SB-Originated Innovations

SB-originated innovations arising from our flagship fellowship programme (Current and Alumni) and various talent training and support initiatives.


CURRENT APPROACH

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Our fellows undergo an intensive 6 month Biodesign training in the fellowship programme are naturally exposed to unmet healthcare needs and often seed greenfield projects that continue post-fellowship.

During the fellowship, the multi-disciplinary team will undertake an iterative process of need and concept selection and eventually land on a top project to pursue. This is coupled with high-touch mentoring by a diverse group of mentors, and supplemented by a mixture of academic teaching, hands-on exercises as well as one-to-one clinic consultations with domain experts for deeper requirements.

Post-fellowship, SB aims to support projects seeded by Fellows in their grant applications and providing our in-house services and Biodesign network for fellows to tap on.


PROJECT PIPELINE

From its inception in 2011, our programme has seen a number of projects seeded by our fellows, students (current and alumni) and staff.

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SPIN-OFF COMPANIES

Talent that has received Biodesign training through our programme have been involved with generating startups either during their training or post-training.

Fellows

Advent Access

Preserving AV fistula access to reduce dialysis cost and restore quality of life for kidney failure patients.

Founder & CEO:
Mr Ruey Feng Peh, US Biodesign Innovation Fellow 2008,
SSB Programme Director, 2012 - 2017

Inventors:
Ms Fiona Loke, SSB Fellow, 2011
Dr Luke Tay, SSB Fellow, 2012
Mr Jing Ming Chew, SSB Fellow, 2013

In-House Regulatory Specialist:
Ms Iris Tan, SSB Fellow, 2011

Privi Medical

Drug-free solution for haemorrhoid sufferers to regain control of their lives in a safe and comfortable way.

Founded by Mr Prusothman Sina Raja, Dr Benjamin Tee CK, Dr Rena Dharmawan and Dr Cecilia Wang, SSB Fellows, 2014

Jaga-Me

Professional home nursing platform solution that transforms the way patients and their families experience healthcare.

Co-founder, Dr Rena Dharmawan, SSB Fellow, 2014

HANNAH LIFE TECH

A Singapore and US based company focused on improving the treatment landscape for infertility.

Co-founded by Mr Prusothman Sina Raja and Dr Benjamin Tee CK, SSB Fellows, 2014

XENOMITES

 A product to efficiently deliver a proprietary, clinically-proven mix of agents to drastically reduce dust mite colonies in home and community settings to reduce the most common source of Hay Fever in Southeast Asia without drugs.

Co-Founder, Dr Luke Tay, SSSB Fellows 2012

CATALYST

 A new innovation hub that connects Med and Health Tech startups and clinician-innovators, to help turn their ideas into products and services that prevent or cure more diseases, and save more lives, in a scalable manner.

Co-founded by Dr Rena Dharmawan, SSB Fellow 2014 and Dr Ian Mathews, SSB Fellows 2017

Innovation Class

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NephTech

Non-invasive assessment and monitoring of the arteriovenous fistula / graft in dialysis patients to achieve better quality outcomes.

Co-Founder, Dr James Lim, Innovation Class, 2011

Sinopsee Therapeutics

A bio-pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, design and development of small molecular weight compounds for the treatment of chronic diseases.

Co-Founder & CEO, Dr Sakthivel Sekar, Innovation Class, 2015


PROJECTS

Talent that has received Biodesign training through our programme have been involved with generating startups either during their training or post-training.

MyStat: An interactive way to monitor for the major signs of stroke to enable prompt follow-up by immediate caregivers
PI: Dr Phin Peng Lee, 6SSB

PrimeRespi: A way to loosen and mobilize mucus in chronic bronchitis patients
PI: Dr Priyanka Kenath Prasad, 7SSB

Revene: A non-invasive, electrostimulation approach to improving venous flow in patients with venous stasis to reduce progression
PI: Dr James Mok, 5SSB

RelievIO: A safe, comfortable and effective way to relieve Small Bowel Intestinal Obstruction (SBIO) to reduce inpatient hospital stay and improve patient selection for surgery.
PI: Dr Rena Dharmawan, 4SSB; Dr Mark Chong, 7SSB

Podinno: A way to inform better management of diabetic foot ulcers to reduce recurrence
PI: Dr Scott Wong, 8SSB


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HAPPENINGS & UPDATES

Find out more about Singapore Biodesign's innovations and programme here.