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HKBU Chinese medicine startup team wins silver Asia International Innovation Invention Award

18 Dec 2018

Professor Zhang Hongjie (centre) receives the silver Asia International Innovation Invention Award at the Hong Kong Innovation Technology Achievement Award presentation ceremony
Professor Zhang Hongjie (centre) receives the silver Asia International Innovation Invention Award at the Hong Kong Innovation Technology Achievement Award presentation ceremony
 

Gihon Biotech, an HKBU spin-off company, was recently presented with the silver Asia International Innovation Invention Award from the Hong Kong Federation of Innovative Technologies and Manufacturing Industries. 

 

Led by Professor Zhang Hongjie from the School of Chinese Medicine, the company received the award for their innovative use of the Chinese medicine “Dendrobium” in skin-protecting agents.

 

The Hong Kong Innovation Technology Achievement Award is in its 8th year. It is an annual event which not only recognises the achievements of local companies, research teams and individuals for their patented inventions, but also aims to promote the spirit of creativity and innovation.