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March 7, 2013

The Council Hosts Executives from China

The Council Hosts Executives from China
by Nashville Health Care Council | Mar 07, 2013

The Council hosted a delegation of health care and pharmaceutical executives from China on Thursday, March 7, for a discussion about potential opportunities for collaboration between China and Tennessee’s health care industry.

The Chinese executives were interested in learning about Nashville’s thriving business and health care community. They met with a number of Council member companies, including Belmont University, Parallon Business Solutions, Sarah Cannon Research Institute and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The Chinese delegates represented the following organizations:

  • China Association of Pharmaceutical Commerce (CAPC) is a national non-profit organization established in Beijing in 1989 and authorized by the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs. CAPC has more than 600 core member companies including pharmaceutical, medical device makers, medical distribution companies and retailers along with more than 3,000 affiliate members including hospitals, administrators and medical schools. CAPC plays an active role as the bridge between the government and the pharmaceutical/medical device industries in China.
  • Chongqing Medicines Group is a major pharmaceutical and medical device conglomerate located in Chongqing, China. The company was established in 1950 and has 33 subsidiaries, including drug and device manufacturing, wholesale, distribution, retailing and testing.
  • Huadong Medicine was established in 1952 with headquarter in the Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. The company is public traded in China with 22 subsidiaries covering pharmaceutical manufacturing, wholesaling, distribution and retailing.

An association of health care industry leaders working together to further establish Nashville’s position as the health care industry capital, the Nashville Health Care Council seeks to provide our members with opportunities to establish new collaborations and enhance existing partnerships, both nationally and internationally. For more information, visit

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