CEVR and Aier Eye Hospital Group collaborate to drive translational vision research

14 Aug, 2023 (Mon)

We're excited to announce that CEVR signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Aier Eye Hospital Group Co.,Ltd. A signing ceremony was held today on The Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus. Prof. Wing-tak WONG, Chairman of the CEVR Board of Directors cum Deputy President and Provost of PolyU, and Ms. Elaine ZHANG, Global Strategy and Business Development Director of Aier signed the memorandum of understanding.

The MoU would strengthen the strategic collaboration between CEVR and Aier in accelerating translational vision research from laboratory discoveries to impactful commercial applications. This collaboration is mutually beneficial and complementary, as CEVR and Aier share a common vision of disseminating the cutting-edge research innovations to both the China and international eyecare markets. Together, we aspire to provide the best treatments and highest quality eyecare services to the communities in need, making a profound impact on the lives of countless individuals.

Prof. Wong said, “The collaboration provides a strategic synergy between research and application, leveraging CEVR’s innovative research and Aier’s extensive eyecare network of over 800 clinics and hospitals. We are looking forward to seeing a range of new advances in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular and visual conditions from bench to bedside in the foreseeable future. Our shared vision is to build a seamless translation journey that will bring the best eyecare service and technology to the community”

Ms. Zhang remarked, “Aier has always been committed to providing the highest quality eyecare services to patients worldwide. This collaboration with CEVR will not only provide innovative solutions and world-class care for our patients, but also accelerate the translation of cutting-edge research findings, ultimately improving the quality of life of individuals who are suffering from vision-related conditions.”

The collaboration between CEVR and Aier marks a milestone in translational vision research in Hong Kong and beyond. By harnessing the strengths of CEVR and Aier, this partnership will create an impactful research culture and a vision research power-house that can generate groundbreaking technologies for solving intractable vision problems in the real world.