In order to implement the CPC Central Committee and the State Council’s strategic plan, develop Tianjin Binhai New Area (TJBHNA) and to promote the progress of China's biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry, the Ministry of Science and Technology of People's Republic of China (MOST), Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), Ministry of Health (now, the National Health and Family Planning Commission, NHFPC), the State Food and Drug Administration (now, China Food and Drug Administration, CFDA ) and the people's Government of Tianjin Municipality initiated a project to setup “China International Innovation Zone of Biotechnology and Medicine” (referred to as the "Bio-Med Zone ") in Tianjin Binhai New Area. Tianjin International Joint Academy of Biomedicine (referred to as "TJAB") as the core and symbolic mark of the Bio-Med Zone, was constructed first. It is planned to build 350000 sq.m lab and office space and to occupy a land of more than 340 mu (22.678 hectares) in No.220 Dongting Road, Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA). On June 25, 2009, Liu Yandong, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, State Councilor, together with Zhang Gaoli, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Secretary of the CPC Tianjin Municipal Committee, attended the opening ceremony of TJAB. attended the opening ceremony of TJAB. The ceremony marked Phase I of project was completed and 70,000-square-meter lab and office space were commissioned.


In April, 2013, CPC Tianjin Municipal Committee and the People's Government of Tianjin Municipality approved TJAB as a fully provincially funded public institution and set up a new management leadership team. To catch up with the trend of biomedicine and biotechnologies in the world, TJAB attracts a pool of top talents and offers a good environment for their career development. The goals of TJAB are to become the power and source of innovation and play a leading role in the field of biomedicine and biotechnologies to drive a rapid growth of biomedicine around the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Area(BTH) and furthermore around the Bohai Bay.

 

 

(Phase I of Bio-Med Zone)


Now, TJAB started the Phase II construction. After it is completed, TJAB will have a complete industrial development and service system and become a leader of bio-pharmaceutical industry in Tianjin and even around the Bohai Sea Rim Area.


(Phase II of Bio-Med Zone)