Ir Bryan So is the Principal Consultant (Smart Healthcare, MedTech & Optics) and Deputy General Manager of HKPC, responsible for business & technology development on smart health solutions, health data analytic, medical 3D printing, biomedical R&D, precision machining & opto-mechatronics, pharmaceutical & medical device regulatory affairs & quality management system.
As a pioneer in MedTech R&D, Bryan is a leading investigator of various government funded projects on biomedical R&D & industry best practices, covering projects on ISO14971 Risk Management for Medical Devices, Medical Device Good Distribution Practices; professional upgrade on Biomedical Engineering, Paediatric Dermatology, Optical Engineering; R&D on Dental CAD/CAM system, Artificial Finger Joint, Liquid Silicone Rubber Technology, Bio-Optics for Dermatology, Laparoscopic Surgery, etc.
Bryan has developed the pilot schemes of medical device risk management system & medical device good distribution practice in Hong Kong, and authored the manuals for the two pilot schemes.
Being a registered professional engineer in biomedical engineering, Bryan also serves in the Committee of Biomedical Division of HKIE, Founding Executive Committee of IEEE EMBS HK Macau Joint Chapter, Executive Deputy Secretary General of Asian Harmonization Working Party (AHWP) on harmonization of medical device regulations, Adjunct Associate Professor in Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Smart Health and Medtech R&D Cases Sharing by HKPC: From Design, 3D Print, Clinical Evaluation, Compliance to Regulatory
Aging population is in rapid growth worldwide. By the year 2040, there will be 2.5 million people aged 65 or above in Hong Kong and contributes 30% of the total population. With the increasing demand of elderly care and foreseeable shortage of caretakers, the application and development of smart technology in elderly care and public health care to maintain the quality of life will be inevitable. With the appearance of disruptive technology and strong expansion in silver hair market, there are new opportunities as well as challenges to our inventors, technologists and industrialists in the development of gerontechnology that can suit the demand of the healthcare sector. With multi-disciplinary expertise in HKPC, the talk will share the case studies on medical technology development and transfer, from design, 3D printing, clinical evaluation, compliance to regulatory; and the introduction of government funding schemes that support the smart health and gerontechnology R&D in Hong Kong; and the opportunities to radar the solutions into China through the Greater Bay Area Initiative.