Our mission is to create an innovative drug delivery device platform to accelerate the process of drug discovery and development.
MicroMED is a MEMS microchip design house specialising in the development of microinjection devices targeting unmet needs in the most challenging drug delivery applications. MicroMED has established a proprietary high-precision MEMS
drug delivery engine system, capable of delivering broad flow rate from 1 nL/min to 10 mL/min (eight orders of magnitude) with driving force up to 2,000 atm (29,000 psi) of pressure. MicroMED welcomes all types of business connections/
relations in the PDA drug delivery value chain (pharma, biotech, medical injector developer and insurance payer) with the goals below (but not limited to):
• Purchasing of the current micro-engine products
• Co-development of advanced injector products
• Licensing of the micro-engine proprietaries/intellectual properties.
Quality Policy: We are consistently dedicated to providing products and services with the highest quality and regulatory standard to meet and surpass the requirements of safety, effectiveness, and precision treatment for our valuable customers.
MicroMED has established a strong and experienced supply chain for the development of injection devices from raw material suppliers, semiconductor foundries and component providers to contract manufacturers in both the US and Taiwan. These valuable partners have required regulatory certifications and years of experience in supporting medical device design and manufacturing. MicroMED applies its quality management system, providing the necessary structure and controls to help its value-chain supplier team develop products that meet defined safety and performance requirements for high-value drug delivery customers.
Meet Our Team
Our team is very experienced, competent, and mature with multi-disciplinary experiences in micro/nano technology, medical device, pharma, health care, veterinary, biology, incubation, and financial management from the US, Japan, and Taiwan. The experience of our current team includes Directors/CEO in US/Taiwan pharma/startups, Elite Professor in NTU medical school, Professor in micro technology, quality/incubation manager, and financial manager in US firm.
Our members own a PhD in EE from USC (US), a PhD in ME from NCTU (Taiwan), a PhD in Oral Medicine from TMU (Taiwan), a DDS-PhD in dental from NTU (Taiwan) and TMDU (Japan), and a MBA from UC-Riverside (US).
Brian Li, PhD
Founder, Chairman, and CEO
Brian has 18+ years of experiences in both business and engineering development with drug delivery startups in ophthalmology and biotechnology in the U.S. Before starting up MicroMED, he was the project lead for a technology transfer program in Alcon helping deal negotiation and technology transfer to Alcon. Before Alcon, he was the lead engineer and a core member at Caltech-USC medical micropump research startups to develop the world smallest implantable micropumps for the treatment of incurable eye diseases such as glaucoma and aged macular degeneration. He had co-led fund raising and due diligence activities with more than 10 world-leading biotech, pharma, and med device firms and had directly involved in securing more than US$ 10 million of support (within overall startup group funds of more than US$ 60 million).
Brian has more than 30 technical articles and more than 50 issued patents worldwide in biomedical microdevices. He earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and a M.S. in materials science from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. He also holds a M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.
Khein-Seng Pua, MS
Director of MicroMED Board and Founder of the Phison Electronics Corp.
Pua Khein-Seng, the founder and CEO of the Phison Electronics Corp, is one of the inventors of the USB flash drive. Pua received his undergraduate and master education in electrical control engineering at the National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan and has since then resided in Taiwan. Phison Electronics Corporation was established in November 2000 in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Starting with the world's first single-chip USB flash drive IC, Phison is now a market leader in NAND Flash controllers and applications including USB, SD, eMMC, PATA, SATA, PCIe and UFS. The company has shipped over 600 million controllers worldwide yearly and topped US 1.64 billion dollars in sales revenue. As a NAND flash total solution provider, Phison also offers system and OEM/ODM services for major brand names.
Tsung-Chieh Cheng, PhD
Director of MicroMED Board and Technology Advisor
Tsung-Chieh Cheng is an expert and owns 20+ years of experiences in the field of heat and mass flow, MEMs clean room construction, MEMs manufacturing method, and material characteristics. He received his PhD degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Chiao Tung University.
In his early career, he worked at the Tainan Service Division of the National Nano Devices Laboratory (NDL) as an associated researcher. There, he co-led the startup process for the iso-7 cleanroom facility and guided both MEMS equipment setup for later standard MEMS production process. In 2008, Dr. Cheng joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences (KUAS) as an assistant professor. In KUAS, he served as an operation team leader at the MEMS center from 2009 to 2011 and, later, as a director of the Innovative Incubation Center of KUAS from 2012 to 2015.
