Singapore’s Biomedical Sciences Strategy

by Beh Swan Gin
Volume 3, Issue 3 (May/June 2004)

Singapore‚Äôs vision is to become a global hub for the biomedical sciences (BMS) with world-class capabilities ranging from basic and clinical research to manufacturing and healthcare delivery. This vision encompasses pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical technology, and healthcare services. Singapore‚Äôs BMS initiative was launched in June 2000 with the goal of developing the industry into a key pillar of Singapore‚Äôs economy. It is overseen by a Ministerial Committee chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Tony Tan and implemented by an executive committee led by Mr. Philip Yeo, who is chairman of the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR) and co-chairman of Singapore‚Äôs Economic Development Board (EDB)…

Swan B. Singapore’s Biomedical Sciences Strategy. BioProcess J, 2004; 3(3): 20-21.