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ACHEMASIA 2004 in Beijing 11-15 May: Sino-European Collaboration in Life Sciences, Biotechnology and Food.

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BEIJING--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 27, 2004

During the 6th ACHEMASIA at the China International Exhibition Centre, the most comprehensive Exhibition and Congress on Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology in China, a two-day Workshop on May 12-13 will bring together high-ranking representatives from the field of life sciences and biotechnology to discuss current trends and co-operations.

The European Commission has launched its 6th Framework Programme for Research and Development with a strong focus on Life Sciences, Biotechnology and Food. This has opened up many opportunities for Chinese researchers and companies to participate in collaborative projects with EU partners and to benefit from European Commission funding. This workshop at ACHEMASIA 2004 will present a highly topical theme and provide an ideal platform for new contacts and networks.

Information on funding for EU-China research co-operation and the support available for finding partners and making applications will be the topic on Wednesday, 12 May. The second session "How to do Business in Biotechnology" on Thursday, 13 May, will present case studies of current EU-China collaborative research projects from the Food Quality and Safety research area to demonstrate what is possible and how it can be done.

The workshop is jointly organised by European Commission, Research Directorate-General, CNCBD - China National Centre for Biotechnology Development and EFB - European Federation of Biotechnology.

High-ranking speakers will present current results from Sino-European collaborative research projects. As Prof. Borge Diderichsen, President of the European Federation of Biotechnology, Bagsvaerd, Denmark, comments on this event: "This workshop at ACHEMASIA 2004 will be an outstanding opportunity to initiate new cooperations and funding for joint projects between Chinese and European biotechnology experts from science and industry."

ACHEMASIA has become the foremost exhibition in Asia for the chemical processing industries. More than 400 exhibitors from 25 countries and some 20,000 visitors are expected. The main thrusts of the exhibition are chemical apparatus and plant construction, process technology, petrochemistry, maintenance and quality assurance, environmental protection, water treatment, pharmaceutical technology, biotechnology, the food industry, agrochemistry, laboratory and analytical techniques, packaging and storage techniques.

Further information:, and during ACHEMASIA at Exhibition Stand, Hall 4, Stand E 10.
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