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As the first project implemented under the Framework Agreement on Cooperation between Guangdong and Macao, the Traditional Chinese Medicine Science and Technology Industrial Park of Co-operation between Guangdong and Macao (hereinafter referred to as “GMTCM Park”) was officially launched in Hengqin in April 2011 to be developed, operated and managed by a joint venture of Macao and Hengqin. GMTCM Park keeps to its original purpose of facilitating the moderate economic diversification of Macao, as well as the industrialization and internationalization of TCM, and contributes to the growth and development of Macao enterprises and the cultivation of Macao talents.

Mr. Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the People’s Republic of China, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, visited GMTCM Park and gave instruction on TCM development and GMTCM Park’s construction on October 22, 2018. According to him, “TCM is a treasure of Chinese civilization. More efforts should be made in exploring the essence of TCM and promoting the integration between enterprises, universities and research institutes to advance the industrialization, modernization and globalization of TCM.” In February 2019, the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, issued by the CPC Central Committee and the State Council, once again positioned GMTCM Park as a major innovative carrier in the Greater Bay Area. With the strong support of the state, GMTCM Park has already become a major carrier promoting Macao’s moderate economic diversification, and Macao’s integration into the larger picture of national development.

GMTCM Park covers an area of 500,000 square meters with a total development area of approximately 1.4 million square meters. It works towards the two core goals of developing an “international quality control base of TCM” and an “international healthcare industry exchange platform”, while positioning itself as an “international window to the TCM industry and culture under the Belt and Road Initiative”. GMTCM Park follows the path of building an integrative platform for enterprises, universities and research institutes, advancing the internationalization of TCM, and developing the comprehensive health industry.

Since the completion of the incubation area of GMTCM Park at the end of 2018, a total of 228 enterprises have been registered in the park, among which 58 are Macao enterprises fostered through GMTCM Park, accounting for 25.44% of the total. Forming an industrial atmosphere in GMTCM Park, these enterprises, are engaged in TCM, healthcare products, medical apparatus, medical services, biomedicine, and more. Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Holdings Limited, Zhuhai UM Science & Technology Research Institute, Zhuhai Livzon Cynvenio Diagnostics Ltd., Intertek, iCarbonX, Increasepharm (Hengqin) Institute Co., Ltd., Honest Medical China Co., Ltd., Guangdong Authenmole Biotech Inc., and other key enterprises have already settled in GMTCM Park.

GMTCM Park has developed specialized public service platforms along the whole industrial chain that adhere to the standards of mainland China and the European Union, including GMP pilot-scale production, research, development and testing, as well as incubation bases. With a complete scientific research service system, it boasts an R&D cluster for scientific and technological innovation that brings together renowned pharmaceutical giants, CROs, and innovation-driven resources from universities. Also, a “National Science and Technology Enterprise Incubator” has been built to provide enterprises with an all-round professional incubation platform, in a bid to promote the settlement, incubation and transformation of scientific and technological achievements in GMTCM Park while jointly propelling the industrialization of collaboration between enterprises, universities and research institutes, as well as relevant achievements, in the field of TCM.

Since the official launch of the “Center of International Cooperation and Exchange” in June 2015, by giving full play to Macao’s role as the Commercial and Trade Co-operation Service Platform between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries, GMTCM Park has been committed to the development of international registration, import and export trade, talent training, and other services. Starting from Portuguese-speaking countries, GMTCM Park keeps expanding cooperation with neighboring countries and regions of Portuguese-speaking countries based on the international marketing model of “promoting medicine through practice”, thus building a business matching model and market network that connects ASEAN countries, Africa, and the European Union. GMTCM Park was recognized as the “Public Service Platform for Overseas Registration of Traditional Chinese Medicine Products (Hengqin)” by the National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine in September 2017, and then one of the first batch of “National TCM Service Export Bases” by the Ministry of Commerce and the National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine in December 2019. Up until now, a total of nine products manufactured by six companies, including Macao companies, have been successfully registered in Mozambique with the help of GMTCM Park. Furthermore, an herbal medicine has been successfully registered in the European Union, becoming the first TCM product from China to be authorized for marketing in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and other EU countries at the same time.

In order to spur the transformation and application of technologies and products of enterprises, universities and research institutes, GMTCM Park conducted three key projects related to the comprehensive health industry, including the Ruilian Wellness Resort, the TCM Discovery, and the Ola Lotus-Fashionable Traditional Chinese Medicine Block with Full-Sensory Experience.

To cultivate young TCM talents in Macao, GMTCM Park provides professional and practical TCM training for Macao’s youths. In addition, it established the “International Youth TCM Practitioners Exchange Base” and launched the overseas program “AMIGO Alliance” to build an exchange platform for the growth of Macao’s youths. Meanwhile, by bringing in and training professionals in TCM, project management, investment operation, etc., GMTCM Park aims to develop a professional and diversified talent introduction and cultivation mechanism for Macao youths.


