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Congratulations to Dr. Joash Tan Ban Lee, A/Prof. Lim Yau Yan and Dr. Jasmine Hue for winning the gold and silver medals respectively at the 2017 ITEX competition. 

Gold medals: Exceptionally-Stable Anthocyanin-Based Food Colorant (Dr. Joash Tan Ban Lee and Associate Professor Lim Yau Yan-School of Science)

Silver medal: GeneBlocks (Dr. Jasmine Hue Seow Mun-School of Science, Dr Shaun Lee Wen Huey-School of Pharmacy and Mr Fadhliyanshah Saipul-Education Management)

 Dr. Jasmine Hue and Dr. Joash Tan

ITEX 2017 was organised by the Malaysian Invention and Design Society (MINDS) on 11 - 13 May 2017 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).  The primary objective of this exhibition is to cultivate the ability to think critically - a quality separating innovators from followers.  Awards were conferred to inventions that were judged based on the following criteria: novelty; inventiveness; usefulness and application; presentation and demonstration; market and commercial potential; and environmental friendliness.