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Nipro Symposium at Singapore Live (SingLive) 2023


Nipro Asia participated in the 32nd Singapore Live – Asia’s pre-eminent annual live course in cardiac interventions that was held at the Raffles City Convention Centre in Singapore from the from the 12th – 14th of January. 900 local and regional delegates from over 34 countries participated this year.

This marks the first time that Nipro has participated in a SingLIVE event with an expanding vascular intervention portfolio that was featured during a live case, an event booth, and a symposium. On the first day of the event at 10:15a.m., alive case using the Makoto Intravascular Imaging System and Aperta NSE was live streamed by the NHCS.

The live case was performed by Clinical Associate Prof. Jack Tan and his team from the National Heart Centre. The NHCS operation team showcased the Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS)-guided Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), its application as a coronary imaging tool as well as tips and tricks on its utilization. Makoto utilizes NIRS in combination with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is a state-of-the-art technology developed for coronary lipid-plaque characterization.

Recent studies have evaluated its clinical utility as well as how to integrate its use into clinical practice. The information for the prediction of the major adverse cardiac event (MACE) was something new and more than 100 audience members gathered to see the live case, which brought the discussion among the panelists on how the information provided by Makoto could change the treatment plan.

The day followed with Nipro’s symposium titled “Seeing is believing: Lesion preparation and Lipid core detection”. The in-depth presentation was made by A. Prof. Kosuke Koyama who talked about clinical studies of IVUS-NIRS technology, and Dr. Satoru Tohara who presented findings about Aperta NSE as a preferred scoring balloon.


Lesion Preparation and Lipid Core Detection in Daily Practice

Date: 12th January 2023
Time: 14:00-15:00 in Singapore Standard Time (GMT+8)
Venue: Sophia Ballroom, Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore

Understand the utility of a scoring balloon in clinical practice.
– Learn the utility of IVUS-NIRS (Near Infrared Spectroscopy) in daily practice.

Chairperson: LIM Soo Teik
Panelists:  AL FAZIR Omar, Kohei KOYAMA, Jack TAN, Satoru TOHARA

  • Opening by LIM Soo Teik
  • Clinical advantage of NIRS-IVUS guided PCI by Kohei KOYAMA
  • Panel discussion
  • Clinical utility of Aperta NSE – my preferred choice of  scoring balloon by Satoru TOHARA
  • Panel discussion
  • Closing by LIM Soo Teik

LIVE CASE of IVUS + NIRS Imaging with makoto

The latest technologies provided by NIPRO will be live-streamed
by the National Heart Centre, Singapore.

  • Live case from National Heart Centre Singapore Operator: Jack TAN, KEH Yann Shan
  • Panel discussions

Time: 10:15-11:10 in Singapore Standard Time (GMT+8)
Venue: Stamford Ballroom, Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore

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Singapore Live 2023 Programme:

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