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

News

  • 30
    Oct

    Singapore infrastructure a draw for pharma giants

    The Business Times by MARC O'DONOGHUE

    IN 50 YEARS, Singapore has undergone significant transformation from a developing country into a thriving metropolis. Today, with its robust physical and regulatory environment, global connectivity and skilled talent pool, this city-state is a multidisciplinary… More

  • 29
    Oct

    J&J drug unit to leverage Singapore's biotech hub

    The Business Times by ANNABETH LEOW

    Singapore JOHNSON & Johnson's (J&J) regional pharmaceutical head believes that Singapore offers innovation, research and development tie-up opportunities, even as wider insurance coverage in the Asia-Pacific is expected to fuel growth for drugmakers.… More

  • 25
    Oct

    For pharma, volatility and value are two sides of the same coin

    The Business Times by ANNABETH LEOW

    Singapore FOR the four months to July, Singapore's export-oriented drug industry notched up double-digit yearly growth, while July exports surged a stunning 109 per cent - yet industry players are hard put to forecast a consistent trajectory. Rather,… More

  • 25
    Oct

    NTU scientists discover new drug to fight Zika virus

    The Straits Times by LINETTE LAI

    Scientists from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have come up with a drug that could kill the mosquito-borne Zika virus before severe infection sets in. The drug, which took six years to develop, was also found to be able to tackle viral infections… More

  • 17
    Oct

    3 pharma giants in $34m local tie-up to improve processes

    The Straits Times by NG JUN SEN

    Three competing pharmaceutical giants joined forces with local universities and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) yesterday in a programme to improve their manufacturing operations, which would eventually drive down drug costs… More

  • 11
    Oct

    Singapore maker of biodegradable straws secures $18m funding

    The Straits Times

    A local biotech start-up that makes eco-drinking straws has closed a US$13 million (S$18 million) Series A2 funding round. The financing will allow RWDC Industries to expand production at its United States plant, the start-up announced yesterday. The… More

  • 11
    Oct

    Going virtual saves Pfizer time and money

    The Business Times

    USING virtual metering technology for smart energy management and intelligent analytics of manufacturing processes for energy and water efficiency has earned Pfizer Asia Pacific Pte Ltd an Honourable Mention under the best practices award category this… More

  • 24
    Sep

    SIA launches new service for transporting pharma cargo

    The Business Times

    Singapore SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) on Thursday launched a new service, Thrucool, for transporting valuable pharmaceutical cargo quickly and under strict temperature control. In a statement, SIA said that Thrucool offers dedicated cold chain services… More

  • 19
    Sep

    Merck opens new S$20m lab offering biosafety testing services

    The Business Times by JANICE HENG

    Singapore PHARMACEUTICAL firms in Asia can get quicker, more accessible testing services for their biological drug products from Merck's first BioReliance laboratory in the region, part of the pharmaceutical giant's new S$20 million, 3,800-square-metre… More

  • 13
    Sep

    Cheaper, faster way to make amino acids

    The Straits Times by JOSE HONG

    Amino acids are used in a huge range of industries but take a long time to produce. Now, they may become much easier to make with the help of scientists here. An international team led by Assistant Professor Yan Ning from the National University of… More