Bristol-Myers Squibb and Tsinghua University Enter Strategic Partnership

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Tsinghua University Enter Strategic Partnership

PRINCETON, N.J. & BEIJING, China, May 14, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Tsinghua University of Beijing, China, today announced the formation of a multi-year strategic partnership.

Under the agreement, Bristol-Myers Squibb will fund research efforts at Tsinghua University's School of Life Sciences to identify and validate novel targets in oncology and immunoscience. The collaboration will also focus on structural biology research, the science of mapping the 3D protein structure of biological molecular targets that could serve as the basis for future drug discovery projects.

"This is Bristol-Myers Squibb's first discovery collaboration in China and is an example of the company's deepening commitment to the country," said Francis Cuss, M.D., senior vice president, Research. "We are delighted to be working with Tsinghua University, a world-renowned and highly esteemed research-based academic institution with expertise in target identification and structural biology that will support the discovery of new medicines to fight serious diseases in China and around the world."

"On April 22, 1911, almost 101 years ago, Tsinghua University was founded. We have committed ourselves to working with the finest institutions and enterprises to jointly conduct cutting-edge research. In that spirit, Tsinghua University's School of Life Sciences is building a strategic partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb," said Professor Kejun Kang, vice president of Tsinghua University. "I strongly believe that future cooperation between Tsinghua University and Bristol-Myers Squibb will bring about further-reaching consequences to both organizations and I wish every success in this cooperation."

About Bristol-Myers Squibb

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter at .

About Tsinghua University

Founded in 1911, Tsinghua University is a world-renowned university. With the motto of "Self-Discipline and Social Commitment" and the spirit of "Actions Speak Louder than Words," Tsinghua University is dedicated to the well-being of Chinese society and to world development. For more information, please visit .

SOURCE: Bristol-Myers Squibb

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