Singapore: 3DHEALS/NAMIC Annual Event đź—“

Scheduled Event

3DHEALS is returning to Singapore and co-hosting a recurrent event with NAMIC to connect local innovators and entrepreneurs in healthcare 3D Printing and Bioprinting space.

Location :

3DHEALS – NAMIC Healthcare 3D Bioprinting Seminar

National University of Singapore

Seminar Room, Innovation 4.0 Building

3 Research Link S117603

Date and Time:

Wed, August 28, 2019

1:00 – 7:30 PM Singapore time

12:45 PM Registration/networking

1:15 PM Welcome by NAMIC MD (Dr. Ho Chaw Sing)

1:20 PM Opening Address by 3D HEALS Founder, CEO (Dr. Jenny Chen)

1:30 PM Transforming Healthcare through Additive Manufacturing (AM) – Clinical Perspective (Dr. Gavin O’ Neill, Consultant , National University Hospital)

1:50 PM Joint Presentation: The state of 3D Bioprinting Globally (Edmund Yap, Sales Manager Asia Pacific- CELLINK, The State of 3D Bioprinting,
Deepak Choudhury, Industrial Development Manager & Scientist || Bio-Manufacturing Programme, SIMTech A*STAR)

2:10 PM Prosthetics and Wearables â€“ Advancing Patient care using 3D Printed Prosthetics (Trevor Binedell, Assistant Head of Prosthetics & Orthotics Service, Principal Prosthetist / Orthotist – Tan Tock Seng Hospital)

2:30 Tissue Manufacturing: Fitting Scale To Market (Dr. Kelvin Ng, PhD Head of Strategic Innovation – Bioprocessing technology institute, A STAR)

2:50 PM Open challenges in producing cell-based meats – as told by Singapore-based Shiok Meats (Dr. Ling Ka Yi, Chief Scientific Officer & Co-founder of Shiok Meats)

3:10 PM Dental 3D Printing Advancement, challenges, and opportunities â€“ Adoption in the dental industry (Boyle Suwono, Chief Technology Officer, Structo)

3:30 – 3:50 PM 3D Printed Wisdom Tooth Simulated Surgery Task Trainer – How To Shorten The Process of Learning From Bitter Experience And Complications For The Beginner Dentist (Dr. Raymond Wong, NUHS)

3:50 – 4:15 PM Networking Tea Reception

4:15 PM Regenerative Medicine And The Use Of 3D Printing For Regenerative Therapies (Dr. Jose Baena, Regemat 3D)

4:35 PM Overcoming the Regulatory Process in Certifying 3D Printed Medical Devices (Dr. Lim Jing, CTO, Osteopore International)

4:55 PM 3D Printing InCongential Heart Surgery (Dr. Chen Ching Kit, Assistant Professor of Paediatrics, Yong Loo Lin – School Of Medicine, NUS)

5:15 PM Panel Discussion 1- AM Medical Devices – Dental and Medical Innovations, Challenges, Solutins (Moderator: Dr. Jenny Chen, Panelists: Trevor Binedell, Dr. Gavin O’ Neill, Boyle Suwono, Dr. Lim Jing, Dr. Ho Chaw Sing, Dr. Raymond Wong)

5:35 PM Panel Discussion 2- Biofabrication – Bioethics, Technology outlook, Regulatory landscape (Panel Moderator: Dr. Jenny Chen, Speakers: Dr. Chng Ching Kit, Dr. Jose Baena, Edmund Yap, Deepak Choudhury, Dr. Long Ka Yi)

6:00 – 7:30 PM Networking Reception / Wrap up

8:30 PM (Optional) Mr. STORK Address: 5 Fraser St, Level 39 Andaz, Singapore 189354 ( Informal gathering to continue unfinished conversations after the event)



Dr. Chaw Sing Ho is the co-founding Managing Director of NAMIC (National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster), a Singapore government initiative to catalyze innovation and scale industrial adoption of additive manufacturing technologies. By focusing on industrial applications and translational R&D, together with commercial strategies to co-create innovative products and services, the national initiative aims to position Singapore as one of the leading digital manufacturing hubs in the era of digitalization and smart factories. Since its inception two years ago, NAMIC has raised more than $24 million in public-private funding to support various AM initiatives across industry verticals.
Prior to NAMIC, he oversaw IP Innovation Strategic Partnerships at HP Singapore. Before that, he was the global head of manufacturing supply chain operations and product innovation for the consumer inkjet supplies business in HP. Chaw Sing started his career in the semiconductor industry with Chartered Semiconductor and Globalfoundries, where he undertook various leadership and customer-facing roles in technology development and engineering operations. 
Chaw Sing holds a doctorate in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Bachelor’s (honors) degree in Electrical Engineering majoring in Microelectronics from the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is an avid inventor with several US/international patents. An advocate for 3D Printing and its role in the new economy, he has spoken in various forums and workshops. He mentors a number of start-ups in the digital and healthcare space. He sits on a number of advisory and expert committees and is an appointed mentor under the GE Digital ASEAN Startup and Partner Program. He is personally interested in nurturing deep tech start-ups, as well as advancing STEM education and engineering as a profession. In his free time, he enjoys sports, movies, reading and spending time with his family.


