Putuo district, Zhoushan has established an international health industry center, a big health industrial park and a marine ecology innovation valley to serve as development platforms for its health industry, and has so far introduced 45 companies and more than 150 high-caliber professionals.
"Big health" is a new concept in healthcare that emphasizes the delivery of a full suite of health services covering the entire care continuum, with a focus on health management and disease prevention.
"We've chosen the place for its preferential policies and quality services, and we believe that our company will help boost the development of the district's big health industry," said Chen Jie, an executive from a biotech company in the international health industry center of Putuo.
Zhoushan has set up a special work team to provide overall services such as well-appointed offices and financing channels for companies to encourage them to settle in the district.
It also gained the support of the provincial government last year to build itself into an international pilot district of medical tourism, a fast-growing emerging industry that enables tourists to enjoy healthcare services while on a vacation.
Currently, the city is developing industrial chains for cell technology, gene detection, cosmetic medicine and marine biopharmacy. It will next push forward innovations in cell therapy, modern health management and other high-end health industries to make "big health" one of its pillar industries.
Focusing on three major areas – medical and health, non-medical health and leisure tourism – the city will strengthen policy guidance and support, optimize planning and layout, and implement project promotions to accelerate the development of the health industry.
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