The human health industry is a strategically important development area for all countries in the 21st century. Humanity's demands for advanced medical and health products have driven the rapid development of biomedical engineering worldwide and offers unprecedented opportunities. With a large population base and the development of economy and society, it has brought unprecedented huge demand for the quality and level of life and the health products and services in China, and also provided a huge impetus for the scientific research and technological progress on the life and health industry. At this stage, the life and health industry in China is still underdeveloped; therefore the demand for transformation and upgrading of related industries is urgent.
In order to gather excellent scientists from all over the world, promote the development of life-health industry in the region, and further enhance the ability of regional science and technology innovation, the People’s Government of Cixi city and Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology & Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, signed the contract to jointly establish the Cixi Institute of BioMedical Engineering (CIBE) on October 24, 2013.
CIBE focuses on the health industry value chain of “Diagnostic-Treatment-Rehabilitation”, and lays out three major fields: advanced diagnostic technology, biological materials and equipment, and rehabilitation technology and systems. It includes the medical imaging analysis technology, advanced diagnostic techniques for major diseases, magnetic resonance contrast agents, biosensors, micro-nano devices, surface bio-functional coating technology and rehabilitation robots. It undertakes a number of important research projects such as the National Key R&D Program, the National Natural Science Foundation, the Ningbo 3315 Innovation Team, the Zhejiang Key R&D Program, and the Zhejiang Outstanding Youth Fund.
The institute currently has 6 research groups with 28 research professors gathered from all over the world. It is worth noting that several distinguished scientists and research groups have been selected into high-level talent programs: exactly, 5 experts Zhejiang provincial “Thousand Talents Program”, 3 experts CAS “Hundred Talents Program” , 3 Ningbo 3315 innovative talents and 2 3315 groups.
The new campus of the CIBE is located at the east part in Cixi, adjacent to Cixi High School, Ningbo University Science and Technology College and Cixi National Forest Park. The institute covers an area of more than 30,000 square meters and has been completed into a research building (20,000 square meters), a dormitory (6200 square meters) and a chemical warehouse (55 square meters). The physics, chemical, and biological laboratories and engineering centers have been built according to international leading standards and are expected to be put into use in 2019. The existing advanced biomedical engineering research platform includes one public test platform and three professional platforms, equipped with advanced scientific research equipment and equipment worth more than 30 million yuan, providing strong support for scientific research and industry.
The CIBE encouraged to cooperates, exchanges and construct the joint laboratories with the renowned research centers and enterprises, such as Harvard Medical School, Berkeley Lawrence National Laboratory, Australian Federal Science and Technology Organization, and Medtronic, Inc.
Cixi Institute of BioMedical Engineering is intent to offer a world-class platform for biomedical engineering research, industrial application, and postgraduate research training in the future. And we welcome opportunities for cooperation with international peers and partners with whom we share common interests in biomedical engineering.