On the afternoon of 12th June, 2018, Professor Walter Ian Lipkin from Columbia University visited Beroni Group after attending The International Symposium for Infection & Immunity organized by Nankai University and Beroni Group.
Walter Ian Lipkin, Professor of Epidemiology, Neurology and Pathology, Director of Center for Infection and Immunity of Columbia University is internationally recognized as an authority on the use of molecular methods for pathogen discovery. He won the China International Science and Technology Cooperation Award in 2015, and was dubbed the “World’s Most Celebrated Virus Hunter” by Discover. During the 2003 SARS outbreak, Professor Walter Ian Lipkin assisted China to fight SARS and donated 10,000 test kits to China, which effectively promoted the cooperation between China and USA in the field of SARS and finding effective therapy to defeat SARS.
In March 2018, Beroni Group entered into a cooperation agreement with Columbia University on ArboViroPlex rRT-PCR Test Research Program, laying a good foundation for future cooperation.
During the visit, Professor Walter Ian Lipkin and his team members learnt more about the strategic development plan of Beroni Group and the basic situation of the recent R&D projects. Professor Walter Ian Lipkin spoke highly of Beroni’s independent research and development ability and the achievements that Beroni has made up to now, meanwhile, he introduced the research experience and development trend of Columbia University’s projects in the same field. The Management of Beroni Group expressed sincere thanks to Professor Walter Ian Lipkin for sharing his technical experience and suggestion.
The two parties held business talk about the research progress and development trend of ArboViroPlex rRT-PCR Test Research Program. Both parties are satisfied with the latest progress. In the future, the achievements and patents of the program will promote Beroni’s innovative strength, so the two parties would further accelerate the research and development process of the program, and promote the transformation of its achievements by taking the advantages of cutting-edge medical research equipment and scientific researchers with rich clinical trial technologies.
During the visit, Professor Walter Ian Lipkin shared his experience in the field of infectious immunology and gave some suggestion, which is benefit for further cooperation between Columbia University and Beroni Group and promoting Beroni’s strength of scientific research and innovation.