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14 October, 2022

Healthcare Innovation and Technology Summit 2022

15 September, 2022

AWS Industry Week Hong Kong 2022

12 May, 2022

CME accredited lecture – “Diagnosis of Common and Rare Neurological Disease: Technological Updates and Clinical Applications”

Prof. Edwin Chan, Codex’s Scientific Advisor, shared the topic of neurological diseases in a Continuing Medical Education (CME) accredited lecture co-organized by Hong Kong Medical Association and HKSTP MedTech Co-create.

5 May, 2022

Sharing Codex Data Strategy Use Case in AWS Data Web Day – “Addressing Unmet Medical Needs and Bringing NGS-based Tests Closer to Clinics Via Cloud Computing”

In the session, Allen (Co-founder and CTO of Codex) showed how Codex improved query performance and effectively processed sequencing data with Amazon Web Service.

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27 January, 2022

CME accredited lecture “Application of Pharmacogenomics Tests in the Community Healthcare Setting”

A Continuing Medical Education (CME) accredited lecture co-organized by Hong Kong Medical Association and HKSTP MedTech Co-create was successfully held with more than 500 participants in the medical field.

24 November, 2021

Asia Summit on Global Health 2021

Co-organized by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the inaugural ASGH took place on 24 November. Together with around 100 other start-ups, medical and health companies and institutions, Codex showcased our bioinformatics solutions in ASGH.

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6 November, 2021

D100 Radio interview on hereditary cancer

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25 October, 2021

Seminar: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Scientific Breakthrough of Alzheimer’s Disease

Codex Genetics co-organized a seminar with an NGO, Brain Health Institute for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients and caretakers. We invited Geriatric specialists Dr Chan Fei and Dr Chuang Lai to share on AD diagnosis and treatment, and Prof. Edwin Chan to share the scientific breakthrough of the disease.

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26 August, 2021

Award presentation – “Health Partnership Awards 2021 – Outstanding Genetic Testing Technologies Platform”

ET Net hosted the “Health Partnership Awards 2021”, which presents 26 awards for selected companies that have made outstanding contributions to health-related areas in the past year. Codex Genetics is honoured to be awarded the “Outstanding Genetic Testing Technologies Platform”.

24 July, 2021

《3cm》movie sharing organized by Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Association of Hong Kong

23 July, 2021

D100 Radio interview on Alzheimer’s disease topic

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19 June, 2021

Webinar – Pharmacogenomics: Common Variants and Common Drugs Among Hong Kong Chinese

Codex has co-organized a webinar with the CUHK Department of Pharmacy and The Hong Kong Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry (HKAPI) to share the prevalence of actionable PGx variants among HK Chinese and their potential clinical impact. Our scientific consultant – Prof. Bani Tamraz from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), has detailed the case of commonly used medications. We are also pleased to announce that this event is recognized by the Pharmacy Central Continuing Education Committee (PCCCHK) and will be accrediting participated pharmacists for Continuing Education Unit.

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12 June, 2021

Seminar – Prevent Discover, and Improve Children’s Developmental Disorders

Free genetic consultations were offered to families with children who have developmental disorders.

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10 February, 2021

Online Technology Forum: Support to the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities

Dr. Allen Yu introduced CoGenesis® Neuro genetic screening as a solution for neurodegenerative disease patients, for example, patients with Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, in an online forum organized by OGCIO.

27 January, 2021

Technology and you, the innovative thinking in health management

Dr. Allen Yu shared on the topic of “Precision medicine: how genetic analysis can improve the effectiveness of medications for chronic diseases”. Through pharmacogenomics, we understand that individual genetic differences can lead to different drug reactions. Drug response test helps to find the optimal type and dosage of cardiovascular drugs.

19 December, 2020

Pharmacogenomics from Science to Practice: What Medical Professionals Need to Know

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16 October, 2020

Chicken Soup for the Mind and Technology Applications during COVID-19

18 September, 2020

CUHK PI Centre Happy Hour Entrepreneurship Sharing

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31 August, 2020

AI + U 2020 Webinar

AI solutions brings in innovation to different industries and creates opportunities. Dr. Allen Yu shared some industry insights and challenges on AI + U Webinar.

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7 July, 2020

AWS Summit Online Hong Kong 2020

Codex Genetics has been selected as a case study in AWS Summit Online this year. Dr. Allen Yu talked about how Codex Genetics leverages Amazon Web Service to accelerate business growth and build the bioinformatics system.

16 February, 2020

Seminar with NRND

Free seminar about the differences of Parkinson’s disease and Spinocerebellar

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2 February, 2020

Seminar with NRND

Free seminar about the differences of Dementia and Huntington disease

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21 November, 2019

Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit

Codex Genetics showcased a chatbot for early triage of mental symptoms at the Gerontech

19 October, 2019

Asia Pacific Electronic Health Records Conference 2019 (Health & Medical AI Workshop)

Dr. Allen Yu from Codex Genetics talks about the topic “The Next Big Thing in Clinical AI” to exchange the ideas in AI development on health and medical data.

20 September, 2019

Think Asia Think Hong Kong (HKTDC)

HKSTP hosts a thematic session “Riding the
Wave of Health Innovations – Invest in Hong
Kong Biotech” at TATHK. Five of HKSTP’s
biotech partner companies including Codex Genetics showcased their innovations at the InnoVenture Salon of TATHK and explore potential partnership and investment opportunities with other global entrepreneurs and U.S. business community.


April, 2021

Passed ISO 27001 Certification, a qualification earned by achieving international standard on information security

May, 2020

Partnership with ZA Insure for an exclusive offer of BRCA screening

March, 2020

Partnership with Hong Kong Health Check (HKHC) – Codex products are available from HKHC, and customers can enjoy health check discount from HKHC with a Codex referral letter

February, 2020

Drive an inhouse laboratory, with the latest sequencer NextSeq 2000 installed

December, 2019

Research paper published in “Frontiers in Neuroscience” (“Yu, A.C. S., Yim, A. K. Y., … &Chan, T. (2019). A targeted gene panel that covers coding, non-coding and short tandem repeat regions improves the diagnosis of patients with neurovegetative diseases. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 13, 1324”)

2019 Q4

Winner of the 7 th Spirit of Hong Kong Award – The Spirit of Innovation Award (Co-founders of Codex Genetics: Aldrin Yim Kay-yuen, Allen Yu Chi-shing)

2019 Q3

Partnership with a global pharmaceutical company for the co-development of cancer test

2019 Q2

Secured Series A funding round investment

2019 – Present

Participated in SPRINTER programme jointly launched by Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) and Hong Kong Business Angel Network (HKBAN)

2016 – 2019

Co-developed neurodegenerative diseases screening with Prince of Wales Hospital

2015 – 2019

Hong Kong Science and Technology Park Incu-Tech Incubation Programme

2015 – 2017

Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Fund – Technology Start-up Support Scheme for Universities fund awardee for three year


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