CAS Genetic Resources R&D Center unveiled in Changzhou
2018-09-29 15:49:00

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Genetic Resources R&D Center (South) Project held the opening ceremony in Changzhou City on Sept. 29, with some projects and enterprises settling down upon the competition of the first phase of the project.

Changzhou Hi-Tech District signed an agreement with the CAS Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology in 2014 to develop the center with a total investment of 2 billion yuan ($290 million), which will include two phases of development.

The center, located at Changzhou’s Life and Health Industrial Park, will become the R&D and industrialization base of the CAS Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology. The project involves two bases - Modern Agricultural Base and Regenerative Medicine Base. There are five platforms including the Clinical-grade Stem Cell Bank Platform, the Advanced Animal Platform, the Seed Bank Platform, and the Education and Training Platform.

Upon completion, it will become a first-class R&D center for molecular breeding, a designated national food safety testing and certification center, and a genetic testing technology research center for genetic diseases in China.

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