On October 18, the opening ceremony of China Gene Medicine Valley was held in Ouhai Life and Health Town as a tribute to the 2020 World Young Scientist Summit.
Attendees were Huai Jinpeng, secretary of the Leading Party Members’ Group, executive vice president and chief executive secretary of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), and academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), ShuWei, member of the Leading Party Members’ Group and executive secretary of CAST, Cao Jianlin, deputy director of the Committee for Education, Science, Health and Sports of the CPPCC National Committee and former vice minister of Science and Technology, Chen Weijun, member of the Standing Committee of the Zhejiang Provincial Committee of CPC and secretary of Wenzhou Municipal Party Committee, Cai Xiujun, vice chairman of the CPPCC Zhejiang Provincial Committee, Fan Daiming, former vice president and academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), Yao Ke, former vice chairman of the CPPCC Zhejiang Provincial Committee and president of the Zhejiang Association for Science and Technology, Zhang Xi, academician of CAS and president of Jilin University, Li Lanjuan, national academic leader of infectious diseases and academician of CAE, Zheng Jinping, secretary of the Leading Party Members’ Group and vice president of the Zhejiang Association for Science and Technology, Yao Gaoyuan, deputy secretary of Wenzhou Municipal Party Committee and mayor of the city, Wang Jun, member and secretary-general of the Standing Committee of Wenzhou Municipal Party Committee, together with some experts and scholars.
Li Xiaokun, academician of CAE, president of Wenzhou Medical University, and principal scientist of China Gene Medicine Valley, said that the COVID-19 outbreak has provided the world with profound insights into the core value of medical science and technology innovation. China Gene Medicine Valley will integrate resource advantages of Pharmacy, Clinical Medicine and Bioscience disciplines in Wenzhou Medical University, to explore frontier science and carry out activities such as new drug research and development, technology introduction, scientific result incubation and industrialization. He hoped that, with the platform of 2020 World Young Scientists Summit, more excellent talents and projects will join the China Gene Medicine Valley to explore the innovation-driven model with Wenzhou characteristics, build the new pattern of industrial agglomeration through science and technology, form the new effect of high-end elements and top talent aggregation, contribute to the outcome incubation in the sci-tech corridor and industrialization in new health industries.
After the ceremony, the guests visited the Growth Factor Popularization Center in China Gene Medicine Valley.
China Gene Medicine Valley is an innovative sci-tech industrial park jointly built by the governments of Wenzhou city and Ouhai District and Wenzhou Medical University. It is a core project to deepen the construction of the national independent innovation demonstration zone and the first “152” project in the field of biomedicine. With a total area of 148 mu, the project has a total investment of 2.01 billion yuan. Centering on the scientific and technological achievements of Academician Li Xiaokun’s team, the China Gene Medicine Valley takes the development and incubation of recombinant protein drugs, antibody drugs, high-end biological agents and the introduction and cultivation of talents as the core, aiming to build itself into a first-class bio-pharmaceutical R&D innovation engineering center nationwide and worldwide and a national integration base for industries and universities.