Four CUHK’s spin-offs receive entrepreneurial excellence awards

Four CUHK’s spin-off companies have received the 2023 Deloitte Hong Kong Technology Fast (HKTF) and Deloitte Hong Kong Rising Star (HKRS) awards on 26 January, making it the best among local tertiary institutions.

GenieBiome Limited and BioMed Technology Holdings Limited won the HKTF awards, whereas Cornerstone Robotics Limited and LaSense Technology Limited were winners of the HKRS.

GenieBiome Limited ranked the second among Deloitte Technology Fast Leader 2023 Hong Kong. Professor Siew Ng, co-founder of GenieBiome Limited and currently the Assistant Dean of CUHK’s Faculty of Medicine, has received the Hong Kong Technology Fast Outstanding Female Entrepreneur Award.

Professor Siew Ng (centre)

HKTF, a subproject of the Deloitte China Technology Fast 50 Program, aims to explore and recognise the fastest-growing and most innovative enterprises in Hong Kong. As the sister programme of HKTF, HKRS recognises young companies in leading positions that have ample room for growth in their industry segments. The HKTF Outstanding Female Entrepreneur Award honours companies that are founded or co-founded by women with strong business growth and celebrates the achievements of women in Hong Kong.

Shortly after the awarding ceremony of HKTF and HKRS, GenieBiome Limited has also won the Deloitte China Technology Fast 50 Program award. It ranks fourth among top 50.

Brief introduction of the four spin-offs

GenieBiome Limited

A biotechnology company, GenieBiome Limited has pioneered the use of microbiome with evidence-based science to tackle a myriad of diseases, including novel virus, gut problems, overweight, metabolic symptoms, skin irritation and mental health, revolutionising the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease.

BioMed Technology Holdings Limited

Established in 2018, BioMed Technology Holdings Limited commits to the research and development of precision medicine-based microbiome testing service and probiotic products, providing precision, proven and personalised microbiome management solutions to the physical and mental health problems induced by gut dysbiosis.

Cornerstone Robotics Limited

Cornerstone Robotics Limited (CRS), founded in 2019, aspires to create safe, efficient and precise surgical robots that enhance and extend surgical capabilities, thereby allowing patients around the world to benefit from the highest standards of care. CRS’s self-developed Sentire C1000 Endoscopic Surgical Robotic System has successfully completed clinical trials in different specialties and has applied for medical device certifications globally. It is expected to be commercialised soon.

LaSense Technology Limited

LaSense Technology Limited stands as a pioneering high-tech startup with a primary focus on advanced gas sensing technology utilising lasers. Drawing from spectroscopic technology initially developed at CUHK, LaSense has achieved remarkable success in creating cutting-edge laser spectrometers tailored for precision gas monitoring applications in Carbon Neutrality initiatives and medical domains. Currently, LaSense is expanding its operations beyond Hong Kong, reaching into the Greater Bay Area, and has solidified its position as a significant supplier of laser instruments in China.


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