Delegates are shown around the lab at Juniper Pharma Services

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Businesses from one of China’s biggest international trading cities have held talks with life sciences and healthcare firms from Nottingham during a tour of the city.

The delegation from Ningbo – the fifth-biggest container port in the world – has been exploring commercial links with Nottingham as part of a wider push to grow trade between Britain and China.

The SME China Forum run by the China Britain Business Council took place in Nottingham earlier this week and coincides with the tenth anniversary of Nottingham’s civic links with Ningbo, which is also home to a University of Nottingham campus.

Yesterday, 15 companies from Ningbo were taken on a tour intended to highlight the strength of scientific, medical and healthcare firms here.

They met a number of businesses at MediCity, health, beauty and wellness business incubator including Juniper Pharma Services, at Nottingham Business Park, the life sciences formulation and research business formerly known as Molecular Profiles.

Nikin Patel, president of Juniper, said: “A lot of the heritage in our business comes from the University of Nottingham, which has very strong links with Ningbo. We want to learn more about the opportunities in China and this visit is helping us do that.”

Pharmaceuticals and medical technology are significant sectors in Ningbo, with hundreds of firms employing thousands of people.

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