Shanghai, China – 22 December, 2014 – Shanghai MicroPort Medical (Group) Co ("MicroPort") and the Second Military Medical University announced on December 19 that they have entered into an agreement to establish a Translational Medicine Joint Research Center.
Shen Gu, Head of Translational Medicine Research Center of the Second Military Medical University and Qiyi Luo, Chief Technology Officer of MicroPort signed the cooperation framework agreement on behalf of the two parties, respectively. Dr. Yinghao Sun, President of the Second Military Medical University, Dr. Zhaohua Chang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MicroPort, and several executives and professors from both sides attended the signing ceremony.
Under the agreement, the two parties will collaborate, through the Translational Medicine Joint Research Center, on several fields including internal medicine, surgery, interventional medicine, oncology, medical imaging, neurology and angiopathy.
This new Translational Medicine Joint Research Center brings together two respected parties, leveraging complementary strengths – MicroPort’s rich experience in medical device industry and the Second Military Medical University’s research expertise in clinical medicine – in the developments of innovative medical devices and minimally invasive surgery technologies.
"As a national key medical university, the Second Military Medical University has rich experience in clinical studies and abundant development resources. And MicroPort has placed priority on research and innovation since establishment. We believe our partnership will produce fruitful results and will promote the development of the medical device industry in China," said Dr. Chang.
"This agreement provides a significant opportunity for the Second Military Medical University, enabling us to transform the theoretical studies into clinical practices," said Dr. Sun. "We recognize MicroPort as an experienced player in the medical device industry and we are looking forward to working with it to develop the Translational Medicine Joint Research Center."
The Second Military Medical University offers 13 majors and has three nationwide famous affiliated hospitals – Shanghai Changzheng Hospital, Eastern Hepatobiliary Surgery Hospital and Changhai Hospital.