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生物科技協會研發快測定量系統 ART-Quant, 上載陽性結果相片即可查病毒量,供香港人免費使用

第五波疫情致近月醫療系統負荷大,「中招」者居家抗疫或感徬徨無助,香港生物科技協會主席于常海與團隊日前研發出「ART-Quant」快測定量系統,讓檢出陽性患者,透過抗原快速測試試劑棒上T線標記的顏色深淺,知曉自身病毒載量相對值判斷嚴重程度。于常海指,患者每天透過系統追蹤,可知悉自己疫情若「差唔多到頂」,或有感冒、發燒徵狀,可準備食藥;相反,若病毒量見回落,心理上得到舒解,更可能令病情好得更快。 (繼續閱讀…)
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AI依快速測試T線深淺判斷病毒量 生物科技協會設20萬次免費使用

針對快速檢測結果現時只有一條線及兩條線之分,香港生物科技協會主席于常海與團隊研發出一個名為「ART-Quant 抗原快速檢測定量系統」,只需上傳快測結果圖片,AI智能化系統就會對樣本進行自動數據分析,不出20秒即能計算出病毒載量的相對數值,得出「染疫等級」,提示患者是處於「嚴重」、「頗高」還是「偏低」帶病毒階段。 (繼續閱讀…)
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关爱抑郁症,《兹心》就是 慈。 

《兹心》正片于3月20日在海内外平台同步上线,敬请点击上图观赏。 抑郁症  正在折磨全球3.5億人的病症, 不分國界、不分種群、 不分年齡、不分身份、 這不是一個人的痛苦, 也不是一個人的努力, 是影響無數家庭、牽動萬千生命、 關係人類未來的社會責任, 文明發展伴隨本能的壓抑, 生之意義需要愛點燃昇華。 (繼續閱讀…)
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香港生物科技協會榮譽推薦《兹心》,一部“關愛抑鬱症”紀錄大片

香港生物科技協會榮譽推薦《兹心》,它是一部“關愛抑鬱症”紀錄大片,製作嚴謹,攝影一流,科普公益,有愛有溫度,全方位角度探討,值得一看。2022年3月20日國際幸福日上午11點30分,《兹心》將似一份愛之禮在幸福中應運而“生”。期待有你見證、參與、成長、分享的足跡,也希望你收下《兹心》的祝福和希冀——願兹心幸福,被愛安頓!抑鬱症將會是後COVID-19(long COVID)其中最大的一個後遺症,大家請關注。 BIOHK 全力支持是次公益活動,本會主席于常海教授更積極參與,作為紀錄片的榮譽顧問,他希望更多人可以關注抑鬱症人士,相信世界充滿愛, 請給他們一點祝福。兹心幸福🌹, 被愛安頓 ❤️ (繼續閱讀…)
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生物科技專家對市面快速測試劑功效比較

專家驗24款快測包‎ 政府派品牌4款上榜‎  目前香港疫情嚴峻,而政府已經承認市民自己使用快速測試劑的結果。但是,市面上的測試劑種類繁多,價格和功效差異大,市民難以比較和選擇。為此,香港生物科技協會、香港生物醫藥創新協會聯同多位專家,对市面上的二十多種測試劑進行了科學、客觀的測評,按照其「靈敏度、特異性、穩定性」等指標,列出性能較好的測試劑,供市民參考。 (繼續閱讀…)
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人物傳奇 香港生物科技協會主席于常海

于常海教授較早前東周刊訪問 為推動香港科研邁向國際創科中心願景,政府斥資過百億元於科學園成立兩個創新香港研發平台,分別聚焦生物醫療、人工智能及機械人科技。 作為生物科技學家及香港生物科技協會〔HKBIO〕主席于常海教授,除了硏發生物技術外,也是科技創新界選委。于教授積極參與推動香港創科工作,現正籌辦首個香港國際生物科技展〔BIOHK〕,將邀請各地頂尖科學家、初創企業及投資者來臨「比拚」。儘管,籌辦展會困難重重,于教授期盼盡快「疫」過天晴,並提及:「香港具有優秀生物科研研發的成果,只是欠缺宣傳,藉著這個香港國際生物科技展〔BIOHK〕,向全世界展示香港生物科技有重大成就的好機會。」 (繼續閱讀…)
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香港中醫藥業正待強化發展

中央近日派出高規格宣講團來港說明十四五規劃詳情,好讓港人抓緊機遇,融入國家發展大局。就《粵港澳大灣區中醫藥高地建設方案(2020-2025)》,內地提出政策惠及港人港商,本港業界期待更多有效措施陸續推出。 在人才北上大灣區方面,國務院港澳辦副主任黃柳權表示,鼓勵香港中醫師到灣區內地城市公立醫療機構執業。截至去年底,本港共有10422名中醫師。近年不少本港學生回內地修讀中醫藥本科學位課程,現時已出現中醫師人手過多狀況。據港府推算,未來十年中醫師供應過剩數目約1600人。廣東省政府於上月底公布,香港青年具備中醫專業或相關學歷資格,可到大灣區發展所長,這尤對在內地攻讀中醫的港人畢業生提供了嶄新機會。 (繼續閱讀…)
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Economic Freedom of the World 2021

