Chinese Medicine-Drug Interaction Database


The Chinese Medicine-Drug Interaction (CMDI) Database aims to provide comprehensive interaction information between Chinese Medicine/herbs and western drugs

  • Chinese Medicine-Drug Interaction Database 0
  • Chinese Medicine-Drug Interaction Database 1
  • Chinese Medicine-Drug Interaction Database 2
Technical name of innovation
Research completion
Commercialisation opportunities
Technology Licensing Agreement
Problem addressed

Labor intensive literature search and lack of ontime update for the existing databases

  • Realtime monitoring and automatically retrieving recently published abstracts both in English and Chinese with DP2, a web scrapping tool developed by us
  • Read the retrieved abstracts and identify their relevance for CMDI using Artificial Intelligence.
  • Extract key information from CMDI-related abstracts using Probot, our developed paper reading robot
Key impact
  • CMDI related abstracts are automatically updated daily.
  • Significant reduced labor consumption for information extraction
  • Integration with the existing hospital pharmacy prescription system to provide safety warning for the potential CMDI
  • Pharmacovigilence monitoring for pharmaceutical companies and regulatory agencies
  • Assist CMDI research


  • DP2 Distributed Web Scrapping System, Certificate No. 7595271, Copyright Protection Center of China
  • Probot Drug Interaction Query System, Certificate No. 7595272, Copyright Protection Center of China
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a forward-looking comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. CUHK teachers and students hail from all around the world. Four Nobel laureates are associated with the university, and it is the only tertiary institution in Hong Kong with recipients of the Nobel Prize, Turing Award, Fields Medal and Veblen Prize sitting as faculty in residence. CUHK graduates are connected worldwide through an extensive alumni network. CUHK undertakes a wide range of research programmes in many subject areas, and strives to provide scope for all academic staff to undertake consultancy and collaborative projects with industry.