Chinese vaccine development

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Vaccine development is a focus area of the Chinese government and industry. In August 2012, a HIV vaccine developed by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention and National Vaccine & Serum Institute (under China National Biotec Group and China National Pharmaceutical Group) entered phase II clinical trial in Beijing YouAn Hospital. It is the first vaccine using replicative …

Successful entry for AkzoNobel mTA Technology in Chinese industry

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AkzoNobel Industrial Chemicals and Hunan Xiangheng Salt Chemical Co., Ltd. have entered into a supply agreement to implement AkzoNobel’s mTA Technology. The first customer who will switch to mTA salt completely is Guangxi Liuhua Chlor-Alkali Co., Ltd. Representatives of both companies confirmed the first commercial production of mTA salt at the signing ceremony which took place on November 6, during …

Ministry of Science and Technology issued plan for China’s cloud computing industry

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Last week, Ministry of Science and Technology issued its 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-15) for China’s cloud computing industry. The Plan aims at the establishment of China’s cloud computing technology system and standards and breakthroughs in key technologies by 2015 in cloud computing equipment, core software and supporting platforms. It also foresees R&D of cloud computing systems and solutions and expects …

Hong Kong’s main applied R&D institute to present latest technology projects

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The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute, or ASTRI, will be introducing its latest technology projects at the 2012 ASTRI Industry and University Consultation Forum, an event that is held annually to facilitate collaborations and partnerships with industry and academia. The events will take place on September 5th in Hong Kong, and September 19th in Shenzhen. Workshops will …

Hong Kong research team opens up new directions for SCAs treatment

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A research team led by Prof. Chan of the School of Life Sciences at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has just published findings that could enable new therapeutic directions for the treatment of spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs), a genetic disorder that causes deterioration of the cerebellum. According to the CUHK press release, the team has “unveiled the role played …

Novel principle of seeded free electron lasers – Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics

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Scientists at Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (SINAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences demonstrated a novel principle of seeded free electron lasers, Echo-Enabled Harmonic Generation (EEHG) on Shanghai Deep UV Free Electron Laser (SDUV-FEL) facility. The result was published on Nature Photonics, Vol.6, No.6, 360-363, 2012. The recent work done by the SINAP FEL team shows the first lasing of a …

Self-Healing Supramolecular Gels Developed at Zhejiang University

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A research group at Zhejiang University headed by Prof. Huang Feihe recently developed a supramolecular gel with self-repair function, featuring large deformation and short recovery time. A relative paper was published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Supramolecular gels are formed by colloidal particles tangling with non-covalent interactions. For the first time in the world, the research group headed by Prof. …

Chinese-developed 3G technology is having a breakthrough

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China Mobile Ltd said on June 6 it achieved a breakthrough figure of mobile phones launched for TD-SCDMA, one of China’s homegrown 3G technologies. Li Huidi, vice-president of China Mobile Communications Corp, said that about 47 mobile phone models have been launched since the beginning of the year for TD-SCDMA. Thirty-two of those handsets were smartphones. TD-SCDMA is the Chinese-developed …

BYD e-buses greening transportation on Dutch island

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Shenzhen-based passenger car and bus manufacturer BYD has won a tender to provide the island of Schiermonnikoog, part of Friesland province, with 6 electric buses. The province will also purchase the required charging stations, as well as a 15-year service contract with BYD for the maintenance of the bus. The bus service will be operated by Arriva, starting from early …

Chinese research from the inside: the perspective of a EU fellow from the UvA

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Italian fellow Filippo Bedani obtained a fellowship from the second round of the EU-China Science & Technology Fellowship (STF) Programme and is finalizing his two-year’s stay in China. He is a PhD student from the UvA and will defend his PhD in Amsterdam next week. NOST Beijing conducted a short interview to obtain a better understanding of the STF and …