The group around Ling YI, Vice President of the Nanjing-based University, has combined methods of modern analysis such as various types of chromatography, MS etc. to analyse > 60 types of phytomedicines used in TCM and identified over 5000 compounds which were systematically investigated for bioactivity. The results have been published in over 100 papers and are entered into a „Chinese pharmacopoeia“ which will be expanded further and be used for quality control, safety and efficacy of TCM.