Cultural Relic Preservation Project with the Museum of Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum
We have collaborated with the Emperor Qin’s Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses and Janssen-Cilag Belgium since 2000 to aid the preservation of this magnificent relic. As early as 1976, Xian Janssen has had a connection with the Terracotta Warriors. Dr. Paul Janssen was eager to see the “Eighth Wonder of the World” and was fascinated by the magnificence of the recently discovered Terracotta Warriors. Due to exposure to high-temperatures and humidity as well as to light from countless flashlights from millions of visitors every year, the Terracotta Warriors in the Emperor Qin’s Museum of Terracotta Warriors & Horses as well as the heritage site began to face an increasingly serious mold problem. To protect these historical and cultural treasures, we have collaborated with our partners to provide the museum with research facilities, anti-fungal treatments, employee training and a first-class microbial laboratory for advanced material protection research in China.
Giant Panda Protection Project
In 2011, Xian Janssen launched the Giant Panda Protection Project in partnership with the Shaanxi Rare Wild Animals Rescuing and Raising Research Center. The project covers various aspects that play a key role in the conservation of giant pandas and their living environment, including breeding and rearing, environmental enrichment, public education on the protection of giant pandas, giant panda health indicator monitoring, investigation of pathogens in giant pandas and treatment risk studies.