- Between April and June 2023, city officials in Fresno, California, found at least 20 potentially infectious agents, including HIV and malaria, in an “unlicensed” laboratory in Reedley, California, as well as new coronavirus infections. discovered mice genetically engineered to carry the disease. It is operated by Prestige Biotech (PBI), the successor to the defunct Universal Meditech (UMI), according to court records.
- PBI and UMI executives appear to share the same name and address as one of the institute’s Chinese drug suppliers, according to company reports.
- “There may be dozens, maybe hundreds, of these labs that we don’t know about,” Brandon Weichart, author of “Biohacking: China’s Race for Control of Life,” told the Daily Caller News. told the foundation.
A review of court filings and government records by the Daily Caller News Foundation found that companies suspected of operating illegal biolabs to house infectious agents in California belonged to several affiliated Chinese pharmaceutical companies. was found to be related to
In mid-June, Fresno County officials removed medical waste from an “unlicensed” lab in Reedley, California, run by Prestige Biotech, Inc. (PBI), the successor to defunct Universal Meditech, Inc. (UMI). started, Fresno County Court Records show. show. On-site inspectors found at least 20 potential infectious agents, including malaria and dengue viruses, on the premises, according to the documents.
Some PBI and UMI executives appear to share the same name and address as one of the institute’s Chinese drug suppliers, according to company reports. (Related: Exclusive: China’s Intel Arm quietly operates ‘service centers’ in seven U.S. cities)
“The potential danger is that this is part of a larger chain of illegal and poorly managed biolabs,” said Brandon Weichart, author of Biohacking: China’s Race for Control of Life. told DCNF. “I suspect there are dozens, maybe hundreds, of these labs that we don’t know about.”
Fresno County Public Health Deputy Director Joe Prado said the lab’s representatives had not provided “legally sufficient documentation” to the inspector, and that “the address provided to the identified authorized agent was It was a vacant office or an address in China, so I couldn’t confirm it,” he wrote. in his court declaration.
According to court documents, Prado sent a letter to PBI and UMI representative David Hee on June 13, 2023, stating that the address and associated location sent to Fresno County on June 10 could not be found within China. claimed.
“First you gave the address of a vacant office, but when we asked for clarification, you provided a Chinese address that didn’t seem to correlate with any map of the area.” Prado wrote. “The ministry is trying to work with you, but it becomes more difficult if you don’t seem to want to give real information.”
Fresno officials were unable to verify the address on Zhuzhou Road 87 in Qingdao, China, which he provided to PBI president Yao Xiuqin, but the address is that of the Chinese pharmaceutical company Aide Diagnosis Co., Ltd., which supplied UMI. It is very similar to the address of the company. The addresses of Chinese companies are listed in various ways.87 Zhuzhu Road” again “No. 141 Zhuzhou Road,” according to Food and Drug Administration records and the Ai De Diagnostic website.
Aide Diagnosis Homepage state The company is located in Qingdao’s “High-Tech Industrial Park”, one of more than 150 parks for innovative enterprises established by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) across China. according to To the website of the Ministry of Science and Technology.
The Qingdao Hi-Tech Industrial Park is led by Chinese Communist Party member Li Tianchuan. according to to the Chinese government. Li joined the Communist Party of China in March 1992 and has since served in various posts on science and technology for the Communist Party of China in Qingdao, according to his profile.
DCNF found no evidence that Ai De Diagnostic, UMI, or PBI are directly related to CCP.
moreover, according to According to Qixin.com’s company report, Aide Diagnosis’s address, “No. 141 Zhuzhou Road,” is the address of Aide Biopharmaceutical Industry (Qingdao) Co., Ltd., whose management team shares the same name with the heads of UMI and PBI. But also. Aide Biopharmaceutical’s managing director, Wang Zhaoyan, is the same name as UMI’s CEO and PBI managing member, and Aide Biopharmaceutical’s supervisor Yao Xiuqin, according to California and Nevada company reports. He has the same name as the president of PBI.
Ai De Diagnostic and Ai De Biopharmaceutical also share the address of “Zhuzhou Road 141” with many other companies, including Qingdao Guangji Packaging Material Co., Ltd., and import records show that these companies are all UMI I am sending a package to
According to Import Genius, between November 2016 and June 2018, Ai De Diagnostic shipped four packages to UMI. truck International shipping. Import Genius reports that the four packages contained plastic bags, absorbent paper, plastic plates, aluminum foil, pregnancy tests, urine test strips and non-woven fabrics.
A second Chinese supplier, Qingdao Guangji Packaging Materials, sent two shipments to UMI between December 2018 and February 2020, according to Import Genius.
Chinese distributor SinoUS, two months after shipment in February report UMI said it received medical masks from its “Qingdao sister company.”
The third Chinese supplier, Aide Biopharmaceutical, said it began sending packages to UMI from June 2020 to June 2021, including items such as plastic buckets, paper boxes, aluminum foil and adhesive tape. Genius reports.
Ai De Biopharmaceutical shipped to PBI in Nevada in April 2023, according to Import Key. which We also track international shipping.
Since October 2022, PBI and UMI have operated an “unlicensed and unregulated” laboratory in Reedley, California, according to court documents.
Authorities attempted to contact laboratory personnel from December 2022, but were unable to do so until March 2023, when authorities discovered garden hoses illegally attached to the building and other violations of law. ordered an on-site inspection. in court records.
Authorities then initiated a series of on-site inspections and a mitigation process that ran from April to June, during which they described “dangerous and unsanitary conditions” and genetically engineered to catch and carry the novel coronavirus. A mouse was found, court records say.
“With the help of veterinarians, the city euthanized 773 mice, 178 of which were found dead at the time the warrant was served,” according to court documents.
Authorities also found improperly stored blood, body fluids, human and animal tissues, as well as at least 20 infectious agents, including E. coli, tuberculosis, streptococci, hepatitis, HIV and rubella.
“These people are medical terrorists,” Professor Peter Pitts, director of the Public Interest Medical Center, told DCNF. “Thousands of unsuspecting people can be endangered in the event of fires, earthquakes or even thefts, and even worse when these materials find their way into local water supplies.”
“Even if they were trying to do a real experiment, they’re just as guilty and dangerous,” Pitts said.
UMI and PBI Lawyers Michael LynnFresno County Public Health Deputy Director Joe Prado declined to comment.
Neither UMI and PBI representatives David He nor Ai De Diagnostics responded to multiple requests for comment.
Ai De Biopharmaceutical and Qingdao Guangdi Packaging could not be reached for comment.
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