A research team led by Professor Alice Sze Tsai WONG from the Research Division for Molecular and Cell Biology, including her collaborators Dr Shanshan LI, Dr Ka Man IP, Dr Kei Shuen TANG and Professor Ho Cheung SHUM, won a Silver Medal at the Special Edition 2021 Inventions Geneva Evaluation Days hosted by The International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (IEIG).
The team developed a microfluidic tool that captures metastatic cancer cells, which can differentiate metastatic and non-metastatic cells by biochemical and biophysical characteristics of individual cells, aiming for diagnostic and drug screening purposes. It works best with ovarian cancer, colorectal, gastric and prostate cancers.
IEIG is one of the most significant global annual events devoted exclusively to inventions, and also a platform for enthusiastic scientists and inventors to present their latest invention for the first time. This year’s competition is a first-ever special virtual-only edition of IEIG, offering the possibility for around 600 inventors from about 20 countries worldwide to participate in the competition by presenting their invention via a 3-minute video. These inventions were evaluated on virtual platforms by the international jury of specialists from 10 to 14 March 2021.
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Affiliations of the research team:
Dr Ka Man IP, Postdoctoral Fellow of Research Division for Molecular and Cell Biology
Dr Shanshan LI, Honorary Research Associate of HKU – Shenzhen Hospital
Professor Ho Cheung SHUM, Professor of Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dr Kei Shuen TANG, Honorary Research Assistant Professor of Research Division for Molecular and Cell Biology
Professor Alice Sze Tsai WONG, Associate Dean(Teaching and Learning) and Professor of Research Division for Molecular and Cell Biology