Seminar on Challenges and Opportunities for High-Value Manufacturing of Medical Devices

Date: 08 May 2013 - 08 May 2013

Venue: SIMTech Auditorium, Tower Block, Level 3

This seminar focuses on the latest developments in medical devices and the manufacturing technologies required to advance such devices. The seminar will provide an excellent platform to interact and exchange ideas on translation of medical devices into the clinic via strategic collaborations and engineering know-how. 

The seminar will feature speakers from University of Leeds, Leeds General Infirmary and SIMTech, a research institute of A*STAR. We invite scientists, academics and industry to share their insights into clinical requirements, cutting-edge innovation in healthcare and emerging technologies for manufacturing of medical devices.




8:30 am

Registration and Networking

9:00 am

Welcome Address by Dr Lim Ser Yong, Executive Director, SIMTech

9:10 am

Keynote Presentation: Medical Engineering Technology - Research Innovation, Manufacture and Translation
Professor John Fisher, Professor of Mechanical Engineering,
Director of Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (iMBE), Deputy Vice Chancellor, The University of Leeds

10:10 am

MOU Signing Ceremony

10:30 am

Tea break

10:50 am

Biosensors for Improved Diseases Diagnosis and Patient Targeting by Professor Christoph Wälti, Professor of Bionanotechnology, Bioelectronics, School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, The University of Leeds

11:15 am

3D Additive Manufacturing Technologies for Biomedical Applications
Dr Wei Jun, Group Manager, Joining Technology Group, SIMTech

11:40 am

Vascular Engineering: Clinical Needs and Translational Opportunities by Professor Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, The General Infirmary at Leeds UK

12:05 pm

SIMTech MedTech Initiative - Creating Pathways for Success with Our Local Industry
Mr John Lim, MedTech Initiative Lead, Precision Engineering Centre of Innovation

12:30 pm

Lunch and networking

2:00 pm


Who Should Attend
• CEO, COO, CTO, General Manager, R&D Managers, Engineers, Executives and Specialists in MedTech, Supply Chain, Equipment, Hospitals, Precision Engineering Manufacturing Industry clusters

• Senior Management Staff from Government Agencies (A*STAR, EDB, SPRING Singapore, EDB, IE Singapore etc) and research organisations

• Researchers, Lecturers and Students from Polytechnics and Universities 

This complimentary seminar is free of charge. Seats are available on first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a place, please register online.

Contact Us
For technical enquiries: Dr May Win Naing, Programme Manager, BioManufacturing, Tel: 6793 2193, Email:

For seminar enquiries: Alice Koh, Tel: 6793 8249, Email:

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