KBSI, Receipt of Official Letter of Appreciation from PyeongChang Olympic Organizing Committee

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th, Dr. Duwoon Kim (left) and Dr. Joseph Kwon (right) take commemorative photos with hand sanitizer (NORO-X) that prevents the spread of Norovirus during the PyeongChang Olympic Games.

The Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI) has received
an official letter of appreciation from the PyeongChang Olympic Organizing Committee for its meritorious achievement of preventing the spread of the Norovirus, a foodborne virus, in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. KBSI has been recognized as contributing to the safe hosting of the Olympic Games by making a dedicated effort to prevent and manage infectious diseases by suppling hand sanitizers for the human-infectious Norovirus.

Right before the opening of the PyeongChang Olympic Games, KBSI contacted the National Research Council of Science & Technology in response to the news of the spread of Norovirus. They quickly organized the distribution of hand sanitizers (NORO-XTM) from BIO3S Co., Ltd. to the organizing committee several times during the Olympics.

By photo@yna.co.kr [KBSI Provide News = YONHAP NEWS AGENCY] March 29, 2018