Fair spotlight for inventive students

Shanghai universities among 74 from around the world to showcase their latest findings and products at international fair of new technologies.

Universities from home and abroad are to present 758 inventions, technologies and entrepreneurial programs at the 21st China International Industry Fair at the National Convention and Exhibition Center (Shanghai) from September 17 to 21. Seventeen of the universities are from Shanghai with 52 from other Chinese cities and five from Japan, Russia, Finland and Thailand.

One of the exhibits will be an ultrasonic device developed by a team from Fudan University for the accurate diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.

Ta De’an, a professor of Fudan’s school of information science and technology and leader of the team, said the device uses ultrasonic signals to assess bone condition and ultrasound to stimulate growth of bone mass.

“It’s radiation-free and can be used safely even for pregnant women and newborns,” said Ta. “Meanwhile, the device, the size of a tablet and weighing about 2 kilograms, only costs 50,000 yuan (US$7,026) to 100,000 yuan and will not increase the economic burden on patients.”

The device has been trialed on about 6,000 patients in five hospitals in China and Canada and proves effective, said Ta.

A team from Shanghai Jiao Tong University will present high-performance aluminum alloy materials that can be developed into wires for high-voltage power transmission, increasing conductivity of China’s grid system from 60 percent to 62.5 percent.

A team from Shanghai Ocean University will show a machine that can turn wet trash into organic fertilizers in four hours without secondary pollution.

A series of activities will be organized for universities to release their latest research findings and communicate with government departments, enterprises and agents.

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