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Founded in 1950, the National Institutes for food and drug Control (NIFDC) is a subordinate agency of the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) and there are more than 50 departments and divisions within NIFDC.
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    The main professional areas of NIFDC cover pharmaceutical products, biological products, medical devices, food, healthy foodŁ¬ Cosmetic, reference standards, laboratory animals, and drug safety evaluation etc. More than 800 different testing items could be performed in NIFDC. Each year, more than 13,000 batches of drugs are tested in NIFDC and more than 2,900 reference standards are distributed by NIFDC. Currently, there are more than 789 employees including 696 technical staffs (accounts for 88% of total employees), two academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 269 senior technical staffs (accounts for 34% of total employees), 321 employees with higher education background of Master or PhD degree (accounts for 41% of total employees), 70 experts entitled to take the Government Special Allowance, 13 experts entitled to the national honor of Expert with Outstanding Contribution. Currently, there are more than 9800 modern testing instruments and equipment in NIFDC, with the total asset value of more than 400 million RMB. In september, 2010, relocation project of NIDFC,was approved by National Development and Reform Commission. The new campus of NIFDC will be completed in 2014 with the area  of 100,383 square metre and total cost is 1090 million RMB.
 
Our Mission:
1. To undertake relevant registration testing of drug and medical devices and technical evaluation, and for the testing of healthy food, cosmetics apply for approving, and for the testing and specification evaluation of imported drugs.
2. To carry out the post market surveillance testing, contract testing, sampling testing, and safety evaluation of drug, medical devices, healthy food, cosmetics, and restaurant food, and responsible for the drug testing at port of entry.
3.To organize the re-testing and technical evaluation of drug and medical devices.
4. Be responsible for the lot release of biological products.
5. To undertake the technical review and verification of the specification, guidelines and testing procedures regarding with drug, medical devices and restaurant food.
6. To carry out the registration testing, post market surveillance testing, contract testing, sampling testing, and re-testing of pharmaceutical excipients, primary packaging materials and container. And be responsible for the technical review and verification of specification of pharmaceutical excipients and packaging materials.
7. To take charge of the research, development, testing, distribution and administration of national reference standards of drug and medical devices.
8. To take charge of the testing of bacterial (viral) strains, take charge of collection, identification, preservation, distribution and management of medical standard bacterial (viral) strains and cell strains.
9. To take charge of the preservation, breeding and supplying of experimental animals and the quality control of experimental animals.
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10. To take charge of the technical supervision of advertisements regarding drugs, medical devices and healthy products and internet information related with drugs.
11. Be responsible for providing technical assistance and guidance regarding laboratory testing technology for the food and drug quality control institutes nationwide; also be responsible for organizing the activities to provide technical assistance to the scientists within the drug quality control institute around the nation. 12. To organize the specification research and new method/technology research regarding the drug, medical devices, healthy food, cosmetics and restaurant food.
13. Be responsible for the technical administrative affair of State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA), be responsible for the routine work of the experts committees related with healthy food, cosmetics, and restaurant food safety.
14. Be responsible for the research and lab investigation of the server side effect regard with drug and medical devices.
15. To organize the international collaboration and cooperation in the field of testing and analysis of drug, medical devices, healthy food, cosmetics, and restaurant food safety.
16. Undertake others tasks assigned by SFDA.
   

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