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Mandaya Hospital Group and Renji Hospital Forge Research Collaboration under China’s Belt and Road Initiative

SHANGHAI, China – Aug 27, 2022 – Mandaya Hospital Group, one of Indonesia’s leading healthcare providers, and Renji Hospital, a prominent hospital affiliated with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to kick-start a ground-breaking research collaboration.

This collaboration is backed by the Minister of Science and Technology of China and the Minister of Health of Indonesia, signifying a momentous partnership between the two nations. This innovative joint endeavor comes under China’s Belt and Road Initiative, a strategic infrastructure project that aims to promote international trade and foster scientific and health-related collaborations.

The partnership will see both hospital groups working jointly on scientific research, including areas of stem cell research, genomic sequencing, cell cure, and gene therapy using CRISPR/Cas-9. The collaboration is aimed at facilitating a transfer of knowledge, technical expertise, and advanced medical technologies between China and Indonesia, ultimately improving patient outcomes and promoting the development of cutting-edge treatments.

“We are delighted to join hands with Renji Hospital in this pivotal partnership. The collaboration aligns with our commitment to improving patient care through innovative medical research and state-of-the-art technologies,” said the Dr Ben Widaja, the President Director of Mandaya Hospital Group. “We believe this partnership will further elevate the standard of healthcare in Indonesia and foster an environment of learning and collaboration.”

Prof. Michael from Renji Hospital added, “Our partnership with Mandaya Hospital Group offers an exciting opportunity for both institutions to leverage each other’s strengths. It aligns perfectly with our vision to advance medical science and healthcare at a global level.”

Through this partnership, both hospital groups hope to bring about a significant transformation in healthcare, making critical strides towards better disease understanding and breakthroughs in therapy development.

Renji Hospital, affiliated with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, is a renowned hospital in China committed to providing high-quality healthcare services and advancing medical research. The hospital stands at the forefront of medical technology and research, contributing significantly to the global healthcare industry.