Top scientist Richard Kao Yi-tsun is researching drugs targeting the influenza virus and superbug Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Why Hong Kong’s bet on biotech is doomed to fail – if private backers don’t step up

Publicly-funded research in universities is flourishing but few investors are currently willing to bankroll local scientists looking to commercialise findings, despite nudges from the government

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Top scientist Richard Kao Yi-tsun is researching drugs targeting the influenza virus and superbug Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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