The Heart of the Matter
Research teams from the Mechanical Engineering Department have made innovative advances that will aid two different medical procedures for heart patients – cardiac catheterisation and complex cardiac surgery. They have invented the first robot in the world that is capable of controlling a cardiac catheter while under the MRI environment, and a patent has been registered.
Biomarkers Detect Disease Before It Is Too Late
ImmunoDiagnostics Ltd was set up last year to facilitate the licensing and commercialisation of the biomarker discoveries of Professor Aimin Xu’s team.
Gerontechnology Innovations at HKU
Ageing is a well-recognised global challenge. Researchers at The University of Hong Kong are conducting cutting-edge research in gerontechnology to meet the challenges.
New Cartilage Regeneration Technology
HKU biomedical engineers are developing leading cartilage regeneration technology to grow cartilage tissues using the patient's own adult stem cells for replacement of damaged cartilage.
Next Generation Bone Implant for the Elderly
A research team in HKU Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology has developed the Fang-Kulper Anti-Migration Tip, a bone implant technology designed to help elderly patients recover more quickly and safely from broken hips, shoulders, and spinal fractures.
The Magic of Chinese Yam for Treatment of Menopausal Syndrome
A research team in HKU School of Chinese Medicine has isolated a novel bioactive protein from Chinese Yam for treating conditions resulting from low serum estrogen and progesterone levels including osteoporosis, menopausal syndrome and the accompanying cognitive function deterioration.
Prevention of Ageing-associated Neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s Disease and Glaucoma with a Wolfberry Extract
A research team in the HKU School of Biomedical Sciences has found that wolfberry not only can protect the retinal ganglion cells on the retina against glaucoma, but also can inhibit neuronal apoptosis to prevent neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease.
A Soft Robot Hand for Neural Rehabilitation of Degenerative Neurological Diseases and Strokes
A research team in HKU Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology has developed a soft robotic hand that is designed as a light-weight, wearable glove, which is safe and easy for patients with hand motor impairment to use for rehabilitation.