Agreement reached between Cuba and China on Vaccine development
- Submitted by: manso
- 09 / 30 / 2011
2011.09.29 - 10:03:20 / radiorebelde.icrt.cu.HAVANA, Cuba.- The joint project strengthens bilateral bonds in one of the most active fields of cooperation –biotechnology-, as agreed by the two parties, the Prensa Latina news agency reported
Cuba and China signed on Wednesday in Beijing an agreement for the development of a vaccine against whooping cough.
The document was signed by Lin Xiaojun, general manager of the Hualan Biological Bacterin Company, and Boris Acevedo, representative of Havana’s Center for genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB).
In a conversation prior to the signing, Bai Jing Yu, head of the second division of the Department of High Tech Industry of China’s National Commission for Development and Reform, and Economic Counselor Rigoberto Enoa, acknowledged the importance of this vaccine for each country and referred to the possibility of introducing it in the markets of other nations in the future.
Present in the ceremony, held at the Cuban embassy to Beijing, were several representatives of Hualan Biological Bacterin, one of the most important Chinese companies in the production of vaccines and one of the first to develop one against avian influenza. (ACN)