Amvet Biosciences is the first biotechnology company dedicated to provide the highest quality individualized healthcare solutions in Hong Kong. We focus on individualized DNA tests and precision therapeutics. 

安活生物科技為香港科學園入駐企業之一,是香港首家提供個性化醫療解決方案
的生物科技公司。

Mario P S Chin, PhD
Scientific Advisor

Prof. Mario P. S. Chin has a wealth of experience in cutting-edge medical research and development. He is a bioentrepreneur and an expert in medical genetics and genomics. He is the Scientific Director of Amvet Biosciences and Ambio Technology, R&D Director of Ploin Pharmaceuticals, Associate Director of the Institute of Genomics at Huaqiao University, Professor in the Huaqiao University School of Biomedical Sciences and Advanced-Level Entrepreneurial and Innovative Talent of Fujian Province, China.


Prof. Chin is a pioneer in personalized healthcare solutions; his uniquely devised DNA test products can fulfill diverse consumer and market needs. He has developed and commercialized over 100 DNA tests and introduced them to the medical market in Hong Kong. In addition to running a biotechnology business, Prof. Chin collaborates with “Thousand Talent Professor” Philipp Kapranov on the translational research of novel cancer markers and the development of new cancer DNA tests for clinical applications.

 

 

Prof. Chin was an Assistant Professor at Temple University School of Medicine and Principal Investigator at the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. He successfully identified HIV-associated genes in the human genome, bringing new insights to the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS. Prior to that, he was Aaron Diamond Scholar at the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center in New York City and worked closely with renowned HIV/AIDS expert, Prof. David D. Ho. Prof. Chin was also in charge of several translational medical research projects at the National Cancer Institute in the U.S. Moreover, during the bird flu incidents in Hong Kong, Prof. Chin developed rapid DNA tests for the HKSAR Government and contributed significantly to the influenza pandemic preparedness program in Hong Kong.

 

Prof. Chin has published numerous scientific papers on medical genetics and its applications, and was the sole Principal Investigator of two National Institutes of Health Research Grants worth over USD 1 million. He also received several awards from the National Institutes of Health, the Comprehensive NeuroAIDS Center and the International AIDS Society for his innovations in science. He was invited to lecture at the University of Washington, Rockefeller University, City University of New York and several international scientific conferences. He served on the scientific and funding committees of the American Cancer Society and the University of Wisconsin, the scientific review committees of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Institutes of Health, and the mentoring committee of the International AIDS Society. He also serves on the editorial and review boards of several international journals.
 
Prof. Chin received his PhD in molecular genetics from the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Medicine, where he was a Swire Scholar, and graduated with a BSc (Hons) in zoology from the University of Hong Kong. He received professional certificate in medical product development at the University of California, Irvine.

錢寶生, PhD

科學顧問

錢寶生教授擁有超過二十年的高端醫學研究經驗,専門從事遺傳醫學及基因組學應用研究。他是安活生物科技及安傲生物科技的科學總監,普仁藥業硏究及開發總監,國立華僑大學基因組學硏究所副所長,國立華僑大學生物醫學學院教授,福建省引進高層次創業創新領軍人才。

錢教授是個人化醫學的先驅,他開發的DNA測試產品可滿足不同的消費者和市場需求。他成功開發過百種遺傳病基因測試產品,並將它們推出香港的醫療市場。除了專注香港生物科技公司的業務,錢教授於國立華僑大學與“外專千人計劃”Philipp Kapranov教授共同研究及開發癌症標誌物的基因測試,把最新的癌症篩選技術推向臨床應用。

回港創立安活生物科技之前,錢教授是美國費城天普大學醫學院助理教授及美國國立衛生研究院的首席研究員,他成功鎖定受愛滋病病毒影響的人類基因,為防止愛滋病感染提供新契機。錢教授曾擔任紐約市艾倫戴蒙愛滋病研究中心的首席科學家和艾倫戴蒙學人。錢教授亦曾於美國國家癌症研究所擔任多項轉化醫學研究項目的高級研究員,從事人類癌症及先天免疫失調研究。錢教授於人類禽流感於香港肆虐期間,成功研發出快速流感基因測試,為香港政府及其防疫工作作出了重大的貢獻。

 

錢教授除了擁有國立華僑大學科研起動基金外,他曾兩度獲得美國國立衛生研究院卓越研究獎及超過一百萬美元的科研基金。此外,錢教授在醫學科學上的創新,亦令他榮獲全面愛滋病中心發展基金獎和國際愛滋病學會獎。

 

錢教授於多份國際知名科學期刊及書籍發表醫學科學論文,醫學科學界對錢教授於遺傳醫學和基因學的貢獻給予相當的肯定。因此,他曾應邀到華盛頓大學,洛克菲勒大學,紐約城市大學及多個國際科學會議講學。錢教授是美國病毒學學會終身會員,其公職包括美國國立衛生研究院卓越研究獎評審委員,美國科學協進會與會評審委員,美國威斯康辛大學科研撥款評審委員,美國心臟協會科研撥款評審委員,國際愛滋病學會與會顧問導師和於多份科學期刊擔任編輯及科學評審委員。


錢教授於香港大學醫學院獲得分子遺傳學哲學博士學位,香港大學理學院取得動物學理學士學位和美國加州大學爾灣分校取得醫藥產品開發専業証書。

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