Institute of Bioengineering and Bioimaging (IBB)


About us

The Institute of Bioengineering and Bioimaging (IBB) is located in Singapore's research and development hub for biomedical sciences, at the heart of Biopolis. The institute is located at Helios and Nanos and is staffed by imaging experts, bioengineers, chemists, physicists, biologists and clinicians. IBB integrates the capabilities and technologies built up by the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) and Singapore Bioimaging Consortium (SBIC), which were established in 2003 and 2004 respectively. IBB's work includes the following scientific breakthroughs and innovations:

  • High-impact papers in leading scientific journals
  • Active patents under the Biomedical Research Council’s portfolio
  • 10 spin-off companies (such as Lucence, InvitroCue and Respiree)
IBB's Vision
To be a world-leading Bioengineering and Bioimaging Institute focused on the translation of technologies for the benefit of human and society.

IBB's Mission
The Institute of Bioengineering & Bioimaging strives to develop new technologies and engineering solutions addressing health, medical and sustainability challenges and to promote the advancement of disease prevention, diagnosis and therapy. With our comprehensive research capabilities at the interface of physical sciences, engineering and bioimaging, the institute brings together multi-disciplinary teams of leading scientists and engineers to tackle national and international health and technological priorities through partnership with both clinical and industry communities.

Our Focus Areas

Biomedical Devices & Diagnostics

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Bioengineering Systems

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Biophotonics & Bioimaging

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IBB spearheads multi-disciplinary, application-driven research at the interface of biology, chemistry, engineering and medicine, and work closely with stakeholders across the ecosystem to deliver innovative solutions in strategic areas such as cancer, infectious diseases, and food and nutrition.


Life Outside the Lab


Finding the balance between work and life outside the lab can be challenging for some, but it is important for maintaining good mental health. Speaking to one of our research officers, Rachel Tan, we learn how she makes time for the things that she enjoys outside of work.

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IBB Researchers Among Top 2% Scientists Worldwide Photo of IBB Researchers Among Top 2% Scientists Worldwide

We are glad to announce that four of our IBB researchers have been recognised in Stanford University's Top 2% Scientists Worldwide.

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GFI Grant to 3D-Print Alternative Meat

photo of alternative meat

Recently, our Senior Principal Investigator, Prof Hanry Yu, and his team received a grant from the Good Food Institute (GFI) to 3D-print whole meat substitutes using layers of scalable 2D-micro-imprinted plant protein sheets.

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