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Novartis And China MOH Collaborate On Organ Donation Project

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

China's Ministry of Health's International Health Exchange and Cooperation Center and Novartis Foundation for People and the Environment have kicked off the second phase of China's first and largest collaborative international project on organ donation and transplant. The project, with a total funding of up to 20 billion yuan ($2.92 billion) will concentrate on organ transplant academic exchange, public education and publicity, a study on brain death, as well as R&D on living related transplantation. The Novartis foundation will invest 2 million Swiss francs in phase two of the project from 2008 to 2012. MOH will accelerate China's establishment of an organ transplant management system and seek out more international organizations and relevant parties to develop the program. (Click here for more - Chinese Language)

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