Research institute in the name of Bengt Samuelsson founded in China
A research institute has been founded in China in the name of Bengt Samuelsson, Professor Emeritus and former Vice-Chancellor of Karolinska Institutet. The Bengt Samuelsson Institute of Life Science was inaugurated on April 22 in Jiangyin City, China.
Bengt Samuelsson was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1982, together with Sune K Bergström and John R Vane, for his research on prostaglandins and related biologically active substances. In 2013, the governments of Wuxi Prefecture and Jiangyin City of Jiangsu Province, China, decided to support the foundation of a research institute in his name. The institute is located in Jiangyin National High-Tech Park.
The institute will focus on the development and industrialisation of biomedical and pharmaceutical projects. One of the functions of the institute will be to transfer pharmaceutical and biomedical projects from Sweden to China. Initially, the projects and products will focus on anti-inflammatory proteins applicable to disorders of the skin, mucosa, and bone.
Text: Karin Söderlund Leifler