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Tasly and Healthpac Sign MOU at 2011 International Integrative Medicine Forum & Exhibition in Austra

From: Tasly International   Author: Zhang Xiaoxi

Tasly Group and Healthpac International (Australia) Medical Corporation sign the Memorandum of Understanding upon the Co-establishment of a Sino-Australian Association for the Innovation of TCM Technologies at the International Integrative Medicine Forum and Exhibition in Sydney Oct. 21, 2011 in the presence of over 200 representatives of Chinese and Australian government agencies, enterprises, colleges and universities, and research institutes.

               Tasly-Healthpac MOU Signing Ceremony

Australia, the first western country introducing TCM legislation and TCM practitioner certification, is imposing a nationwide registration system on all TCM practitioners as of 2012 so that all TCM physicians, acupuncturists and pharmacists will be certified and TCM will be included in its medical security system. This forum, which is co-hosted by Traditional Chinese Medicine Global Alliance (TCMGA) and Healthpac on the theme “Carry Forward the TCM Culture and Promote the TCM Globalization” and jointly supported by the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine of China (SATCM), the International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MOST) and the Government of New South Wales, Australia, is aimed to deepen the east-west TCM communication, further Sino-Australian cooperation in TCM technologies, and lay the foundation for overall TCM certification in 2012.

A Group Photo of Attendees
A Group Photo of Attendees

According to the MOU signed by Tasly and Healthpac representing China and Australia respectively, both parties are obliged to provide assistance for the purpose of fostering the partnership among science parks, research centers, educational institutions and technology companies; encourage partners in medical sciences, technologies and innovation on the basis of mutual benefit; agree to formulate in 2012 a detailed investment plan on the Sino-Australian Association for the Innovation of TCM Technologies and the work procedure and framework for major planned fields.

SATCM Deputy Director Li Daning, Consul General of China in Sydney Mr. Duan Jielong, Tasly Group Chairman Yan Xijun representing China and Healthpac Chairman Chen Xinghui representing Australia attend the signing ceremony and present speeches.

“Today’s MOU signing is a proud milestone in the development of Sino-Australian cooperation in TCM, a typical alternative medicine whose theories and methods will help to improve people’s health,” Deputy Director Li said, adding that both parties are expected to work closely and make great achievements.

“Internationally speaking, integrative medicine is faced with differences and difficulties in various aspects such as culture, law, policy, language and technology and hence higher requirements are placed on TCM modernization and globalization,” Chairman Yan pointed out, “the responsibility of TCM drug makers is to intensify scientific & technological innovation and develop modernized TCM products certified by international drug administrations as well as recognized, accepted and thus used by international doctors.”

It is known that Tasly and Healthpac as government-designated enterprises signed Aug. 4, 2011 the MOU upon the Opening of a High-level Medical Center of Integrative Medicine, which covers the certification and work permit of expatriate Chinese TCM physicians in Australia, the approval documents or licenses for the import of Chinese patent medicines and processed Chinese herb slices, the selection of TCM physicians in China, the training of Australian TCM physicians, and the purchase of Chinese patent medicines and processed Chinese herb slices from China. The MOU signed at the forum is the second cooperation between the two enterprises. “Scientific and technological innovation in integrative medicine must be a new and important subject in future medical development,” said both chairmen, who are absolutely confident about the prospects of the collaboration between Tasly and Healthpac, “the signing of the MOU must bolster partnership in scientific research, registration and marketing throughout the world medical circle, promote the globalization of TCM, and create a more brilliant future for both Chinese and Australian TCM enterprises.”

Those who were also present at the signing ceremony include: Mr. Liu Zhiming, MOST International Cooperation Director, Dr. Chris Armstrong, director of NSW Office for Science and Medical Research, Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services, Mr. He Fuxiang, Counselor for Science & Technology, Consulate General of China in Sydney, and representatives of Chinese and Australian medical enterprises and research institutes.

Edited by: si-na

Date: 2011-11-14
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