On 5 June 2015, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), the one-member Hanel Limited Company (HANEL) and the BioDetection System B.V Company (BDS) and BE-BASIC Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on application and development of technology.
Ms Nienke Trooster, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Switzerland to Vietnam, Mr. Nguyen Quoc Binh, President of the HANEL Members’ Council and General Director, Prof. Nguyen Dinh Cong, VAST Vice President; representatives from VAST Department of International Cooperation, Department of Application and Development of Technology, Institute of Biotechnology, and the Institute of Natural Products Chemistry.
The signing ceremony
The signing of the MoU aimed to discuss plans of cooperation in bioactive substances from plants, microorganisms and marine creatures of Vietnamese nature in order to standardize production and inspect the quality of new drug products and existing dietary supplement.
The two sides will study and select suitable plans of cooperation to carry out the building of "Laboratory on analysis of services and screening” between Hanel, BDS and VAST. Accordingly, BDS will provide the technology and know-how to build the laboratory while VAST and Hanel will choose the place to build the laboratory which satisfies targets for research of development and operation; VAST will provide researchers from the academy's human resources and HANEL will provide capital and its business knowledge on the Vietnamese market; BE-BASIC will provide the environment for research of development as well as capital for the collaborative research programs.
Speaking during the ceremony, the Ambassador appreciated the results that the academy had achieved over the past years and in this cooperative relationship. She said that the academy has an important role in the cooperation as the cooperation between scientific and technological research institutions and the businesses is a key to the successful development of a biotechnology-based economy, and this is the reality that has been tested in the Netherlands.
The signing of cooperation between the two sides
Translated by Tuyet Nhung
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