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Jointly organized by TechNode and Merck Accelerator China, the Merck Stage – Healthtech, a health technology startup competition, concluded on Nov. 19, at Shenzhen Bay Inno Mall. Twelve finalists stood out from more than 100 projects from around the world, demonstrating their excellence in the global arena.

Seven professionals from different fields came together to form the panel of judges that provided professional views for the participating teams. The panel included: Jerry Li, director of cross-sector innovation collaboration, Merck Innovation Hub; Mark Zhang, head of strategy & business operations China R&D, Merck Serono (Beijing) Pharmaceutical R&D; Guo Mingfei, head of diagnostics business in China, Merck Chemicals (Shanghai); Poon Hong Wa, manager of Merck Accelerator Germany, Merck KGaA; as well as three other external professionals. Taking the scoring criteria as the first consideration, the panelists engaged in deep discussion before selecting the winners.

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