Singapore University of Social Sciences

Biomedical Devices Innovation

Biomedical Devices Innovation (BME317)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Science and Technology

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Science and Technology


Every commercially viable novel biomedical device is the culmination of years of detailed due diligence, planning and overcoming many different types of hurdles. While it is important to have a great idea, it is often not enough to develop a great biomedical device. Most people lack the knowledge and understanding of the many commercial and regulatory aspects of developing a biomedical device. BME317 Biomedical Device Innovation aims to equip students and future innovators with the important considerations and planning needed to develop a commercially viable and regulatory approved biomedical device.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • Introduction to medical technology innovation
  • Needs Finding and Needs Screening
  • Concept Generation
  • Concept Selection
  • Intellectual Property Strategy
  • Research and Development Strategy
  • Clinical and Regulatory Strategy
  • Reimbursement Strategy
  • Marketing, Sales and Distribution Strategy
  • Operating Plan and Financial Model
  • Business Plan Development
  • Innovative Biomedical Devices

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss biomedical device innovation processes from the medical, engineering, and business perspectives
  • Examine the importance of value exploration and recognise the ‘signposts’ that lead to high value needs
  • Evaluate the three-phase design process for innovating medical technologies, i.e. identify → invent → implement
  • Determine the different types of business models that are used in the medical device fields
  • Analyse the thought and due diligence processes involved in conceptualising a biomedical device
  • Develop various strategies and plans by using emerging technology to bring innovation from idea to marke
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