Centre for Chinese Medicine Research and Development
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been used to improve the well-being of the Chinese people for thousands of years. In the 21st century, TCM products should meet stringent international quality and safety standards through modernization; otherwise they will lose their competitiveness.
Standardization as the basis of modernization and internationalization of TCM is the key to ensure the safety and efficacy of TCM products. At present, lack of standardization in TCM products impedes the development of TCM. Most of the TCM products do not have specific biomarkers.
To establish the quality control of Chinese herbs or Chinese herbal product, Centre for Chinese Medicine Research and Developmentin Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is now offering a wide range of services aims to assist local TCM enterprises, practitioners or community to evaluate the safety, efficacy and quality of proprietary Chinese herbal medicine or products under the assessments of advanced western scientific methodology. The Centre is also qualified by the Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong as one of the accredited laboratory of Chinese herb testing.
Testing Service Offered
- Traditional Chinese herbal medicines
- Chinese patent medicine
- Herbal medicine related cosmetic and functional products
- Hair Drug Test
- Other technical support on TCM