Swiss-Singapore Workshop on Microsystems for Medical Technology Applications

Date: 21 May 2008 - 21 May 2008

Venue: SIMTech Auditorium, Tower Block, Level 3


This workshop provides an excellent platform for technology leaders from industry and the research communities in Singapore and Switzerland to speak on emerging topics, including groundbreaking technologies applied in implantable parts and systems, microfluidic lab-on-chip, trends in micro systems in hearing instruments, stem cell imaging systems, diagnostics, inhaling systems, advanced photonics for medical technology, diagnostics instrumentation, wearable medical devices and applications of bio-MEMS in life sciences.

Jointly Organised by
Swissnex Singapore, Institute of Microtechnology (IMT), University of Neuchatel and SIMTech.

 8.30am   Registration
 9.00am  Welcome Address         

               Dr Suzanne Hraba-Renevey, Executive Director, Swissnex Singapore
               Mr Stephen Wong, Director, SIMTech Industry Development Office
 9.15am   Applications of Bio-MEMS in Life Sciences by Prof Nicolaas de Rooij
               (IMT, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland)
 9.45am   Microfluidics Research Foundry - A Platform for Prototyping and 

               Pilot Production of Polymer Microfluidic Devices by Dr Wang 

               Zhiping (SIMTech, A*STAR)
10.15am  Tea Break & Networking
10.45am  Trends in Micro Systems in Hearing Instruments by Dr Thomas

               Hies (Siemens Medical Instruments)
11.15am  Stem Cell Monitoring by Bio-imaging by Dr Steve Oh (BTI, A*STAR)
11.45am  Challenges and Opportunities of Inhaling Systems by Mr

               Joseph Hess (Microflow Engineering SA, Switzerland) 
12.15pm  Buffet Lunch and Networking
 1.30pm   Advanced Photonics for MedTech - Medical Diagnosis at the Speed

               of Light by Prof Peter Seitz (Swiss Centre of Microelectrnoics and
 2.00pm   Current and Future Trends in the Field of Diagnostics by Dr Oliver
               Elsenhans (Roche Diagnostics Ltd, Switzerland)
 2.30pm   MEMSWear - Wearable Medical Devices by Associate

               Professor Tay Eng Hock, Francis (NUS, IBN, A*STAR)
 3.00pm   Implantable Microsystems, the Future of Electrical Simulation 

               by Dr Rogier Receveur (Medtronic Inc, Switzerland) 
 3.30pm   Wrap-up / Tea Reception

Who Should Attend
Industry professionals, including entrepreneurs, directors, managers, engineers, researchers and students interested in the market opportunities and technology trends in medical technologies. 


Registration for this workshop is free of charge inclusive of refreshments and lunch. Pre-registration is required and seats are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis. 

For technical enquiries: 
Dr Wang Zhenfeng, Email:

For registration and general enquiries: 
Alice Koh, Email:

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