June 04, 2018

New joint laboratory aims to boost TCM modernization and standardization

GenChim Testing (Shanghai) Co and Waters Corporation, an American laboratory instrument and software company, jointly launched the Global Joint Laboratory for TCM Quality-Ecosystem recently at China Center for Biomedicine Trade.

The joint laboratory will accelerate Traditional Chinese Medicine industry’s modernization and standardization by developing TCM and its examination methods and setting up a database for TCM quality.

The laboratory will take advantage of Waters’ experience and technologies in natural medicine examination to carry out cooperation in medicine talents cultivation and academic exchanges and also to build the joint laboratory into a platform of TCM production, research and education.

Guo De’an, chairman of GenChim Testing, said standardization and quality are the cornerstones of TCM. Waters’ high-end and precision analyzing equipment and experience are exactly what are needed for TCM’s analysis and its component identification.

The two companies will have in-depth cooperation in TCM standardization development, examination methods development, quality evaluation system development, intelligent database construction and TCM’s origin-tracing system, Guo added.