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Super Trade Mission to China a success for Burnet

Tracy Parish

25 September, 2012

Serina Cucuzza, Commercial Development and Industry Engagement Manager at a business matching meeting, Victorian Government Super Trade Mission to China, Shanghai. Photo courtesy of Lisa Renkin.

Burnet’s successful involvement in the recent Victorian Government’s Super Trade Mission to China reaffirms the Institute’s vision of expanding its engagement in the country.

Head of Burnet’s China Program, Lisa Renkin, and Manager Commercial Development and Industry Engagement, Serina Cucuzza, participated in a series of meetings with Chinese investors, government agencies and research institutes.

Meetings were held in Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Dongguan with the aim of building on Burnet’s outstanding 20-year collaboration success in China.

Burnet Director and CEO, Professor Brendan Crabb, said the Trade Mission had created exciting opportunities for further involvement in China.

“Burnet’s participation in the Super Trade Mission reflects our commitment to build on our successful partnerships in China and explore future opportunities to establish a range of collaborative research activities,” Professor Crabb said.

“Our vision is to strengthen collaborative links through an expanded presence that would enable Burnet and other agencies to engage in world-class R & D in China.”

As one of Australia’s leading medical research and public health organisations, Burnet was invited to join over 400 organisations as part of Victoria’s Super Trade Mission.

“As part of this mission, Burnet was able to progress the vision for expanding cutting edge China-Victorian biotechnology and public health research cooperation,” Ms Renkin said.

“Through our previous successful collaborations with Chinese colleagues we have developed such important new technologies as the gold-standard diagnostic test for hepatitis E, which was created through a Burnet-Peking University partnership.

“We are delighted that this mission has highlighted future collaborative opportunities and are eager to continue these discussions with our Chinese partners.”

Find out more about Burnet’s work in China.

Contact Details

For more information in relation to this news article, please contact:

Associate Professor David Anderson

Deputy Director (Partnerships), Burnet Institute; Co-Head, Global Health Diagnostics Development

Telephone

+61392822239

Email

david.anderson@burnet.edu.au

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