Visit of Delegates from Yantai Economic & Technological Development Area, Shandong, China
Following the delegation visit of the School of Biomedical Sciences (SBS) to Yantai, China as invited by the municipal government of Yantai in April 2018, a delegation comprising three representatives of the Yantai Economic & Technological Development Area (YEDA) paid a follow-up visit to SBS on 10 May 2018.
Upon arrival, the delegation met with Prof. Chan Wai-yee, Director of SBS first, and was briefed on the recent research and development of biomedical sciences and technology in the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Being the Scientific Advisor of YEDA appointed by the YEDA Management Committee, Prof. Chan shared his views on the strategies that could be adopted by YEDA to strengthen and improve the development of pharmaceutical industries in Yantai. The meeting was followed by a tour of our Core Laboratories led by Prof. Kenneth K.H. Lee, Managing Director of the Core Laboratories and Chief of the Developmental and Regenerative Biology Thematic Research Program. As coordinated by SBS, the representatives were also arranged to pay another visit to the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), aiming to explore collaboration opportunities between HKSTP and the pharmaceutical companies in Yantai.
Through connecting CUHK, HKSTP and the biopharmaceutical companies in Yantai, it is our hope that it can further foster and facilitate academia-industry partnership and knowledge transfer of CUHK’s biomedical sciences and technology.
Prof. Chan Wai-yee (1st from right) briefs the YEDA’s delegates on the recent research and development of biomedical sciences in CUHK.
Prof. Kenneth Lee (1st from right) leads the delegation to tour the Core Laboratories.
Group photo of Prof. Chan Wai-yee (4th from right), Dr. Lu Gang (1st from left) and YEDA’s delegation