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Dec/2021

2021 Traditional Chinese Medicine Business Matching Session (Achievement Sharing) Successfully Held

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Experience and Case Sharing; A Joint Effort to Internationalize Traditional Chinese Medicine2021 Traditional Chinese Medicine Business Matching Session (Achievement Sharing) Successfully HeldOn June 29, the 2021 Traditional Chinese Medicine Business Matching Session (Brazil Session) held by the Traditional Chinese Medicine Science and Technology Industrial Park of Cooperation between Guangdong and Macao (GMTCM Park) was attended by more than 70 online and offline participants, including representatives of government authorities, entrepreneurs and distributors from the Macao SAR, Hong Kong SAR, mainland China and Brazil. Following the webinar, two enterprises successfully registered a total of 11 traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) products for export to Brazil. Subsequently, they followed up on other pending propositions for further cooperation.2021 Traditional Chinese Medicine Business Matching Session (Brazil Session)To strengthen the business network formed during the webinar and further internationalize the TCM sector, GMTCM Park further held the 2021 Traditional Chinese Medicine Business Matching Session (Achievement Sharing) on December 9. Enterprises of GMTCM Park that have achieved international success, along with more than 40 representatives of government authorities, experts and distributors from Brazil, Portugal, Mozambique, Cape Verde and Thailand, were invited to share their achievements on TCM service trade and international cooperation.2021 Traditional Chinese Medicine Business Matching Session (Achievement Sharing)Ms. Lu Hong, Advisor to the Office of the Secretary of Economy and Financial of the Macao SAR Government and Chairman and CEO of GMTCM Park, and Mr. Ding Tian, Deputy Secretary-General of the Permanent Secretariat of Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Forum Macao), delivered opening speeches.Ms. Lu Hong, Chairman and CEO of GMTCM Park & Ding Tian, Deputy Secretary-General of Forum MacaoMs. Lu Hong stated that GMTCM Park is a crucial platform for the Macao SAR Government to develop the TCM sector and moderately diversify Macao’s economy. With Portuguese-speaking countries as entry points, GMTCM Park applies the model of “promoting medicine through practice” to explore international TCM markets. The webinar invited enterprises of GMTCM Park that have achieved international success to share their experiences on international cooperation, and various health authorities and international distributors from Brazil, Mozambique, Portugal and Thailand, to share their insights on market prospects and development trends of TCM in their respective countries, facilitate international cooperation and exchange, and promote the popularization of TCM products and technologies.Mr. Ding Tian, Deputy Secretary-General of Forum Macao, stated that the TCM sector is significant in the Action Plan formulated during the previous Sino-Portuguese Ministerial Forum. GMTCM Park has helped multiple enterprises from both Macao and mainland China to successfully register their patented TCM products in Mozambique, Brazil and other countries, and organized business matching events for foreign and domestic enterprises in the TCM sector. He hoped that experts and business representatives from abroad could exchange and partner with their Chinese counterparts during the webinar to deepen cooperation.Government representatives from Thailand, Brazil, Mozambique and Cape VerdeDuring the webinar, Ms. Anchalee Chuthaputti, former Advisor of the Department of Traditional Alternative Medicine of the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand, Ms. Felisbela Gaspar, Advisor of the Minister of Health of Mozambique, Mr. Paulo Cesar Varanda, expert of the Commission of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture of the Federal Council of Pharmacy of Brazil, and Ms. Leila Rocha, representative of the Ministry of Health and Social Security of Cape Verde, respectively shared their views on the topics of “Status of Chinese and Thai Traditional Medicine in Thailand and Registration of Traditional Chinese Medicine Products under Thailand’s New Herbal Medicine Law”; “Development and Demand of Mozambique’s Pharmaceutical Market”; “Sharing on the Prevention of COVID-19 with Traditional Chinese Medicine in Brazil”; “Development and Prospects of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Cape Verde”, among others. Enterprise representatives raised questions concerning their target markets and received suggestions from the government representatives on gaining access to these markets.Cases shared by enterprises from MacaoThe representative of Macao Pien Tze Huang shared their experience of starting a business in Macao and exploring the international market. Honest Medical (Zhuhai) introduced their businesses in China and Thailand, and Run Heng Health briefed their main products. Enterprises from mainland China sharing their experiencesRepresentatives from Yiling Pharmaceutical, Jiuzhitang Co., Ltd., Zhangzhou Narcissus, Gansu Meheco, Kanjoray Medical and other enterprises talked about how GMTCM Park assisted in business matching, product selection, documentation for international product registration and international sales. These enterprises also showcased their R&D, production and quality control capabilities through online videos to overseas distributors. Presently, GMTCM Park has helped enterprises from both Macao and mainland China to successfully register nine TCM products in Mozambique, seven in Brazil, and one product in four EU countries.Distributors from Portugal, Mozambique, Brazil and other Portuguese-speaking markets in long-term cooperation with enterprises in GMTCM Park, shared TCM market conditions and opportunities in their respective regions. They shared the cooperation history with GMTCM Park and raised questions about favored products. They posed product-related questions to their Chinese counterparts, answered market-related questions, and explored cooperation opportunities.Cases shared by overseas distributors and the concluding remarks delivered by respective representativesFinally, Ms. Jessy Sun, Director of the Center of International Cooperation and Exchange (CICE) of GMTCM Park, ended the webinar with a closing speech. She stated that GMTCM Park will remain dedicated to positioning itself as the “Public Service Platform for Overseas Registration of TCM Products (Hengqin)” and “National TCM Service Export Base”and providing more professional and all-around services to bridge competitive pharmaceutical enterprises in China to international distributors. The Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, the Portuguese Professional Acupuncturist Association, as well as Fusen Pharmaceutical and Zhuhai Tongantang in GMTCM Park, participated in the webinar as well.
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Jul/2021

