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The kick-off meeting for the National Major Scientific Research Instruments Development Project was held in Wuhan

On March 27th, the kick-off meeting and joint meeting of the management team and supervision team for the National Major Scientific Research Instruments Development Project (recommended by departments) "Low-temperature Dynamic Nuclear Polarization - Magnetic Resonance Molecular Imaging Device for Live Animals" was held in Wuhan. The project is led by Academician LIU Maili from the Innovation Academy for Precision Measurement Science and Technology (APM), with the participation of the college of Life Sciences, Wuhan University, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, and Wuhan United Imaging Life Science Instruments Co., Ltd.

Attendees included Researcher ZHAN Shige, Deputy Director of the Chemistry Division of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Professor ZHANG Yan, Deputy Director, Professor WANG Yong, Project Director, and Researcher WANG Chunxia. Also in attendance were YANG Weijin, Deputy Director of the Business Bureau of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, DU Yun , Deputy Director of the department of of Hubei Province, and other leaders. More than 50 experts from the project management team, supervision team, senior advisors including Academician YE Chaohui and Academician SONG  Baoliang, Project Leader ZHOU Xin, and project team members participated in the kick-off meeting.

On behalf of the project's host institution, APM, President ZHOU Xin expressed warm welcome and sincere gratitude to the experts in attendance and committed to strictly managing the project and adhering to the legal person's main responsibility. The host institution has specifically established a project overall workgroup led by President ZHOU Xin to track and supervise the project's development process and provide comprehensive support for the smooth implementation of the project.

Subsequently, Academician LIU Maili, the project leader, provided a detailed report on the project's basic situation, development implementation plan, research foundation, supporting conditions, and risk management and control. Experts attending the meeting conducted on-site inspections of the project.

After discussion and on-site inspections, the management team and supervision team fully affirmed the significant importance and application value of the device in the field of biomedicine, and highly praised the dedication of several generations of researchers at APM in the development of magnetic resonance instruments. They also provided valuable advice on the challenges and potential issues encountered during the research process. The experts emphasized the need to focus on the difficulties of system integration, strictly control engineering nodes, and ensure risk prevention and control. At the same time, it is necessary to properly keep design drawings, experimental records, management documents, and other archival materials, and use project funds in a standardized manner.

Finally, the experts agreed that the project has a clear objective, a reasonable overall design plan, and a feasible research plan. The project's host institution has excellent disciplinary support conditions, providing a good work platform for the implementation of the project. The project has fully met the conditions for starting the research work, and it was unanimously agreed to start the research work of the instrument as soon as possible.

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