Improving biotech status of Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Institute of Chinese Medicine recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Canada’s national food and biotech research institute AFMNet, one of four between Hong Kong and Canadian organisations.



AFMNet Chairman Dr Murray McLaughlin says the MOUs help to develop the research and expertise available on the medicinal benefits of plants, by using Chinese herbal techniques. Co-operation will hasten Hong Kong’s goal to become a regional biotech center. There are also benefits for Hong Kong institutes in using the Canadian synchrotron, the light beam technology that facilitates analysis and diagnostic work across wide industrial and agricultural fields. It could make sense for Hong Kong to develop its own synchrotron, Dr McLaughlin adds.




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