The University of California Paciﬁc Rim Research Program provided the
funding for our workshop ‘‘Asian Biotech’’ that met in April 2006. The
University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine generously
offered conference facilities for the meeting, and we thank Lesley Sharp
for her role as a discussant.
We are grateful to the workshop participants for their contribu-
tions, which make up this collection. Janelle Lamoreaux provided skill-
ful assistance in preparing the ﬁnal manuscript. Maura High’s excellent
copyediting is much appreciated. Finally, we thank the Abigail Reynolds
Hodgen Publication Fund for defraying the costs involved in getting
this book ready for publication.