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Kai Tak site accident being probed

The Government expressed that it is highly concerned about an accident involving the collapse of a bamboo scaffold at a Kai Tak construction site today in which two workers were killed and three others injured.   A preliminarily investigation by the Buildings Department (BD) found that the scaffold, measuring about 15m by 8m, fell to the ground from the external wall on the 19th floor of a building under construction.   The BD said it will conduct a comprehensive investigation into the cause of the incident, including whether the scaffold, as temporary works, complied with the Buildings Ordinance and whether the registered contractor and any related persons have properly discharged their responsibilities.   It added that if anyone is found in contravention of the ordinance, it will take follow-up actions, including instigating prosecution and referring to the Contractors Disciplinary Board for disciplinary proceedings.   The Labour Department (LD) also launched an immed

Hong Kong Science Park: Healthy ecosystem cultivates powerful global collaboration

(English) A healthy ecosystem cultivates powerful global collaboration
 
BeiGene, a global commercial-stage biotech company, has entered a worldwide strategic collaboration with our park company InnoRNA to take mRNA-based therapeutics to the next level. bit.ly/3yW8S0f

You probably heard about Messenger RNA (mRNA). It has been used in some of the leading COVID vaccines.

Q: What's mRNA's superpower?
A: It directs human cells to generate proteins to help our immune systems develop antibodies for disease prevention and treatment.

Q: What's InnoRNA's superpower?
A: The platform developed by CEO Dr Li Linxian makes the mRNA less fragile, and the technology can rapidly and accurately identify safe and effective mRNA carriers for clinical treatment.

Q: What's HKSTP's superpower?
A: Hong Kong is the world's number two biotech funding hub.  We will leave you to find out more!

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