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National University Health System (NUHS) – National Health Innovation Centre Singapore (NHIC) Joint Medical Technology (MedTech) Grant

nuhs logoNUHS and NHIC set up the NUHS-NHIC Joint MedTech Grant to support investigators in their efforts for early-stage development of a clinically significant and commercially-viable healthcare innovation which show potential for obtaining next stage National MedTech grants. The end deliverable should be a medical device, in-vitro diagnostics or health services solution.


Application Eligibility

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • The lead Principal Investigator (PI) must hold a primary appointment in NUHS (i.e. NUH/NUSMed/FoD/SPH), and salaried by NUH/NUSMed/FoD/SPH throughout the effective grant period.
  • Only one lead PI is allowed per application.
  • Only one application per lead PI can be submitted per grant call.
  • Co-Investigator (Co-I) need to hold at least an adjunct position in a local public institution.
  • Researchers from overseas institutions or private companies can only participate as Collaborators.


Funding Information

The funding quantum and duration for each project is:

Capped Amount Maximum Duration
(Co-funded by NUHS and NHIC; No IRC provided)
12 months

Note: Indirect research costs, travel and conference costs are not allowable. Extension is capped at 6 months.


Funded Projects
Principal Investigator (PI) Project Title
Dr Vitaly Sorokin Development of medical technology to use plasma biomarker assay platform for non-invasive diagnose of early stage coronary artery disease.
Dr Kamarjit Singh Mangat Minimally Invasive Device for Safer Liver Biopsy
Dr Victor Koh A smarter, user friendly, portable and reliable automated (SUPRA) perimetry device for the future
Theodoros Kofidis Facilitating easier, safer, better Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
Paul Anantharajah Tambyah Antimicrobial urease inhibitor-containing coating for urinary catheter
Lim Chwee Ming Trans-oral robotic assisted needle direct tracheostomy puncture in patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation
Matthew Edward Cove Using dialysis to remove carbon dioxide and support lung protective ventilation in critically ill patients
Kuan Win Sen Point-of-collection microbiological characterisation in community-acquired pneumonia using cough condensates
Raymond Seet SMOoVE®: A cuff-less blood pressure device
Victor Koh EyeDEA – Eye Drop Electronic Alarm (Glaucoma Medication Management System)
Tan Kai Soo Rapid chair-side detection of root canal bacteria for personalized endodontic treatment
Lim Yinghao Non-invasive right atrial pressure measurement
Su Xinyi A Novel Oxygen Delivery Device for Corneal Hypoxia
Federico Tesi Torta A fast lipid-based assay to diagnose sepsis and measure its severity
Yang Peiling, Samantha Adding highly-sensitive micro-RNA to DNA-RNA classifier to improve thyroid cancer prediction in indeterminate cytology
Thian Yee Liang Object detection networks for automated fracture detection of emergency radiographs


For more information about this grant, please contact your Host Institution’s Research Office:

Mr Adrian Tay
DID: 6772 6738
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Mr Samuel Lee
DID: 6772 6738
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