Dr. Cheng has published more than 130 technical papers and 10 patents worldwide in MEMS and materials science field. He was promoted to full professor in 2016 and the Deputy Dean of Industry-Academia Cooperation at KUAS.
James Lan, PhD
Quality and Regulatory Advisor
James received his Ph.D. degree from the School of Dentistry, the Taipei Medical University. He has 15+ years of experience in medical device R&D, quality control, and regulatory certification services. James is currently the chair and associate professor for the Department of Oral Hygiene care at the Ching Kuo Institute of Management and Health. Besides his leadership work in Ching Kuo, James has also joined the advisory committee for the Ministry of Health and Welfare to setup a new national license program to promote Dental Assistants to Dental Hygienists. Before Ching Kuo, Dr. Lan had worked in the Development Center for Biotechnology (DCB) as a senior research fellow. He also managed DCB’s incubation center sponsored by SMEA, MOEA. R.O.C. to promote biotechnology industry and coach biophama & biomedical startups.
Dr. Lan also owns startup experience at Biotech One, Inc. and was the associate manager for the R&D department of the company. There, he was responsible for many product quality/regulatory programs such as biocompatible certification, sterilization validation, cleanroom certification, CE mark certification, FDA 510(k) application, FDA PMA, and tFDA medical device regulatory registration. Dr. Lan also owns a MS degree in oral biology from the National Yang-Ming University.
Wan-Hong Lan, DDS, PhD
Supervisor for Board of Directors and Medical Advisor
Wan Hong Lan, DDS, PhD, received his DDS degree from National Taiwan University in 1966 and his PhD from the Tokyo Medical Dental University (TMDU), Japan in 1981. He is one of the first seed faculty group sponsored by Taiwan government to introduce modern endodontics curriculum into NTU College of Medicine in 1975. He also served in several academic positions in NTU such as Dean at the School of Dentistry, Director at the Graduate Institute of Clinical Dentistry, and Chairperson at the Department of Dentistry.
Dr. Lan is internationally known for his work on improving endodontics treatment to save patient’s natural teeth with a novel standardized process in root canal therapy. He was also the founding chairman for the Academy of Endodontology (Taiwan) and has been invited to give speeches/lectures in several world leading endodontology conferences and medical schools.
Dr. Lan retired in 2006 and received the Emeritus Professor title with a lifetime honorable office in NTU Dental School. Currently, he is still very active and has been serving as the chairperson/committee member in many government associated committees for the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Examination, and the Taiwan Higher Education Institutions.
Jiunn-Ru Lai, PhD
Jiunn-Ru Lai received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. From 2004 to 2005, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University. From 2005 to 2006, he served as a system engineer for Intel in the pilot voice over internet protocol (VoIP) project with National Taiwan University Hospital. He was an Assistant Professor, from 2006 to 2015, and an Associate Professor, from 2015 to 2018, with the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan. Since 2018, he has been with Department of Electrical Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, as an Associate Professor. He received the Best Paper awards from the Taiwan Academic Network Conference (TANET) in 2016 and 2018. His research interests include embedded system design and application, mobile and wireless networking, wireless sensor network application, internet of things, and network protocol performance analysis.
Tina Feng, MBA
Co-Founder and Director of Business Development
Ms. Feng owns 10+ years of experience in business development and financial management both in the US and Taiwan. Before MicroMED, she was the financial manager in a US leading furniture trading firm, the US Furniture. She is specialized in market development, product sales, financial management, and corporate governance. In US Furniture, she has overseen the purchasing department for Asia furniture business from purchasing contact, cargo logistics, container&warehousing to product shipments. Earlier in her career, Ms. Feng had also worked at the Sheraton Grand Taipei Hotel and assisted the CFO of the hotel for her accounting and financial business managements. Before Grand Hotel, she worked at the Taiwan Suzuki Corporation and received automobile sales and marketing management experiences. Ms. Feng received her MBA degree from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at University of California, Riverside and her BA degree from the Fu-Jen University, Taiwan.