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Biomed sector poised to shine but there are some worries

Tensions exist between basic and applied research in the biomed sector, and leaders need to distinguish between great science and great showmanship.

"Do. Or do not. There is no try."

So goes the famous quote by Yoda, the legendary Jedi Master of Star Wars fame.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 18, 2019, with the headline 'Biomed sector poised to shine but there are some worries'. Print Edition | Subscribe