Want China Times
Taiwan bagged 33 gold medals, 32 silvers and seven special awards Thursday at the 30th Invention
and New Product Exposition (INPEX) held June 16-18 in Pittsburgh in the United States.
Nearly 700 inventions from 18 countries were shown in this year’s event, 85 of which came from Taiwan. Both in terms of number of medals and win rate, Taiwan was the biggest winner for the fourth consecutive year.
A 5-in-1 implant surgery technique by Taiwan-born Leon Chen of the American Dental Implant Center in Pasadena, California, which can dramatically reduce implant operating time, won two gold medals, a special award and a cash prize of US$2,000. The technique has acquired patents in China, Taiwan and the United States.
A test chip based on nutritional genomics by TCI won a gold medal and a special award. It’s RNA (Ribonucleic acid) chip can detect somebody’s gene expression and the cause of diabetes, giving nutritional advices to the testers.
An optical fiber lighting system of Sun-in Energy Technology, which can collect solar power through special light processing and channel the power into an optical fiber for lighting, also won a gold medal and a special award. [FULL STORY]