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

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  • 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

  • 13
    Sep

    Virtual patients for therapeutic drug trials

    The Straits Times by ERIC CHAN AND ELEANOR CHEONG

    In the science fiction movie Ready Player One, the virtual world was an escape from the harsh realities of the real world, an oasis where individuals can go anywhere, do anything and be anyone. In today's world, could virtual simulation technologies… More

  • 18
    Aug

    Pharma holds up July exports but trade war a threat

    The Business Times by ANNABETH LEOW

    Singapore THE seasonally volatile pharmaceutical sector supported Singapore's non-oil domestic exports (NODX) in July, but economists warned that a US-China trade war could soon bite. NODX grew by 11.8 per cent year on year in July, up from 0.8 per… More

  • 08
    Jun

    Bayer, Monsanto merger creates behemoth

    The Straits Times

    FRANKFURT • German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer sealed a US$63 billion (S$84 billion) merger with US-based Monsanto yesterday, creating an agrichemical behemoth with lofty ambitions to feed the world, but which was lambasted by environmentalists.… More

  • 24
    May

    Singapore, France deepen collaboration in biotechnology

    The Business Times by CHIA YAN MIN

    RESEARCHERS in Singapore and France are setting up a joint "virtual laboratory" to deepen collaboration in the field of biotechnology. The move is part of efforts to ramp up innovation and research linkages between the two countries this year, which… More