Innovation and Technology is one of the key highlights under the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Bay Area (“Greater Bay Area”) collaborative platform, whereas medical healthcare and biotechnology industry is anticipated to contribute to the success of this initiative.
Attributable to the tremendous demand on high quality phase 1 clinical research centre in the Mainland China in recent years, a robust open platform for knowledge exchange in phase 1 clinical research is of great importance. With this, HKU-CTC was invited to be one of the hosting organizations of the “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Phase 1 Clinical Research Joint Platform” (“Joint Platform”) to share its international experience in managing phase 1 clinical research and assisting in the development of phase 1 clinical research centre in the Greater Bay Area.
The inauguration ceremony of the Joint Platform was officiated by the representatives of Guangdong Pharmaceutical Association and government officials of the Guangdong province in Guangzhou on 05 May 2018, followed by an introductory presentation on the mission of the Joint Platform by Professor Zhongyuan Xu. Representatives of HKU-CTC were honoured to give a duet presentation on “8 Questions 8 Answers - Phase 1 Clinical Research Centre Development and Operations”, which attracted positive feedbacks from over 150 participants from various cities in the Greater Bay Area.