Medical Engineering and Research Commercialization Initiative (MERCI)

Research

Medical Specialty Projects Predominant Engineering Fields
Cardiovascular
Nephrology
Real-time prosthetic graft blood flow monitoring system
Electronics
Cardiovascular Percutaneous mitral valve replacement
Mechanical Engineering
Materials Engineering
Cardiovascular Development of an endovascular implant for the treatment of aortic aneurysms
Mechanical Engineering
Materials Engineering
Cardiovascular Graphene for biomedical applications
Mechanical Engineering
Materials Engineering Biology
Gastro intestinal 3D compass navigational tool to augment laparoendoscopy
Electronics
Gastro intestinal Gastroduodenal sleeve for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitis and obesity
Mechanical Engineering
Materials Engineering
Liver transplant Real-time continuous organ perfusion monitoring for organ viability
Electronics
Nephrology Portable, non-invasive dry weight assessment and vascular access monitoring using modern bioimpedance analysis for optimal management of hemodialysis patients
Electronics
Ophthalmology Glaucoma drainage device
Mechanical Engineering
Materials Engineering
Patient monitoring Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN)
Electronics Computing

A non-exhaustive list of our:

Internal Collaborators:


NUS Faculty of Engineering Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
NUS Faculty of Science Graphene Research Centre
NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Department of Surgery
Department of Medicine
Department of Paediatrics
Department of Ophtalmology
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Publically-Funded External Collaborators:


NUH SGH SUTD
A*STAR IME A*STAR IMRE A*STAR IHPC

Industrial Collaborators:

Forefront Medical Technology PCI
HOPE technik Fujitsu

In January 2013, MERCI officially opened a dedicated laboratory. Strategically located within a 500 meters radius is the National University Hospital and pre-clinical testing facilities. Our facility allows the MERCI researchers to build synergies and enjoy economies of scale across all our MERCI projects. The laboratory contains state-of-the art equipment such as a 3D prototyping machine capable of printing using medical grade materials. Potential collaborators and research colleagues outside of MERCI who are interested to leverage on our MERCI Lab facilities are welcome to contact us.

MERCI Resonance

MERCI Resonance

dry lab Wet lab
Our dry (left) and wet (right) laboratories

Main equipment

  • 3D printer ProJet 3500 HDMAX using medical grade materials
  • UV curing spot lamp Dymax BlueWave 200
  • IMADA motorised test stand IMMX-500-N-E
  • Enteroscopy-colonoscopy simulator KOKEN LM100A
  • Multi-functional Controller Oven 115Lit
  • Low flow fume hood
  • Nikon stereomicroscope SMZ745T
  • Nikon stereomicroscope SMZ745T with camera system
  • ML870 PowerLab 8/30 amplifier system
  • Quantum II Segmental Real Time BioImpedance Analyzer
  • FlowTek A-311 Heated Pulsing Circulator
  • Transonic flowmeter TS-410 console with XN and XL series flowsensors
  • PK 194 594-T Pfeiffer DUO2.5 rotatory pump
  • Vivitro superpump system – AR series II
  • LabView National Instrument data acquisition system