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French President Visits Institut Pasteur of Shanghai

French President Francois Hollande visited Institut Pasteur of Shanghai, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IPS-CAS) on April 26 and inaugurated for its new facilities. Prof ZHANG Yaping, Vice President of the CAS, Prof Ralf Altmeyer, director general of IPS, and Prof SUN Bing, co-director of IPS, welcomed the President.

IPS-CAS, a life science research institution, was established in 2004 by the joint effort of the CAS, Shanghai Municipal Government and Institut Pasteur, dedicating to translate excellence in research into benefits for public health. IPS-CAS has proved its excellence of science by the increasing scientific production on influenza, enterovirus, HIV, Herpes, etc. Now, its new building with a suffice of 16000m2 on the campus of the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBS) in the Xuhui District is ready for further development.  

To contribute to improvement of public health by its high quality of research, IPS-CAS established a number of collaboration projects with industry. IPS-CAS and its incubator-Advance BioChina aims to become a cluster in China for biotechnology companies worldwide by providing technical expertise, research platform and a privilege access for collaboration with laboratories and hospitals. The priority areas for collaboration are in particular to develop vaccine, therapy and diagnosis products against infectious diseases (viral hepatitis, avian flu, multi-resistance tuberculosis).

On the occasion of the inauguration, Mr. President Hollande witnessed the signatures of MOU between IPS-CAS and Taicang People’s Government, BioMérieux, Wuxi Apptec and Tianyi Group respectively.

Being a bridge of Sino-French cooperation, IPS shall continue to contribute to the cause of human science, said Hollande.

Inauguration for IPS new building (Image by IPS-CAS)

Lab visiting (Image by IPS-CAS)

MOU signing ceremony (with Taicang People’s Government) (Image by IPS-CAS)

MOU signing ceremony (with BioMérieux) (Image by IPS-CAS)

MOU signing ceremony (with Wuxi Apptec) (Image by IPS-CAS)

MOU signing ceremony (with Tianyi Group) (Image by IPS-CAS)


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