Research Platform for Biomedical & Health Technology

Research Platform for Biomedical & Health Technology
This platform actively responds to the development strategy of Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) that regards biomedicine as the No.1 industry. We introduce innovative teams and advantageous resources that integrate Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Department of Food Science and Technology in National University of Singapore (NUS). We carry out scientific and technological innovation in biomaterials & applications, digital medicine & bioimaging, health & functional food, medical robotics, and smart medical devices to contribute to the development of the biomedicine industry in SIP.

Research Fields

Biomaterials & Applications


Supramolecular polymers and hydrogels, biomaterials, controlled drug release, gene therapy, tissue engineering, green low-carbon materials for sustainable development. Development of controlled and targeted delivery systems for chemotherapy, immunotherapy, gene therapy, tissue engineering, and bioimaging applications based on injectable and stimuli-responsive hydrogels and nanocarriers. Converting biomass and biobased polymers and wastes materials into high value-added functional materials for water treatment, resource recovery, and sustainable urban farming.

Digital Medicine & Bioimaging


Establish a medical imaging database and search engine, develop optimized mathematical models and advanced algorithms, extract brain structure and function information from multi-modal images, conduct deep learning predictive analysis, build a digital brain and nervous system information platform based on artificial intelligence and cloud computing, and apply to the accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment of brain and nervous diseases (such as Alzheimer's disease). Biophotonics and advanced medical imaging techniques for screening for mental illness and early breast cancer.

Health & Functional Food


Develop a food chewing robot bionic system to evaluate the safety and functions of food. Develop new functional food and special medical food. Based on 3D printing technology, the development of personalized precision nutrition food. Develop and create new targeted probiotic products to improve the health level of intestinal physiological environment.

Medical Robotics


Develop a series of flexible rehabilitation robots, our robots are based on self-developed compliant actuation, cable transmission and lightweight mechanical designs, which help to achieve portable and affordable rehabilitation; developing a series of compliant, lightweight, and affordable industrial exoskeletons that can assist workers in handling heavy loads, repetitive tasks, and awkward postures.

Smart Medical Devices


Microwave biomedical Radar sensing and AI on non-contact long-term remote monitoring of vital-signals, sleep and behavioral activities for smart elderly care. Pioneering next-generation technologies for the capsule endoscopy platform.

Investigators(in alphabetical order)

CHEN Nanguang

Senior Principal Investigator

biecng@nus.edu.sg

GUO Yongxin

Chief Principal Investigator

yongxin.guo@nus.edu.sg

HUANG Dejian

Chief Principal Investigator

fsthdj@nus.edu.sg

LI Dan

Principal Investigator

dan.li@nus.edu.sg

LI Jun

Chief Principal Investigator

bielj@nus.edu.sg

LIU Shaoquan

Senior Principal Investigator

fstLsq@nus.edu.sg

QIU Anqi

Senior Principal Investigator

bieqa@nus.edu.sg

YU Haoyong

Senior Principal Investigator

bieyhy@nus.edu.sg

ZHOU Weibiao

Chief Principal Investigator

weibiao@nus.edu.sg

ZHOU Zhiying

Senior Principal Investigator

elezzy@nus.edu.sg