Traditional Chinese Medicine – “New Technology Turns Traditional Chinese Herbal Recipe into Effective Weapon Against Avian Flu”
The Centre for Chinese Medicine R&D (CCM) of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has recently developed an advanced technology to extract effective liposoluble ingredients from traditional Chinese herbal recipe “Xiasangju” (夏桑菊) which has been proved effective in preventing flu virus and avian flu virus from entering body cells.
About Centre for Chinese Medicine R&D of HKUST
The Centre for Chinese Medicine R&D of HKUST was established in August, 2006. It was built to develop a systematic approach, through an integration of biosciences and engineering, for the manufacturing of quality-assured traditional Chinese medicine products. It is also designed to establish a core traditional Chinese medicine facility at HKUST in collaboration with local industry for traditional Chinese medicine modernization.
Other herbal healthcare products on the market
There are other herbal healthcare products and a set of skincare products have been licensed for commercialization: (1) SuperNDA/Wei Kang Su (antioxidant) - Lee Kum Kee Health Products Group. The product has been sold via direct sales in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia for 17 years; (2) Men25 - Kadosh Health & Beauty Co Ltd. The product has been sold via distribution channel in Hong Kong for more than 2 years; (3) Glissandra Serum, Eye Cream and Face Cream - Glissandra Skincare Inc, Canada. The products has been sold via network marketing for more than 4 years; (4) GSF (an herbal health product for energy) - Glissandra Skincare Inc. - The product has just been launched in 2015.