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Singapore startup NousQ receives $175K grand prize for pediatric ear tube insertion device

13 October 2022 | News

The company was also awarded a one-year membership to APACMed

MedTech Innovator, the largest accelerator of medical devices in the world, in partnership with Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed), the first and only regional association to provide a unified voice for the medical technology industry, announced NousQ as the winner of the 2022 Asia Pacific Accelerator program. 

NousQ is a Singapore-based company that has developed CLiKX, a novel handheld robotic ventilation tube applicator that offers pediatric patients with otitis media a simple and quick alternative to invasive ventilation tube surgery.

Selected from a pool of more than 250 applicants, NousQ was awarded the $175,000 non-dilutive grand prize to advance its business goals and mission to improve future health outcomes of patients in the Asia Pacific region. The company was also awarded a one-year membership to APACMed and was the recipient of the Cambridge Consultants Product Development Award, where they will receive exclusive technical and consultation services from Cambridge Consultants.

Additionally, NousQ was announced winner of Enterprise Singapore’s (EnterpriseSG) Startup SG award, comprising an SGD$30,000 grant prize and access to extensive resources and networks within Singapore’s startup ecosystem. The company will also be fast-tracked to EnterpriseSG’s SLINGSHOT global startup competition happening at the Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology (SWITCH) in October, where the Top 50 will pitch their solutions on a global stage and stand to win additional prizes.

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