EyE on U | Albert Yu: Boom in biotechnology can benefit all humans
As an academic subject with a long history, biotechnology is very important for human beings. In ancient times, people have been using fermentation to make wine, and today there are examples of special crops being cultivated and cloned through genetic modification.
Hong Kong's universities are world-renowned for their bioscience research, but the investment in this industry is far less than that of the world's biotech powerhouses. With the pressure of an aging population and the epidemic, biotechnology, which can be used in the healthcare system but is not yet fully mature, will be a key focus for Hong Kong's future development.
Today, we are honored to have with us Professor Albert Yu, Chairman of the Hong Kong Biotechnology Association, to share his views on the current development of innovation and technology in HK.
Professor Albert Yu is a world-renowned bio-entrepreneur and scientist with over 30 years of experience in the field of neuroscience and molecular diagnostics. Also, he has published several books and over 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles and conference papers. He is also the co-inventor of numerous technologies with patents granted in major countries.
On March 11, 2021, the Fourth Session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) voted on and passed the Resolution on the 14th Five Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development, which explicitly states the country's support to build HK as an international innovation and technology hub. Two years on, with this year's "two sessions" underway, what progress has been made in HK's I&T industry? What are HK's advantages in the international arena? Watch the video now for more of Yu's insights.