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Professor Andy Hor from A*STAR visits WCH

On the afternoon of March 13, Professor Andy Hor, Deputy Chief Executive (Research) of Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), led a delegation to West China Hospital (WCH) for exchanges and discussions. Vice President Wang Kunjie of WCH, along with representatives from the Department of Science and Technology, the Department of Clinical Research Management, the Department of Geriatrics, and the International Office attended the meeting.

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Vice President Wang Kunjie extended a warm welcome on behalf of WCH, emphasizing A*STAR's pivotal role in Singapore's technological innovation. He acknowledged A*STAR's significant achievements in technology development, industrial innovation, and improving both economic growth and people's quality of life. Particularly, he commended A*STAR's exemplary performance in scientific research and technology transfer, serving as a role model for WCH.


Professor Andy Hor provided an overview of A*STAR, emphasizing its function as a nexus between academia, industry, and government in Singapore. He expressed A*STAR's keenness for WCH to expand international exchanges in Singapore and collaborate in addressing future health challenges. He also expressed hopes for mutual learning, inviting representatives from WCH to visit Singapore in the future, tour A*STAR's significant scientific research facilities, and engage with renowned research teams.

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During the meeting, both parties discussed topics including geriatric medicine research, establishing collaborative platforms, organizing seminars, and enhancing cooperation in education, research, medical services, and management.