Workshop on Medical Devices : A Technical and Commercial Perspective

Date: 01 Dec 2010 - 01 Dec 2010

Venue: Training Room, SIMTech Tower Block, 71 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 638075


With an increasing ageing population and a higher incidence of sports related injuries, the demand for biomedical devices has also significantly increased. However, due to the associated risks and liabilities involved, the commercialisation process of a medical device is a rigorous one with many areas to consider.


In this full day workshop, guest presenter, Dr Andrew Ruys will cover topics and steps that are vital in bringing biomedical devices from concept to market. His expertise and first-hand experience will be of immense interest to technopreneurs, medical professionals, academicians and R&D manager/engineers who wish to venture further in-depth into this field.


Topics covered in the workshop

* Medical Device Technology

* State-of-the-Art in BIomaterials

* The Biological Response of the Human Body

* Commercialisation of Medical Device Technology


About Presenter

Associate Professor Andrew Ruys was born in Adelaide, Australia and obtained his PhD from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney in 1992. He is the recipient of several fellowship awards including the Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship which was granted in 2006. His research work is focused on the development and fabrication processes of biomaterials and devices such as spinal disk prostheses, bioscaffolds and functionally graded composites. Currently, he runs the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Sydney and is personally involved in 3 ongoing commercialisation projects, 2 of which are based in Australia and 1 in Vietnam.



Normal Fee : $200.00 per participant

Early Bird Discount Fee : 30% (register before 16 November)  : $140.00 per participant

(Registration fee is inclusive of 7% GST, course materials and materials)


To reserve a seat, please register online.

Closing date: 16 November 2010


Payment by cheque should be crossed and made payable to "Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology".


Contact Us

For enquiries on workshop content: Dr Cynthia Chan,



For general enquiries: 

Ms Samantha Sukiyama Chan,