Nanyang Polytechnic, Pall Corporation to groom talent for biologics industry

Students from Nanyang Polytechnic will now have access to high-end, advanced equipment after the school signed a three-year memorandum of understanding with Pall Filtration on Friday.

Pall Filtration is the Asian-Pacific arm of Pall Corporation, an American-based global company that creates technologies for the pharmaceutical and biologics industry. Biologics deals with the use of living cells to treat diseases .

Starting from May, a pilot batch of 50 second-year students from the School of Chemical and Life Sciences will get hands-on training at Pall's. There will also be workshops and seminars for teachers and students.

Singapore's biologics and pharmaceutical sector is worth $13 billion and expected to create at least 500 highly skilled jobs in the next three to five years.