AU Wins Four National Innovation Awards This Year---
The AU team has achieved outstanding results in AI biotechnology and medical technology, and the team was led by President Tsai to receive the awards.
Asia University (AU) comprehensively promotes AI teaching and research in recent years. The teachers and students have achieved outstanding results in AI biotechnology and medical technology. They have won ten National Innovation Awards in four years. Specifically, this year they won four National Innovation Awards. On December 1, the President of AU, Prof. Jeffrey J. P. Tsai, led the team to accept the award at the 17th National Innovation Awards Ceremony.
According to the President Tsai, the 3D Printing Center and the Food Safety and Inspection Center of AU, which are engaged in the research of AI, blockchain, and medical technology respectively, won four National Innovation Awards this year. The awarded research results include the techniques of “Inspection Chip for Food Security,” “Chip for Temperature Control” developed by the Food Safety and Inspection Center, the “New Technique for Artificial Leather Creation” by the 3D Printing Medical R&D Center of China Asia Associated University (CAAU, the union of China Medical University and Asia University), and the “the patient-specific biofabricated cancer-on-a-chip system for medical prediction” by the CAAU jointly.
The R&D team of Prof. Yu-Cheng Chuang, the director of the Food Safety and Inspection Center at AU, won two National Innovation Awards by the techniques of “the development and application of wireless energy transmission real-time temperature monitoring semiconductor chips in food safety” and “the development and application of probiotics and pathogenic bacteria gene probes, primers and biochips” last year. In this year, Prof. Chuang cooperated with Prof. Ke-Horng Chen (from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at National Chiao Tung University) and a semiconductor company to strive for excellence and improve the detection technology, yielding the aforementioned “Inspection Chip for Food Security” and the “Chip for Temperature Control” which won the National Innovation Awards as said above.
The 3D Printing Medical R&D Center of CAAU won a 16th National Innovation Award by the “Innovative cell blocks for 3D artificial dermis development technique” last year. In this year, they worked hard and developed a new innovative technique, namely, a new artificial dermis made of “fibroblasts combined with three-dimensional collagen” which is close to human skin. Put on the mouse, the artificial dermis can recover after about two weeks, and there will be no traditional artificial skin contracture with no wrinkles. This technique won the 17th National Innovation Award this year.
Prof. Ta-Cheng Chen, the vice president of AU, pointed out that the 3D Printing Medical R&D Center team in which he participated won a National Innovation Award this year. The awarded research result was developed using the cancer chip which is made from the patient’s own cancer tissue cells. The result can be applied to evaluate the patient's medication strategy to help achieve precision medicine effects, hoping to lead the world with this technique in the precision medicine field. This is the newly developed precision medical technique, “the patient-specific biofabricated cancer-on-a-chip system for medical prediction,” which we mentioned previously.。