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18
Nov 2010

A*STAR scientist gets Arthur Kornberg Memorial Award, Biospectrum

 

16
Nov 2010

Top research award for 1st S'porean, The Straits Times Online

A Singaporean scientist with A*STAR's Bioprocessing Technology Institute has been awarded a prestigious award. Professor Lam Kong Peng, Scientific Director of the institute, is the first Singaporean to receive the Arthur Kornberg Memorial Award by th e Asia Pacific International Molecular Biology Network, one of Asia's key organi sations for research in molecular biology and biotechnology based in Seoul.

16
Nov 2010

Prestigious science award won by Singaporean ~ AsiaOne

A Singaporean, Professor Lam Kong Peng, has been awarded the Arthur Kornberg Memorial Award for his work in biology. This is the first time a Singaporean has won this award.
The scientific director of A*STAR's Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI), Professor Lam is the third scientist, and first from South-East Asia, to win the award. His work is expected to enhance the effects of vaccines and how infectious diseases can be treated.

08
Aug 2010

Playing Mother to Budding Scientists - BTI's Director provides conducive research environment, The Sunday Times

Bioprocessing Tech Institute's director provides conducive research environment.Professor Miranda Yap is rattling off statistics, and they have nothing to do with antibodies, diseased cells or drug samples.

23
Jun 2010

BTI scientist, Dr. Valerie Ng, was invited as the resident judge together with Prof David Butler (NTU) for the National Science Challenge 2010 broadcasted on Channel 5 from 23 June to 11 Aug, 2010, every Wednesday, 7:00pm

It's that time of the year again where science invades your TV screens with the new season of National Science Challenge 2010! Secondary 3 students from 63 schools in Singapore have taken up the challenge in a bid to clinch the title of National Science Challenge Champion.

19
Nov 2009

Gene silencing predicted to improve drug manufacturing, Nature News Online

Dr Song Zhiwei was interviewed by a journalist from Nature , which is a weekly international journal of science . Dr Song’s paper on “ RNAi suppression of Bax and Bak enhances viability in fed - batch cultures of CHO cells ” was also highlighted in the Nature News article.

29
Sep 2009

A magnet for biomed investments here, The Straits Times

  

29
Sep 2009

Top honours for Singapore scientists, The Straits Times Special

 

29
Sep 2009

Researchers honoured, TODAY

 

29
Sep 2009

Elevated from the National Science and Technology Awards, Eight wins the Presidential Awards, Lianhe Zaobao

 

29
Sep 2009

Science and Tech Awards for Eight Researchers

  

25
Jul 2009

Life after PhD, The Straits Times

  

12
Jan 2009

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to Commit $2 Million in A*STAR BTI's Vaccine Development Projects - BioSpace

A*STAR’s Bioprocessing Technology Insitute (BTI) and GSK Biologicals SA Belgium have sealed an agreement to collaborate in three vaccine and adjuvant system related research projects. This collaboration, which will integrate BTI’s expertise in bioprocessing with GSK’s capabilities in biologics, aims to bring about new approaches to vaccine development and production.

12
Jan 2009

Singapores BTI signs pact with GSK Biologicals for vaccine R&D – BioSpectrum

  

12
Jan 2009

A*STAR Teams Up with GSK Belgium in US$1.3-mil. Vaccine R&D Collaboration - Global Insight Daily Analysis

Singapore's Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI), the research organisation funded by Singapore's Agency of Science, Technol ogy and Research (A*STAR), has entered into a S$2-million (US$1.3-million) vaccine R&D collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Biologicals SA Belgium.

12
Jan 2009

Singapore's BTI signs pact with GSK Biologicals for vaccine R&D - M2 Europharma

12 January 2009 - Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)'s Bioprocessing Technology Ins itute (BTI) and GS K Biologicals SA Belgium have signed an agreement to collaborate in three vaccine and adjuvant system related research projects.

