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FIPASE collaboration

FRIDAY 21/10/11

The University of Sheffield's Bioincubator and FIPASE (Advanced Pole Foundation Institute of Health: www.fipase.org.br/) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at a ceremony today in the presence of distinguished guest and politicians from Brazil and the United Kingdom.

The agreement between the Bioincubators developed by the University of Sheffield and the University of Sao Paulo will promote and support collaboration between the two incubators and their respective tenants.

The agreement was signed as part of an official visit by a delegation representing the UK Government:

    BRAZIL

· Sergio Swain, Coordenadoria de Ciência, Tecnologia e Insumos Estratégicos de Saúde - CCTIES, São Paulo State health Secretariat

·  Isro Gloger, Director Trust in Science Project, Emerging Markets R&D, GSK

·  Cesar Rengifo, General Manager, GSK Brazil

·  Rogerio Ribeiro, senior vice-president for Latin America, GSK

·  Dr Sandy Macrae, Senior Vice President for Emerging Markets R&D 

·  Prof. Celso Lafer, President, FAPESP

·  Prof. Ricardo Renzo Brentani, President Director FAPESP, Director/President FAPESP

UNITED KINGDOM

·  Rt Hon Simon Burns MP, Minister of State for Health

·  Guy Mayou, Private Secretary to Minister of State for Health

·  Bill Morgan, Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Health

·  Nick Tomlinson, Deputy Director of EU and Global Affairs

·  John Doddrell, Consul-General Sao Paulo

·  Alan Charlton, British Ambassador