Dr. Ching Kit Chen completed his undergraduate medical studies at the National University of Singapore and post-graduate training in Paediatrics and Paediatric Cardiology in Singapore. He subsequently did a fellowship in pediatric heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.  During his 2-year fellowship, he participated in a range of research projects resulting in numerous abstracts and publications. Upon returning to Singapore, he has started a pediatric advanced heart failure program (including mechanical circulatory support for children) in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and has successfully established a pediatric heart transplant and mechanical cardiac support program in Singapore.  His clinical areas of interest cover dilated cardiomyopathy, exercise echocardiography in cardiomyopathy and congenital heart disease, and fetal cardiovascular flow dynamics, while research areas of expertise and experience include 3D printing of heart models, exercise echocardiography, and fetal cardiology. 


Trevor Binedell

Principal Prosthetist/Orthotist, Assistant Head Prosthetics & Orthotics, Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

Trevor has been a pioneering figure and influence in Singapore in the area of prosthetics for more than a decade.  Trevor has worked with various companies to bring the world’s most advanced microprocessor and A.I. legs and arms to Singapore.  His 3D printing interests have seen many successful collaborations with industry partners and educational institutes to design and innovate patient-specific solutions.  Currently, he is part of a 3D-printing workforce committee in TTSH and works closely with the Centre of Healthcare and innovation to help develop new product solutions.  A recipient of multiple research grants, Trevor is currently researching topics with sensors and materials. He is the President of the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics – Singapore chapter and Chairperson for the profession with the Ministry of Health.


 Boyle Suwono

Structo Chief Technology Officer 

As CTO, Boyle is responsible for building and scaling the technology development team in Structo, spanning from hardware, software, and material. He was responsible for the design and development of DentaForm®, a high throughput dental 3D printer with MSLA technology. He also was responsible for initiating, developing and delivering first-in-the-industry bespoke high volume fully automated 3D printing solution based on DentaForm®. He also co-invented Velox and Elements, first-in-the-industry fully integrated end-to-end 3D printing solution for consumer and industrial application respectively. He joined Structo from Schlumberger in 2014, where he was responsible for full system integration development of Crack the Paleogene (CtP), an ultra-high reliability downhole pump project for high pressure and high-temperature wells in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Boyle received his B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore.


Dr. Raymond C.W. Wong

BDS (Malaya), MDS (OMS) Singapore, PhD (Nijmegen), FRACDS, FAMS

Assistant Professor and Senior Consultant, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, National University

Dr. Raymond Wong graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Malaya. While there, he won the University Entrance Scholarship and won the Book Prize for Excellence for the First, Second and Final Professional Examinations (Part 1). He then pursued his specialist training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) at the National University of Singapore under the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Post Graduate Scholarship, graduating with a Master of Dental Surgery (OMFS). He subsequently went on to work as a Specialist Registrar at the Sunderland Royal Hospital and a Clinical Fellow at Morriston Hospital, Swansea, Wales in the United Kingdom while on a Health Manpower Development Program under the Ministry of Health Singapore. He obtained a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from the Radboud University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He is a Senior Consultant and Assistant Professor in OMFS at the National University Centre for Oral Health and the National University of Singapore. At the University Level, he is the co-thrust lead for Dentistry, AM.NUS. Dr. Wong was a Past President, Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Singapore, sits on the Specialist Training Committee, OMFS, represents Singapore as Country Councilor on the Asian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons as well as holds a Councilor at Large post on the Executive Council of the Asian Association of OMFS and the International Association of OMFS as Singapore Councilor. He serves as a Regional Faculty, Association for the Study of Internal Fixation (AO) Craniomaxillofacial Surgery (AOCMF) at the Asia Pacific region. AOCMF is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to the teaching of head and neck surgery to surgeons from all specialties. He is also currently the Organizing Chairman, Asian Conference on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2020 in Singapore.


Dr. Ling Ka Yi is the Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder of Shiok Meats Pte. Ltd., Singapore. Dr Ling Ka Yi is a developmental and stem cell biologist with over 10 years of expertise in tracing and studying stem cells during development. Ka Yi received the prestigious A*STAR’s National Science Scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor’s and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She worked closely with stem cell and developmental biology experts like James Thomson, Davor Solter and Barbara Knowles. Following graduation, Ka Yi did her postdoc at IMCB, A*STAR in Singapore. She is an active science communicator since her days in Madison; and frequently takes part in science outreach, food sustainability, and career management events. She also did a podcast called â€śScience Now” and “Life after Ph.D.” with fellow colleague/scholar. Ka Yi is passionate about marrying her experience in biotech research and her love for food to produce sustainable food products. In August 2018, she co-founded a cell-based crustaceans startup called Shiok Meats, along with Dr. Sandhya Sriram. 


