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Our Story


The Biofactory is a biomedical incubator in Singapore which catalyzes the commercialization of innovative biomedical technologies. We identify, evaluate, nurture and support groundbreaking research sourced from world-class research institutions. In the process, we have successfully spun-off biomedical start-ups.

We have established strategic partnerships with qualified international distributors for our biomedical spin-offs. Through annual attendance in international conferences such as Medica Trade Fair and The European Society of Human Genetics, we also expand the outreach and visibility of our spin-offs. This is coupled with a strong commitment in delivering products with high quality and standards through the implementation of Quality Management Systems and ISO -13485/ 9001 certified manufacturers.

The Biofactory possesses an unprecedented collection of resources through close relationships with quality distributors, key industry leaders and experienced management executives. This accelerates the pace of transforming promising biomedical technologies from laboratories into concrete and complete products to address unmet clinical needs.



The Team


The Biofactory is equipped with the right expertise to incubate biomedical start-ups. With an experienced Board of Directors, The Biofactory offers the knowledge and support necessary for a biomedical start-up to be successful.

Mr. Theodore Tan

Managing Director


Mr. Theodore Tan has over 15 years of experience in successfully marketing and distributing medical and diagnostics devices, as well as five years of experience in the development of medical devices. He is also the co-founder of Dyamed Biotech, a major supplier of diagnostic assays and test equipment to hospitals and labs in the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Theodore Tan is one of the co-founders of the Biofactory Private Limited and he currently serves as the incubator manager.

Mr. Ron Wight

Technical Director


Mr. Ron Wight has more than 30 years of industry experience in mechanical engineering, product design and development, manufacturing and assembly of medical devices. He was previously Chief Technology Officer and Technical Director at Forefront Medical Technology Pte Ltd, a global medical device contact manufacturing firm. Ron holds an MSc in Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Management from the University of Southern Australia, as well as an MBA from the University of Adelaide.

Dr. Guan Ming

Scientific Director


Dr. Guan has 20 years of experience in the development of in-vitro diagnostic devices. Early in his career, he was involved in the research, development and commercialization of IVDDs locally for HIV and dengue detection. Thereafter he progressed to management roles in product manufacturing and operations. Prior to joining the Biofactory, Dr. Guan founded Becton Dickinson’s rapid diagnostics R&D centre in China.

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