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EYE ON CHINA
Highlights from the State Technological Invention Award

To be considered for the State Technological Invention Award, the invention must fulfill the following criteria:

  1. It is new and has not yet been made public;
  2. The invention must have technical superiority and is creative.
  3. The invention creates significant economic benefits or social benefits.

Usually inventions submitted for the award consideration have already been granted patents.

This year, a new medicine, Antofloxacin Hydrochloride, led by Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica researcher YANG Yushe, received the Second Class Award.

The medicine, with almost no phototoxicity and much less cardiotoxicity than similar medicines, helps to treat various diseases related to bacterial infection. It's China's first new medicine with independent intellectual property rights since 1993.

The clinical research found that the efficacy of this medicine reached 98.8 percent, with only 1.2 per cent of patients showing side effects in IV phase clinical trials, much lower than its counterparts. By the end of 2016, the medicine had entered 150 hospitals and medical institutions in 22 provinces and municipalities and was included in the medical insurance medicine list in more than ten of these areas.

Three other agricultural inventions also won the Second Class Award in this category.

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APBN Editorial Calendar 2018
January:
Obesity / Outlook for 2018
February:
Searching for the fountain of youth
March:
Women in Science - Making a difference
April:
Digestive health in the 21st century - Trust your guts
May:
Dental health - The root to good health
June:
Cancer - Therapies and strategies for better patient outcomes
July:
Water management - Technologies for biotech and pharmaceutical industries
August:
Regenerative technology - Meat of the future
September:
Doctor Robot - The digital healthcare revolution
October:
Bones / Breast cancer
November:
Liver health / Top science research nations & institutions
December:
AIDS / Breakthrough of the year/Emerging trends
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
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