PARTNERING WITH LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL AUTHORITIES
The emphasis on food safety and security in Singapore has gotten more profound over the years, especially with increasingly diversified sources of consumer goods imports. Through its close ties with local and international authorities, such as the Singapore Food Agency (SFA), A*STAR IFCS Programme is working towards building new 21st century risk assessment frameworks to enhance the safety of consumers through sound and sustainable science, and to establish Singapore as the preferred hub in Asia for companies to innovate and launch safe products for regional and global markets. In doing so, we aim to promote acceptance and validate non-animal alternative safety tests which can be applied to safety & efficacy tests across industries.
SUPPORTING SINGAPORE'S INDUSTRY
The A*STAR IFCS Programme supports and strengthens its linkage with the industry through research collaborations, offering expert advice and sharing of data/knowledge. A key objective of the Programme is the development of innovative testing strategies for novel ingredients. We are particularly interested in partnering to develop methods that can be rapidly accepted and implemented within industry safety programmes and support regulatory decision making.
WORKING WITH SINGAPORE'S IHLS
A*STAR IFCS Programme is dedicated to facilitating academic development programmes with Institutions of Higher Learning (IHLs) like Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to educate a new generation of forward-looking regulatory professionals and scientists.