Chairman, CEOMr Yoh-Chie Lu BSc, MBA
An engineering graduate from the University of California at Berkeley, Mr. Lu has 25 years of experience in the medical industry and has both leadership and a proven track record. He founded Biosensors International Group Ltd. in 1990 and has been its Executive Chairman of the Board since 2001. Mr. Lu served as the Chief Executive Officer of Biosensors International Group Ltd., from 1990 to 2008 and served as its Interim Chief Operating Officer from 2006 to 2008. He was responsible for business strategy and direction, the implementation of Biosensors' corporate plans and policies, and the general management of its business.
Mr. Lu serves as the Chairman of the Board of Clearbridge BioPhotonics Pte. Ltd. He serves as a Director of Biosensors International Group Ltd, Biosensors International Pte Ltd, Biosensors Japan Co Ltd and Shandong Weigao Biosensors Medical Products Manufacturing Co Ltd.
Chief Medical Officer, Co-FounderAssociate Professor Tina Wong BSc, MBBS, FRCOphth, FRCSEd, PhD
A clinician and surgeon as well as a scientist, Professor Tina Wong trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK and completed her PhD at the Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London, under Professor Sir Peng T. Khaw. She is a senior consultant ophthalmic surgeon at the Singapore National Eye Centre, Head of the Ocular Therapeutics and Drug Delivery Research Group at the Singapore Eye Research Institute, and is an Associate Professor at Duke NUS Graduate Medical School. She is co-Director of the Ocular Therapeutic Engineering Centre and is an adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Professor Wong serves as a scientific reviewer on local and international scientific research funding organisations. She has been an invited speaker at several international conferences as well as academic institutes and universities. Professor Wong is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh UK. She serves as a reviewer for ophthalmic scientific journals and has over 60 publications to her name. In addition she is the author of the patient guidebook 'Glaucoma: The Complete Guide'.
Professor Wong is an appointed committee member of the Associate Advisory Board for the World Glaucoma Association, which is responsible for producing guidelines for best practice in glaucoma management worldwide.
Chief Technology OfficerDr. Solomon Su, PhD
Solomon Su is a seasoned Material Scientist/Engineer with over 20 years of expertise in the medical device and pharmaceutical industry. He has extensive experience in taking conceptual R&D ideas forward through to human clinical trials, and successfully onwards to commercialisation. He is the inventor/co-inventor of 11 issued worldwide patents and 30 pending patent applications. He holds a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering, and a Masters degree and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering.
Chief Financial OfficerJennica Chua, B. Acc
Jennica Chua brings with her more than 25 years of experience in financial and operational management in public and private companies with track record of value creation through overseas expansion, restructuring, initial public offerings, merger and acquisitions. She held various senior positions and most recently served as a senior vice president at Biosensors, a medical device company listed in Singapore.
Director, Co-FounderProfessor Freddy Boey, PhD
Professor Boey is the Deputy President and Provost of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
A keen inventor, Professor Boey has founded several companies with his many patents to commercialise his cardiovascular, ocular and surgical implants.
He serves as Director on the boards of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore and the DSO National Laboratories, and is a founding Fellow of the Singapore Academy of Engineers. He is also on the Board of several nationally funded research centres. He was also an appointed member of both the University Blue Ribbon Commission and the Blue Ribbon Implementation Commission.
Professor Boey was conferred the prestigious Imperial College London Fellow in the Faculty of Medicine in 2012, for his exceptional achievements in medical technology and his outstanding contribution in developing the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, a joint medical school between Imperial College and NTU. He was also conferred an honorary doctorate by Loughborough University and the Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award by Monash University in 2011. In 2013, he was awarded an honorary professorship from Nanjing University of Technology, in recognition of his academic and scientific leadership in NTU.
In 2013, Professor Boey was awarded the 2013 President’s Science and Technology Medal for his distinguished contributions to Singapore’s science and engineering landscape.
Director, Co-FounderProfessor Subbu Venkatraman, PhD
Professor Venkatraman is the Chair of the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Deputy Director (Graduate Research) at the Nanyang Institute of Technology in Health and Medicine (NITHM) and Director of the Ocular Therapeutic Engineering Centre (OTEC).
He has a PhD in Polymer Chemistry from Carnegie-Mellon University and spent 15 years in biomedical R&D in the USA, working with various applications of polymeric biomaterials. Professor Venkatraman joined NTU in 2000. Since then he has published extensively in the field of biomaterials, and also holds 12 issued US patents and 20 filings in biomaterials.
His research group is interested in designing and modifying polymers for biomedical applications. In this work, they are closely associated with local hospitals and researchers in Singapore, including the National Heart Centre, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and the National Cancer Centre.
Current interests include: localized drug/gene delivery using stents, biodegradable polymers, nanomedicine and hemocompatibilization of polymers.