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BioWin signs an agreement with Juke Biotech Park

BioWin signs an agreement with Juke Biotech Park, a major science park in Shanghai active in the field of health biotechnologies and medical technologies
Gosselies, November 2011 – BioWin, the Health competitiveness cluster of Wallonia (Belgium), has announced that a partnership agreement was signed on the 14th of October of this year with Juke Biotech Park, a new public funded Science Park in Shanghai (China) that hosts more than a hundred Chinese SMEs and research centres specialised in health biotechnologies and medical technologies. Under the agreement, an operational infrastructure and facilities will be provided to Laurent Le Guyader, BioWin’s permanent representative in Shanghai as International  Relations Manager – China. Mr Le Guyader reports to Yve van Thorenburg, International Relations Manager – Asia and Frédéric Druck, who heads the BioWin international unit. Juke Biotech Park has further undertaken to smooth the way for access to the Chinese market to BioWin members. And vice versa, BioWin will ease as much as possible the access of Juke Biotech Park companies to Wallonia as strategic gate to the European market. This agreement is the fruit of a strategy to develop the BioWin activities in China, first launched in 2009. It was signed in the course of a recent BioWin and AWEX (Walloon Export and Foreign Investment Agency) mission to the Bio China trade fair 2011. BioWin was eager to conclude this agreement to keep step with the growing interest for the Chinese market expressed by Walloon SMEs and research centres working in the field of health biotechnologies and medical technologies. This is the second agreement concluded with a preferred partner on location in Shanghai, the Chinese city that has become an indispensable hub when it comes to healthcare innovation.
Press contacts: Frédéric Druck – BioWin Head of Communication and International
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BioWin – The Health Cluster of Wallonia