A week in tech

A summary of all the major tech stories in Asia this week broken down by country and sector.

A week in Japan tech

Life Sciences

- Bioventure Post Genome Institute is to team up with Daiichi Pure Chemicals to develop a way to synthesize radioactively labeled proteins for use in animal experiments. Post Genome Institute has the technology for artificially synthesizing proteins in the test tube. The new radiolabeled proteins are made using that technique with amino acids that incorporate a radio isotope that naturally emits beta rays.

Telecommunications

- PoweredCom and Tokyo Telecommunication Network to merge on April 1, 2003. The new company will be named PoweredCom, though the surviving entity will be Tokyo Telecommunication Network, known as TTNet. The new company will offer individuals fixed-line telephone and Internet...

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