14th Biomedical Sciences International Advisory Council Meeting
The 14th Biomedical Sciences International Advisory Council (BMS IAC) meeting was held on 19-20 November 2009. During the two-day meeting, the council discussed the progress of Singapore's BMS effort, and the developing of biologics and pharmaceutical industries.
It was also announced at the end of the meeting that leveraging on A*STAR's biomedical sciences effort and engineering capabilities, new programmes will be introduced to boost the growing medical technology industry in Singapore. The new programmes include the collaboration between A*STAR and CIMIT (Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology) in Boston, USA, and A*STAR’s Biomedical Engineering Programme.
Chairman of the BMC IAC, Sir Richard Sykes; and members of the advisory council including Dr Helen Hobbs, Dr William Kelley and Dr Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson, speaks on progress of the BMS Initiative and on charting the course for the future of translational research, with medical technology research and development.