Albert Wong, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks CEO

Boehringer In­gel­heim to in­cu­bate biotechs with Hong Kong R&D leader

Fol­low­ing the suit of As­traZeneca last Feb­ru­ary, Boehringer In­gel­heim will team up with a lead­ing R&D hub in Hong Kong to seed biotechs.

Where­as As­traZeneca fo­cused on can­cer drugs and di­ag­nos­tics, the Ger­man gi­ant will work with Hong Kong Sci­ence and Tech­nol­o­gy Parks on in­cu­bat­ing in­fec­tious dis­ease and im­munol­o­gy drug de­vel­op­ers.

HK­STP and Boehringer, through its ven­ture arm, will sup­port the up­starts with up to $6 mil­lion HK (about $600,000 USD) each to bankroll ear­ly-stage op­er­a­tions and clin­i­cal tri­als, said Grace Lau, head of HK­STP’s in­sti­tute for trans­la­tion­al re­search, in a state­ment.

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