Cooperation for Developing Stem Cell Technology in Hoa Lac Hi – Tech Park

With the aim at promoting the development and application of stem cell technology in Vietnam, Vice Minister of Science and Technology cum Chairman of Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park, Dr. Nguyen Van Lang; Vice Minister of Health cum Director of the Central Obstetrics Hospital, Prof. Nguyen Viet Tien along with representatives of HSC Company; Hi-tech Business Incubator; and Nano Biology Center signed a memorandum of understanding to build and develop stem cell technology in Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park on 3 August, 2011.

Accordingly, the Stem Cell Research Center will be built at the Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park with activities from now until 2020 in order to create first human embryonic stem cell lines in Vietnam by IVF technology; building a bank of stem cells, embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells; training professionals ... towards comprehensive activities such as differentiation study, production of cell lines served for research and treatment. The Central Obstetrics Hospital also plans to open a stem cell faculty to pioneer the human resources for high-tech fields.

Speaking at the ceremony, Dr. Nguyen Van Lang emphasized that “Developing stem cell technologies is within the framework of biotechnology development in the Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park. Therefore, Ministry of Science and Technology in general and Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park Management Board in particular highly appreciate and totally support for this project”.