Health and Medical Technologies

Medtech is an important growth sector for Singapore, against the global backdrop of an ageing population, increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, and rising health-care costs. Asia, with its growing economy and population, represents a major untapped market for Medtech companies. Rapid advances in medical knowledge and technologies also open up huge opportunities for future innovations that transform healthcare.

The Health and Medical Technologies Horizontal Centre aims to meet the innovation needs of Medtech companies by coordinating the expertise and capabilities in medical and health technology across A*STAR. The centre focuses in research areas of data analytics, AI, materials science, design and manufacturing, diagnostic development, and bioinformatics.

Our R&D and Technologies

The A*STAR Medtech Centre comprises A*STAR research institutes and groups with capabilities in diverse fields such as the following:

  • Digital health technologies, such as data analytics, artificial intelligence, and bioinformatics
  • Design and fabrication of medical devices and biomaterials
  • Prototyping and productisation of medical technologies
  • Development of diagnostic devices and assays

A*STAR Medtech Spinoffs

Advent Access
Credit: Advent Access

Advent access
A*STAR's start-up Advent Access poised for global markets with Medtech solution for kidney-failure patients


Medtech MiRXES
Credit: MiRXES

A*STAR’s start-up MiRXES brings early-stage stomach cancer test to market


Medtech Vitreogel Innovations

Vitereogel Innovations
A*STAR’s start-up Vitreogel Innovations develops novel thermogel to treat eye disorders