The Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS), an international organization, aims to reduce the growing gap between the developed and developing world through applications of science and technology, It has 27 member states in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and headquarters since 1998 are at the COMSATS University Islamabad in Pakistan.

The CAS Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnolgy (TIB) has now established 6 joint research groups with COMSATS including biomedicine, ecological agriculture, future food, biomaterials, biochemical industry, and bioenergy. A “Biomanufacturing Industry (Talent) Alliance” was also initiated. 

CAS news release, April 21, 2021