The Principal’s Office of University of the West Indies, Mona and the Dr. Henry Lowe led Bio-Tech R&D Institute (BTRDI) will sign a formal agreement of cooperation through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) today at 3pm. The partnership hopes to benefit with a significant advancement of the state and quality of research & development in Jamaica. They also hope to become a source of income to both institutions as scientific research is utilized for wealth creation. The institutions believe that the partnership will ultimately reduce the dependence of funding for the university by the government. The signing ceremony will take place at UWI’s Council Room with Education Minister the Honourable Ronald Thwaites delivering the keynote address.