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FIRDI-NITE MOU and Agreement Signing Ceremony in Tokyo, Japan.

In 21st of January, 2019, NITE(National Institute of Technology and Evaluation),Japan, and FIRDI (Food Industry Research and Development Institute ) signed a bilateral Memorandum of Understand (MOU) and Agreement to enhance the cooperation with respect to bioresource collections, identifications, distributions, usage of bioresources, as well we biosecurity issues in both technical and information sharing. Deputy Director General of FIRDI, Prof. Tony, J, Fang and Director of BCRC (Bioresource Collection and Research Centre), Dr. Gwo-Fang Yuan represented FIRDI in the signing ceremony in Tokyo, Japan. This bilateral MOU and Agreement will not only prompt the services but also enhance the reputation as well as visibilities for both parties

Under the Agreement, promotional activities as well as exchange of skills and information, will be provided (but mot limited to) as follows: 

  1. Services provided by a biological resource center which is within the competence of each Party;
  2. Procedures, precautionary statements and other relevant information on transboundary microbial transfer;
  3. Translation of material distribution manuals or other relevant documents;
  4. The list of strains provided by the Party.
  5. Microbial identification using Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS);
  6. Bio-security and bio-safety assessment