The annual biotechnology event "Bio Asia Taiwan 2021” will take place online from 19th to 28th July. “National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (The Center for Academia-Industry Collaboration/Global Research & Industry Alliance)" will also make its grand debut on the Bio Asia 2021 official website. The link for the online exhibition is as follows.
The ever-improving development in biotechnology has made the "AI for Medical" eHealth technologies more and more mature. For instance, Professor Jin-Wu Tsai and his team in the Institute of Brain Science, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University have developed a neural-immune cell imaging system to evaluate preclinical dementia and anti-neuroinflammatory drugs. They have conducted an algorithm analysis of inflamed neural cells using an automated image analysis technique to accurately examine the neural cell structure. Professor Tsai’s team has also classified different types of inflamed cells to establish indicators for detecting neurodegeneration. Their work effectively assists the research and development platforms to develop new drugs for neuroinflammation-induced neurodegeneration, stroke, and neuronal damage. Another outstanding team led by Professor Wen-Chuan Kuo in the Institute of Biophotonics has established an image-guided needle puncture technique and an optical coherence tomography (OCT)-based positioning system. Regarding the needle device, the team uses an optical needle tip to obtain real-time images and hence determine the location of the needle in the tissue. Moreover, combining this innovative product with artificial intelligence (AI) helps detect the tissues objectively, accurately, and automatically. These advantages have already been successfully tested and validated during anesthetic and laparoscopic surgeries. As for the OCT-based positioning system, Professor Kuo’s team can retrieve accurate information on the eye axial length by firstly obtaining the calibrated signals followed by writing them in the GPU CUDA language that speeds up the imaging processing. Lastly, Professor Yu-Te Wu in the Institute of Biophotonics and the Head of Radiology Department Wan Yuo Guo at Taipei Veterans General Hospital have collaborated to establish an AI-powered MRI brain tumor auto-contouring product – DeepBT. This software medical device significantly relieves physicians' burden of detecting, manually contouring, and distinguishing tumors when making a clinical diagnosis and decision. The most significant technical breakthrough is that physicians can execute tumor positioning and contouring with precision through image tracking at multiple time points. Besides, the data set includes postoperative data and image tracking data at multiple time points, which allows accurate postoperative tumor contouring on images obtained from different machines and with different pulse sequences.
The Center for Academia-Industry Collaboration of National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University and Global Research & Industry Alliance literally connect academia and industry and have made their newest biomedical research and development results public. We are looking forward to presenting our research highlights through the BIO Asia Taiwan 2021 platform to increase patent/technology matching chances. People from all walks of life are welcome to visit and exchange ideas with us.