The National University Health System (NUHS) has established the Investigational Medicine Unit (IMU), a key node that will integrate ongoing research programmes together with upcoming ones in experimental therapeutics and investigational medicine. IMU also promotes close collaborations between scientists and clinicians to translate laboratory discoveries into interventions that can advance patient care. Through this approach, clinician-researchers can be nurtured to become thought leaders for the treatment of cancer and cardiovascular diseases, as well as other ailments prevalent to Singapore.
IMU further aims to be the knowledge and physical hub for multi-disciplinary research efforts between basic scientists from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and clinicians from the National University Hospital, between clinicians of different disciplines and even between NUHS and other healthcare institutions.
Under the aegis of IMU, established research groups will not only benefit from its core facilities, they will also enjoy access to critical scientific expertise, made up from a nucleus of clinician-investigators, clinical pharmacologists, biostatisticians and other support staff necessary for a globally competitive outfit.
Specially configured for the conduct of Good Clinical Practice compliant studies, the IMU will concentrate on early research in humans, including Proof of Concept, Phase 1 and Phase 2a trials for novel drugs and diagnostics. In addition, the IMU will also host various studies like First-in-Man trials, research on biomarkers and disease mechanisms as well as bio-imaging analysis.
Innovative clinical research to shape medicine for the future.
Our mission is to conduct clinical research in a collaborative fashion across disciplines to meet the needs of academic medicine and industry
Adjunct Associate Professor Goh Boon Cher
Director, Investigational Medicine Unit
Dr Gerard Wong
Deputy Director, Investigational Medicine Unit
Associate Professor Tai E Shyong
Department of Medicine, National University Hospital
Associate Professor Christopher Chen
Department of Pharmacology, National University of Singapore
Professor Yong Eu Leong
Chief, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, National University Hospital
Adjunct Associate Professor Tan Huay Cheem
Director, National University Heart Centre, Singapore
Associate Professor Paul Ananth Tambyah
Head, Division of Infectious Diseases, National University Hospital
Associate Professor Lim Seng Gee
Chief, Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, National University Hospital
Professor Wong Tien Yin
Director, Singapore Eye Research Institute