•     The State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine (Macau University of Science and Technology) was approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology and formally established on January 25, 2011,which is in China the first state key laboratory in the field of Chinese medicine. In 2023, it passed the fourth stage acceptance with unanimous approval from the expert group. The same year, the fifth stage construction was launched.

        The establishment of the State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine is an important initiation for the central government to promote the international development of Chinese medicine, and to advance the moderate diversification of economic development and technological upgrading in Macao. The laboratory aims to become a research base with advanced international level in Chinese medicine quality control and innovative drugs, to obtain first-hand innovation research achievements and independent intellectual property ownerships, to bring together and cultivate talents in Chinese medicine and to develop international high-level academic exchanges and cooperation, to focus on integrating cutting-edge multidisciplinary technologies,  to establish open style scientific and technological platforms catered for the study on quality of Chinese medicine and innovative drugs quality research, to carry out in-depth explorative, innovative and major key technological research.