CAS Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Yantai Branch,the First National Level Pharmaceutical Research Institute in Yantai

August 26, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica of Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS) set up a sub-institute in Yantai, which is the first national level pharmaceutical research institute in Yantai, and it will provide strong support for the development of biopharmaceutical industry in Yantai.

CAS Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica Yantai Branch mainly conducts the research of new pharmaceutical preparations, innovative medicines for serious diseases, marine drugs, biomacromolecule medicine, etc. Till 2010, Yantai Branch will build a new drug research platform for tumour and neuropsychiatric system, a research platform for marine drugs, a research platform for new pharmaceutical preparations and a research platform for biomacromolecule medicine, and build key laboratories or engineering technology research center of both national level and provincial level, and take more than 15 national level new innovative drug projects.

With the support of Luye, Wanhua, Oriental Ocean, etc, Yantai City actively builds innovative platforms such as the national level Polyurethane Engineering Technology Research Center, Seaweed Engineering Technology Research Center, and the The state key laboratory for long-acting sustained-release microsphere and targeting drug technology. and targeting preparation technology. At present, there are 3 national level engineering technology research centers, one state key laboratory, 16 national enterprise technology centers, 58 provincial engineering technology research centers, 15 provincial key enterprise laboratories, 53 provincial enterprise technology centers, and 14 enterprise academician workstations in Yantai City.   

With the increasing cooperation between enterprises, universities and research institutes, the independent innovation capability and core competitiveness of Yantai City is greatly improved. According to incomplete statistics, the CAS’s cooperation projects in Yantai realized sales revenue of 1.24 billion Yuan, taxation and benefits of 340 million Yuan in 2011, bringing good economic benefits.