The College of Applied Medical Science has published its first patent registered by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and European Patent Organization (EPO) as part of a development plan that covers academic and research fields.
The college has seven patents which are registered under its name at the UQU's Intellectual property Department. The patented research was titled "Therapeutic value of vitamin D in treatment of patients diagnozed with CHC hepatitis C" by Laboratory Medicine Associate Professor Dr. Adel Al Shemy and Dean of College of Applied Medical Sciences Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Ashshi who is the main co-researcher of the project supported by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST). The patented research was registered by the UQU's intellectual property bureau.
In the same context, Dr. Ashshi asserted the college would provide endless support and increasing concentration on the scientific research. The college's interest is mirrored in the number of research papers published in a number of international journals to keep the name of the college and the university under the light as main orientation for science and education, he said.
The dean extended thanks to King Salman of Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Naif and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud for their support to the cognitive shift national plan.
Also, he thanked President of Umm Al Qura University Dr. Bakri Bin M'atoog Bin Bakri Assas for backing the college in its quest to improve research and patent rights activities.