One of Hong Kong’s more innovative startups, biotech safety testing system Vitargent, has taken a major step in scaling up by raising its second round of finance from key players as more and more Hong Kong-based startups stretch to new heights.
The new financing breaks ground by pushing Vitargent to
Tiny fish that glow green and morph in the presence of toxins are joining front-line efforts in China to improve product safety.
Backed by a well-known Chinese venture capitalist, Hong Kong-based startup Vitargent (International) Biotechnology Ltd. says it’s developed fish-based tests for more than 1,000 toxic chemicals that could help
Vitargent uses fish embryos to test for contaminants and toxins in consumer products
Hong Kong-based start-up Vitargent has landed a major investment from venture capital firm WI Harper Group to develop and market its innovative food testing technology.
A product of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park incubator programme,
Imagine a fish embryo biologically engineered to turn fluorescent green when exposed to toxins that could harm humans. This isn’t science fiction, but rather the work of Hong Kong-based startup Vitargent.
China’s tainted-milk-powder scandal in 2008 raised widespread concerns about food safety in the country, prompting Chinese entrepreneur Eric Chen