Smart Reagent Tracking Tray (X-Tray) for R&D Labs Digital Management


X-Tray is an expandable tray structure based on the combination of RFID and multiple sensors integration. It automates inventory tracking inside the R&D labs, which efficiently enhances the automated management of chemical / material / biological laboratory's research process and research efficiency in a timely, friendly, and seamlessly manner with IoT and CS technology.

  • Smart Reagent Tracking Tray (X-Tray) for R&D Labs Digital Management
Commercialisation opportunities
Technology licensing agreement / Industry collaboration
Problem addressed

Real time tracking of chemicals' information, corresponding historical weight changes, and related user information via RFID, Sensor Integration and Data processing technologies.

  • Utilize expandable and modular IoT Device, combine hardware and software service, actively comply with the need and provide a real solution to labortory management
Key impact
  • Enable 1 to 1/N detection with < 1% weight errors.
  • Expandable and Customized Features
  • Time Saving for experiments ( 75% time saving for required chemical searching base on user feedback)
  • Chemical safety management – real-time inventory check
  • Logistic industry – tracking of the goods/items delivery
  • Aging city – elderly home diet management
  • Smart canteen – Intelligent tray for food/waste evaluation
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) ( is a world-class research intensive university that focuses on science, technology and business as well as humanities and social science. HKUST offers an international campus, and a holistic and interdisciplinary pedagogy to nurture well-rounded graduates with global vision, a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking. Over 80% of our research work were rated “Internationally excellent” or “world leading” in the Research Assessment Exercise 2020 of Hong Kong’s University Grants Committee. We were ranked 3rd in Times Higher Education’s Young University Rankings 2022, and our graduates were ranked 23rd worldwide and among the best from universities from Asia in Global University Employability Survey 2021.