Suzhou Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, Chinese Academy of Science. [Photo/WeChat account: snd-szgxqfb]
Suzhou New District held a meeting with the Suzhou Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, Chinese Academy of Science on Aug 25.
At the meeting, officials from SIBET provided updates on the progress of several projects such as the pilot project of the Chinese Academy of Science, the national key experimental laboratory project, the construction of large scientific facilities, as well as the biomedical laboratory technology institute project of Suzhou Industrial Technology Research Institute.
A 100-million-yuan ($15.45 million) transformation fund has been set up by SIBET, the municipal and district governments, and social capital organizations.
In addition, SIBET is planning to expand the fund to 1 billion yuan so as to better support the needs of the medical institute for the transformation and development of high-quality scientific research achievements in the future.
SND also provided updates about the third phase of SIBET. Both SND and SIBET should aim to construct an innovation hub for high-tech medical equipment as well as help Suzhou build an industrial base for advanced medical equipment, said Mao Wei, Party secretary of SND.