HKSTP organized a seminar named “Briefing Seminar on Equipment Service in the CUHK-HKSTP Agreement” on 6 March 2017. HKSTP has signed an agreement with CUHK, stating that clients of HKSTP are able to book and use core facilities, related to the biomedical/health/life sciences, in CUHK under necessary regulations and with favorable fees. Dr. Simon Lee (Scientific Officer of Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Science, CUHK) was our guest speaker and introduced their core facilities to us.
Firstly, Dr. Simon Lee briefed the equipment sharing agreement which included School of Life Sciences, School of Biomedical Sciences and Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Science. Then he mentioned the Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Science which opened in Sep 2007 and Professor Dennis Lo was the Director of the institute.
Then Dr. Lee stated core facilities included the follows:
- Gene Expression Profiling, Analysis & Genotyping
- Nucleic Acid Quantification & Quality Assessment
- Flow Cytometry Cell Sorting Analysis
- Stem Cell Culturing Service
Price list summary was showed as follow diagram.
Dr. Lee introduced their stem cell culturing service which operated under GMP requirement. Equipment available in Clean Room Suite:
- Biological Safety Cabinet
- Benchtop Refrigerated Centrifuge (15ml or 50ml)
- Micro Centrifuge (1.5ml)
- CO2 Incubators
- Hot bath, Leica Inverted Microscope and
- Aspiration System with Integrated Vacuum Pump, etc.
Finally, Dr. Lee described the floor plan of the stem cell culturing cleanroom which fulfilled ISO 14644-1 Class 7 requirement and positive pressure to avoid sample contamination.
Then Mr. Simon Sze (Biomedical Cluster Manager, HKSTP) explained the booking procedure to participants.
The second part was presented by Mr. Anthony Chan to introduced Biomedical Technology Support Centre (BSC) shared facilities.
It included Cell Analysis and Bioreactor (small scale) for R&D use. Other applications were also mentioned such as protein purification, genomics, mass spectrometry, etc.
HKSTP - http://www.hkstp.org
HKSTP - Life Science Equipment Support - https://www.hkstp.org/hkstp_web/en/facilities/science-park-innovation-technology-ecosystem/Labs/services/life-science-equipment-support
CUHK - Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences - https://www.lihs.cuhk.edu.hk/