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Vivo Surgical honoured with the esteemed WIPO-IPOS IP for Innovation Award

Updated: May 4, 2023

| Press Release, 6 September 2022 |

Vivo Surgical, a pioneering medical device company based in Singapore, has become the only early stage start-up to win the prestigious WIPO-IPOS IP for Innovation Award for 2022. Now in its 10th year, this award celebrates Singaporean companies that have achieved outstanding growth through the successful application of intangible assets and intellectual property. Over 40 organizations have received this highly regarded accolade since its inception, with this year’s criteria centered around adaptable and resilient companies emerging through recent global challenges. Vivo Surgical’s products and pipeline comprise innovative medical devices that enhance how surgeries are performed worldwide. The company is currently developing the world’s first disposable robot for natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgeries (NOTES), and a portable endoscopic diagnostic device – ENLYT™ – with technologies that will eventually be incorporated into the robot’s final design. These solutions will complement the company’s existing CE-certified KLARO in vivo lighting device, which is designed to address inadequate illumination in operating theatres, providing a clearer view of surgical cavities. The company is now working with several renowned hospitals across the US, Europe and Asia, and its devices are distributed in multiple international territories. Dr Kevin Koh, CEO of Vivo Surgical, commented: “In just four-and-a-half years, we have built a company that focuses on addressing clinical needs with cutting-edge technologies. Being recognized with this award is a huge moment, not only for the team at Vivo Surgical, but also for all the patients our products help around the world. We hope that this achievement demonstrates how a young company like ours can punch above its weight on the world stage, and inspire other start-ups to do the same.” For further information, please visit

About Vivo Surgical Vivo Surgical is a clinically-driven, patient-centric innovator and manufacturer in surgical technology and robotics. Headquartered in Singapore, its unique products target the medical needs of the world through innovative applications of science & technology. ISO 13485 certified with international accreditations awarded such as the US FDA, European CE mark and Singaporean HSA, the company's proprietary technologies encompass fields such as in vivo surgical lighting, portable endoscopy and NOTES-based robotic surgery.

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