New award to recognise lab technicians

Agency for Science, Technology and Research chief scientist David Lane presenting the Lab Tech of the Year award to Ms Cheong Kum Foong, a principal medical technologist at the KK Women's and Children's Hospital, at the event last Tuesday. PHOTO: CYR
Agency for Science, Technology and Research chief scientist David Lane presenting the Lab Tech of the Year award to Ms Cheong Kum Foong, a principal medical technologist at the KK Women's and Children's Hospital, at the event last Tuesday. PHOTO: CYRIL NG
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Behind every scientist is one or more laboratory technicians who help to collect samples, study and perform tests on body fluids and biological specimens, and more.

To celebrate these unsung heroes, local publication Asian Scientist Magazine has decided to crown Singapore's first Lab Tech of the Year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 27, 2019, with the headline New award to recognise lab technicians. Subscribe