Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI) was awarded the Center of Innovation Award by Waters Corporation on 27 February 2017. BTI is one of the research institutes in A*STAR with expertise in glycobiolgics research. By being part of the Centers of Innovation Program, BTI can tap on Waters’ analytical technologies and expertise to further advance the development of glyco-related biopharmaceuticals for the industry.
The collaboration will help BTI researchers to identify novel cancer markers and new glycosylation pathways which will lead to new therapeutic strategies. In conjunction with the Center of Innovation award, BTI hosted a Symposium on “The Next Frontier of Glycobiologics”. It was held at Exploration Theatrette, Matrix Building in Biopolis.
The Symposium was a platform that brought together leading scientists from the international glycosciences community to discuss developments within glycobiology and its application to biopharmaceutical research and development.
Some notable speakers invited were Professor Raymond Dwek (Glycobiology Institute, University of Oxford), Professor Nico Callewaert (VIB Medical Biotechnology Center, University of Ghent) and Professor Pauline Rudd (National Institute of Bioprocessing Research and Training, Ireland and Bioprocessing Technology Institute, A*STAR).