An essential and complete guide for the biotechnology companies operating in Singapore.




Since it was first published in 2003, the Singapore Biotech Guide has been the premier industry publication for Singapore’s biotech sector, contributing to the development of the industry by making essential start-up information readily available. The Guide also made its rounds at various international and regional trade shows, helping to promote Singapore’s biomedical scienc ...more

Singapore Economic Development Board Worldwide Offices

Overview of the Singapore PharmBio Sector

INTRODUCTION - From manufacturing, research and development to commercial operations, Singapore is the region’s leading biomedical sciences cluster for companies to serve the needs of the regional market and beyond. The pharmaceutical sector is an important contributor to the Singapore economy, accounting for more than three per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Pharmaceuti ...more

The First Phase of a Biotech Operation. The 2018/2019 Edition

Derrick Tan W. M., Ph.D. - Managing Consultant 1st Phase Operations Director AsiaPac Bio LLP Marvin Ng - MBA, BSc (Microbiology) Principal Consultant DN Venture Partners Director AsiaPac Bio LLP Derrick Tan founded 1st Phase Operations in 2002 to provide a one-stop operations consultancy service in business planning and admin / facility startups to biotech companies establis ...more

Useful Addresses

Advancing the Capabilities of the Singapore Pharmaceutical Industry

INTRODUCTION - Singapore’s pharmaceutical manufacturing industry is a major contributor to the country’s growth. The industry dates back to the early 1970s, when Beecham Pharmaceuticals (now part of GlaxoSmithKline) set up an amoxicillin production plant along Quality Road. Over the next two decades, companies like Glaxo Wellcome (now part of GlaxoSmithKline) and Fisons (now part of Sanofi-Ave ...more

AIChE Singapore

Introduction - Founded in 1908, AIChE (the American Institute of Chemical Engineers) is a professional association of 53,000 chemical engineers in 110 countries. Its members work for corporations, universities and government agencies, using their knowledge of chemical processes to develop safe and useful products for the benefit of society. While headquartered in New York City, AIChE establis ...more

The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES)

Introduction - The Institution of Engineers, Singapore was formally established on July 1966 as the national society of engineers in Singapore. IES is the premier engineering institution in Singapore and is often called upon by the Government to provide feedback on professional engineering matters. IES is well represented among the faculty members of the major engineering institutions of h ...more

ISPE Singapore Affiliate

Introduction - ISPE, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, is the world’s largest not-for-profit association serving its members by leading scientific, technical and regulatory advancement throughout the entire pharmaceutical lifecycle. ISPE is committed to the advancement of the educational and technical efficiency of its members through forums for the exchange of ideas an ...more

Parenteral Drug Association (PDA)

Introduction - The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) is the leading global provider of science, technology, and regulatory information and education for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical community. Founded in 1946 as a nonprofit organisation, PDA is committed to developing scientifically sound, practical technical information and resources to advance science and regulation through the e ...more