China and Cuba boosted cooperation in science and technology with the establishment of theSino-Cuban Center of Molecular Immunology.
The center, which was established in Beijing on Monday, was unveiled by the Minister ofScience and Technology Wan Gang, and Elba Rosa Pérez Montoya, Cuba’s minister ofScience, Technology and Environment.
China and Cuba’s cooperation on biotechnology and biomedicine has been developingsmoothly since the countries signed the Sino-Cuban Memorandum of Understanding onCooperation in the Field of Biotechnology in 2004, according to China’s Ministry of Science andTechnology.
Wan said he hoped the establishment of the center would further contribute to thecommunication and cooperation between the countries in science and technology.
Ma Linying, an official on international cooperation with the Ministry of Science andTechnology, said the center will be a platform allowing scientists and technical specialists fromboth countries to communicate on the cutting-edge technology of molecular immunology.
“It’s also a chance for China and Cuba to display their respective advantages in the field,” hesaid.
Cuba is a global leader in biomedicine, especially the research and development ofanticarcinogens.
In 2000, China and Cuba set up a joint venture on biomedicine in Beijing. The companydeveloped a treatment to be used for tackling tumors.
“Cuba has a good foundation in molecular immunology,” Ma said. “I believe both China andCuba will benefit from combining their expertise.”