11
Jan 2009

A*STAR to work on R&D partnerships with Belgium biologic firm – Channel NewsAsia

  

10
Jan 2009

Vaccine Research Gets $2m Boost – The Straits Times

  

07
Apr 2008

US to jointly conduct R&D on “Future Drug” for Cancer Patients - Lianhe Zaobao

新加坡将和美国专门研究癌症疗法的公司合作,研究一种可能可 以为癌症患者带来新希望的 “ 未来药物 ” 。

05
Apr 2008

S'pore scientists come up with protein missiles – The Straits Times

SCIENTISTS here have uncovered a killer protein that acts like a targeted missile - seeking out only embryonic stem cells and killing them. Such stem cells, which can turn into any cell in the body, may one day be used to cure diseases and repair failed body parts.

17
Nov 2007

Harvesting fountains of youth – The Straits Times

The group leader with the Agency for Science, Technology and Re search's (A*Star) Bioprocessing Technology Institute has spent t he past few months trying to develop a nutrient-rich solution with which to grow embryonic stem cells. Current systems comprise a complex mixture of animal-based protei ns, which may pose potential risks to humans, explained Dr Choo.

25
Nov 2006

Banking on Stem Cells, The Straits Times

  

01
Jun 2006

Boosting Biomedical Research and Biomanufacturing in Singapore, The Journal of Biolaw & Business, Vol 9, Number 3

  

01
May 2006

Asia - Manufacturing Hub of the World?, BioSpectrum (Asia Edition), Vol 1, Issue 2

  

01
May 2006

Prof Miranda Yap - Shaping Singapore's Biologics Manufacturing Industry, Biomed Singapore Website

In February 2006, Prof Miranda Yap was named a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Engineering for 2006, due to her achievements in education, research and management in the field of mammalian cell culture. As the Executive Director of the Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI), she has played a pivotal role in shaping Singapore's early biomedical sciences scene and is one of the few pioneers to actively engage in biomedical sciences. In addition to running the BTI, Prof Yap is still actively involved in research, supervising PhD candidates in the area of Animal Cell Technology. Biomed Singapore met up with Prof Yap to find out more.

01
Apr 2006

Recent Developments in Biotech Industry Outside of the USA and Western Europe: Report from BIO 2005, Electronic Journal of Biotechnology

The BIO 2005 international convention is the largest gathering of the biotech indust ry in the world. This year it was held on June 19-22 inside the behemoth Convention Center in downtown Philadelphia, bringing together 18,730 executives, investors, consultants, lawyers, politicians, scientists, and dreamers from 56 countries. More than 500 me dia representatives covered the event. Biotechnology research and findings presented by countries ou tside the USA and Western Europe has begun to make a significant impact on these annual BIO gatherings. The achievements of some of these countries are briefly reviewed.

01
Mar 2006

Singapore Creates Scientific Idols, Oriental Daily News

An article from Oriental Daily News on Singapore creating Scientific Idols.

01
Mar 2006

Birth of local idols from the Research & Development, Lianhe Zaobao

Article from Lianhe Zaobao on the birth of local idols from the Research & Development.

01
Feb 2006

Research on Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells could improve processes to lower bio-pharmaceutical costs, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) website

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 2006 – The Society for Biological E ngineering (SBE) today announced that it has form ed a consortium of leading pharm aceutical and biotechno lo gy com p anies to advance cell line research that could facilitate drug discovery and increase efficiencies for production for life-saving medicines.

01
Feb 2006

National Academy of Engineering Elects 76 Members and Nine Foreign Associates, NAE website

WASHINGTON – The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 76 new members and nine foreign associates, NAE President Wm. A. Wu lf announced today. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,216 and the number of foreign associates to 186.

01
Feb 2006

Better cell culture for more effective protein-based drugs, NUS Website

Modern day drugs have taken many forms. One example is protein or cell-based drugs which can supply the body with substances it cannot produce because of disease. Development of genetically-engineered animal cell lines to express therapeutic proteins has been a major break-through in health care.