Radio Taiwan International
The government has given awards to the top R&D breakthroughs in the field of pharmaceutical research.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Industrial Development Bureau co-hosted the Pharmaceutical Technology Research and Development Award on Friday. The awards have been in existence for 17 years. They honor technological achievements by local pharmaceutical companies.
Nine companies were recognized this year. Awards included a successful improvement to the flu vaccine by Adimmune, and a new patent from Chunghwa Chemical Synthesis & Biotech that reduces the cost of multiple drugs.
An FDA official said Taiwan’s pharmaceutical companies possess world-class R&D capability and the government will continue to help them shine on the world stage in the future [FULL STORY]