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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 251304, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/251304
Research Article

Traceability and Quality Control in Traditional Chinese Medicine: From Chemical Fingerprint to Two-Dimensional Barcode

1State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, University of Macau, Macau
2Information Technology College of Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai Campus, Zhuhai 519087, China
3Research Center for Pharmacognosy, Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China

Received 20 June 2014; Revised 27 August 2014; Accepted 1 October 2014

Academic Editor: Shilin Chen

Copyright © 2015 Yong Cai et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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