In a bid to further expand its global research network, South Korea’s Daewoong Pharmaceutical recently inaugurated a new biotech research centre at Universitas Indonesia (UI), a state university in Depok, Indonesia. Located in the University of Indonesia, the
Bio Technology Research Centre will serve as a collaborative space where professors and students will develop biologic drugs including epidermal growth factor and growth hormones.
More than 150 executives and government officials celebrated the opening of the UI-Daewoong BioTechnology Research Centre. The participants included Jeon Seung-ho, CEO of Daewoong Pharmaceutical, Maura Linda Sitanggang, director general of Health Ministry of Indonesia, Kim Chang-beom, Korean Ambassador to Indonesia, and Muhammad Anies, Rector of UI. The centre aims to support the local industry and collaborate with Indonesian professors for studies and research. The centre will also team up with UI’s College of Pharmacy to offer scholarships and training programmes for biopharmaceutical expertise. Daewoong would provide wellperforming students with a training opportunity at the company’s main research institute in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, to deepen their knowledge.