Events - 2014


“Best Interactive Demo Award” at the Design of Medical Devices Conference Europe 2014, held from 22nd to 24th October in Delft, Netherlands.

Mr Yap Hong Kai, NGS PhD Student, won Best Interactive Demo Award out of 50 teams at the Design of Medical Devices Conference Europe 2014 held from 22nd to 24th in Delft, Netherlands. The title of the project was “Customizable Pneumatic Bending Actuator for Finger Rehabilitation” under supervision of Dr Raye Yeow and Prof James Goh. In addition to the official award certificate, he received a cash prize of 500Euro.

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IFMBE-Sponsored Asian-Pacific Medical Device Design Competition 2014

Mr Andy Tay Kah Ping, Instructor, won 1st Prize at the IFMBE-Sponsored Asian-Pacific Medical Device Design Competition 2014 held during the 9th Asian-Pacific Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering in Tainan, Taiwan on 10 October 2014.

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NUS start-up company AYOXXA closed 15 million S$ investment round


AYOXXA launched a new corporate webpage, www.ayoxxa.com, outfitted with a new corporate identity and logo. The latest press releases on the developments in this NUS spin-off company AYOXXA.


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Our students shine at the national Scientific Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society.

It is a national event where students from all over Singapore in the Biomedical Engineering field showcase their work in oral and poster presentations. A special Design Competition took place within the meeting for the first time this year: the theme of the competition was the design of a medical device for resource scarce communities.


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Deserving awards for 'Upconversion nanoparticle' technology, developed by Prof. Zhang Yong & his group

Awards received for the Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors' Award and the Erwin Schrodinger Society Poster Award (1st Prize).

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Students winning at award ceremonies in 2014


Under the wing of Prof Lim Chwee Teck, two students, a PhD student won the 'Chua Toh Hua Memorial Gold Medal 2013/2014', for the best Life sciences, PhD thesis award. Andy Tay, an undergraduate┬ástudent won in the 'Students’ Design Gold Award at the Biomedical Engineering Society, Singapore 8th Scientific Meeting 2014.


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Clearbridge Biomedics wins in the Life sciences category at the TIEcon 2014


Clearbridge Biomedics was selected one of the winners out of 2,800 startup entries globally. Winning under the TIE50 Award winners' category of Life Sciences , during the TIEcon 2014 (largest conference for entrepreneurs and investors in Silicon Valley, USA).


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AyoxxA wins the 100 000 SGD Promising NUS Start-up Award 2014


Cologne and Singapore based biotech start-up AyoxxA was announced one of the five winners of the Innovation & Enterprise Awards. The Awards were organized by NUS Enterprise and The National University of Singapore Society.

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BME Welcomes New Academic Staff


Dr Toh Yi-Chin joined the Department officially as an Assistant Professor on 17 March 2014

 

Her research interest includes the application of microfluidics and BioMEMs to understand the spatio-temporal relationships between cellular microenvironments, and stem cell fate specification during normal and pathogenic embryonic tissue patterning. These micro-engineered stem cell models will in turn be translated into scalable platforms for drug testing applications.

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Winning the Outstanding NUS Innovator Award -- another accolade for his engineering spirit

The NUS Outstanding Innovator Award at the InnovFest 2014, organised by NUS Enterprise; recognizes the innovativeness of technology and its commercial and social impact. It also takes into consideration the track record of the recipient.

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The region's first CTC CoRE, Circulating Tumour Cell Centre of Research Excellence, opens at the Academia, within Singapore General Hospital 12,000sqm Pathology Department.

A collaboration between the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) and Clearbridge BioMedics, in partnership with the Pathology Department at Singapore General Hospital (SGH), has resulted in the establishment of the region’s first Circulating Tumour Cell Centre of Research Excellence (CTC CoRE). This new Centre facilitates the use of circulating tumour cells (CTCs) in clinical diagnostics, in order for new technologies to be applied by healthcare institutions.

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Singapore's 20 hottest startups to watch in 2014.


Clearbridge Biomedics has made it, to the top of the list of Singapore’s 20 hottest startups to watch in 2014, on Singapore Business Review, Feb/Mar 2014.

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Applause to our 'Long Service' Staff, who are continuously dedicated in furthering and contributing, to the achievements in NUS's, Department of Biomedical Engineering


Office of Human Resources [OHR]'s list of eligible staff members (Academic, Research, Executive & Professional and Non-Academic) as at 31 December 2013, who will be receiving their Long Service Award, this year in 2014.

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Biomedical inventions which can aid in the field of physiotherapy


Research team, led by Associate Professor Huang Zhiwei, had invented the 'In-Vivo Molecular Diagnostic System', which is the first in the world that has been clinically proven to be used safely and effectively in patients.

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Clearbridge BioMedics paves the way for personalised medicine to combat cancer


Clearbridge BioMedics established new research centre at National Cancer Centre to research genetic make-up of a patient’s cancer cells using their new method developed with NUS Biomedical Engineering team for harvesting cancer cells from a regular blood sample.

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A World's first system that diagnoses in real time, even pre-cancerous tissues during endoscopic examination, developed by the NUS Department of Biomedical Engineering.


Research team, led by Associate Professor Huang Zhiwei, had invented the 'In-Vivo Molecular Diagnostic System', which is the first in the world that has been clinically proven to be used safely and effectively in patients.

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