On April 9, 2019, the 22nd International Economic Fair Mostar officially opened in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). BGI, as the world’s leading genomics organization, was invited by the China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC) to show its achievements and advanced genomics technologies in the exhibition. At the exhibition, BGI introduced gene sequencing services and sequencers and demonstrated MGIUS-R3, a robotic and real-time ultrasound system, which received the appreciation from many visitors including senior officials, and business people.
BGI Group Exhibition Booth Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, Serbian President; Mr. Milorad Dodik, Chairman of BiH's Presidency; Mr. Ji Ping, Chinese Ambassador to BiH; Mr. Zhang Shenfeng, Vice Chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) among others attended the event.
Mr. Dragan Covic, the Croat member of BiH Presidency, visited BGI booth and listened to the BGI’s report on MGIUS-R3 by Mr. Ning Li, Vice President of BGI Group and Chief Development Officer of BGI Genomics. "This new system can save time, improve efficiency, and can improve the medical diagnostics in remote areas," said Mr. Covic, after operating the robotic and real-time ultrasound system in person.
Mr. Ning Li Vice President of BGI Group Briefing Mr. Dragan Covic Croat Member of BiH Presidency on MGIUS-R3 Mr. Dragan Covic, the Croat member of BiH Presidency Operating MGIUS-R3 Ms. Marina Pendes, Minister of Defense of BiH visited BGI booth, she was briefed on MGIUS-R3. She introduced Ms. Borjana Kristo, Rotating President of the House of Representatives Parliamentary Assembly of BiH to BGI’s booth for a demonstration.
Mr. Ji Ping, Chinese Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Mr. Zhang Shenfeng, Vice President of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), made a special trip to the booth. They inquired about BGI’s development and conducted an in-depth discussion about the opportunities to enhance cooperation between BGI and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The MGIUS-R3 remote ultrasonic diagnostic system independently developed by MGI, a subsidiary of BGI Group, breaks through the time and space limitations of the traditional ultrasonic diagnosis and enables doctors and patients to achieve interoperability. Doctors operate feedback equipment at the doctor's end to control the ultrasound robotic manipulator at the patient’s end- thousands of miles away through the network. The ultrasound detection images transmitted back in real-time through the network and the doctors perform diagnosis on the doctor's end. Ultrasound image parameters can be adjusted without any latency, supporting the rapid, real-time diagnosis, and making diagnosis and treatment more efficient.
During the exhibition, Mr. Ning Li, Vice President of BGI Group spoke at China-Central and Eastern European Countries Business and City Cooperation Forum. Mr. Li Ning said that BGI Group has led the innovative development of genomics with its innovative model featuring integration of “industry, education, and research” and has established extensive cooperation through branches in more than 100 countries and regions around the world, applying cutting-edge multi-disciplinary research results to medical health, agricultural breeding, resource conservation, and judicial services. He also expressed BGI’s willingness to explore cooperation opportunities with other countries to leverage its genomic expertise in order to improve people’s health and well-being.