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28 Mar 2012

Bayer HealthCare & Tsinghua Expand Drug Discovery Pact

Scientists from Tsinghua University will work with Bayer scientists to solve the 3D protein structure of biological molecular targets as a basis for new drug discovery projects.

Bayer HealthCare Company and Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, have agreed to expand their joint research partnership for drug discovery. Under the agreement, the Bayer-Tsinghua Joint Research Center will continue to operate over the next three years.


Headed by Dr Shi Yigong, professor and Dean of School of Life Sciences at Tsinghua University, multiple joint research projects have been initiated at the BTC, which was established in 2009.


Bayer HealthCare head of global drug discovery said, "The Bayer-Tsinghua Joint Research Center for Innovative Drug Discovery has established itself as an interface to foster communication between leading experts from Tsinghua University's Institute of Biomedicine and researchers."

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