Suzhou, China, December 14, 2020 — On November 24, 2020, the inauguration ceremony of the RESEARCH＆ENGINEERING ACADEMY MicroPort Scientific Corporation Suzhou Branch (“R&EA Suzhou”) was held at the MicroPort® Orthopedics China Headquarters in Suzhou Industrial Park.
Established on May 15, 2014, R&EA is a milestone for MicroPort® in terms of technology innovation for its group-based operation model. It brings public resources together at the group level to build a common platform that can be used to solve technical challenges, optimize resources and increase efficiency, thereby promoting the realization of a full innovation chain covering the entire industry.
Dr. Qiyi Luo, Chief Technology Officer of MicroPort® and Director of R&EA stated that, “the establishment of the Suzhou branch will bolster MicroPort® Orthopedics invaluable research in the fields of joints, spinal trauma, and sports medicine. Our hope is that R&EA Suzhou will continue to develop a talent and technology reserve to achieve more innovative breakthroughs that enable a wider extension of research results to end products.”
Focusing on basic research and application in orthopedics, the R&EA Suzhou will not only focus on building a competitive engineering and technical support platform, but also will serve as a training and talent reserve base and a core technology R&D center. It will also act as a transfer center of technology outcomes, providing technical support for the development of MicroPort® Orthopedics and promoting the effective application and transfer of technological breakthroughs.
Eight R&D platforms have been built at the R&EA Suzhou so far, namely: a joint research and development center, a spinal trauma research and development center, a sports medicine research and development center, a facet joint research and development center, a materials science platform, a regenerative medicine platform, among others. In the future, R&EA Suzhou will continue to focus on innovation and development of products and relevant technologies. It will also focus on VR and AI technologies, digital diagnosis and treatment, as well as new materials to benefit more patients through integrating multiple technologies and promoting the application of new technologies.
Glendy Wang, Chief Operating Officer of MicroPort®said, “The establishment of R&EA Suzhou enables MicroPort® Orthopedics not only to focus on current research and development, but also allows it to look towards future development needs of the global orthopedic industry with a long-term vision, improving its competitiveness and developing more innovative products.”
Staying true to the company mission of innovation, the Suzhou branch is committed to furthering its promotion of industry-university research cooperation and the improvement of R&D innovation and smart manufacturing to provide better and more inclusive integrated medical solutions for orthopedic patients worldwide.
The launch of the second R&EA center by MicroPort® Orthopedics China is a prominent milestone for MicroPort® showcasing the company commitment to technology innovation for its group-based operation model.
About MicroPort® Orthopedics
Established in January 2014, MicroPort Orthopedics Inc. is the fourth largest multinational producer of orthopedic products and a proud member of the MicroPort Scientific Corporation family of companies. From its headquarters in Arlington, Tennessee, MicroPort Orthopedics develops, produces, and distributes innovative OrthoRecon products. The company’s U.S.-based manufacturing and logistics capabilities deliver high quality hip and knee products to patients and their doctors in over 60 countries, including the U.S., Canada, EMEA, Japanese, Latin American markets.
About MicroPort® Orthopedics China
Established in 2009 and headquarter in Suzhou in an innovation industrial park for orthopedic innovation integrating R&D, manufacturing, logistics and academic research. In addition to R&EA Suzhou, MicroPort® Suzhou Park also houses the Renshoutang Education and Training Center and the Orthopedic Innovation Center, a key capacity building program designated by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.