The goal of Singapore-Stanford Biodesign (SSB) is to train the next generation of medical technology innovators in Asia.
This highly competitive program is directed towards Singaporean citizens who have an interest in the invention and early-stage development of new medical technologies. Successful applicants should have advanced degrees and/or significant work experience.
The SSB Fellowship Program is centered in the Biopolis in Singapore and is administered as a collaboration between Stanford University, the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). A separate but linked SSB graduate class is also under planning with the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
SSB Fellows will receive tuition, stipend, and international travel support. During the fellowship, six months of the fellows’ time is spent at Stanford, and six months in Singapore. Fellows work in a multidisciplinary team joining other innovators with a combination of engineering, medical and business back- grounds. The fellowship may be extended an additional six months if projects require further development.
The team examines clinical needs within the Singaporean and other Asian settings, identifying opportunities for medical technology innovation. Working closely with EDB, A*STAR advisors and Stanford, NUS and NTU faculty, the teams invent, prototype, develop and patent one or more new technologies. Fellows are also mentored by “real-world” experts from the medical technology, legal and venture capital industries in the United States and Singapore.
A new center will be developed at the Biopolis, the hub for biomedical innovaiton in Singapore.
Science and Engineering Institutes: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
61 Biopolis Drive #01-02 Proteos Buliding Singapore 138673
DID: +65 6419 6518
Fax: +65 6478 9703
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May 2013 Our Singapore faculty and alumni fellows have created a device to preserve vascular access for hemodialysis. Two Singapore patents have been filed and Exploit Technologies Ltd is awarding SSB a S$1.5M grant to further the project.
June 2013 Faculty and fellows from the Singapore team are teaching an Innovation Workshop at National UKM in Malaysia
March 2013 Applications are open March 18 - May 17 for the 2014 Singapore-Stanford Biodesign fellowship.
October 2012 Sourcebook offering is now available. We have written four chapters on medtech in Singapore for the use of the global medtech community. The contents include healthcare system overview, regulatory, reimbursement and intellectual property.
September 2012 We are proud to announce the 2013 Singapore Stanford Biodesign fellows: Poh Yong Cheng, Emma Luong-Van, Chew Jing Ming and Siow Weiming. Congratulations!
June 2012 Applications are now closed for the 2013 fellowship.
March 2012 Applications are now open for the SSB Fellowship for 2013. Deadline is May 20, 2012. See further information on eligibility and how to apply.
February 2012 The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) together with the Singapore-Stanford Biodesign (SSB) are featuring two guest speakers from Abbott on the effective translation of scientific innovation into clinical practice.
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