Global pharmaceutical company Allergan has announced plans to build a USD $14.7 million centre to promote medical aesthetics innovations in Chengdu, China, which will train 3,000 practitioners per year.
According to Allergan, its first ever Medical Aesthetics Innovation Centre will open in early 2019 in the High-Tech Zone of Chengdu.
It will feature a world-class training centre for medical aesthetic healthcare professionals, as well as an education and product experience centre for medical aesthetic patients.
Jason Smith, Allergan senior vice president and president of Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa said, “Allergan’s rapid growth in China is linked to China’s growing economy, supportive government policies and growing consumer interest in medical aesthetics treatments. This strategic collaboration with Chengdu actively enables Allergan to fulfill its long-term commitment to China in the medical aesthetics field. In the future, we also plan to establish Allergan China Western Operation Centre in Chengdu. We will continue working closely with the government, industry associations and medical aesthetics organizations to promote the overall development of China's medical aesthetics industry and contribute to China's economic development.”
Allergan states the innovation centre will make use of its resources and extensive clinical experience from around the world to improve the consultation and treatment skills of Chinese medical aesthetics professionals and their clinics’ management levels to increase patient outcomes.
Chengdu High-Tech Zone representative commented, “Following with the prosperity and development of national medical aesthetics industry, Chengdu’s medical aesthetics market has been enjoying rapidly rising demands, and increasing industrial competitiveness and influence. Our medical aesthetics market here is strengthened by our mature, sophisticated infrastructure and abundant resources for innovation. Together with our partners, this strong atmosphere of innovation will help build Chengdu into China’s, and even the world’s capital of medical aesthetics.”