Month: February 2015

Chinese patent applications number 4 at European Patent Office

According to EPO’s president Benoit Battistelli, among the 2014 274174 patent applications, Chinese applicants ranked number 4 after the USA, Japan and Germany, an increase of 18.2 % vs. 2013. Among the granted 64.000 patents in 2014, the Chinese share was only 2 %. Most of the Chinese applications were in digital communication (Huawei and ZTE), most public applications came from CAS, Peking University and Tsinghua University CAS news release, Feb. 27, 2015

Yunnan Institue of Animal Scineces breeds „Yunling Cow“ 云岭牛, an improved crossbred beef cattle

The breeding was done in collaboration with Australia since 1983 and has led to a variety which grows fast, has a high reproductive perormance, is resistant to crude feed and resistant to diseases. Meat quality is similar to Kobe beef. The crossbred is now introduced to 33 Chinese provinces. China Bio news release, Feb. 25, 2015

Sino-American team produces nanocarbon superelastic sponge material lighter than air

The 3D-bonded spongy graphene material exhibits super compressive elasticity and near-zero Poisson’s ratio. They function as enthalpic rubbers, which can recover up to 98% compression in air and 90% in liquids, and operate between −196 and 900 °C. Furthermore, they provide reversible liquid absorption for hundreds of cycles and then discharge it within seconds, while still providing an effective near-zero Poisson’s ratio. Yingpeng WU et al., Nature Communications 6, Article number: 6141 doi:10.1038/ncomms7141

Shanghai Wild Animal Park exhibits 3 „human interleukin-21 transgenic goats“

The goats are borrowed from Shanghai Transgenic Research Center of Shanghai Genon Biological Products Co. In 2001, the company showed already 3 cloned sheep. The company offers many varieties of transgenic sheep and goat producing biopharmaceuticals in their milk, including human lactoferrin and human lysozyme. Their 300 acres farm in Nanhui can accomodate up to 10.000 transgenic animals. China Bio news release, Feb. 25, 2015

CAS forms „genome sequencing platform alliance“

Under the auspices of the CAS Beijing Genomics Institute and the Ministry of Finance, CAS representatives from Guangzhou, Wuhan, Shanghai, Kunming and Beijing have agreed to form an alliance for upgrading and sharing genome sequencing technology within the 135 program. This step will also include various hospitals under the CAS. China Bio news release, Feb. 16, 2015

Changchun’s „plastic bag ban“ said to be successful

According to the Provincial Development and Reform Commission, on-site inspections at > 120 shops showed that the ban of traditional plastic bags was followed by over 80 % of the controls. Jilin Province has issued the ban on Jan. 1, 2015, and supplied 518 tons of biodegradable plastic products to major commercial chains. Fines for non-compliance are heavy: 10000 Yuan (1400 €) for larger, 5000 Yuan (700 €) for smaller shops. China Bio news release, Feb. 16, 2015

Chinese biopesticide market will maintain strong growth, 3.2 billion USD in 2017

According to the National Bureau of Statistics, the national pesticide industry in 2014 comprised 843 enterprises and generated an income of 300.841 billion Yuan, an increase of 7.5% over the previous year. Bio-fungicides and –pesticides such as strobilurins, BT products and Mycorrhiza showed particular strong growth, whereas the markets for chemical pestidides declined. China Bio news release, Feb. 16, 2015

China’s animal vaccine market will show double-digit growth

According to data from the National Bureau of Statistics, the animal vaccine market will reach 17,5 billion Yuan by 2016. At present, compulsory vaccinations include FMD, avian flu, blue ear pig, swine fever vaccine and small ruminant category 5, the main varieties are PCV vaccine, Newcastle vaccine and porcine parvovirus disease vaccine. Pig and poultry vaccines account for more than 80% market share. The animal vaccine market is dominated by domestic enterprises, self-sufficiency rate is 90%. The pet vaccine market is dominated by foreign companies and has room to grow. China Bio news release, Feb. 16, 2015

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