2021 Annual Report is the world's premier measurement of economic freedom, ranking countries based on five areas—size of government, legal structure and property rights, access to sound money, freedom to trade internationally, regulation of credit, labour and business. In this year's report, which compares 165 countries and territories, Hong Kong…
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Taiwanese biotech firms optimize R&D processes with innovative technology

In an era when consumers are demanding more from producers for better, faster, and stronger products, the biotechnology industry is not exempt. Situated in Taiwan are two companies, VIRTUALMAN and Hughes Biotechnology, paying close attention to this shift in the trend and revolutionizing R&D processes.  VIRTUALMAN accelerates drug development and enhances safety In 2020,…
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习近平:加快解决一批药品、医疗器械、医用设备、疫苗等领域“卡脖子”问题

习近平3月6日下午看望了参加全国政协十三届四次会议的医药卫生界、教育界委员,并参加联组会,听取意见和建议。习近平强调,要集中力量开展关键核心技术攻关,加快解决一批药品、医疗器械、医用设备、疫苗等领域“卡脖子”问题。要继续加大医保改革力度,常态化制度化开展药品集中带量采购,健全重特大疾病医疗保险和救助制度,深化医保基金监管制度改革,守好人民群众的“保命钱”“救命钱”。 (繼續閱讀…)
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【醫療科技】香港科技園獲注資3.5億 聚焦生物科技初創

新冠肺炎疫情爆發,全球的醫療系統面臨重大挑戰,醫護人員工作量及壓力倍增。面對新趨勢所帶來的醫療衝擊,除了醫療技術不斷進步外,各項新興科技的發展也逐步協助解決現有的醫療問題。日前再獲港府注資3.5億元的香港科技園公司透露,將會投放更多資源予研發生物科技的初創企業。 (繼續閱讀…)
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创新驱动,控放并举,推动生物科技产业发展

体外诊断试剂行业是生物科技产业中的新兴产业,体外诊断行业属于医疗器械板块子行业,包括体外诊断仪器和配套的诊断试剂。体外诊断试剂行业服务于实验诊断。实验诊断是临床治疗模式的第一步,也是最重要的一步,精准医疗来自精准诊断,所以快速准确的诊断是医疗的关键。 (繼續閱讀…)
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Biotech Boom

There are few circumstances that better illustrate the importance of biomedical innovation than what’s happening in society right now. Across the country and around the world, the potential for new ideas, new medicines, and new therapeutic options to, quite literally, change lives has perhaps never been more apparent. Biotech breakthroughs…
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The reckoning begins for biotech-focused Spacs

The clock is ticking for the flood of blank-cheque companies that raised money last year, and competition is only getting hotter. The start of the Spac boom was 2020’s story. This year is about the consummation of deals. But with more special-purpose acquisition companies floating every week, competition for the…
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分享所得 相互依存 中國在全球生物科技領域的角色

過去幾個月,中國有份研發的新冠病毒疫苗在亞洲、非洲和拉丁美洲地區廣泛地進行臨床試驗,也獲得各國政府的緊急使用授權。因應這現象,有英美傳媒分析北京實施「疫苗外交」(vaccine diplomacy),是為了修補國際形象。筆者雖然同意「疫苗外交」之說,但認為其主要目的並非是為了修補形象,而是要配合北京已部署良久的生物科技產業戰略,長遠構建新一代全球生物相互依存關係。 (繼續閱讀…)
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The top 10 biotech IPOs of 2020

The class of 2020 biotech IPOs will go down as one of the most buoyant in history, with the leading 10 raising a massive $3.19 billion collectively. During a year when almost every other sector suffered, life sciences had a stellar year, boosted rather than battered by the global pandemic,…
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Affordability and efficiency is the future of healthcare

COVID has highlighted the differences in healthcare affordability across the globe, with a glimpse into what the future of medicine could look like if we don’t act. The experience of the pandemic has shown that the healthcare system can adapt quickly to changing conditions. Photo: Shutterstock Healthcare is usually a slow-moving industry, and mostly…
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Biden and biotech: Science first

The November election now seems such a long time ago: It has, in fact, been less than three months, but that time has been filled with political and scientific catastrophes that will shape President Joe Biden’s term in office. The pandemic still rages on in the U.S. Whether this is…
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首創三合一病毒測試劑 「本地薑」 產品歐盟認證

海康生命科技主席于常海(左)帶領團隊研發全港首創的「三合一」病毒測試技術 新冠肺炎全球大流行,世界各地衍生變種病毒,全球嚴陣以待。本港有科技公司在政府資助下,首創「三合一」病毒檢測試劑,獲歐盟認證,以新技術提高對新冠病毒、甲型或乙型季節性流感的靈敏性,有效防止發生假陽性,並能辨認病毒有否變異。帶領研發團隊的海康生命科技有限公司主席于常海對本報說,生物科技業界能為社會抗疫出一分力,其「本地薑」檢測產品是明證。 (繼續閱讀…)
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Study: Biotech no riskier for investors

