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On December 12, a group led by David Roberts, Dean of Harvard Medical School in the United States, visited Wuxi for investigation and signed a cooperation intention agreement with the Binhu District People’s Government and WuXi AppTec. Mayor of Wuxi Huang Qin met David Roberts and Zhang Wei, CSO of WuXi AppTec Group, and attended the signing ceremony. Deputy Mayor of Wuxi Liu Xia and Secretary General of the Wuxi Municipal People’s Government Zhang Mingkang participated in the event.
The cooperation with Harvard Medical School is an important measure to accelerate the international transformation of Wuxi’s life and health industry. The signing meant that Wuxi and Harvard Medical School started a chapter of cooperation. According to the agreement, Harvard Medical School will formulate a detailed talent training plan in accordance with the specific needs of the Wuxi Municipal People’s Government and WuXi AppTec, and integrate its resources to promote development of Wuxi in fields including medical research, drug research and development, medical services, medical technology innovation and information technology.
Huang Qin strongly supported the in-depth cooperation between Harvard Medical School and WuXi AppTec in high-end talents and cutting-edge technologies. He hoped to take this signing as an opportunity to further integrate resources and jointly build a world-leading biomedical research and development innovation center, medical technology Innovation center, medical talent education and training base and international academic exchange base.
Harvard Medical School, founded in 1782, is currently the No. 1 medical school in the United States. It has 17 world top affiliated hospitals and research institutions, and has created many world firsts in the medical field, such as the invention and application of polio virus vaccine, artificial ventilator, brain vision function map, application of ether anesthesia, external pacemaker, kidney transplantation, heart valve surgery, etc., making outstanding contributions to the development of human medicine.