"Our product is already on the market, and the first device is sold to the National Institutes of Health." On March 3, in the health and medicine demonstration zone of the Sino-Swiss (Europe) Industrial Park on Ma'an Island in Cuiheng New District, Dr. Huang Shaohui, a researcher and researcher at the Institute of Biophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, smiled and told reporters in the office of the company's new site, just like when he first started his business two years ago, he was full of confidence.
▲Dr. Huang Shaohui introduced their high-end scientific research equipment. The device was sold to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a top scientific research institution in the United States
According to public information, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), located in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, is the highest level of medical and behavioral research in the United States, founded in 1887, with the mission of exploring the basic knowledge of the nature of life and behavior.
According to Huang Shaohui, at present, few domestic enterprises sell high-end precision scientific research equipment to top foreign research institutions. They were the first company to sell high-end precision scientific research equipment to NIH.
In fact, from the beginning of the company's establishment, Huang Shaohui's products have attracted much attention.
Huang Shaohui, whose ancestral home is Xiaolan Town, Zhongshan, has lived abroad for more than 30 years, completed postdoctoral research at Cornell University in the United States, and is the "introduction of outstanding technical talents" by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2017, through Zhongshan's "328" activity, Huang Shaohui returned to Zhongshan to start a business, hoping to quickly industrialize the world's leading scientific research achievements and start his own business in Zhongshan.
In January 2017, Guangdong Zhongke Aohui Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Zhongke Aohui") led by Huang Shaohui was officially registered and established on Ma'an Island, Cuiheng New District. Five months after the establishment of the company, NIH proposed to Huang Shaohui to purchase products.
◎Why is this device so concerned?
According to reports, the main scientific research direction of Huang Shaohui's team is single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy technology and ultra-fast, super-resolution fluorescence microscopy. The fluorescence correlation spectroscopy technology developed by the team can realize the rapid (seconds< to minutes) quantitative analysis of molecular characteristics (concentration, size, interaction, etc.) in micro (20 microliters) solution samples with single molecule resolution, and has a wide range of application prospects in scientific research, drug development, medical testing, environmental monitoring and other fields.
"Our equipment is unique in the world." Huang Shaohui said that they have industrialized advanced technology and researched and developed desktop fluorescence correlation spectroscopy single-molecule analyzers, which have the same application areas as similar systems produced by international giants such as Zeiss, but are more competitive. Their products overcome the problems of complex operation, high cost, immovable and large volume of existing equipment in the world. While traditional equipment weighs several tons on an optical platform alone, the entire benchtop fluorescence correlation spectroscopy single-molecule analyzer weighs only 20 kilograms and is only one-fourth or one-eighth the price of traditional equipment.
In December 2018, the CorTectorTM SX12 was officially sold to NIH, and Shaohui Huang led the team to the United States to complete instrument installation and customer training. In addition, scientific research units such as the University of California, San Francisco and other scientific research units have also become customers of Zhongke Aohui. The product has been included in the first batch of recommended domestic instrument catalogues of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and has been recognized as a high-tech product in Guangdong Province in 100.
"There is still a difference between running a business and doing scientific research. First of all, to survive, so we first make products that others can't make. Huang Shaohui said that their entrepreneurial positioning is very clear, first of all, around the leading technology they have mastered, engaged in high-end scientific research equipment research and development, manufacturing, and stand firm. Then, around the development of high-end scientific research equipment, the development of blood donation preliminary screening real-time tester and supporting in vitro diagnostic reagents for the field of blood health, will provide more than 400 blood stations and mobile blood donation vehicles with technical and product support for blood testing before blood donation.
▲In the United States, Huang Shaohui does product operation training for customers.
◎ Looking forward to the realization of dreams on Saddle Island
Huang Shaohui has experienced the role of a scientific practitioner to a business manager, and his dream has been rapidly transformed into reality on Ma On Saddle Island.
"Our technology is a specialty, and there are few competitors, but in the market it is equivalent to elementary school students competing with college students." Huang Shaohui said that Zhongshan City and Cuiheng New Area have provided favorable support policies for enterprises and created a good development atmosphere, and basketball courts, basketball courts and public canteens have been built in the park, and enterprises have quickly gained a foothold. At present, in addition to the marketization of the research and development of high-end scientific research equipment, the research and development and manufacturing of medical devices are also progressing smoothly.
Six months ago, Huang Shaohui's company was still at the hatchery base on Saddle Island. Today, the new company in the health and medicine demonstration zone of Sino-Swiss (Europe) Industrial Park, with an office building of nearly 2000,3 square meters, has built a high-end scientific research equipment and POCT instrument R & D and production center, in vitro diagnostic reagent R & D and production GMP workshop, precision mechanical design processing center, equipped with five-axis CNC machining center, <>D printer, high-precision nanoscale stage and other equipment and instruments.
"The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area is already at a leading level in many aspects such as urban construction." Huang Shaohui said that he has lived abroad for more than 30 years and understands the development of world-class bay areas such as the New York Bay Area, and he is full of confidence in the future of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and full of expectations for his entrepreneurial dream.