Biotechnology Center Of Ho Chi Minh City

Biotechnology Center of Ho Chi Minh city (HCMBIOTECH)

Biotechnology Center of Ho Chi Minh city (HCMBIOTECH) was established in 2004 according to Decision No. 161/2004/QD-UB dated July 2, 2004 by the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City.

HCMBIOTECH officially started operating in January 2005.

HCMBIOTECH is managed by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Ho Chi Minh City.

The Prime Minister issued Decree No. 1670/QĐ – TTg on September 28, 2015 to invest in and develop HCMBiotech into a national – level biotechnology center in Southern Vietnam by 2025

HCMBIOTECH is located on National Way 1, Trung My Tay Ward, District 12, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, 12 kilometers northwestwards from the Municipal center. HCMBIOTECH is built on a 23-hectare campus.

With the deep attention and investment priority of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, with the ambition to rise and sustainable development strategy, the HCMBIOTECH strives to become a leading research and application center for biotechnology in Viet Nam, reaching an advanced level in the region and the world.
HCMBIOTECH acts for the mission:
1. Actively contribute to the development of biotechnology in Viet Nam;
2. Research and develop products and services that meet the needs of society, serve the people, and contribute to the socio-economic development of Ho Chi Minh city and the country;
3. Build an advanced, professional, dynamic, creative, substantial and humane working environment; all employees of the HCMBIOTECH have a good income level that ensures quality of life and opportunities for career development.

Research, apply and transfer biotechnology to serve agriculture, environmental treatment, food industry and medicine
Receive and implement modern biotechnology processes and techniques (gene technology, plant cell culture technology, microbiology technology, fermentation technology…) to serve the production, preservation and processing of agricultural products and environmental treatment
Train technicians in biotechnology
Produce and commercialize biotechnology products

HCMBIOTECH is a multidisciplinary research and application center for biotechnology:
Plant Biotechnology:
1. Selecting and creating new plant varieties
2. Preventing and treating diseases on crops
3. Procedure of micro-propagation and cultivation of plans
4. Medicinal herbs and natural compounds
5. Preserving Genomic resource 
Aquatic biotechnology
1. Develop vaccines to prevent serious diseases in aquatic animals
2. Develop disease detection kits, biological products – probiotics for aquaculture.
3. Improve the quality of aquatic breeds with gene technology
Human and Animal cell Biotechnology
1. Application of stem cells in Regenerative medicine:
Creating products for recovering damaged tissues in the treatment of cardiovascular disease, bone and joint damage, and skin loss.
2. Development of stem cell extract products:
Stem cell cosmetics, stem cell wound healing product
Biotechnology serving the environment and bioenergy
1. Development biological products to prevent diseases and stimulate plant growth.
2. Select and modify microbial strains with gene technology to treat waste that causes environmental pollution.
3. Research the process of producing bio-alcohol and other forms of biofuels from agricultural waste.
Medical Biotechnology
1. Immunology and Immuno-therapy
Developing biopharmaceutical proteins for the treatment of autoimmune disease – allergy, cancer
2. Cancer research
Investigating the function of oncoproteins Epb1 p-48, TIF-1A and TIF-90 in survival and metastasis of colorectal cancer cells derived from Vietnamese patient
3. Antibiotic resistance bacteria screening
Genotypic characterization and evaluation of the transmission of antimicrobial resistance determinants in E. coli and S. aureus isolated from the hospitals
Collection, isolation and screening of microbial strains for Probiotics
4. Natural compounds
Investigating the anti-microbial and anti-tumor activities of proteins extracted from Sponge
Medicinal plants and bio-activity
1. Study on synthesis of nanomaterials with high bio-activities;
2. Study on synthesis of biomaterials by irradiation method;
3. Bioactivities assessment of biomaterials using different models;
4. Scale up technological processes for synthesis and application of biomaterials & nanomaterials with new bioactivities;
5. Production of biomaterials and nanomaterials for application in agriculture, medicine, environment and food.
Microbial Technology
1. Reserving the genomic resource of local micro-organism and screening applicable strains in agriculture, environment, food…
2. Research on the interaction between micro-organisms, micro-organism and plants, insect,...
3. Generating value applicable strains basing on the local micro-organism resource.
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