Thailand-Taiwan Biotechnology Forum and B2B Meeting

On 25-26 September 2006, BIOTEC hosted the visit of delegates from Taiwan, consisting of delegates from Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and private companies. The main objective of the event is to promote Thailand as a venue for biotechnology R&D business collaboration. The delegates had an opportunity to meet with senior management of BIOTEC, NSTDA and Thailand Science Park, and tour BIOTEC laboratories and biotech-related companies in Thailand Science Park.  

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Taiwanese delegation visited BIOTEC Central Research Unit (left) and Alltech Asia-Pacific Biosciences Centre (right), located in Thailand Science Park. 

The Thailand-Taiwan Biotechnology Forum and B2B Meeting was held on 26 September 2006.  The Forum comprised presentations on biotechnology in Thailand and in Taiwan and presentations by Thailand Board of Investment and Thai Food and Drug Administration. 

Taiwanese companies joining the mission are: PhytoHealth; Asia Hepato Gene Co.; Yeastern Biotech. Co., Ltd; Haichao Enterprise Corporation; U Chu Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.; Willy Event Consultants Co., Ltd. PCO. and Business Development Unit of ITRI's Biomedical Engineering Research Laboratory.  Participating in the B2B meeting are the following Thai companies: Novatec Healthcare Co., Ltd. ; Pacific Biotech; Sunolin Corporation Limited; Preserved Food Specialty Co., Ltd. ; Zenimed (Thailand) Co., Ltd.; Thai Fermentation Industry Co., Ltd. ; Siam Interlab Co., ltd.; Siam Life Science Co., Ltd.; World Courier Asia (Thailand) ; Betagro Science Center Co., Ltd.; i+MED Laboratories Co., Ltd.; Alltech Asia-Pacific Biosciences Centre; TUV (Thailand) Ltd.; Universal Systems Co., Ltd.; Greater Pharma; Asia Medical and Agricultural Laboratory and Research Center; and Soyasia Healthfood; Cox Laboratories (Thailand) Ltd.Shrimp Biotechnology Business Unit.

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(l-r) Mr. David C.K. Wu, Deputy Representative Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Thailand gave the Opening Remarks on behalf of the Taiwanese delegates; Ms. Ajarin Pattanapanich, Senior Executive Investment Advisor, gave a presentation on “Thailand: Investment Opportunity for Biotechnology Business”; Ms. Weerawan Taengkeo (FDA) gave a presentation on “New Drug/Device Approval Application and Clinical Trial Conducted in Thailand”. 

 
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Mr. Lain-Tze-Lee (left), Director, BEL of ITRI gave a presentation on “Leveraging Taiwan Advantages for Global Biotech Competitiveness”. Dr. Morakot Tanticharoen (right), BIOTEC Director, gave a presentation on “National Biotechnology Policy”. 

 
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