Hong Kong Chinese Medicine Authentication Centre (HKCMAC) is led and supported by the management committee of HKCMAC formed under the School of Chinese Medicine of the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). It is operated by the Institute for the Advancement of Chinese Medicine (IACM) a wholly-owned subsidiary of HKBU. IACM will be responsible for client liaison and business development of HKCMAC. HKCMAC provides testing services of 5 major areas, and each area is supported by scholars of that specific stream. The 5 major service scopes are as follows:

    1. Pharmacognosy authentication (macroscopic and microscopic identification)

    2. Chemical identification and quality control

    3. Pharmacology and toxicology

    4. Preparation process

    5. Physicochemical and safety tests