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China is interested in Cuba's biopharmaceutical industry
Melaghenina is a Cuban medicine manufactured with ingredients extracted from the human placenta. Photo:(archieve)
Bi Jingquan, general director of the Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) in China expressed its interest in strengthening cooperation with Cuba's biopharmaceutical industry, Prensa Latina (PL) reported from Beijing.

This intention constitutes recognition of the scientific results and the obtaining of effective products in the treatment of various diseases.

Bi Jingquan, highlighted the positive progress of relations between the two countries in this area and expressed the will to increase them.

He pointed out that China is working on the reform of the review and evaluation system to register drugs, in order to approach international standards in this discipline and expedite the entry of new and better products into the national health system.

He expressed the determination to strengthen cooperation with the regulatory authority and the Cuban biopharmaceutical industry, in order to exchange on the main changes that the reform will imply.

According to the PL report, Bi Jingquan made these proposals when he received the ambassador of Cuba in the Chinese capital, Miguel Ángel Ramírez, at CFDA headquarters.

At the meeting, the parties highlighted the sustained process of development of Cuban biotechnology and the consensus reached by the governments of both countries to deepen ties in this area.

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