Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has received a donation pledge of HK$15 million from Mr Kam Yuen, Chairman of Golden Meditech Holdings Limited, for the establishment of the Golden Meditech Centre for NeuroRegeneration Sciences. The Centre will support research related to autologous neural stem cell therapy, and other cell therapies that can potentially treat neurodegenerative and other incurable diseases.
An agreement signing ceremony was held on 20 November 2018. It was officiated by Mr Kam Yuen; Mr Cheng Yan-kee, Chairman of the Council and Court of HKBU; Dr Kennedy Wong, Chairman of the HKBU Foundation; Professor Rick Wong, HKBU Vice-President (Research and Development); and Professor Zhang Jianhua, Dean of Science.
Dr Kennedy Wong expressed his deep gratitude to Mr Kam Yuen for his generous support of the University. As a visionary entrepreneur and role model for business leaders around the world, under the able leadership of Mr Kam Golden Meditech has become a leading integrated healthcare enterprise in Mainland China. Within the healthcare industry, it has established dominant positions in the medical devices market as well as the hospital market. Mr Cheng Yan-kee said that he hoped Mr Kam would continue his support for the University’s research development, enabling HKBU to become a leading research-led liberal arts University in Asia, and the world.