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HKBU Chinese herbal medicine patent wins excellence award

Mr David Wong Fuk-loi, Director of Intellectual Property of the HKSAR Government (middle); Dr Simon Han (second from right); and Dr Alfred Tan, Head of Knowledge Transfer Office at HKBU (first from right)

The patented invention “Quality Control Marker and Its Use in Herbs Authentication” developed by Dr Han Quanbin, Associate Professor of the School of Chinese Medicine, won the Excellence Award (the third prize) in the 2nd Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) High-Value Patent Portfolio Contest 2020. Only three out of the 38 awardees in the contest came from Hong Kong.


The final round of the contest was held on 7 August in Zhuhai. Co-organised by the Guangdong Province Administration for Market Regulation, the Intellectual Property Department of the HKSAR Government, the Economic Bureau of the Macau SAR Government, and the Zhuhai and Dongguan Municipal Governments, the contest aims to promote exchange and collaboration on technological innovation and entrepreneurship between the Mainland, Hong Kong and Macau. It attracted over 600 participants from a wide variety of companies and enterprises this year.


Please click here for details of the contest.