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Foundation Laid for BD Rapid Diagnostics Co.

BD Rapid Diagnostics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. held a foundation-laying ceremony for the construction of its facilities at B-zone of SIP Export & Processing Zone on July 18, with the attendance of Ms. Sun Yanyan, Member of SIP Party Working Committee and Director of SIP Bureau for Investment Promotion, and Mr. Lu Qi, Director and Party secretary of Municipal Bureau of Pharmaceutical Administration.

BD Corporation of USA is the world's largest supplier of injectors and disposable medical products with a century-long history. It deals in ten thousand items of medical apparatus. The company now under way at SIP Export & Processing Zone will be engaged in the R&D, production and sales of rapid diagnostics products applied in influenza virus diagnosis. The total investment amount is 48 million US dollars and the project covers an area of 4.3 hectares, in which the first phase of manufacturing facilities will be put into operation by the third quarter of next year. BD Rapid Diagnostics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. is planned to grow into a manufacturing base for global supply of the most advanced  rapid diagnostics products as well as a localized R&D center with some 150 staff members.

The BD rapid diagnostics products from the company will fill up a blank in the medical supplies of Jiangsu Province.

July 20, 2006


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