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The quest for modernisation of traditional Chinese medicine

  • Qihe Xu1Email author,
  • Rudolf Bauer2,
  • Bruce M Hendry1,
  • Tai-Ping Fan3,
  • Zhongzhen Zhao4,
  • Pierre Duez5,
  • Monique SJ Simmonds6,
  • Claudia M Witt7,
  • Aiping Lu4,
  • Nicola Robinson8,
  • De-an Guo9 and
  • Peter J Hylands10
BMC Complementary and Alternative MedicineThe official journal of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR)201313:132

Received: 17 February 2013

Accepted: 28 May 2013

Published: 13 June 2013

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17 Feb 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
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19 May 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
28 May 2013 Editorially accepted
13 Jun 2013 Article published 10.1186/1472-6882-13-132

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Authors’ Affiliations

King's College London, Department of Renal Medicine
Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmacognosy, Karl-Franzens-University Graz
Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge
School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University
Laboratory of Pharmacognosy, Bromatology and Human Nutrition, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Royal Botanic Gardens
Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics
Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University
Shanghai Research Centre for TCM Modernisation, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences
King's College London, Institute of Pharmaceutical Science