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China’s Stem Cell Industrialization Project In Jiangsu Starts Construction

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

The national bioindustry base's stem cell industrialization project recently commenced construction in Taizhou, China's medical city in Jiangsu province. Projects to be built include centers for stem cell technology transfer, testing and clinical application services as well as Phase II of the Jiangsu stem cell bank. The bank can house one million specimens and is set to be Asia's largest stem cell bank upon completion (PharmAsia News, March 23, 2008). The commercialized base will be a comprehensive facility integrating stem cell storage, application and technology transfer. ShenZhen BeiKe Bio-Tech is investing in the base through its wholly-owned subsidiary Jiangsu Beike. The firm has collaborations with 30 local healthcare institutions on clinical research including optic nerve hypoplasia, progressive myodystrophy, cerebral palsy, paraplegia and myocardial infarction. (Click here for more - Chinese language)

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