HKBU Lanthanide Toolbox Clinched Top Awards in Geneva

A primary cilium marker that detects Joubert syndrome and an emerging class of genetic disorders called ciliopathy. The reagent invented by Prof Gary Wong can provide test results in mere six hours and at a fraction of the cost of current technologies. The measurement process is much simpler because it operates under normal conditions and can achieve 100% accuracy.


The invention clinched a gold medal in the medicine category, the International Innovation Award of the Polish Academy of Science Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding (special Medal), as well as the Prize of the Malaysian Association of Research Scientists at the 45th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva.