China confirms woman died of bird flu in Beijing

BEIJING/HONGKONG (Reuters) - January 6, 2008 - A 19-year-old woman has died of the H5N1 bird flu virus in Beijing after coming into contact with poultry, health authorities in Beijing and Hong Kong said on Tuesday.
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License and Development Agreement to Include Rapid, Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Additional Respiratory Infectious Diseases

EMERYVILLE, Calif. – August 5, 2008 – HX Diagnostics, Inc. announced today that it has expanded its license and development agreement with Nanogen, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGEN) to include the development of additional rapid, point-of-care diagnostics for respiratory infectious diseases. As part of the three-year agreement, the companies will employ the same underlying technology used in their previously announced joint project, a diagnostic for the differential diagnosis of seasonal and pandemic influenza.
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Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Forms $200 Million
Pandemic and Bio Defense Fund
MENLO PARK, CA., February 16, 2006 – Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) – a leader in providing relationship and venture capital SM services to entrepreneurs – announced the formation of a new fund, the KPCB Pandemic and Bio Defense Fund.
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Key Facts About Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) and Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus. Here.
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