This center was established in order to research and develop new medications, assist industry in the synthesis and application of new drugs, to test health food products, and to develop cosmetics. We aim to stimulate industry-academic cooperation, and improve the overall standard of the industry. Members of our research center include specialist teachers from the Department of Pharmacy, the Department of Medical Chemistry, the Department of Cosmetic Science, and the Department of Biotechnology, integrating the diverse capabilities within the College of Pharmacy and Science. We hope to enhance the competitiveness of both academia and industry, maintaining an orientation towards practical application.
Our center engages in cooperative international research with a number of renowned universities, including the University of Southern California (USC) in the United States, Tokushima Bunri University in Japan, and Shandong University and Jinan University in China. We have produced outstanding results in such cutting edge research fields as fungal genome regulation and secondary metabolite biosynthesis. The results of our research and development of active ingredients in medicinal fungi have been published in journals such as JACS.Org.Leff, and been awarded numerous technology transfers and patents.
Our specific mission is to integrate academic research with the development and mass production of new products for industry, to implement academic-industry cooperation, provide consultancy and testing services for industry, and to organize conferences to promote industry research and development capabilities.
Our center is divided into a drug synthesis group, a biotechnology group, and an active medicinal ingredient assessment group, integrating the university’s resources, facilities and staff specialties in order to undertake and complete research projects.
Core technologies of the Center: Heterologous expression of fungal genes, fermentation techniques for Chinese caterpillar fungus, and biological conversion techniques for Chinese medicinal herbs
Product series produced by the Center
Polymerase chain reaction
Electrophoresis film camera system
Trial production solid fermentation tank
Fermented liquid filtration experiment
Sterile work station and fungal culture experiments
Apparatus for concentrating under reduced pressure
High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
Liquid culture of fungal mycelium
Culturing solid and liquid fungal mycelium
Culturing Mammal Cells
Center Meeting Room
Drug Discovery and Development Center