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Friday, July 13, 2007


The Wall Street Journal Asia, announced that it was now accepting entries for the prestigious “Asian Innovation Awards 2007". The deadline for entries is September 5, 2007.

In 2006, the Asian Innovation Awards attracted more than 224 entries from 14 countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific region and short-listed 12 finalists. The winner of the Gold Award was Veredus Laboratories Pte. Ltd. of Singapore, for bird-flu diagnostic kits and tests that quickly identify different types of flu. The Silver Award went to the State Government of Gujarat, India, for Chiranjeevi Yojana, a maternity-care program that reduces maternal and infant deaths among its poorer communities. Dunwell Engineering Co., of Hong Kong won the Bronze Award for developing a lubricant-recycling process – called vibrating membrane technology – that saves energy and does not cause air pollution.

Applicants can either apply online at or request application forms by emailing

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