The Center for Drug Research in Central Asia at the Chinese Academy of Sciences plans to build a pharmaceutical laboratory in Turkmenistan, according to a statement by Haji Akber Aisa, deputy director of the Xinjiang Technical Physics and Chemistry Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, as reported by the CGTN news agency on Tuesday.
Aisa stated that the scientific center has attracted the best minds from leading institutions in China and Central Asia, including the Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Institute of Chemistry of Plant Substances of Uzbekistan, National Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan, and Al-Farabi Kazakh National University.
After the construction of the laboratories, the center will work more closely as a platform for scientific research in medicine in Central Asian countries. It will also help train more local professional researchers in drug development.
In addition to the construction of laboratories in Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan, Aisa announced plans for a second investment phase in Uzbekistan.