Dr. Xueping Chen (CTO, Vitargent) introduced the history and service of her company first. They were first and only accredited ISO 17025 testing lab in Asia offering in vivo toxicity screening methods.
Then Dr. Chen explained why market needs because consumer very concerned about the impact of chemicals used in their products on their health. However, traditional chemical testing was not enough to cover all harmful materials/chemicals.
After that Dr. Chen briefed her technologies that “Zebrafish share 70% of genes with humans and 84% of genes known to be associated with human disease have a zebrafish counterpart” and proven could test over 1,000+ human toxin at once, as well as, widely used in pharmaceutics industry.
The 1st patented transgenic Medaka Embryo test using 8 embryo per well and prepared test sample, negative control (e.g. water) and positive control (e.g. 1ppb, 3ppb, 5ppb, 8ppb, 10ppb) to form calibration curve. Moreover, their curve fitness R-sq was usually above 0.95. In their research, categories included Dairy products, Meat products, Drinks and Others.
Recently, cooking oil was concerned because of gutter oil incident that could not be found using traditional chemical method. The photo showed the abnormalities of the embryos if oil contained harmful toxin.
Finally, Dr. Chen introduced their business model included “Safe Products Testing Provider”, “Safe Products Quality Consultant” and “Safe Products Brand Builder”. Lastly, she mentioned their focus areas involved Cosmetics, Dairy, Edible Oil, Meat & Seafood and Water.
Mr. Peter Fung (Chairman, HKSQ) presented a souvenir to Dr. Xueping Chen.
Before end of the seminar, Dr. Albert Tsang (Former Chairman, HKSQ) introduced some coming activities such as ASQ Certification Program Introduction and HKSQ AGM talk about Zero Defect.
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