APAC China Business Awards 2017

8 APAC / China Business Awards 2017 , CN170002 Best for Biomedical Engineering Education & Research - China Ji Nan University is one of the 211 key universities in China and its Institute of Biomedical Engineering was the first Institute of Biomedical Engineering in China and established in 1984. We invited Department Founder Yao-Xiong Huang to tell us more. On the basis of the university’s award winning Institute of Biomedical Engineering, a department of Biomedical Engineering was also established in 2000 and it was one of the earliest departments of Biomedical Engineering in China. Since then, it has constructed a completed Talents Training System for the education of Biomedical Engineering at all levels from undergraduate study to Master and Doctorate program, and turned out over 690 graduates, among them, 259 were doctorate and master graduates. Yao-Xiong Huang, the founder of the department, is also the vice president of Chinese Society for Medical Physics, the Honorary President of Guang Dong Society for Biomedical Engineering and Guang Dong Society for Biophysics. He discusses the department’s role and the innovations it has supported over the years. “In research, the BME faculties have a variety of backgrounds and interdisciplinary research areas at the intersection of medicine, science and engineering. We are focused on developing medical and home care devices and materials for disease treatment/diagnosis and healthcare, and biomedical instruments for basic research. We have created new innovative medical and rehabilitation devices and materials and healthcare technologies for therapy and rehabilitation. We have significant expertise in wearable home care products and technologies using low intensity laser, infrared light, and electromagnetic field for disease treatments and personal care, to help aged people and those have medical problems or other health- related conditions, illnesses, or injuries that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities as well as they would like in their daily lives. We provided intelligent digital 3D imaging techniques for vision/ accommodation training and rehabilitate of aged people or children, to overcome and/or delay some of the disabilities imposed by the aging eye, such as presbyopia, reduced near visual acuity, reduced contrast sensitivity, and slower processing speed. “Additionally, we also have developed biomaterials for tissue engineering such as bioactive artificial cornea and artificial bone. Our main areas of interest at present are: the development of new techniques and bio- instruments to measure what is happening in the body/tissue/ cell and to diagnose and treat disease; biomaterials and tissue engineering; the techniques to perform non-invasive, in situ and real time measurements on the structure and functions of biological cells/molecules and tissues; manipulating and transfecting cells using optical tweezers and scissors; the interactions of physical factors such as laser light, radio electromagnetic waves and ultrasound with biological tissues; artificial intelligent apparatus and devices for disease treatment and rehabilitation. “Over the years, the department has developed strong ties to not only the local biomedical device industry in Guang Dong Province, but also that in Hong Kong and south China area. We serve the biomedical engineering community of the area and play a significant pivotal role of connecting link between the laboratory research and biomedical device industry. The ongoing vision for the department is to conduct pioneering high- impact research to produce new knowledge from laboratories and facilitate the transfer of that knowledge into biomedical and clinical applications at the fastest pace possible.” Looking ahead, the department will be looking to build upon its current success and grow even further. Company: Ji Nan University Contact: Yao-Xiong Huang Contact Email: [email protected] Website: www.jnu.edu.cn