2013-02-15 NO.4 | More News | Home | CMU
Wen-Hwa Lee,President
Chung Y. Hsu,Chief Consultant

An Upward Driving Force for Success ~the former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand led a delegation to visit China Medical University (CMU) to learn the operation and accomplishments of the CMU Academi

Chamlong, the former Thailand Deputy Prime Minister and 6 cadre members of Asoke, a Buddhist Community, visited this successful CMU program on academia-industry cooperation on January 16, 2013. The visitors paid close attention to marketing strategies and management of on-campus incubators. The members also expressed strong interests in the biotechnologies of products derived from the plant sources. Professor Jin-Bin Wu, Director of the Office of Academia-Industry Cooperation, presented to the visitors the international programs under his direction with patents and tech transfer accomplishments based on novel compounds derived from traditional Chinese and herbal medicines. Director Wu also guided the guests through a tour of the Chinese Medicine Museum of CMU, the first digitalized entity in Taiwan. With Director Wu’s commitment to train international professionals, Kaenfa, a member in the visiting team signed up to be the first in a PhD program at CMU!

The Office of Academia-Industry Cooperation, CMU expanded the scope of its services in the inspections of traditional Chinese and herbal medicines.

Due to the increasing demands for traditional Chinese and herbal materials for health care in Taiwan, the Office of Academia-Industry Cooperation, CMU expanded the scope of its service platform on “Chinese herb inspections” gradually and has invited teachers with expertise in the respective fields to join the service team to control the quality of traditional Chinese and herbal medicines.

There are four major objectives set for this year: 1. Inspections and analyses of Chinese herb raw materials; 2. Verification of the authenticity and germplasm (tissues) of Chinese medical herbs; 3. Quality control and inspection of Chinese medicine preparations; and 4. Identification of toxic contaminants in Chinese and herbal medicines. If you have any doubts about the Chinese herb medicines that you are taking or have just purchased, please feel free to call to make inquiries (phone number: 886-4-22053366#1580) or access the Website (http://iaci.cmu.edu.tw/cexam.html) for further information.

The Office of the Academia-Industry Cooperation, CMU recruited industry elites to serve as consultants.

In order to gain greater access to the industry and to feel the pulses of the market, the Office of the Academia-Industry Cooperation, CMU recruited a number of industry elites to serve as the consultants and invited Dr. Kuo-Chou Lai, Chairman, FujiAtetsu Multimedia Inc., to CMU to share his innovative concepts and strategies on January 9. Vice-Chancellor Professor Walter Chen anticipates that academic research output could be increased by the industry consultants through the development of brand-name products of diverse origins with value-added profits and to develop new sale channels through more effective marketing approaches.

A team from the Office of Academia-Industry Cooperation, CMU visited the incubation companies and provided consulting services.

For understanding the development and demands of the incubation companies, a team from the Office of Academia-Industry Cooperation, CMU continued its tour to provide consulting services. This team visited the Eastern Herbal Garden Biotechnology Co. Ltd. in Douliu City on January 16. Dr. Ming-Sheng Yao, a traditional Chinese physician and the Company leader, ,will apply for the “Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Plan” sponsored by the Ministry of Economic Affairs this year to upgrade the Company’s R&D capabilities for developing health foods, under the recommendation of Prof. Yue-Sheng Chen, Director of the CMU Incubation Center.

“Team of experts” is a new trend in assisting industry~the ways of implementing the “Academic Technology Care Program for helping the small and medium-sized companies” in 2013 have been substantially.

In an era of teamwork, the perspective for a college professor to succeed in advancing an Academia-Industry Cooperation program by working alone is much less likely. Strategies for implementing “Academic Technology Care Program for Helping the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises” have been substantially modified. Counseling  services now focus on the interdisciplinary and inter-institutional cooperative projects. Each project under counseling must contain 10 diagnostic plans across disciplines. Those projects featuring one single discipline will still be accepted but at lower priorities and higher thresholds.

Happy Chinese New Year!

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China Medical University, Taiwan
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