Biological Resource Center, NITE (NBRC)

Bilateral Relation with Asian Nations

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 NITE has concluded the Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) and the Project Agreements (PA) with Asian countries such as China, Indonesia, Korea, Mongolia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam in accordance with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The objective of our collaboration is to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of biological resources in Asian countries while facilitating their effective utilization.
  “The Asian Consortium for the Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Microbial Resources (ACM)” was established in 2004 with the participation of 12 countries in Asia. Currently 25 organizations in 14 countries / area are the members of the ACM.  (As of April 2017)

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Collaboration with China

NITE and the Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMCAS) of China have been cooperating since June 2005.

On January 12, 2016, the MOU on the “Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Resources” was renewed between NITE and IMCAS.

The objective of the collaboration is to strengthen, promote and enhance cooperation between two organizations in the field of biotechnology to better serve users of biological resources in both countries.

(MOU signed by the representatives of NITE and IMCAS)

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Collaboration with Indonesia

NITE and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) of Indonesia have conducted collaborative projects from 2002 to 2016.

From 2002 to 2009, NITE and LIPI collaborated on the “Joint Research Program on Conservation and Sustainable Use of Microbial Resources.”

From 2011 to 2016, NITE and LIPI conducted a research project titled "Project for Development of Internationally Standardized Microbial Resource Center to Promote Life Science Research and Biotechnology ", which was implemented under the "Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development" promoted by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).

(MOU signed by the representatives of NITE and LIPI)

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Collaboration with Korea

NITE and the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB) of Korea have been cooperating since March 2014.

On March 28, 2017, the MOU on the “Conservation and Sustainable Use of Microbial Resources” was renewed between NITE and KRIBB.

The objective of the MOU is to strengthen, promote and enhance cooperation between two organizations in the field of biotechnology to better serve users of biological resources in both countries.

(MOU signed by the representatives of NITE and KRIBB)

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Collaboration with Mongolia

NITE and the Mongolian Academy of Sciences (MAS) of Mongolia have been cooperating since June 2006.

On March 31, 2017, the MOU on the “Conservation and Sustainable Use of Microbial Resources” was renewed between NITE and MAS. The PA on “Transfer, Utilization and Benefit-Sharing of Microbial Resources” was also concluded between NBRC and the Institute of General and Experimental Biology, MAS.

The objective of the collaboration is to promote the conservation and sustainable use of biological resources in Mongolia and Japan. In the long run, the collaboration may contribute significantly in facilitating utilization and commercialization of valuable resources both in Mongolia and Japan.

(MOU signed by the representatives of NITE and MAS)

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Collaboration with Myanmar

NITE and the Pathein University of Myanmar have been cooperating since March 2004.

On March 2013, the MOU on the “Joint Research Program for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Microbial Resources” was renewed and concluded between NITE and Ministry of Education (MOE) of Myanmar. At the same time, the amended PA was concluded between NBRC and the Pathein University based on the renewed MOU.

The objective of the collaboration is to conduct research and development serving the conservation and sustainable use of Myanmar’s biological resources which may lead to their effective utilization and commercialization.

(MOU signed by the representatives of NITE and MOE)

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Collaboration with Thailand

NITE and the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) of Thailand have been cooperating since February 2005.

On February 24, 2016 a new MOU was concluded between NITE and BIOTEC.

The objective of the collaboration is to strengthen, promote and enhance cooperation between two organizations in the field of biotechnology to better serve users of biological resources in both countries.

(MOU signed by the representatives of NITE and BIOTEC)

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Collaboration with Vietnam

NITE and the Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNUH-IMBT) of Vietnam have been cooperating since March 2004.

On February 25, 2016, the MOU on the “Conservation and Sustainable Use of Microbial Resources” and the PA were renewed between NBRC and VNUH-IMBT.

The objective of the collaboration is to promote conservation and sustainable use of biological resources in Japan and Vietnam especially with a view to utilize them in the academic and industrial field.

(MOU signed by the representatives of NITE and VNUH-IMBT

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