CGN Nuclear Technology Development Co Ltd (stock code: 000881.SZ) will cooperate with Soochow University in the construction of high-end manufacturing industrial clusters which focuses on nuclear technology application.
A strategic cooperation framework agreement was signed by Yang Yixin, vice president of Soochow University, and Lin Naijie, chief engineer at CGN Nuclear Technology Development Co Ltd, on Oct 8.
The two parties will jointly build an accelerator applied industrial park in Suzhou consisting of five industrial bases related to proton accelerator manufacturing; medical linear accelerator manufacturing; medical circular accelerator manufacturing; industrial accelerator manufacturing and application and radiopharmaceuticals research, development and production..
The two have also announced plans to build a proton accelerator tumor radiotherapy center; a molecular imaging nuclear medical center and a State-level key laboratory for radioactive medicine and radiation protection at a strong comprehensive Suzhou hospital, which will be bolstered as a high-level research platform for accelerators and radiopharmaceuticals.
In order to nurture promising talent in the fields of tumor radiotherapy, clinical nuclear medicine and medical physics, the two will hold joint postgraduate/doctoral programs. The university will also enhance its competitiveness in radioactive medicine as a national key discipline relying on shared expert resources.
A radiation protection & nuclear safety training base will be built in Soochow University to train employees for the company, along with a radioactive medicine international training center to hone the skills of tumor radiologists and medical physicists to international standards.
Additionally, they will work together to establish a nuclear accident medical emergency center and an associated team, paving the way for the global expansion of China’s nuclear power and technology.
The school-enterprise partnership makes full use of each other's complementary advantages to achieve mutual benefits. It is beneficial to discipline construction, talent cultivation and the transformation of scientific research achievements, said Hu Dongming, president of CGN Nuclear Technology Development Co Ltd.
Soochow University, a cradle of radioactive medicine talents in China, has a radioactive medicine scientific research team led by Chai Zhifang, an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Xiong Sidong, president of the university, believes that strategic cooperation with the company will advance its radioactive medicine, nuclear radiation protection biomedicine, materials science, instruments and apparatus, chemical engineering, and physics disciplines.