The visit involved a number of fascinating visits to major hospitals, trading partners, as well as a conference on gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD/GERD).
Peter was honoured to be a keynote speaker at the 2016 Beijing GERD Forum organised by the General Hospital of PLA Missile Forces, which was broadcast live to 300 military hospitals.
This was a fantastic experience and the opportunity to speak to so many interested people in one setting was greatly appreciated.
Other speakers included Dr David Watson, Head of the University Department of Surgery and Head of Gastrointestinal Services at Flinders Medical Centre in Australia, Prof. Li Jinrang, MD at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Navy General Hospital and Prof. Wu Jimin, director of GERD Center of the General Hospital of PLA Missile Forces.
There was also the chance for a spot of leisure time, with a trip to the Suzhou Museum of ancient Chinese art, paintings of Ming and Qing Dynasties, calligraphy and handmade crafts.
RD Biomed has a Chinese distribution agreement for Peptest with MAAB International for our non-invasive reflux diagnostic test Peptest. The final patients are being recruited now to complete the 10 centre study of Peptest in Chinese patients that is required for registration with the Chinese FDA. It is hoped that Peptest will be registered before the end of the year.