China’s First Innovation Day for Domestic Enterprises and the 9th Annual Innovation Forum of China were successfully held on June 6th in the Great Hall of the People, Beijing. Hutchison MediPharma was awarded “2009 China’s Most Innovative Enterprise”; Dr. Samantha Du, CEO of Hutchison MediPharma (HMPL) and CSO of Hutchison China MediTech, was entitled “2009 China’s Outstanding Entrepreneur”.
The past eight years witnessed the success of the Annual Innovation Forum of China, which aims to promote and stimulate Chinese companies to boost innovative capability. There were over 500 participants including senior government officials, renowned experts and scholars, entrepreneurs, leaders of higher education institutions, and representatives of multinational corporations. As a leading domestic company in the drug R&D industry, HMPL pursues innovation and devotes to bringing innovative drug therapies for the global market. This award demonstrates the progress of China’s innovative drug R&D industry and recognizes HMPL’s achievements. The award will inspire HMPL to continue making innovation in the global health care endeavor.