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ASEAN Biotechnology experts to explore cooperation in Korea

PRESS RELEASE
No.PR/19-36Date11 November 2019
ContactProgram Inquiries: Kim Ye-won, Program Officer, TIU (+82-2-2287-1125, ywk@aseankorea.org)
Press Inquiries: Cho Ah-ra, PR Officer, IDU (+82-2-2287-1118, ahracho@aseankorea.org)
ASEAN-Korea Centre is an International Organization mandated to promote economic and socio-cultural cooperation between ASEAN Member States and Korea.


ASEAN Biotechnology experts to explore cooperation in Korea

- ‘ASEAN-Korea Bio Partnering Week’ to be held in conjunction with the 2019 Bioplus (12-13 Nov, COEX) -


Seoul, Korea ? 28 Public and private representatives from 9 ASEAN Member States (Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) in the biotech industry will visit Korea to explore possible areas for cooperation with Korean businesses.


The ASEAN-Korea Centre (Secretary General Lee Hyuk), together with Korea Biotechnology Industry Organization (Chairman Seo Jeong-Sun), will organize the first “ASEAN-Korea Bio Roundtable 2019” on 12-13 November at the COEX Grand Ballroom in conjunction with the “2019 Bioplus: 'Bio Innovation: Staying Ahead of the Curve'”. ASEAN biotech companies in the fields of pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, chemicals, and energy will participate to explore possible areas for cooperation with Korean counterparts.


On November 12th, representatives from ASEAN will address the current trends and government policies of the industry in their respective countries at the “ASEAN-Korea Bio Roundtable.” They will also attend the “2019 Bioplus” exhibition of major companies including Samsung Bioepis, Macrogen, and Hanmi Pharm. During the two-day program, participants will be able to share ideas, seek cooperation and explore new business opportunities, and even initiate partnerships on concrete projects.


The ASEAN delegation participating in the business meetings are comprised of ▲ Cambodian energy company that manufactures eco-friendly briquettes using biomass waste ▲ Indonesian pharmaceutical company that produces herb-based medicines ▲ Malaysian healthcare company that develops home-testing kits ▲ Philippine company that supplies dietary supplements and wearable healthcare devices ▲ Thai biomedical device company that develops smart healthcare devices and ▲ Vietnamese biopharmaceutical company that produces probiotics and oral solutions.


Lee Hyuk, Secretary General of the ASEAN-Korea Centre noted that “the bio-health industry has been designated as one of the key future industries of Korea. ASEAN, too, has identified the bio industry as a future growth engine, and the ASEAN Sub-Committee on Biotechnology (SCB) is implementing various projects with the aim of promoting greater cooperation among the member states in this area. Against this backdrop, the Centre hopes that the upcoming ‘ASEAN-Korea Bio Partnering Week’ contributes to opening up news areas of cooperation for ASEAN and Korea in bio-health and technology.”



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