Biomedical Sciences Singapore: The next lap

Singapore's biomedical journey

In 2000, Tuas Biomedical Park is launched as a world-class manufacturing hub for the biomedical industry. In 1983, Nobel laureate Sydney Brenner proposes setting up the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology In 2001, EDB chairman Philip Yeo becomes
In 2000, Tuas Biomedical Park is launched as a world-class manufacturing hub for the biomedical industry. PHOTO: JURONG TOWN CORPORATION
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1983: Nobel Physiology laureate Sydney Brenner is invited to Singapore to discuss the biotechnology industry. He proposes setting up the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB).

1985: Singapore's first life sciences institute, IMCB, is founded. Its founding director is renowned biologist Chris Tan.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 28, 2018, with the headline Singapore's biomedical journey. Subscribe