Molecular Medicine Research Center of Yunnan Province is borne by Kunming University of Science and Technology on February 2012, jointly constructed by the First People's Hospital of Yunnan Province and Yunnan Academy of Applied Technology. The center aimed to promote molecular research and medical technology of Yunnan Province.
The Center relies on Yunnan University Medical Molecular Diagnostic Engineering Centre cum Yunnan Molecular Medicine Institute of Applied Technology Research Center. It has strong support from platforms of the National Technology Transfer Center of Kunming University of Science and Technology, Science Park of National University, Clinical Laboratory Center of Yunnan Province and the Key Laboratory of birth defects and genetic diseases of Yunnan Province.
Main R & D of the center includes building a sample library platform, the R & D platform and public service platform. It is consist of sub-platforms of nucleic acid diagnostic technology R & D, protein diagnostic technology R & D, the second generation biochip technology development, biological treatment technology R & D and small scale production platforms, cultivating medical diagnostic project reference material, heart disease screening and multi-gene mutation detection technology, mycobacterial genotyping technology and products, also antibiotic resistance screening kits, etc.
Main nurture projects of the platform include research and development of medical diagnosis with reference substances, heart disease screening and gene mutation detection technology and related products, second-generation biochips detection kit of Down syndrome, antibiotic resistance screening kits.
There are 60 researchers in the center, including 9 of academic leaders and 21 of important technical researchers. The center would accommodate more than 30,000 samples under ultra-low temperature or liquid nitrogen conditions. During construction period, storage of samples will be more than 8,000 ones. The center will build International Joint Research Centre of Molecular Diagnostics Engineering, and also apply to the construction of Yunnan Academy of workstations.
(Written by Yuzhu Song)