• Eight Ophthalmology & Optometry Projects Put on the National Key Science and Technology Achievements Transformation and Promotion List
  • Author:    Date:April 2, 2016
  • Wenzhou Medical University (WMU) has won the place for its eight projects in the discipline of Ophthalmology & Optometry on the Second List of Transformation and Promotion of National Key Science and Technology Achievements recently announced by the Ministry of Science and Technology.

    The National Science and Technology Plan for the transformation and promotion of key science and technology achievements is to launch those achievements in a number of key areas involving national economic and social development that have obvious technical advantages and good market prospects as well as good exemplary effect in the country. Most of the 130 achievements on the newly announced list are the achievements of research projects funded by the National Basic Research Program (“973”Program), the National High-Tech R&D Program (“863 Program”), the National Science and Technology Support Program, National Key Technologies R & D Program, Innovation Fund for Technology Based Firms and other technology programs. These projects are focused on two major technological fields including population health, and resource conservation and ecological restoration to highlight the important supporting role of science and achievements in benefiting people and contributing to the construction of ecological civilization.

    The eight projects of WMU on the list for achievement transformation and promotion are all involved with medical instruments and devices: namely, the “Excimer Laser Corneal Refractive Therapy Machine” and “Corneal Topography” by Wenzhou Wenyi Medical Laser Technology Co., Ltd., the “Ultrasound Biomicroscopy (UBM)” and “Handheld Slit Lamp” by the Vision Care Instruments and Technologies Co., Ltd of Wenzhou Medical University, the “Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lens-Z”, “Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lens-XO” and “Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lens-EO” by the FocusSee Vision Care Technologies Co., Ltd., and the “A New Magnetically Navigated Minimally Invasive Orbital Endoscopic Surgery Technology” by the Affiliated Eye Hospital of WMU. It is understood that 85 projects on this year’s two national lists of science and technology achievements for transformation and promotion announced by the Ministry of Science are related to medical equipment.

    Over the years, the development of WMU’s Ophthalmology & Optometry discipline has been always on the track of independent innovation with the research and development of Ophthalmology & Optometry technology and equipment as a foothold. Aiming at the industrial technology bottlenecks, WMU has made remarkable achievements by making major breakthroughs in overcoming the bottleneck of lacking in effective link and pre-market trial of products in the Ophthalmology & Optometry industrial chain from the upstream research to the downstream commercialization. At present, the discipline has the capabilities including the support for basic and application research, transformation application and innovation, achievement industrialization, talent cultivation and technology promotion. With the complete industrial chain with links of Ophthalmology & Optometry technology, equipment and products, innovation-driven and basic application research, industrialization and clinical application evaluation, the discipline has effectively promoted the regional industrial development and achieved a virtuous circle with economic and social benefits.As seven of the eight projects on the list have been marketed, WMU has made a positive contribution to the promotion of industrial transformation and upgrading of Wenzhou as well as the development of the health care industry in China.Wenzhou Medical University (WMU) has won the place for its eight projects in the discipline of Ophthalmology & Optometry on the Second List of Transformation and Promotion of National Key Science and Technology Achievements recently announced by the Ministry of Science and Technology.

    The National Science and Technology Plan for the transformation and promotion of key science and technology achievements is to launch those achievements in a number of key areas involving national economic and social development that have obvious technical advantages and good market prospects as well as good exemplary effect in the country. Most of the 130 achievements on the newly announced list are the achievements of research projects funded by the National Basic Research Program (“973”Program), the National High-Tech R&D Program (“863 Program”), the National Science and Technology Support Program, National Key Technologies R & D Program, Innovation Fund for Technology Based Firms and other technology programs. These projects are focused on two major technological fields including population health, and resource conservation and ecological restoration to highlight the important supporting role of science and achievements in benefiting people and contributing to the construction of ecological civilization.

    The eight projects of WMU on the list for achievement transformation and promotion are all involved with medical instruments and devices: namely, the “Excimer Laser Corneal Refractive Therapy Machine” and “Corneal Topography” by Wenzhou Wenyi Medical Laser Technology Co., Ltd., the “Ultrasound Biomicroscopy (UBM)” and “Handheld Slit Lamp” by the Vision Care Instruments and Technologies Co., Ltd of Wenzhou Medical University, the “Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lens-Z”, “Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lens-XO” and “Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lens-EO” by the FocusSee Vision Care Technologies Co., Ltd., and the “A New Magnetically Navigated Minimally Invasive Orbital Endoscopic Surgery Technology” by the Affiliated Eye Hospital of WMU. It is understood that 85 projects on this year’s two national lists of science and technology achievements for transformation and promotion announced by the Ministry of Science are related to medical equipment.

    Over the years, the development of WMU’s Ophthalmology & Optometry discipline has been always on the track of independent innovation with the research and development of Ophthalmology & Optometry technology and equipment as a foothold. Aiming at the industrial technology bottlenecks, WMU has made remarkable achievements by making major breakthroughs in overcoming the bottleneck of lacking in effective link and pre-market trial of products in the Ophthalmology & Optometry industrial chain from the upstream research to the downstream commercialization. At present, the discipline has the capabilities including the support for basic and application research, transformation application and innovation, achievement industrialization, talent cultivation and technology promotion. With the complete industrial chain with links of Ophthalmology & Optometry technology, equipment and products, innovation-driven and basic application research, industrialization and clinical application evaluation, the discipline has effectively promoted the regional industrial development and achieved a virtuous circle with economic and social benefits.As seven of the eight projects on the list have been marketed, WMU has made a positive contribution to the promotion of industrial transformation and upgrading of Wenzhou as well as the development of the health care industry in China.