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Research highlighted at specialist symposium

05 December 2012

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UCLan and Chinese institutions join together

A specialist symposium has taken place to showcase the research being undertaken by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and its international partners in China.

The Symposium on Nanotechnology in Health and the Environment highlighted the results achieved over the past year by UCLan Biomedical Technology Shenzhen Limited (UBTSL) jointly presented by the academic research leads from UCLan and their research partners from Fudan University, Sichuan University and University of Science and Technology (Hefei).

It was opened by Madame Qiu, Deputy Director of the Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Committee, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Planning and Performance Management) Professor David Phoenix, also Chair of UBTSL.

The symposium highlighted the results achieved over the past year by UCLan Biomedical Technology Shenzhen Limited

Also attending were Mrs Wang Ning, Director of Shenzhen Virtual University Park, representatives of the British Consulate General Guangzhou, the Consul of Belgium, the British Chamber of Commerce, universities and research centres from mainland China and Hong Kong and companies from China.

After the morning presentation, a combination of one-to-one meetings and networking sessions allowed delegates to explore further collaboration opportunities in the areas presented in the morning.

Madam Qiu Xuan, Deputy Director of the Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Committee and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Planning and Performance Management) Professor David Phoenix


It took place on 20 November on the Shenzhen Virtual University Park.

Prior to the Symposium, Professor Phoenix attended and presented at the Shenzhen Virtual University Park Annual Assembly.

UBTSL is an international research company that has been established to drive forward leading research and their technological applications on the Shenzhen Virtual University Park (SZVUP).

UBTSL projects:
- Drug delivery, UBTSL in collaboration with Sichuan University, Chengdu
- Water purification, UBTSL in collaboration with Fudan university, Shanghai
- Fire Toxicity, UBTSL in collaboration with USTC, Hefei
- Computational modelling in drug design, UBTSL