Senior Research Scientist
In July, Dr. Hong Chang joined OSCAR as a Senior Research Scientist in OSCAR-Prenetics Innovation and Technology Centre for Advanced Diagnostics.
Before joining OSCAR, Dr. Chang was Chief Technology Officer and QA/RA manager at MEStar (Oxford spin-out technology company) and is experienced in obtaining CE/MHRA, ISO13485 application approval and maintaining QMS system. She was heavily involved in development of the rapid test kit for COVID-19 created by Prof. Zhanfeng Cui, Prof. Wei Huang and their teams. She participated in early lab-based research at Oxford’s IBME and was instrumental in demonstrating compliance and seeking regulatory approval. her contribution helped the test kit, Oxsed RaVid Direct, gain its CE mark in early July 2020.
Dr. Chang completed her doctoral degrees in Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London. She undertook a postdoctoral position in The Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IMBE) at the University of Oxford. Her research there involved fabrication of corsslinked protein membranes in microfluidics channel for use as 3D cell culture.
After completing her postdoctoral research at Oxford, Dr. Chang started developing her career in industry area, specialist in In-vitro diagnostic medical devices. She has been involved in biomedical product design and development at all stages.