The “Business Matching Webinar for Traditional Chinese Medicine Products 2021 (Brazil)”, serving as a transpacific bridge to promote TCM products, was successfully held

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On the evening of June 29, 2021, the “Business Matching Webinar for Traditional Chinese Medicine Products 2021 (Brazil)”, was successfully held by the Traditional Chinese Medicine Science and Technology Industrial Park of Co-operation between Guangdong and Macao (“GMTCM Park”). More than 70 online and offline participants, including representatives of governments, enterprises and distributors from Macao, Hong Kong, mainland China and Brazil, discussed issues such as regulations governing the registration of traditional Chinese medicine (“TCM”) products in Brazil. The webinar also featured online presentations of TCM products and business matching sessions, with a view to building a platform for trade in traditional medicine between China and Brazil.Opening remarks by Ms. Lu Hong, President and CEO of GMTCM ParkThe event was opened by Ms. Lu Hong, President and CEO of GMTCM Park. She remarked that GMTCM Park remains committed to the internationalization of TCM by adopting a model of “promoting medicine through practice”. In Portuguese-speaking countries, particularly Mozambique, GMTCM Park has carried out TCM international registration, trading and educational trainingsthat accelerated local residents’ acceptance and recognition of TCM, and reinforced cooperation with local governments and medical institutions. Previous events held over the past several years served as a bridge for exchange and cooperation between industry insiders and business representatives. For the first time, this webinar combined both online and offline activities targeting the Brazilian market. It is expected to make better use of the platform offered by GMTCM Park, eventually realizing a trading platform in traditional medicine between China and Brazil, and a win-win cooperation.Remarks by Mr. Glaucio Veloso, Deputy Consul General of Brazil in GuangzhouMr. Glaucio Veloso, Deputy Consul General of Brazil in Guangzhou, remarked that in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the comprehensive health industry and the TCM industry are becoming increasingly important. He expected that through this webinar, people could come to know more about the market access and channels of trade in TCM products in Brazil so that trade cooperation in the field of TCM between Brazil and China, including Macao, could be further strengthened.Remarks by Mr. Lau Wai Meng, President of the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion InstituteMr. Lau Wai Meng, President of the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, said the central government and that of the Macao Special Administrative Region attaches great importance to the development of TCM. He added that the State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicines and GMTCM Park have provided strong support in the development of TCM in Macao, enabling Macao to promote its moderate economic diversification. Taking advantage of its role as the Commercial and Trade Co-operation Service Platform between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries, and its unique strengths in the Belt and Road network, Macao pledges to endorse more TCM companies in their expansion of the Brazilian market.Remarks by Mr. Rafael Rodrigues Paulino, Consul of Brazil in Hong KongMr. Rafael Rodrigues Paulino, Consul of Brazil in Hong Kong and Brazil’s Representative at the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao), noted that promoting cooperation between China and Brazil in TCM is especially important in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. He also expressed his expectation that more TCM products could be introduced into Brazil and that economic and trade cooperation between the two countries could be further enhanced.During the event, Mr. Paulo Varanda, Representative of the Brazilian Federal Council of Pharmacy (CFF), and Ms. Suelen Andrade Navarro, Representative of the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA), interpreted and shared their opinions on the “Market Potential of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Brazil and Promotional Methods” and “Market Supervision and Regulations on the Registration of TCM Products in the Brazilian Market – Based on RDC 21/2014”. Mr. Lei Sai Ian, Chief of Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoeconomics, Department of Pharmaceutical Affairs, Health Bureau of Macao, exchanged with the ANVISA representative on the standards for testing heavy metal and microorganisms in TCM.During the TCM products presentations and business matching sessions, a total of 87 high-quality TCM products manufactured by 15 companies from Macao, Hong Kong and mainland China were displayed at the exhibition area. This year’s webinar combined product introduction and presentation with business matching for the very first time. Products were simultaneously showcased through multiple cameras on the same screen, realizing barrier-free online and offline business matching and interaction. Participating companies promoted their products online and on-site respectively. Eight Brazilian distributors raised questions about products they were interested in and participating companies answered their questions. Precise business matching objectives were thus achieved.Business matching session for online participating companies:Business matching session for companies based in GMTCM Park:Cloud photo-taking for both online and offline participants:Product presentation of participating companies :The event was concluded by Ms. Jessy Sun, Director of the Center of International Cooperation and Exchange of GMTCM Park. She sincerely thanked the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA), the Brazilian Federal Council of Pharmacy (CFF), the Consulate General of Brazil in Guangzhou, the Consulate General of Brazil in Hong Kong, the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), the Health Bureau of Macao and the Brazilian Chamber in China for Commerce, Industry and Innovation (Bracham) for their strong support in this event. She also extended her gratitude to the 15 outstanding Chinese companies and eight Brazilian distributors for their participation in the business matching sessions, and for their online presentations and explanations of products of renowned Chinese pharmaceutical companies such as Jiuzhitang Co., Ltd., Zhangzhou Shuixian Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and Zhejiang CONBA Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., as well as companies based in GMTCM Park including Macau-Union Pharmaceutical Limited. The 3.5-hour webinar garnered enthusiastic reactions and order inquiries were placed by Brazilian distributors. Bringing into full play its own advantages, GMTCM Park will continue to assist companies in one-on-one business negotiations in an effort to promote cooperation and introduce high-quality TCM products into Brazil for the benefit of the Brazilian population.As a platform for international exchange and cooperation on traditional medicine, GMTCM Park will continue to take advantage of the role of Macao as a window to the world, make efforts to establish contacts with Portuguese-speaking countries and countries along the Belt and Road starting with Mozambique, provide foreign and domestic companies including those from Macao with a platform for commercial cooperation, business matching, product presentation and business negotiation, while facilitating international cooperation on TCM in order to accelerate the development of the traditional medicine industry.
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Mar/2020

