Seminar on Equipment Development for the Manufacture of Medical Technology Products

Date: 17 Aug 2006 - 17 Aug 2006

Venue: Auditorium, Level 3, Tower Block, SIMTech, 71 Nanyang Drive


Singapore’s medical technology sector is growing rapidly, with the manufacturing output reaching a healthy S$2.2 billion in 2005. In support of this growth, the Economic Development Board has set aside S$7 million to grow this sector further. In the manufacturing of medical technology products such as medical devices, high speed production in clean environment is the norm. The manufacturing process is usually automated so as to remove the possibility of contamination through contact with human operators. Equipment is designed so that they do not contribute any contamination to the products and the whole process line needs to be qualified before production can take place. Other technical challenges in designing such equipment are that the throughput and the precision required are getting higher. Automatic assembly of flexible parts such as rubber tubings and connectors also poses some handling challenges. This half-day seminar will give participants insight into the opportunities in the equipment development for this industry. It will bring awareness of existing solution providers and the equipment development support available from the research institutes.

Who Should Attend

Engineering managers or engineers from manufacturers of medical technology products, component suppliers, medical products R&D personnel, equipment suppliers and biomedical laboratories.

Presentation Materials

Biomedical Trends by Dr Lai Weng Chuen, SIMTech Automation in the Manufacture of Medical Devices by Mr Tang Meng Kee, Becton Dickinson Design and development of an equipment for assembly of micro-medical devices by Mr Richard Dernowski, ATS Automation Concurrent product and equipment design of a medical device by Mr Alexander Gosling, Invetech Australia Challenges in designing and developing equipment for local industry by Mr Han Meng Kwang, PSB Corporation An automated line for handling blood samples by Mr Jayaram Sastry, Bayer Healthcare


Admission is free. Seats are available on a first-come first-served basis. Pre-registration for the seminar is necessary.

Closing date for registration is 14 August 2006.

SMS Membership (SMS) : Companies which join SIMTech Membership (SMS) enjoy a 20% discount on chargeable seminars/worshops/courses (limited to 2 participants for Category I members and 4 participants for Category II members)

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