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ASTAR spinoff brings a game changer to market

Histoindex.jpgA*STAR spinoff HistoIndex licensed the gap-funded laser-based imaging medical technology to develop its Genesis system, which enables pathologists to diagnose liver fibrosis faster and more accurately – minutes as compared to hours or even days, and an accuracy of more than 95 per cent, up from 65 per cent. With greater accuracy, treatment can then also be more effective.

Technology empowered SME to develop a product pipeline

LDR1.jpgLDR Pte Ltd was founded in 2008 as a mobile application and e-learning solution company. In 2012, the local SME licensed the ETPL gap-funded I2R image recognition technology to develop interactive mobile learning trails. This platform won LDR a master contract from the Ministry of Education to design location-based trails, which have so far been rolled out to a third of Singapore’s primary and secondary schools with a population of at least 100,000 students. 

Accelerating from Lab to Market

Nanoveu.jpgThe process of bringing EyeFly3D to market was a marriage between great research, business acumen and a solid partnership between ETPL officers, Temasek Polytechnic (TP) and  A*STAR Institute of Materials, Research and Engineering (IMRE) researchers and a Singaporean entrepreneur Alfred Chong.

Software Development company Knorex signed 2nd license to move into the mobile advertising playing field

iSnap.pngKnorex Pte Ltd, a start-up co-founded less than 2 years ago by Mr. Justin Choo, ex- researcher from the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), has signed a second license with ETPL. The new license is a three-year, non-exclusive agreement for the rights to make use of I2R’s Snap2Tell image recognition software engine to power its interactive advertising system.

Licence Signed for Liquid Forging – A commercialization path less travelled

In the R&D sector, commercializing a technology is a long and arduous journey and commercializing good science poses even greater challenges.

Liquid Forging was first conceived by Dr John Yong of the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) of A*STAR.  He had the idea of developing a novel hybrid process to produce thin features and porosity-free structures and this won him a young scientist award in 2004.

OmniMethodology™ adoption hits 50 and counting

OmniMethodology.pngOmniMethodology™, developed by SIMTech based on R&D, is a systematic approach to ensure effective and efficient operations improvement through deploying the right operations management techniques and technologies.
To-date, ETPL, the marketing and commercialisation arm of A*STAR, has licensed over 50 end user licenses to companies from various industries of the manufacturing sector like Medical, Plastic, Metal, Oil & Gas, Paper, Chemicals, Marine, Semi-Conductor etc. who have participated and gained from the funded S.M.E. programme.

SIMTech’s RFID capabilities result in a myriad of hi-low tech and customizable solutions

RFID.pngRadio Frequency Identification (RFID), a well established technology using radio waves to identify and track assets, is also considered a key enabling technology for today’s business innovations and capability development in many industries.  SIMTech’s array of RFID innovations allow for deployment in various environments and for varied purposes.

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8 Times More Throughput in Outdoor Wireless Products

compex_small.jpgCompex focuses primarily on OEM/ODM supply of network communication systems and wireless broadband systems. It includes hotspot/hotzone access management systems, outdoor systems for wireless infrastructures, subscriber units and indoor mesh systems via board-level supplies and complete product builds.

A Cost Effective Solution for Post Wire Bond Inspection and Measurement

The increasing demand for smaller, lighter and more reliable products is challenging wire bond quality control tasks. The traditional mechanical test tools, such as hooks for wire pull testing and shearing rams for ball shear testing, cannot be further reduced in size to accommodate the miniaturisation trend.

CUB4 Engine Tightens Enterprise Network Security

Neometrics.pngThe growing number of high-profile network security incidents in the last few years have raised concerns on attacks and insider threats that can easily slip past traditional defenses. The need for better security technology, and the importance of beefing up the enterprise security arsenal has become evident.

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Bio-Scaffold International’s futuristic and degradable scaffolds for ridge preservation after tooth extraction made its way to clinics locally and overseas

bioscaffold.JPGThe Bio-Scaffold International (BSI), a biomedical technology company incorporated in Singapore in 1999, collaborated with the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology and the National University of Singapore to design and develop the scaffold, called Bioscaff Alvelac, for dental application.   

The bio-scaffold, made of biocompatible polymers, is a first of its kind in the world with a unique scaffold design to enhance alveolar socket healing.  The scaffold is placed into the gap left by tooth extractions, which then helps the bone to grow back.  <Read More>