Sub-forum on Biomedical Industry Held to Support Developing Healthy China

In the afternoon of May 2, co-hosted by Nanchang University and Jiangxi Provincial Medical Products Administration, the Summit Forum of Scientific and Technological Self-reliance and Self-improvement Boosting Industrial Development in Jiangxi- High Quality Development of Biomedical and Health Industries Sub-forum was held in Nanchang.

Sun Jusheng, Vice Governor and head of the provincial biomedical industry chain, Rao Zihe, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and member of the Third World Academy of Sciences, Ding Jian, alumnus of our university and academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Gu Xiaosong, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Chen Yeguang, alumnus of our university and academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Zhu Youlin, Vice President of our university, attended the forum. Wu Wei, Secretary of the CPC Leadership Group of the Jiangxi Provincial Medical Products Administration, presided over the forum.

On behalf of the People's Government of Jiangxi Province, Sun Jusheng congratulated the successful holding of this forum. He pointed out that the biomedical industry is the most dynamic industry in the 21st century, and is one of the fourteen key development industries in our province. Socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new stage of development, and the biomedical industry has also ushered in new development opportunities. The province's science and technology practitioners should earnestly study and implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping's important speech at the Symposium attended by scientists, follow the "four-orientations" principle to further promote the spirit of scientists, increase scientific and technological innovation, and effectively promote the development of biomedicine.

On behalf of the university, Zhu Youlin extended a warm welcome to the guests attending the forum. He briefly introduced the school's 100-year history, construction achievements and future goals. He hopes that Nanchang University will give full play to its comprehensive advantages in the new journey of building a world-class university, enhance the ability of using its advantageous disciplines to serve the economy and society of Jiangxi, promote the implementation of Jiangxi's industry-education integration strategy on a regular basis, and comprehensively advance the construction of a healthy Jiangxi.

Academician Rao Zihe, Academician Ding Jian, Academician Gu Xiaosong and Academician Chen Yeguang respectively delivered speeches entitled "Molecular Mechanism of Transcriptional Replication of Novel Coronavirus", "Precision and Challenges of Tumor Treatment", "Scientific and Technological Innovation and Biomedical Industry Development", "Application of Organoid in Pharmaceutical Industry". By combining their own research work experience and focusing on the main themes of pathogen research, tumor clinical treatment, medical and scientific integration development, and the exploration of organoid on new drug research and development to improve efficiency and reduce costs, these experts made suggestions and proposed new paths for the high-quality development of biomedical and health industries in Jiangxi.

Representatives from Tsinghua University, Shanghai Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nantong University, city-level and provincial-level members of the biopharmaceutical industry chain in Jiangxi, as well as institutes under the direct supervision of the provincial government, the Advisory Board, the Provincial Medical Products Administration and representatives of faculty and students from Nanchang University attended the forum.