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The BioSciences Group of Fujitsu Introduces CELLIN...

WESTWOOD, Mass., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ — The BioSciences Group of Fujitsu Computer Systems today announced that it has developed an automated microinjection system called CELLINJECTOR, to enable very large-scale direct injection of agents through cell membranes for biochemical research. The CELLINJECTOR system is a high-throughput, efficient, automated method for directly injecting a large number of cells....

Biotech Blooms in China

Biotech in China may still be in its infancy, but with Beijing pushing hard, the industry could grow up quickly. August 1, 2005 Print Issue In its sleek, modern lab facilities in the Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone on the outskirts of Shanghai, WuXi PharmaTech may have discovered a cure for the ailing Chinese biotechnology sector: outsourcing. While its robust IT and telecommunications industries have grabbed headlines and drawn...

15 Anti-SARS Drugs Identified By China-Europe Team...

SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) has been a major killer in the last two years in July 2003; SARS had killed 774 people worldwide and infected a further 8,000. A collaborative group of researchers from China, Germany, Denmark and Poland have spent the past year screening more than 8,000 existing drugs to find those that could combat SARS and now have identified 15 existing drugs that have the potential to kill the...

China-Europe team identifies 15 anti-SARS drugs

Source: SciDev.Net [BEIJING] Chinese and European scientists have identified 15 existing drugs that have the potential to kill the virus that causes SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome). One of the compounds, cinanserin, was approved in the United States for clinical use in the 1960s to treat schizophrenia and other psychopathic diseases. The researchers, a collaborative group from China, Germany, Denmark and Poland have...

Traditional medicines make delicate advance

An indigenous Chinese herb similar to the popular garden sage in the West has been used to treat a variety of diseases since time immemorial. It is called danshen, or Salvia miltiorrhiza in Latin. Despite its popularity, Xuan Lijiang, a scientist at Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica (SIMM) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, did not expect his research would herald a new wave in the study of traditional Chinese medicine...

More plant species for bio-prospecting programme

BY JACK WONG KUCHING: More minority groups are expected to contribute plant species known to have medicinal value to the Sarawak Biodiversity Centre’s bio-prospecting programme. Those expected to do so in the next few months include the Bisayas from Limbang, Kayan-Kenyahs from Sungai Asap, Melanaus from the Mukah division and Ibans from Selangau and Betong. State Planning and Resource Management Minister Datuk Awang...
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