• Executive Director of Dexa Laboratories of Biomolecular Sciences (DLBS), Raymond R. Tjandrawinata, Ph.D., M.S., MBA won the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Award 2018 for WIPO Medal of Inventor category on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the Republic of Indonesia (RI) Vice Presidential Palace. This award was handed over directly by Vice President, Jusuf Kalla, accompanied by Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Yosanna Laoly. Also present there, Commissioner of PT Ferron Par Pharmaceuticals, Roy Ibrahim and Head of Corporate Communications Dexa Group, Soni Himawan. Delivered greeting during the opening ceremony, Mr. Jusuf Kalla said, the progress of a country cannot be separated from the contribution of creativity and innovation from society, scientists, and entrepreneurs. Because when someone who innovates did not get appreciation, both from the government and it did not maintained, then certainly the interest of people who wants to innovate will be declined. Therefore, innovation and creativity created by society must be well maintained. WIPO Award is an award given as an appreciation to creators, inventors, innovators and intellectual property activists. WIPO Medal for Inventor was awarded to Mr. Raymond R. Tjandrawinata, Ph.D., M.S., MBA. An inventor who mostly researches and develops pharmaceuticals based on Indonesia's natural resources, such as herbs, animals and soil. The resulting patent consists of 10 patents in Indonesia and 56 other patents in various countries, such as: United States of America, Europe, Australia, Japan, Korea and some other countries. Of the 66 patents, 2 patents are from Dexa Development Center (DDC) and 64 patents are from Dexa Laboratories of Biomolecular Science (DLBS). These patents exist on behalf of Mr. Raymond R. Tjandrawinata, Ph.D., M.S., MBA and also on behalf of the Research Team he leads. The above-mentioned patents, submitted to PT Dexa Medica to produce them into herbal medicines from indigenous plants of Indonesia. “With this award, I am grateful and thank the people who continue to trust me through PT Dexa Laboratories of Biomolecular Sciences (DLBS)," said Mr. Raymond R Tjandrawinata. He added, "This award also demonstrates how the commitment of PT Dexa Laboratories of Biomolecular Sciences (DLBS) to continuously develop Indonesia's natural resource-based medicines, for the health of Indonesian people and the world." Corporate Communications Dexa Medica