1. Personal Care Programme
The Personal Care Programme targets to build core capabilities and to develop platform technologies to support product centric innovations in personal care in the areas of encapsulation and delivery, polymers and surfactants, natural product chemistry and modelling and simulation, to support collaboration with industry. The work also complements research in upstream skin biology at BMRC.
2. Nanoimprint Foundry
A*STAR’s Nanoimprint Foundry aims to bridge the current gap between the laboratory and the manufacturing floor and to drive widespread and real-world use of nanoimprint, the proposed A*STAR provide a one-stop center by developing nanoimprint solutions by assisting partners in:
- Conception and Design of New Products;
- Development of Large Area Processes;
- Prototyping, Batch Processing and Pilot Production; and
- Development of solutions to technical obstacles in the value chain
To enable the production of end user applications, the A*STAR Nanoimprint Foundry has partnered equipment makers, mold makers and materials suppliers: these are collectively known as value chain companies.
3. Controlled Release and Encapsulation Technologies
CoreNet is a new initiative to bring together companies and scientific professionals with a common interest in by providing a networking platform for technological advancement and to seed opportunities for research cooperation.
At present, there are 7 member companies. Besides ICES, other institutes involved are currently NUS, NTU and IMRE, with the potential to expand to other institutes such as IBN.
CoreNet organizes seminars, roundtable discussions and offers dedicated training in the area of encapsulation and controlled release.