START Taipei opened in May of 2016 and is the sixth in START’s global network of Phase I clinical research sites. START Taipei will be able to treat up to 30 patients in its first year.

START Taipei is located in Taipei Medical University, which is ranked as one of the world’s Top 100 universities at which to study medicine, according to the QS World University Rankings.

Taipei is Taiwan’s largest city, located at the northernmost tip of Taiwan, with an estimated population of around 8 million people.

Taipei Medical University (TMU), formerly known as Taipei Medical College (TMC), was founded in 1960. Most of the more than 30,000 TMU graduates serve in medical institutions and clinics, while many others are prominent figures in the fields of research, politics, and business.

TMU has seven colleges, 12 undergraduate schools and 14 graduate institutes as well as three affiliated hospitals – TMU Hospital, Wan Fang Hospital, and Shuangho Hospital.

With approximately 3,000 beds, TMU is one of the largest health care systems and offers top-quality teaching, research and clinical services in the Taipei metropolitan area. TMU works continuously to improve the quality of teaching, research and clinical services with the goal of becoming a fully internationalized university that ranks in the top tier worldwide.

START Taipei is led by researchers Dr. Her-Shyong Shiah and Dr. Wei-Hong Cheng.