US-ASEAN Business Council Life Sciences Working Group Presentation to Thailand Local Area Working Group February 12, 2003 Life Sciences in ASEAN Life Sciences will be one of the leading industry sectors in the new century, promising significant human benefits and economic growth.
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Thailand Local Area Working Group
February 12, 2003
R & D(university and private-industry research labs,
hardware/software for testing/analysis)
(Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices,
Consumer Health Products)
Insurers(governments and private)
Professionals(pharmacies, hospitals, medical officers..)
The Council’s Life Sciences Working Group will discuss
policy ideas, share expertise, and enhance the flow of
information regarding Life Sciences issues and trends to
all relevant public and private sector agencies in the
To foster recognition and the social and economic rewards for
innovation in the Life Science sector, this coalition of Life
Sciences companies will engage relevant ASEAN agencies
on a bilateral basis in:
The USABC Life Sciences Working Group will seek to
promote the shared objectives of the APEC Life
Sciences Innovation Forum by focusing on bilateral
dialogues and initiatives in ASEAN.
These activities will strengthen commitment to APEC
LSIF principles while positioning ASEAN to take a
leadership role in this sector in APEC.
Thailand has been selected as the first country
of focus for the Life Sciences Working Group
for multiple reasons:
March 3-5: Members of the USABC Life Sciences
Working Group will pursue dialogue with Thai
officials to introduce their objectives and begin
dialogue on areas of mutual interest.
Working Group participants will be asked in advance
to begin identifying possible targets of opportunity
that both capture Thai social and economic
interests/plans for this sector while also requiring
policy adjustments that may facilitate business for
working group members in Thailand.
From the March meetings in Thailand, the Working Group will strive to:
Contact Remy Nathan
Director, Life Sciences Working Group
US-ASEAN Business Council