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E-MEET COCHE

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About COCHE

MISSION FOR HEALTH ;  PASSION FOR INNOVATION

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the world’s leading cause of morbidity and mortality as well as the health industry’s most costly disease for treatment. Yet, despite recent advances in its treatment, more effective and accessible ways to tackle CVDs remain to be discovered. Hong Kong Centre for Cerebro-cardiovascular Health Engineering (COCHE) is taking on the challenge to develop new ways to treat CVD with innovative technologies allowing early prediction and intervention, so people can stay a step ahead of the disease. These technologies can also reduce the human cost, as well as alleviate both the financial and social burden, on the healthcare system.

In collaboration with the University of Oxford and the Karolinska Institutet, Hong Kong Center for Cerebro-cardiovascular Health Engineering (COCHE) was established under City University of Hong Kong in 2020. The COCHE, supported financially by Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC), was admitted to Inno-Health cluster of InnoHK Programme which is a major R&D initiative of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. We are developing flexible sensing, biomedical and molecular imaging, nano-biosensing, and AI in health with the focus on innovative wearables that collect key vital signs, including but not limited to continuous blood pressure and electrocardiogram signals on an unobtrusive and real-time basis. The collected data is transmitted for further analysis and integration with other biomarkers, paving the way for the early detection and diagnosis of possible acute cerebro-cardiovascular diseases.

Our Spin-off Companies

01

Micro Sensing And Imaging Technologies Limited

Vascular bioimaging wearable system enables reliable continuous blood pressure monitoring

02

Wearable Intelligent Sensing Technologies Limited

Universal wearable module for continuous blood pressure monitoring using tag-technology

03

NanoHeart Medical Technology Company Limited 

A multifunctional epicardial patch for improving cardiac function of myocardial infarction patient

04

Precision Cut Limited

Ultrafast oscillating blade technology for automatic 3D tissue pathology assessment 

05

LUMAT-SERS Limited

Rapid in vitro body fluid CVD assessment at home, clinic and more.

06

Cimple Biotechnology Limited

Urine albumin self-test for CVD and renal disease screening

07

AI-vBrain Limited

A robust translational approach to generate cerebrovasculature images from T1-W MRI to MRA for stroke detection

08

Pyrocks Ultrasonic Company Limited

Flexible ultrasound imager for accessible vasculature abnormality detection

09

E-Sense Innovation & Technology Limited

A user-centric and personalized bio-imaging platform connecting patients with doctors

10

SmartHeart Limited

Emergency watch with closed-loop emergency drug release system for myocardial infarction 

11

DonuTech Limited

A non-invasive light-based technology for blood glucose monitoring

12

ANRIM Biotechnology Company Limited

Nanoneedle transfection technology for gene delivery

13

ELECTRO-OMICS Limited

Nanopore technologies for DNA, RNA, and protein detection for disease prevention and improved health care outcomes. 

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