Approved by the National Development and Reform Commission(NDRC), National Pharmaceutical Engineering Research Center of Solid Traditional Chinese Medicine (NERC for short) was established as a national scientific research institution in August of 2002 with aims at integrating into enterprises’ independent innovation, serving the local economic development,focusing on the researches of the key technologies which are constraints on the development of science and technology for TCM modernization, and the innovation and development of Chinese medicine, pharmaceutical chemicals, natural medicine, health products and so on.
After more than 10 years’ development, NERC gained great achievements in technical innovation, product development, platform construction, and personnel training. The center possesses lots of scientific instrumentsand equipment which cost 60 million RMB. The center also has undertaken 126 scientific research projects at national and ministerial level, including the National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program and 863 Program)，National “10th Five-Year Plan” for Key Project of Science and Technology,National “Eleventh Five-Year” Plan for Science and Technology Support Program, National“Significant New Drugs Creation”,andprojects funded by Chinese Nature Science Foundation, etc. At the same time, the center has developed more than 50 new drugs and health products, received 24 scientific rewards by governments at all levels, and has obtained 70 authorized patents. The center also has trained Ph.Ds., Masters and Bachelors, with a total number of more than 500,makinggreat contribution to the personnel training of pharmaceutical industry.
As the platform of industrial technical innovation and technology services, the center has cooperated with more than 100 enterprisesfromover 20 provinces or cities. With the help of technology services and the transformation of scientific achievements，these enterprises has gained more than 30 billion in economic growth, which fully showed the promoting role played by the technical platform to the industries’ development. Due to its great contributions in serving the enterprises and promoting the industrialization of traditional Chinese medicine,the center was rewarded as “Ten-years’Achievements in National High-tech Industrialization” and “Outstanding Achievements of National Engineering Research Center” by NDRC in 2008 and 2012 respectively. In 2013, the center was appraised by the State Intellectual Property Office as one of the first advantage enterprises of the State Intellectual Property. Meanwhile, the center has gained excellence for 3 times in six years since NDRC carried out “the comprehensive assessment of NERC” from 2007, which is at the top of the first of NERC of traditional Chinese medicine.