Good news again! This company is amazing! -- TCM atomized inhalation project of the Increase (Hengqin) Medicine Research Institution Co., Ltd. won the funding of theGuangdong-Macao Science and Technology Cooperation

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Recently, the TCM atomized inhalation project, jointly submitted by the Increase (Hengqin) Medicine Research Institution Co., Ltd. in the Traditional Chinese Medicine Science and Technology Industrial Park of Co-operation between Guangdong and Macao (hereinafter referred to as “GMTCM Park”) and the State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicines of Macau University of Science and Technology, won the funding provided by the Guangdong-Macao Science and Technology Cooperation Project of the Department of Science and Technology of Guangdong Province and the project of the Science and Technology Development Fund. It is also listed as Macao’s “FDCT-GDST Project”. It is another award won by the Increase (Hengqin) Medicine Research Institution Co., Ltd. after being awarded “Innovative Enterprises of High-growth (Unicorn Enterprises) Cultivated and Introduced in Zhuhai in 2019” in January this year.Founded in January 2017 by a team of experts from the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, the Increase (Hengqin) Medicine Research Institution Co., Ltd. is among the first batch of pharmaceutical enterprises settling in GMTCM Park. It is an innovative scientific and technological research & development institute featuring research & development, technological services, and international registration training of new TCM drugs, atomized inhalation and novel preparations. Within two years after its settlement in GMTCM Park, it successively won qualified honors such as “Atomized Inhalation Engineering Technology Center in Guangdong Province”, “National High-tech Enterprises”, “New Research and Development Institutions in Guangdong Province”, and “Key Enterprise Technology Center in Zhuhai”. Meanwhile, it cooperated with Macau University of Science and Technology who possesses the first and only national key laboratory in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Both parties are equipped with world-class top core technologies in TCM, and complements each other in the development of new TCM drugs. Through this project, they work together to cope with the key issues of TCM and promote the transformation of scientific and technological achievements.The Increase (Hengqin) Medicine Research Institution Co., Ltd., as a representative company of GMTCM Park, has been receiving support from GMTCM Park in settlement, policy support and resources matching to promote sustainable growth in the past two years in order to achieve stable development. The Increase (Hengqin) Medicine Research Institution Co., Ltd. has won successive awards for its solid scientific research strength and stable development, which is an affirmation of both its own development and the work carried out by GMTCM Park.In the future, GMTCM Park will make persistent efforts to improve its services, draw on successful experiences, discover and cultivate more outstanding companies so as to contribute to the technological innovation and high-quality economic development in Zhuhai, and further promote the market integration in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area!