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Sharing on R&D Projects of Medical Testing

(6 July 2015)

The Council and the Hong Kong Accreditation Service co-organised the Seminar on Sharing on R&D Projects of Medical Testing. (Programme)

With growing awareness of the benefits of regular health check-ups and an aging population, the demand for medical testing has been on a steady rise in the past several years, and the trend is expected to maintain. For the testing and certification industry, the demand can be a challenge and an opportunity. One of the ways to meet the demand is through research and development (R&D) to develop new medical testing methods and techniques or improve existing ones. R&D advancements in medical testing will not only provide strong support to the testing and certification industry, but also benefit the general public.

The seminar aimed to showcase several R&D projects on medical testing funded by the Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF). ITF is a government initiative to encourage and assist organisations to upgrade their technological level. Through the sharing at the seminar, participants learnt about some of the latest technological advancement on medical testing and the benefits of R&Ds. We hoped that the testing and certification industry would be encouraged to make wider use of the ITF to invest in more R&D to advance their technical standard to a new level.

Participants of the seminar had the opportunity to learn more about the R&D projects showcased at the seminar, to interact directly with the speakers and to explore the benefits and potentials of R&Ds.

Topics and presentation materials of the seminar include:

  • Liquid Biopsy: from a Test for Liver Cancer to a Generic Tumor Marker for All Cancers
  • The Critical Role of Hair Sampling: An Extension of The Drug Detection and Service Platform for Hair Testing (Presentation (Chinese Only))
  • Molecular Diagnostics Kits and Microfluidics System for Detection of Infectious Pathogens and Cancer Cell Mutations (Presentation)