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 & Technology

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Science & 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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