Dr. Ching-Hong Yang's Story
Dr. Ching-Hong Yang’s personal story has been the impetus for his research in discovering novel bacteria from the environment that can be commercialized with the objective of reducing and replacing the use of antibiotics in industries, where their use is negatively affecting human health and the environment.
Some years back his father was hospitalized with pneumonia and, at the hospital, he got infected with a Superbug. Dr. Yang’s father’s infection did not respond to the antibiotic given by his doctors to fight the infection.
Neither did the next antibiotic …. – Neither did the next…. and the next….
It was only the very last available antibiotic to which his bacterial infection was not resistant to that eventually saved his life.
This personal experience became Ching-Hong’s key motivation to fight antibiotic resistance in humans and saving lives by means of researching and discovering novel and high potent bacteria that can help humanity reduce the dependency on antibiotics.
For Dr. Yang, it was not only about being an outstanding scientist in a university laboratory. It is also about taking ownership and entrepreneurial responsibility to eventually have his research leave his laboratory in form of a responsible commercially available product that can be utilized around the world.
Hence T3 Bioscience.