National Taiwan University of Science Technology
The MEDICA 2018 is held in Dusseldorf, Germany. About 120,000 participants from 155 countries and 5,273 companies and institutions from 66 countries participated in the exhibition, including Global Research & Industry Alliance, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST GLORIA), represented Medical Engineering and Healthcare technology to the world.
In MEDICA, you can have the access to the latest developments and products of medical technology, as well as experience the booming medical industry trends of various startups in field of medical services.
At the event, NTUST displayed a nano-coating technology based on nanotechnology, which was applied to the metal glass material to develop a nano-needle for painless. By reducing the friction during needle injection, it could reduce pain and to be durability. The technology can be widely used in plastic surgery, anesthesia needles, surgical sutures, scalpels, and other surgical purposes. It also has a potential market for medical products. The Vice President of Taiwan Tech, Professor Chu, the developer of the painless needle technology, used the semiconductor process method and the sputtering technology to break through the difficulties in the manufacture of nanotube arrays. This achievement was published in the international journal “Materials Today” in 2017 and awarded by the American Chemical Society this year.
Furthermore, the medical imaging information system platform and machine vision technology researched by Professor Ching-Wei Wang of NTUST have cooperated with several medical institutions in Taiwan and implemented in actual medical services. Focusing on the niche market of lacking medical imaging technology in clinical diagnosis and treatment, the technology has received considerable inquiries during the exhibition.
NTUST also introduced the portable micro-health analyzer product, which is comparable to the laboratory-level detection accuracy, and the household-type material spectrum analyzer that is smaller and lighter than mobile phones. From agriculture product, such as vegetables and dairy products to health examination, all it needs is an instant test to identify food safety and body condition. Knowing the needs on health and food safety has been increasing, with the application from Prof. David Ko’s spectrum chip, it helps people to check their health status anytime, anywhere, as well as the check on food safeties.
With the support from NTUST GLORIA, the university showcased the technology of Nano-coating, imaging technology for medical services and portable health analyzers. It has been engaging high potential business transaction with global medical device companies. The university also welcomes inquiries for technologies in the field of biomedical engineering and biomaterial.
Photo: (from left to right) Jinn P. Chu, Vice President of NTUST, Dr. Monica Bey, CEO of GLORIA, National Yang-Ming University, Alex Wei, CEO of NTUST GLORIA, and Niklas, postgraduate student of NTUST.