Peh Ruey Feng
Ruey is the Founder of Advent Access, a medtech startup focused on kidney failure disease management. The company’s first product, the av-Guardian, is an implant technology that aims to simplify vascular access to be performed by patients at home. The av-Guardian represents a key component of Advent’s self-care platform to reduce treatment cost for the $90B dialysis market and restore quality of life for patients on this long-term disease.
Previously, Ruey was the Program Director of Singapore-Stanford Biodesign (SSB) - an innovation joint venture between the Singapore government and Stanford University, where Ruey taught design-thinking methodology across Singapore, led the office into a revenue generating outfit, and expanded SSB’s footprint to other Asian countries.
Concurrent to SSB, Ruey served as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence of A*STAR’s H&L office where he reviews and manages projects under the A*STAR-Boston CIMIT collaboration, including the spinning off of Hangenix Inc, in partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital, to tackle hospital-acquired infections with digital technologies.
With over 15 years’ experience in medtech innovations, Ruey began his career in the trenches of Silicon Valley startups, first as R&D Engineer of USGI Medical Inc, then as a founding member and IP & R&D Manager of Voyage Medical Inc.
Ruey is an inventor on > 50 patents in renal, cardiovascular and surgical technologies. Ruey is the winner of the IES Engineering Award (2017), and the MIT Tech Review “Top 10 Innovators under 35, Asia Pac” award (2014). In 2019, Ruey and his startup were selected into the Stanford StartX founders’ community.
Ruey is a graduate of Stanford University’s Byers Center for Biodesign as the Lucile Packard Innovation Fellow of ‘08/09, where innovations he and his team developed led to 2 spin-offs. Ruey obtained his Bachelor of Engineering with a minor in Technopreneurship (NOC Silicon Valley) from National University of Singapore. Ruey was named Singapore’s “Top 50 Youths to Watch” by Straits Times in 2005.
Ruey continues to be involved with the community as a mentor for the Singapore Biodesign program, and as a volunteer at a local church.
Ruey is married with 2 kids and resides in sunny Singapore.