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Tang Prize Foundation, Experimental Biology sign cooperation accord

Tang Prize Foundation, Experimental Biology sign cooperation accord

Boston, March 31 (CNA) The Taiwan-based Tang Prize Foundation and U.S.-based Experimental Biology (EB) signed an agreement here Tuesday to work together to promote biology education over the next 10 years. Tang Prize Foundation CEO Chern Jenn-chuan (???) said he wants to promote people's well-being through international exchanges and help the world better understand Taiwan's contribution to the international community. Through its cooperation with EB, the foundation hopes to achieve its goal of promoting people's wellbeing, Chern said, noting that the Tang Prize is an international scholarly award and EB is the world's biggest gathering of life science and biomedical researchers and professionals. The Tang Prize is like a bridge that links Taiwan with the international community and is expected to help advance the country's global integration in the area of science and technology development, Chern said. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Chien Shu (??), a Taiwanese professor of bioengineering and medicine at University of California, San Diego. Chien noted that the first Tang Prize for Biopharmaceutical Science was awarded to U.S. scholar James P. Allison and Japan's Tasuku Honjo for their development of a type of treatment called "immune checkpoint blockade therapy." Their work helped launch a new era of therapeutic treatment and highlighted the importance of joint efforts in scientific research, Chien said. The Tang Prize is a biennial international award that was established in December 2012 by Taiwan's Ruentex Group Chairman Samuel Yin (???). The prizes were awarded for the first time in 2014 in four categories -- Sinology, Rule of Law, Biopharmaceutical Science, and Sustainable Development. (By Rita Cheng and Evelyn Kao)


Updated : 2021-09-20 16:16 GMT+08:00