Despite lower sales, lack of profits and heavy R&D spending, biotech companies that went public between 1997 and 2016 reached similar market caps as non-biotech companies, according to an academic study. Before they ever make a dime, biotech startups incur steep costs to research and develop new therapies. But despite…
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ACS Cancer Statistics Report Shows Record Drop in Cancer Mortality, But Persistent Disparities

The 2021 American Cancer Society annual Cancer Statistics report found that the overall rate of cancer mortality continuously declined from 1991 to 2018 but also highlighted racial and geographic disparities. The 2021 American Cancer Society (ACS) annual Cancer Statistics report found that while the overall rate of cancer mortality continuously declined from…
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英國六旬翁換腎失敗再患淋巴癌確診新冠肺炎後腫瘤竟離奇消失

新冠肺炎疫情於全球各國帶來數以萬計的死亡個案,科學家們日以繼夜研究,期望找到應對病毒的方法。英國有醫學雜誌近日刊出臨床病例,指1名患嚴重腎病及淋巴癌六旬男子因呼吸困難入院,不幸確診新冠肺炎。不過4個月後,男子的斷層掃描報告竟顯示體內的腫瘤離奇消失,科研人員不排除情況因新冠病毒觸發人體抗腫瘤免疫反應所致,將循相關方向研究。 (繼續閱讀…)
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港股Biotech公司这一年

2020年是跌宕起伏的大片,我们每个人都是被推至前沿、置身其中的主角。公共卫生事件改变了很多人、很多国家、甚至很多产业。虽然公共卫生事件仍在全球肆虐,但经过医药公司、医生和各界的不懈努力,各国传来疫苗相继批准上市的好消息。作为产业发展前瞻晴雨表的资本市场更是给了我们很多启示,我们一起来看看港股生物科技公司的这一年。 (繼續閱讀…)
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穿透血脑屏障给大脑“送药”,纳米技术取得重要进展

一直以来,当大脑需要药物治疗时,无论是因为阿尔茨海默病、脑肿瘤,还是因为脑部遭受外伤,要把药物分子送达所需的脑组织是项艰巨的挑战。给大脑送药的一道主要障碍是所谓的“血脑屏障”。新年伊始,根据《科学》子刊Science Advances的一篇研究论文,科学家们利用纳米颗粒为解决这一药物递送难题提供了一种富有潜力的新方法。 (繼續閱讀…)
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Breakthrough for Healthcare, Agriculture, Energy: Artificial Intelligence Reveals Recipe for Building Artificial Proteins

A ribbon model of a protein. Credit: Emw/Wikimedia CC BY-SA 3.0 Proteins are essential to cells, carrying out complex tasks and catalyzing chemical reactions. Scientists and engineers have long sought to harness this power by designing artificial proteins that can perform new tasks, like treat disease, capture carbon or harvest energy,…
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Biotech crops good for environment

CROP biotechnology has reduced pesticide use associated with environmental impact and has been proven to be beneficial for agricultural biodiversity, according to a United Kingdom-based agricultural economist and scientists from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) during a recent online technical forum. In a recent online technical forum…
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China Tech Digest: Biotech Firms Rush To List In China, Huawei Debuts Low Price Lidar

Biopharmaceutical companies rush for IPO on Science and Technology Innovation Board Recently, numerous biopharmaceutical companies such as Nanmo Biology, Jiachuang Biology, Maiwei Biology, Dana Biology, Sailun Biology have applied for IPO on the Sci-tech Innovation Board. The companies are involved in innovative drug development, innovative drug services, original and unique…
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Whisky industry and biotech innovators collaborate to find new sustainable solutions

An exciting new project launches this week that brings together Scotland’s most successful export industry and leading biotechnology innovators to find new sustainable solutions from whisky co-products.  The Whisky Project is led by the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC), co-funded by Zero Waste Scotland, and with additional support from the Scotch…
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People still cautious about biotech research

Survey highlights nuanced nature of public opinion. As new biotechnologies become a reality, scientists and governments are grappling with the ethical and regulatory implications. Now, an in-depth survey from the Pew Research Center in the US has provided insight into what the average Joe is thinking, too. The survey examined…
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[THE HINDU] Coronavirus | About 130 Covaxin trial volunteers may test positive, says Bharat Biotech

Possible COVID-19 infection built into Covaxin vaccine trial design; Bharat Biotech to perform interim analysis in due course. Vaccine maker Bharat Biotech’s Phase-3 clinical trial design for its candidate Covaxin expects 130 COVID-19 infections among trial participants, according to details shared by the company on the government’s clinical trial website.Thus instances such as Haryana Health…
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