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A*STAR is Singapore’s lead public sector agency that spearheads economic-oriented research to advance scientific discovery and develop innovative technology.

At A*STAR, our biomedical sciences and physical sciences and engineering research institutes drive impactful research making advancements in basic science, to patented inventions, and ready-to-use technologies. With facilities centered around Biopolis and Fusionopolis, the adjacent twin research campuses that focus on biomedical and physical & engineering sciences, A*STAR has built strength in biomedical R&D activities in the field of Asian nutrition, bioimaging, biodevices and diagnostics, bioprocessing, clinical analysis, computational biology, delivery and packaging, drugs/biologics discovery and development, encapsulation, formulation, human development, immunology, molecular and cell biology, modelling and simulation, skin and hair biology, systems biology; and developed capabilities in physical sciences and engineering across a wide range of fields including advanced manufacturing, chemicals, communications, computational sciences, data storage, materials, metrology and microelectronics.

A*STAR has also developed various symbiotic public-private partnerships, which help enhance the capabilities of the public R&D sector and drive the development of knowledge-intensive enterprises.