World Summit on Medical Technology to discuss role of biotechnology

August 28, 2021

RIYADH — Under the sponsorship of Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy prime minister and minister of defense, Prince Abdullah Bin Bandar, Minister of the National Guard, will launch the "World Summit for Medical Technology 2021".

The World Summit for Medical Technology 2021 will be organized virtually by the King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC) at the Department of Health Affairs of the Ministry of National Guard in cooperation with King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences on Sept. 14-16.

The event will see the participation of a group of international and local speakers from pioneers and leaders of biotech companies at international levels.

According to the statement, the summit will discuss the role of biotechnology in developing medicines, vaccines, and cellular and genetic treatments.

It will also discuss models and opportunities for developing biotechnologies, as well as industrial and academic collaborations and challenges that affect Saudi Arabia and the world.

Prince Abdullah expressed his gratitude to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman for the noble and generous approval that this summit be sponsored by the Crown Prince.

He noted that the royal approval is part of the Saudi leaderships support for hosting various forums and events that reflect the Kingdom's achievements, leadership, and well-organized operations, as evidenced by all of the events, activities, and forums.

He added that addressing the health and economic challenges is Saudi Arabia’s main priority for 2021 and this will be addressed in the global summit. The summit also aims to broaden the academic field and practical applications of biomedical technology in Saudi Arabia and around the world. — SPA

August 28, 2021
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