Dr. Lim Jing is the Chief Technology Officer at Osteopore International Pte Ltd, a Singapore medical device manufacturer that adopted 3D printing technology to manufacture bioresorbable scaffolds for bone regeneration. He has been leading the Research and Development, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance teams for the past 5 years.  During this time, he led the company through successful regulatory and quality milestones such as ISO 13485, Korea GMP audits and FDA inspections; CE Marking. He is passionate about providing safe and effective implants for patients and believes that devices with unique technology can be made beneficial to the stakeholders of our healthcare system: hospitals, surgeons (doctors), and patients.

Presentation Topic: Overcoming the regulatory process in certifying 3D printed medical devices


Dr. Kelvin Ng is the Head of Strategic Innovation at the Bioprocessing Technology Institute, under the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR) of Singapore. In this role, he targets the biotech industries ranging from biosimilars, cell/gene therapies, to cultured meat. In another role that serves A*STAR at large, he supports the scientific, business, and regulatory aspects of alternative proteins, in the execution of the S$144-million Singapore Food Story. Previously in industry, Kelvin established cGMP-compliant workflows to scale up the production of human stem cells in preparation for regulatory filings. He also pioneered a new product line (now launched) and proprietary technologies for the exosome market. A bioengineer by training, Kelvin obtained his Ph.D. at the joint Health Sciences & Technology program between Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School.

Title: Tissue Manufacturing: Fitting Scale to Market


Dr. Deepak Choudhury, PhD is currently an Industry Development Manager as well as a Research Scientist at the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech A*STAR). He received his PhD from NUS and IBN A*STAR. Currently, he is leading the tissue manufacturing track under the Bio-Manufacturing Programme (BMP) at SIMTech where he is developing manufacturing solutions geared towards applications such as regenerative medicine, drug screening, and making cell-based meat. Over the years, Dr Deepak has dealt with mammalian cells, animal tissues, small animal models like drosophila and zebrafish. He has been involved in numerous interdisciplinary projects and is skilful in bioprinting, biomaterials, 3D prototyping, microfabrication, microfluidics, cellular assays etc. He has mentored 3 PhD students and supervised >25 interns/FYPs. He has received 2 competitive grants amounting to ~$1Mil and has 3 patent applications and >15 publications to his credit. His first patent has been officially granted and licensed. As Industry Development Manager, he performs technology scanning/landscaping as well as technological readiness for many of the advanced solutions being pursued by BMP. He has been instrumental in developing strategic partnerships with MNCs/local start-ups in cell therapy/ tissue engineering/ bioprinting and cellular agriculture. Deepak dreams to be an entrepreneur someday and invest all his energy in building biomedical/biotech start-ups bringing value to the society and SG economy. He also has strong organization skills and has directly manged many scientific as well as cultural events at SIMTech, featuring as an entertaining and funny emcee in many of them. Leisure time, he enjoys spending time with his kids, travel, record adventures with his action camera, play badminton and do snorkelling.

Guest Speaker:


JosĂ© Manuel Baena is Ph.D. in Biomedicine from the University of Granada, Spain, MSc Engineering from Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain and TU Braunschweig, Germany, and MSc from Oxford Brookes University, UK. He serves as scientific coordinator of the Tissue Engineering and 3D Printing Platform (PITI3D), IDIPAZ, Hospital Universitario de La Paz, Madrid, Spain and he is research associate in the group “Advanced therapies: differentiation, regeneration and cancer” IBIMER, CIBM, University of Granada, Spain. He has published several research papers and 1 book. He has presented his work in dozens of congresses around the globe. As a biotech entrepreneur, Baena founded BRECA Health Care, a pioneer in 3D printed custom made implants for orthopedic surgery, and REGEMAT 3D, a leader in the bioprinting industry. Expert in innovation, business development, and internationalization, lecturer in some business schools, he is passionate about biomedicine and technology. 



Mahendran Reddy is a highly driven professional with 20 years of international professional experience in the creative industries in both the private and public sectors. As a trained architect and a media personality, he has held key strategic appointments in driving innovation and initiatives in the civil service, notably the establishment of the National Design Centre in Singapore. At UCT, he has driven the adoption of Additive Manufacturing in its fledgling form in South East Asia mainly in the consumer segment of the business.

At NAMIC, he is actively involved in the adoption of Additive Manufacturing in the Industries by initiating collaborative research projects with Industry and Institutes of Higher Learning. He brings with him an in-depth knowledge of management, government processes and procurement, design thinking skills and excellent interpersonal and professional competencies. Read his interview with us here.


Dr. Jenny Chen is trained as a neuroradiologist, founder/CEO of 3DHEALS, a company focusing on curating healthcare 3D printing ecosystem. Her main interests include medical education,  3D printing in the healthcare sector, and artificial intelligence. She is also a current adjunct clinical faculty in the radiology department at Stanford Healthcare.

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