Updated on 12 May 2014
Mr Jiang Peng, director, CMC Business Development International Center
Bangalore: China Medical City (CMC), also known as Taizhou National Medical Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, is China's high-tech development zone focusing on biomedical R&D, manufacturing and commercialization.
Situated in Taizhou city, Jiangsu Province, CMC has developed into a fully-integrated mini city consisting of six functional districts spanning across 30 square kilometers. Taizhou is considered to be an advanced center for research and manufacturing in the pharmaceutical, biochemical and biotechnology fields.
Tracing back to the roots, on February 25, 2010, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Health, the State Food and Drug Administration, the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine of the People's Republic of China, and the Jiangsu Provincial Government formed an alliance to combine strategic efforts towards the development of CMC.
CMC is currently the only national level biomedical park co-built by ministries and provincial government in China.
Today, there are over 50 pharmaceutical and biological research institutes settled in CMC. The platforms in CMC such as R&D platform for biological macromolecular drug and a pilot platform have been in operation for the last four years. Biopharmaceutical companies could use these platforms for clinical sample production and carry out the clinical declaration for phase I, II.
Moreover, the Vaccine Engineering Centre, a platform built specially for vaccines, provides a wide range of services including vaccine R&D, pilot process development, sample testing, evaluation of clinical trials, as well as independent PI offices and laboratories to biopharmaceutical (vaccine) companies.