The park is still under construction (first construction phase finished in autumn 2012). Located in Xianlin University Town, East of Nanjing Center, it is in the immediate neighborhood of the new campuses of Nanjing University, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and China Pharmaceutical University.
The park will provide three functions:
In the last-mentioned function, it will host the Physics and Chemistry Test Center of Jiangsu Province with full-scale NMR, MS and spectroscopic instrumentation (e. g. for proteomics studies), and the Center for Analysis and Testing of Nanjing Normal University which provides X-ray facilities, electron microscopes, etc.
So far, ten regional pharmaceutical enterprises have chosen the park for their headquarters; over 30 pharmaceutical companies have invested in laboratories in the park’s R&D incubator; and over 350 research projects have been earmarked. Apart from many leading professors and experts from various Nanjing research institutions (Nanjing has 53 colleges and universities, 224 engineering and technological research centers and 55 key laboratories), there are already 20 returnees from abroad who take an active role in innovative pharmaceutical research initiated in the Jiangsu Life Science and Technology Innovation Park.