NIH- April 04, 2013
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the nation's medical research agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and is the primary agency of the United States government responsible for biomedical and health-related research—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.
KHIDI signed a LOU with NIH to enhance healthcare research collaboration and exchange the science professionals between South Korea and the U.S. Under the LOU, Korea and the U.S. has laid the foundation for the practical cooperation in healthcare businesses between two nations.
RHIRegulatory Harmonization Institute - Feb 6, 2012
RHI is a non-profit organization who is opened to Group/Institutional members and industry, government and academic professionals having a deep and broad range of experience and interest in international regulatory requirements affecting the development and introduction of meaningful therapies to patients across the globe.
KHIDI signed an MOU with RHI to support US market expansion of Korea health technology companies in the area of licensing, distribution and marketing as well as to contribute to the Columbus Project initiated by the Ministry of Health & Welfare Korea.
CIGNA- June 21, 2011
CIGNA International is a division of CIGNA Corporation, which has a rich tradition of quality, service and innovation dating back more than 200 years. Since its founding in 1976, CIGNA International Expatriate Benefits has been a leader in the development of medical insurance and other employee benefits designed for expatriates and business travelers. CIEB is one of the largest health care insurers in the global market, covering more than 300,000 customers.
KHIDI signed an MOU with CIGNA International Corporation to explore mutually beneficial opportunities for possible future business relationships in the field of the global healthcare industry as well as to provide the members of CIGNA greater access to superior medical services and facilities in Korea.
City of Houston- November 10, 2010
The world's finest in the areas of research, diagnosis, testing, and manufacturing, the City of Houston remains the heart of America's advanced healthcare industry. The City of Houston is home to the Texas Medical Center, the world's largest integrated healthcare system.
KHIDI signed a MOU with the City of Houston to expand the healthcare field through joint research and joint investment. Through collaboration with the City of Houston, KHIDI expects to enhance research in the areas of diseases and new healthcare technologies.
Elsevier- September 01, 2010
As the world's leading publisher of science and health information, Elsevier serves more than 30 million scientists, researchers, and medical professionals worldwide. Elsevier provides clients with the latest science and technology-related information and trends to enhance the productivity and quality of research.
Elsevier and KHIDI USA contracted a media cooperation relationship, supporting forums and conferences to promote the spread of a primary health care agenda.
KAMAThe Korean-American Medical Association - April 14, 2010
Founded in 1974 with the support of 18,000 Korean-American doctors, KAMA currently has over 4,000 members working in regionally operated chapters. KAMA retains the responsibility of being an official member organization with the American Medical Association (AMA).
Through the creation of a MOU, KHIDI, MTA, and KAMA strive to strengthen networking among Korean and US medical service providers. These companies support collaborative projects like medical doctor training programs, fellowship programs, as well as the exchange of Korean-US medical information and human resources. Along with annual academic symposiums and international conferences, KAMA works to attract American patients with follow-up treatments.
Burill and Company- September 16, 2009
Burrill & Company is a life sciences merchant bank with a management portfolio of 90 companies, valued at over ten billion dollars. Burrill & Company focuses exclusively on firms in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, devices, human healthcare and related medical technologies, nutraceuticals and wellness, agricultural biotechnology, and industrial biotechnology (biomaterials/bioprocesses).
KHIDI hosted 'Bio Korea 2009' at Seoul's COEX in partnership with America's Burill & Company, one of the world's largest investment consulting firms. The purpose of the event was to promote active investment in Korea's biotech companies, as well as to gain industry support and cooperation. While KHIDI provides technology, company evaluation, company recommendations, and advice, Burrill and Company offers biotech company-related investment opportunities, finance management advice, and overseas market information.
United Health International- July 14, 2009
The United Health International (UHI) is a division of the United Health Group, one of America's largest and most diverse health care companies. As America's largest health insurance company, the UHI has 2.5 billion registered members.
KHIDI USA and United Health International made a MOU committing to carry forward a pilot project to help medical insurance subscribers acquire Korean medical service.
APEC Harmonization Center- June 15, 2009
Established in 2008 as a result of the APEC Joint Ministerial Statement, the APEC Harmonization Center is an advanced regulatory harmonization program that provides drug development and medical devices. The AHC aims to achieve regulatory reform and harmonization in the APEC economies by engaging with representatives from the government, industry, and academia.
As the bridging link between America and the AHC, KHIDI USA actively contributes to the development of AHC's educational programs and long-term plans.
KASBPKorean American Society in Biotech and Pharmaceuticals - December, 2008
Founded in May 2001, KASBP (Korean American Society in Biotech and Pharmaceuticals) is a non-profit organization made up of about 430 KASBP currently registered members located throughout the US, working mostly in the Biotech and Pharmaceutical fields. These members range from professionals, educators, researchers, the FDA, and the NIH. KASBP's goal is to promote networking, collaboration, and information exchange among members of the life science fields. KASBP also aims to aid Korean and US companies in drug discovery and development, as well as in other pharmaceutical technologies. With New Jersey as the central location, KASBP chapters are located in Philadelphia and Boston.
KHIDI USA remains a member of KASBP, which works to strengthen cooperation between the Korean and US bio pharmaceutical industries. As the Corporate Development Director of the KASBP board, KHIDI USA collaborates with KASBP in many areas and looks for alternate means of developing a relationship with the US health industry. By providing US medical information to the Korean bio pharmaceutical community, KASBP acts as an advisory organization.
JETROJapan External Trade Organization - November 21, 2008
As a promotion agency independent of the Japanese Government, JETRO assists U.S. companies in quickly and cost-effectively establishing offices in Japan by providing expertise, resources, and industry connections.
Established 19 years ago in New York, JETRO's Health and Welfare Center and KHIDI USA contracted a MOU to share their respective, long-accumulated know-hows and study results. While conducting related work for their respective governments, the companies strive to strengthen mutual cooperation.
Canada Ontario State Government- October 07, 2008
As the center of Canada's politics and economy, the Ontario State Government attracts investors to Canadian businesses and assists in the global expansion of such companies. The Ontario State Government possesses a close relationship with Korea, especially in the expansion and investment of the bio pharmaceutical industry.
KHIDI created a MOU with the Ontario State Government detailing cooperation between the two nations' health industries, specifically in the areas of joint development, the exchange of human and material resources, the support of technology, and so on.
MINSAPeru Ministerio de Salud - August 15, 2008
Resembling Korea's Ministry of Health and Welfare, Peru Ministerio de Salud (MINSA) works to build infrastructure and domestically improve welfare quality. MINSA also works to expand in the global market and to attract foreign investors. Through a MOU with Korea, MINSA offers health care policy and program management training programs, in cooperation with a variety of other tasks.
KHIDI contracted a MOU with Peru's Department of Health (MINSA, Minister Les Carr) and the country's health care sector to enhance the health care sector. Under the MOU, Korea and Peru agree to mutual healthcare market support. The nations also agree to exchange market information exchange.
MTAMedical Tourism Association - May 30, 2008
The Medical Tourism Association™ (Global Healthcare Association) is the first and only international non-profit trade association established to advance medical tourism and the global healthcare industry. Made up of some of the world's finest hospitals, healthcare providers, medical travel facilitators, insurance companies, and other affiliated members, MTA strives towards a common goal of promoting the highest level of quality of healthcare to patients in the global environment.
In its MOU with MTA, KHIDI agrees to facilitate the advertisement of Korean medical services worldwide. Through cooperation with the MTA, KHIDI hopes to establish a comprehensive global medical tourism network.