Sichuan’s reserve of traditional Chinese pharmaceutical materials, varieties of traditional Chinese pharmaceutical materials and output of traditional Chinese pharmaceutical all rank the first in China. Sichuan boasts over 4300 varieties of natural pharmaceutical materials and is known as the largest base for traditional Chinese pharmaceutical materials. Sichuan’s Chinese pharmaceutical manufacturing industry ranks the third in China and the sales revenue of pharmaceutical materials ranks the ninth in China. There are over 100 manufacturing bases for Sichuan indigenous pharmaceutical materials like Bulbus Fritillariae, Ligusticum chuanxiong, Gastrodia elata Bl., Radix Aconiti Carmichaeli, Coptis chinensis Franch, Radix Ophiopogonis, Radix Angelicae Dahuricae and musk, and for major pharmaceutical materials industrialization. There are over 200 varieties of cultivated Chinese pharmaceutical plants with planting areas of over 1.4 million mu and output of 296 thousand tons (excluding Eucommia Ulmoide Oliver, Magnolia officinalis, and Cortex Phellodendri). And Sichuan has the largest trade volume of traditional Chinese pharmaceutical materials in China.
Development priority: new products of traditional Chinese pharmaceutical targeted at the international mainstream market of medical and health care products; standardized manufacturing and brand-based planting of medicinal materials; decoction pieces and extract processing industry; Chinese medicines and other related manufacturing industries and medicine distribution industry; new technology, new techniques and new equipment in industrialization of traditional Chinese medicines; platform and network for international technological cooperation of Chinese medicine and pharmacy.
Modern technological and industrial development region for traditional Chinese medicine in west Sichuan (Chinese medicine pharmacy, processing and extraction industry): Chengdu-Deyang-Mianyang
Modern technological and industrial development region for traditional Chinese medicine in central Sichuan (Chinese medicine pharmacy, processing and extraction industry): Ziyang-Neijiang
Modern technological and industrial development region for traditional Chinese medicine in southwest Sichuan (medicinal materials planting industry, processing and extraction industry and pharmacy): Liangshan-Leshan-Ya’an
Development region for Chinese and Tibetan medicine in northwest Sichuan (Chinese medicines and Tibetan medicines and protection of rare and endangered Chinese medicine varieties): Ganzi-Aba
Biopharmaceutical industrial base: Chengdu Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone
Chinese medicine industrial cluster: Ziyang Economic and Industrial Development Zone, and Mianyang Economic Development Zone