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Vol 16, No 4, April 2012 - Bioethics
Contents

EDITORIAL

BioBoard

Europe
•  Biomarkers for Autism Discovered
•  New Research Could Stop Tumor Cells From Spreading
•  Dutch Scientists Deliver Drugs with Nanorockets
•  ďLivingĒ Micro-Robot Could Detect Diseases in Future
•  Animal Import Bans Threaten UK Drug Research
•  £100M Welsh Biotech Fund Inspired by Sir Chris Evans
•  Scientists Discover New Plasmodium Mechanism

India
•  Landmark Gleevec IP Case Makes Big Pharma Think Twice
•  Indian Govt Defends Generics Industry

Japan
•  Japan May Open $96 Billion Drug Market Further

Singapore
•  Temasek Foundation and Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Collaborate in Myanmar
•  NCIS, NCCS and ESMO to Launch Cancer Education Initiative

Taiwan
•  Taiwan Lags Behind South Korea in Biotech
•  NCHU Inaugurates Taiwan-U.S. Research Center on Plant and Food Biotech
•  Taiwan Offers New Model to Predict Hepatitis C Cancer Risk
•  Nobel Laureate Dr. Ada E. Yonath to Lecture in Taipei

USA
•  BIO Opens Nominations for 2012 Biotech Humanitarian Award
•  Pharmaceuticals Survey: Many Think Business Model Is Broken
•  Probe Proteins Ultrafast with Infrared Spectroscopy
•  This DNA Cannot be Replicated
•  New Single-Cell, Single-Molecule Method to Identify DNA
•  New Gene Therapy Approach Could Treat Sickle Cell
•  Clamor Affects More than Birds and Other Animals
•  The End of RNA World?
•  Curly Leaves Inspire New Technique for Shaping Thin Gel Sheets
•  Mutant Plants May be Better for Biofuels
•  Breakthrough in IDíing Target Cancer Epigenetic Genes

Eye on China
•  China to Cease Harvesting Inmate Organs
•  China Needs More Than 20 Years to Catch Up on Innovation
•  Roads to Design an Efficient Non-viral Gene Delivery System
•  Rice MADS29 Transcription Factor Regulates Seed Development
•  Vermont Benefits From BioTekís China Focus
•  Healthcare Reforms Squeezing China Pharmaceuticals
•  2011 Watershed Year for Chinese Life Science
•  Novasep Opens New Shanghai Facilities

Features
•  Conflicts of Interest in Biomedical Research
•  Clinical Trials in Low and Middle Income Countries: A Reflection on the Issues
•  The Closure of the National Bio-bank in Singapore
•  Draining the Goodwill of Science: The Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing Industry in East Asia

Inside Industry
•  Simulations Plus Announces Preliminary Success in Malaria Drug Design Project
•  xCELLigence System Evaluated in EU Project to Replace Animal Experiments in Cosmetics Industry
•  Progress in $100 Million Biodiesel and Commercial Fish Food Project
•  QIAGEN and Bio-X Center Open Shanghai Translational Medicine Lab
•  Index Ventures Launches First 150m Life Sciences Fund
•  Enzo Biochem Expands Distribution with Japanís Cosmo Bio
•  Maxwell Biotech Venture Fund Invests in Hepatitis B/D
•  ScinoPharm and NHRI Announce Jointly Developed Diabetes Drug
•  Calibr: A New Paradigm for Academic Ė Industry Cooperation
•  Biocon and Pfizer End Commercialization Agreement
•  Plandai Biotech Demonstrates Significance of Flavonoid & Polyphenol Bioavailability
•  Ceva Uses ProBioGenís AGE1.CR Cell Line for Viral Vaccine Production
•  Quintiles to Sign Memorandum of Agreement with Malaysia Biotechnology Corporation

•  Conference Calendar

NEWS CRUNCH  
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