Biotech 2012 exhibition in Shenzhen

The 4th edition of the International Exhibition on BioPharma, Biotechnology & Equipment (in short: Biotech 2012) will be held on May 9-11, 2012 in Shenzhen.

This event used to be held in parallel with the China Hi-Tech Fair, but next year will see the first stand-alone edition of this exhibition targeted at biotech and biopharma companies as well as specialized equipment manufacturers. Categories include:

  • Biologics and immunochemicals
  • Medical and pharmaceutical applications
  • Biotech laboratory equipment
  • Facilities and engineering services
  • Biological pharmaceuticals and equipment

For more information please visit the organizer’s website.

The ambition of the agrifood-sector in China

The agricultural sector is one of the most important economical sector in China. China is with 300 million farmers the largest producer of agri-products. The R&D-investments of China grew to 4,3 Billion Dollar is the past deccenium, that is an annual growth of eleven procent. China knows that innovation is the key to provide food for everyone. This can be seen in the twelfth five-year plan.

Mr. Jingmin Kan, NOST (TWA netwerk) Officer in Beijing has written an newsflash on this matter. The full text is available (in dutch) on the website of NOST.

The tomato unraveled

In cooperation with the Chinese instituut BGI in Shenzhen, which is specialized in DNA-sequencing, has the dutch Technical Top Institute Green Genetics (TTI GG) announced to start a ’100 tomato’s genome project’. During the project Chinese and Dutch will work closely together to unravel the Genome from hundred tomato varieties.

More about this subject you can find on our website TWA