Yinfeng College of Biotechnology has been selected as one of the first batch of "provincial-level new research and development institutions", accumulating new momentum for industry university research collaboration
Recently, the Department of Science and Technology of Shandong Province issued a public notice on the first batch of provincial-level new research and development institutions to be filed in 2020. Shandong Yinfeng Life Science Research Institute (our foundation's research unit, hereinafter referred to as Yinfeng Institute of Life Sciences) has been approved and selected as one of the first batch of provincial-level new research and development institutions in Shandong Province.
This recognition is the first recognition of a new type of research and development institution in the province. After multiple stages such as unit application, preliminary review at the prefecture and city level, expert verification, on-site inspection, and conference research, a total of 134 research institutes were selected. Yinfeng Institute of Biological Sciences is one of the 17 selected research institutes in Jinan City. After investigation, Yinfeng Institute of Biotechnology focuses on the research and development of biomedical technology, with distinct characteristics and clear directions in the field of life sciences such as gene information database, stem cell technology, cell therapy research and clinical transformation, low-temperature preservation of human genetic and clinical resources such as human cells, tissues and organs, and organ function maintenance. It has played a positive supporting role in the pilot process of new and old kinetic energy conversion in Jinan City.
It is reported that in 2019, the Provincial Department of Science and Technology issued the "Interim Measures for the Management of New R&D Institutions in Shandong Province" (Lukezi  No. 7), which clearly proposed to comprehensively strengthen the construction of new R&D institutions, further improve the province's scientific and technological innovation system, and provide support for the transformation of new and old kinetic energy in the province. And it is pointed out that new research and development institutions mainly refer to independent legal entities with diversified investment entities, diversified establishment methods, market-oriented operating mechanisms, and the ability to achieve sustainable development. They are collaborative innovation between industry, academia, and research, with the core function of conducting industrial technology research and development. They also have functions such as applied basic research, technology transfer and transformation, incubation and cultivation of technology enterprises, and high-end talent aggregation and cultivation.
Established in 2015, Yinfeng Institute of Biotechnology is the only comprehensive scientific research unit in Shandong Province that covers the entire industry chain research system of cell and tissue resource storage, technology research, and product transformation. We currently have multiple secondary research units, including Hainan Yinfeng Precision Medicine Research Institute, Regenerative Medicine Research Institute, Low Temperature Medicine Research Institute, Gene Technology Research Institute, Immunotherapy Research Institute, Beijing R&D Center, Jinan R&D Center, and US R&D Center.
Under the new strategic background of "adhering to the core position of innovation in China's modernization construction and making technological self-reliance and self-improvement a strategic support for national development", Yinfeng Institute of Biotechnology will closely follow the needs of economic and social development and the trend of technological development, and carry out scientific and technological research and development activities around forward-looking technologies, key common technologies, local pillar industries, and core technologies of strategic emerging industries in the top ten industries in the province, Mastering core technologies, enhancing innovation capabilities, empowering the development of the medical and health industry, continuously leading the continuous progress of the life science and biotechnology industry, and providing stronger and greater technological support for implementing innovation driven development and the transformation of old and new driving forces.
On August 23, the Jinan Private Economic Development Bureau and China Economic Weekly jointly launched the theme publicity activity of "Central Media Look at Jinan - Entering Jinan's Private Economy" in Yinfeng Biotechnology Park.
Led by Anhui Medical University and participated by Yinfeng Cryogenic Medical Technology Co., Ltd., the "Engineering Research Center for Life Resources Conservation and Artificial Organs of the Ministry of Education" was officially accepted and awarded by the Ministry of Education. As one of the four major platforms for the transformation of the center's project, Yinfeng Cryogenic Co., Ltd. is responsible for the "development, promotion and application of cryogenic preservation technology of biological matrix materials".
On March 28, 2023, the kick-off meeting of the International Alliance for Life Extension Research was held in Jinan, Shandong. The "International Alliance for Life Extension Research" was initiated by Shandong Yinfeng Life Science Research Institute, and jointly established by 13 international scientific research institutions engaged in the field of cryogenic biomedicine from North America, Europe, Oceania, etc., and appeared at the conference through online and offline forms.