PolyU’s life sciences and healthcare technologies span across areas of drug research and development, drug delivery, rehabilitation and biomedical engineering, platforms and medical devices, biomedical science and diagnostics, optometry, and many other innovations developed by our experts. ITDO provides various platforms and collaborative channels for the industry to explore cutting-edge innovations with us, and for our academics to seek industry collaborations and bring PolyU innovations steps closer to real applications.

Respiratory Virus Research Foundation

Jointly established by PolyU and The University of Hong Kong in November 2015, the Respiratory Virus Research Foundation is to lead respiratory viral infection research and their corresponding translational research in Hong Kong. With the support of various donors, the teams from the two universities will collaborate actively with the industry to develop technologies and translate the results into clinically applicable products - products that will help the clinical management of patients with acute respiratory viral infections; from diagnostics, vaccines, vaccine adjuvants, to treatment. It is hoped that this collaboration will help to provide greater protection to the community in Hong Kong and beyond.

Institute of Translational Medicine

The Institute of Translational Medicine was jointly established by PolyU and the Banan District of Chongqing Municipal Government in April 2016. It aims to advance, in a collaborative manner, translational medicine researches in China through the effective transfer of research outputs into treatments for diseases. Taking advantages of the clinical and research strengths from both parties, the Institute will focus on projects such as anti-cancer drugs, medical imaging and genetic diagnosis and thus to develop related medication and diagnostic devices. It not only deepens international collaboration and industry partnerships in translational medicine, but is also expected to accelerate the offering of cost-effective medical solutions to patients.

BIO International Convention

The BIO International Convention is the largest, most influential biotech meeting in the world offering our experts extensive exposure from targeted education sessions and specialty forums to partnering meetings with an average of over 1800 exhibitors and 15,500+ top tier biotech executives from 69 countries. ITDO participates and showcases PolyU biotech research expertise at this yearly occasion, and explore collaborative opportunities with key industry players and research / academic institutes. Our faculty and researchers are welcome to join us as delegate and to promote in person your technologies.


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