On 10 May 2019, ICES and Japanese heavy-industry manufacturer IHI Corporation jointly launched a reactor unit which converts carbon dioxide to methane which can be used to fire our cooking stoves or be used as fuel.
Alexander Jackson and his team at ICES have synthesised star hyperbranched polymers which can both encapsulate drug molecules and then biodegrade into smaller components. This was achieved through the introduction of cyclic molecules known as ketene acetals.
A local innovation partner of ICES, Hyphens Pharma, has signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with A*STAR’s commercialisation arm A*ccelerate on 21 Mar 2019 which will strengthen the relationship between both entities. The MOU was signed at Hyphens Pharma’s opening ceremony of its corporate headquarters and integrated facility in Singapore.
Local SME Westcom Solutions leveraged on the expertise provided by A*STAR’s Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences to develop the customised microbes crucial to the process of converting local food waste into fertilizer.