2 Biotechnology Avenue, 12 Miles, Tai Po Road,
Phone: (852) 2603 5111
Fax: (852) 2603 5012
The Hong Kong Institute of Biotechnology Limited (HKIB) is a Company Limited by Guarantee and is wholly controlled by the Council of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. It is located on the waterfront of the Tolo Harbour on CUHK campus in Shatin, the New Territories.
Founded in 1988 with an initial endowment from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, HKIB aims to be the leading force in promoting the development of a biotechnology-based industry within Hong Kong and the Asian region. Its mission is to advance applied academic research and to provide the vital link between technology transfer and product commercialization.
Biotechnology and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) were identified by the Hong Kong SAR Government to be two of the many locomotives for development of local knowledge-based industry in the coming years. Since then HKIB has been granted additional funds through the Innovation & Technology Commission to further equip our in-house research and production capacity in these two particular areas.
Our in-house facilities, including series of cleanrooms, bioreactors of various production scales, purification equipments, and various equipments for analytical, calibration and production purposes, are designed and purchased to meet GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standard.
The access of our facilities, together with our in-house expertise and operation, are open to biotechnology industry, or entrepreneurs looking for turn key solutions to turn their own biotechnology-related projects into intermediates for market evaluation, or even commercial deliverables. Being a non-profit making organization, we provide our service and facility access on a cost-recovery and pay-per-use basis. This is expected to lower the entry barrier for entrepreneurs who want to go into the industry by reducing their investment significantly on capital equipment, manpower, spending on laboratory or factory space rental.
We have established four teams to cater for different industry needs:
– Biotechnology Incubation Centre
– Biologics Unit
– GMP Consultation Service Unit
– Traditional Chinese Medicine Unit
Though being a member of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, we have a separate mechanism to ensure our operation integrity with the ultimate goal of protecting your intellectual properties. Hong Kong is famous for its transparent legal system and the rule-of-law spirit in her community. HKIB, being part of the community, will uphold the spirit without compromise.