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Indonesian Minister of Health Visits BGI Group, Deepening Collaboration in Life Science

November 26, 2023 Views:

On November 24, the Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia, Budi G. Sadikin, led a delegation to visit the BGI Group. Both parties engaged in in-depth discussions on the construction of scientific research platforms, disease prevention and control, basic scientific research, talent training, and other potential collaborative efforts.

截屏2023-11-26 10.16.27.pngBudi G. Sadikin, Indonesian Minister of Health (center), with delegation members, and Wang Jian, Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the BGI Group (second from the right).

Minister Budi acknowledged BGI Group's long-term research and innovative achievements in the field of life sciences. He welcomed BGI Group to continue deepening its cooperation with Indonesia, helping to strengthen the scientific research, industry, and talent system construction in Indonesia's public health sector.


Wang Jian, Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the BGI Group, stated that BGI Group is willing to share technology, experience, and capabilities with Indonesia and support Indonesia in building a more accessible and comprehensive public health system. BGI Group will also promote exchanges and talent cultivation in related fields, enabling genomics technology to benefit the Indonesian people.

截屏2023-11-26 10.16.44.pngGroup photo of the Indonesian delegation,BGI Group executives and IT Del Students.

Minister Budi and his delegation visited the BGI Group headquarters and the China National GeneBank, and learned about the construction of research platforms, equipment research and development, and scientific research innovation.

截屏2023-11-26 10.17.01.pngBudi G. Sadikin, Indonesian Minister of Health (center), visits genomics laboratory at BGI Group Headquarters.

Jona Widhagdo Putri, Special Advisor to the Minister of the Indonesian Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Investment, Ben Perkasa Drajat, Consul General of Indonesia in Guangzhou, Yin Ye, CEO of BGI Group, Zhao Lijian, CEO of BGI Genomics, Chen Liqun, Vice President of BGI Group, also participated in the meeting, along with students from the Del Institute of Technology (Institut Teknologi Del, IT Del) who are currently in the exchange programs at the BGI Group.


On September 9, 2023, Minister Budi conveyed his warmest wishes to the BGI Group and celebrated the organization’s 24th anniversary as a year filled with outstanding achievements and invaluable partnerships with Indonesia.


In July, Wang Jian was invited to the business meeting hosted by Indonesian President Joko Widodo with the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce in China (INACHAM) and Chinese entrepreneurs in Chengdu. Wang introduced BGI Group's cooperative efforts in disease prevention and control, platform construction, agricultural and marine scientific research, and talent training in Indonesia. President Joko expressed his welcome for BGI Group's research cooperation in the fields of agriculture and health in Indonesia.


In February, Minister Budi and Yin Ye jointly unveiled the new clinical testing laboratory of Naleya Genomics Indonesia (NGI), a joint venture of BGI Group’s subsidiary, in Indonesia. During the opening ceremony, an MoU was signed between BGI Group and the Ministry of Health of Indonesia for cooperation in genomics studies and precision medicine development.


From May to August, BGI Group hosted two sessions of the "Workshop of Biomedical and Genomics Science for Indonesia" for a total of 39 participants from Indonesian health regulatory departments, hospitals, and universities.


In November 2022, led by Wang Jian, the BGI Group delegation signed three Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) in the lead up to the G20 Summit in Bali with the Indonesian Ministry of Health, the University of Indonesia, and the IT Del. The MOUs cover genomics development initiatives, construction of related laboratories, and joint research and personnel training.