•  China's Agriculture and Pharmaceutical Sectors to Rise up to WTO Challenge
•  Packaging as an Essential Part of Drug Delivery
•  South Asia AIDS Rates on the Surge

Patent News
•  Peplin's Proprietary Molecules for Skin Cancers Secure US Patent

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

NEWS CRUNCH  
news Singapore Biomedical Company Appointed as a Certified Service Provider by 10x Genomics
news Proteona Honoured with "one to watch" Prize in the Inaugural Spinoff Prize by Nature Research and Merck Grou
news Twist Bioscience and Proteona Join Hands to Protect Immunocompromised Patients from COVID-19 Infection
news Meeting Demand for Respiratory Ventilators Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
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