Medical testing laboratories undertake the mission of obtaining accurate medical test results from clinical specimens and play a vital role in the modern medical and health system. They can carry out pathological examination and other clinical examinations simultaneously, and their test results play an irreplaceable role in medical diagnosis and treatment. At the same time, medical testing laboratories, also known as independent medical laboratories, are independent legal entities specializing in medical testing. Their services cover medical institutions, public health institutions and individuals. High quality medical testing services from medical laboratories could provide both medical staff and individuals with important reference for health management and treatment, and could keep abreast of their own physical conditions. The establishement of medical testing laboratories is not only a manifestation of the progress of medical and health services, but also an important assurance for promoting public health.
The plaque unveiling ceremony of Digibio Medical Lab was grandly held at the Zhuhai UM Science & Technology Research Institute (ZUMRI) in the morning of 13 April 2023.
THE PLAQUE UNVEILING MOMENT
“The establishment of the Digibio Medical Lab is an important exploration of test empowerment to help scientific diagnosis, precise treatment and service enhancement”, said Lao Ngai Leong, head of the Macao’s delegation of the National People’s Congress, vice-chairman of the All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese.
Lao Ngai Leong, head of the Macao’s delegation of the National People’s Congress, vice-chairman of the All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese; Wan Feng, deputy director of the Market Supervision and Administration Bureau of Zhuhai Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone; Prof. Rui Martins, vice-rector of the University of Macau; Huang Huitao, director, and Lin Yixiong, deputy director of Zhuhai Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Elvis Mak, director of State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI of the University of Macau; Wang Chunming, dean of ZUMRI; Wang Liying, He Xiaoyan, Li Bingliang, organizing committee of Jiusan Society; and other important partners of Digifluidic attended the plaque unveiling ceremony.
Dr. Chen Tianlan, CEO of Zhuhai Digifluidic Bio-tech, said that the establishment of Digibio Medical Lab marked that the development of medical testing in Zhuhai and Macao has entered a new stage. Digibio Medical Lab, as a fully owned subsidiary of Zhuhai Digifluidic Bio-tech, brings together first-class professional technical force and high-end medical testing equipment to provide the society with professional and modern high-quality testing services that keep pace with the times, meet the needs of medical testing, and improve the level of basic public health services. The rapid nucleic acid detection POCT product jointly developed by Digifluidic and Livzon Diagnostics has been verified in more than 200 cases of clinical samples in West China Hospital, and the data reflects its excellent detection level. Together with the Zhuhai Center for Disease Control and Prevention, we are conducting weekly influenza sample testing, which shows that our rapid detection chip can already meet the detection needs of most respiratory multi-pathogens. Dr. Chen Tianlan once again expressed his heartfelt thanks to the guests, and thanked everyone for taking time to participate and witness this special moment together.
Prof. Rui Paulo da Silva Martins, Vice-Rector of the University of Macau
Prof. Rui Paulo da Silva Martins, vice-rector of the University of Macau, said he was very proud and happy. He brought the technology of digital microfluidics to the University of Macau. His student, Prof. Elvis Mak, not only promoted the development of this technology, but also passed on to the two founders of Digifluidic, Dr. Chen Tianlan and Dr. Dong Cheng. These two students from the University of Macau realized the industrialization of digital microfluidics, which is a breakthrough and success. Prof. Rui Martins wished that Digifluidic could continue to move forward and go further with this technology.
Prof. Elvis Mak, Director of State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI of the University of Macau
Prof. Elvis Mak, director of State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI of the University of Macau, said that Dr. Chen Tianlan and Dr. Dong Cheng are both his students. He has been involved in and witnessed the growth of these two students. It was not easy for them. Facts have proved that he and the University of Macau are correct, Digifluidic is a successful investment and implementation of the University of Macau. The University of Macau has spared no effort to support the growth of Digifluidic. In the soil of the Guangdong-Macao In-Depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin, Macao’s scientific and technological achievements have been bred, and it is hoped that Macao will be more closely connected with the motherland. Prof. Elvis Mak thanked the government leaders and business representatives for their presence. At the same time, he hoped to get the full support of the government departments for Macao’s industries and technologies to root in Hengqin, so that the new forces of Macao and the fresh blood of the motherland can live, work and grow together in Hengqin.
Dr. Dong Chen, vice general manager of Zhuhai Digifluidic Bio-tech, thanked the leaders and experts for their support to Digifluidic, and emphasized that Digifluidic adheres to the purpose of serving human health with science and technology, and strives to build the company into a benchmarking company in the field of molecular diagnosis, especially in the field of nucleic acid POCT. He said that Digibio Medical Lab would become an integral part of Digifluidic’s overall development strategy, and contribute to Digifluidic’s core goal of making good products and serving customers with heart.
Prof. Zhou Yuqiu, Chief Expert and Director of the Laboratory Department of Zhuhai Center for Maternal and Child Health Care
The plaque unveiling ceremony was a great success. On the road ahead, all the staff of Digibio Medical Lab will work hard to realize the goals and values of the company!