BME Student Wins Gold Award at ASM Technology Competition 2022

TSANG Chung Yin Justin, a final year undergraduate student from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has won a Gold Award from the ASM Technology competition 2022 with the project titled “Colloidal Copper-doped ZIF-8 as a Potential Treatment for Atherosclerosis”. The ASM Technology Award promotes technological innovation in Hong Kong and recognises students for their accomplishments in technology. The winning project is supervised by Prof. Sebastian Beyer. It demonstrates a colloidal biocatalyst, copper-doped Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework 8 (ZIF-8), that can convert blood borne s-nitrosothiols into nitric oxide, which can be used as a targeted and sustained colloidal drug carrier for acidic atherosclerotic plaques. Justin received a scholarship award of $30,000 with Certificate of Merit from ASMPT Limited.