SOURCE: Benda Pharmaceutical, Inc.

October 02, 2007 12:55 ET

SiBiono, Gendicine® Receive Significant International Exposure in "Nature," "Nature Jobs" and "Chemistry World" Magazines

HUBEI PROVINCE, CHINA--(Marketwire - October 2, 2007) - Benda Pharmaceutical, Inc. ("Benda" or the "Company") (OTCBB: BPMA), a China-based pharmaceutical company producing traditional Chinese and conventional medicines, as well as Gendicine®, the world's first commercialized gene therapy medicine for the treatment of cancer, announced today that it has recently received significant international media exposure through three acclaimed scientific publications: "Nature," "Nature Jobs" and "Chemistry World."

To read all articles on SiBiono and Gendicine®, visit

In the September 27, 2007 issue of "Nature," SiBiono and Gendicine® were spotlighted as a "headline-catching" example of Shenzhen, China's phenomenal growth and metamorphosis from "contract manufacturer to knowledge producer." Click here to read the article; if you cannot access the article through this link, the full URL can be found at the conclusion of this release.

In the September 27, 2007 issue of "Nature" sister publication "Nature Jobs," SiBiono and Gendicine® were the subject of a feature profile that offered the following facts, among many others:

--  "As of July 2007, Gendicine® has been administered to more than 6,000
    patients, about 400 of whom were Caucasian."
--  "While Gendicine® monotherapy is effective, it has significant
    synergistic effects in combination with chemotherapy, radiotherapy,
    surgery, or thermotherapy."
--  "Gendicine® is safe, with no evidence of extreme immune responses
--  "At present, SiBiono's manufacturing capacity is about 150,000
    Gendicine® doses per year, which is likely to increase next year after
    the Company moves to its new RMB 200 million production facility."

Click here for the profile, or access the full URL at the conclusion of this release.

In addition to the two articles in the "Nature" family of publications, the August 31, 2007 issue of "Chemistry World" made public the following quote by Dr. Shanwen Zhang of Beijing Cancer Hospital, who chaired Gendicine®'s clinical trials: "'I think now we can confidently say Gendicine®'s efficacy is reliable." This statement was followed by confirmation from Dr. Jack Roth of the University of Texas Anderson Cancer Center, who first proposed the idea of using the p53 gene for cancer treatment "...that Gendicine® seems to have similar efficacy to p53 gene therapy he has studied in the United States."

About "Nature" Publications

"Nature" is the world's foremost weekly scientific journal and is the flagship journal for Nature Publishing Group (NPG). Launched in 1869, its original mission statement still leads the Group as it develops publications, explore opportunities arising from new technology and serve a growing audience of readers. NPG publishes journals and online databases across the life, physical and applied sciences and, most recently, clinical medicine. Content encompasses daily news from award-winning journalists, expert opinion and practical methodology, and more high impact research and reviews than any science publisher. Over 30 journals are published in association with prestigious academic societies. Visit

About "Chemistry World"

"Chemistry World" magazine is read by more than 43,000 scientists every month. With news analysis, features, opinion columns and the latest job advertisements, it's the best way to keep up to date with the chemical world. "Chemistry World" covers cutting edge research, international business news and government policy as it affects the chemical science community, plus the best product applications. Visit


"Nature" Article: the dragon-.pdf

"Nature Jobs" Profile: by Nature.pdf

About Benda Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Benda Pharmaceutical, Inc. (, a China-based pharmaceutical company, is a pure play on explosive Chinese pharmaceutical spending and the global search for a cancer cure. Benda produces traditional Chinese and conventional medicines, as well as Gendicine®, the world's first commercialized gene therapy medicine for the treatment of cancer.

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