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Company Overview of Agency for Science, Technology and Research

Company Overview

Agency for Science, Technology and Research operates an agency that fosters scientific research and talent in Singapore. It offers public sector research and development in biomedical sciences, physical sciences, and engineering; and supports economic clusters by providing intellectual, human, and industrial capital to its partners in industry and healthcare sectors. The company supports, oversees, and coordinates public sector biomedical research and development activities; supports the development and growth of research scientists and engineers through secondment and attachment programs; manages the intellectual property created by research institutes and facilitates the transfer of techno...

1 Fusionopolis Way

#20-10 Connexis North Tower

Singapore,  138632

Singapore

Founded in 1990

Phone:

65 6826 6111

Fax:

65 6777 1711

Key Executives for Agency for Science, Technology and Research

Managing Director and Executive Director
Deputy Managing Director of Corporate & Legal and General Counsel
Chairman of Biomedical Research Council and Director
Age: 77
Executive Chairman of Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd
Age: 58
Deputy Chairman of Translational & Clinical Sciences Group
Age: 73
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Agency for Science, Technology and Research Key Developments

Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Hitachi and Building and Construction Authority Jointly Commissioned Advanced Combined Heat and Power Pilot Plant

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research's (A*Star) Experimental Power Grid Centre (EPGC), Hitachi and the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) jointly commissioned an advanced Combined Heat and Power (CHP) pilot plant to conduct further research focused on powering cities more sustainably. The EPGC is a research and development programme under A*Star. The CHP plant's research is funded by A*Star-Ministry of National Development Green Building Joint Grant call. The newly completed CHP plant will be used to harness waste heat generated from the EPGC building's embedded generation which provides it with electrical power. The waste heat - which will normally be discharged into the environment - will be transformed into viable energy to power air-conditioning systems. This can increase energy efficiency by up to 33%. Most buildings in Singapore have not adopted the CHP system as they mostly obtain their electrical power straight from the power grid instead of their own embedded generators. The advanced CHP plant will soon hit the market as Hitachi has outlined its plans to commercialise the CHP system, particularly in South-east Asia, in 2015.

Agency for Science, Technology and Research Signs Deal with Roche to Develop Novel Oncology Drugs

Agency for Science, Technology and Research has announced that its Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI) has entered into an agreement with Roche to identify novel drug candidates for the detection and treatment of cancer. According to Agency for Science, Technology and Research, the collaboration will make use of a new mechanism discovered by BTI by which antibodies can directly target and destroy cancer cells, thereby opening up the possibility of an entirely new class of cancer treatment. BTI's capabilities will be allied to Roche's established expertise in developing monoclonal antibody drugs (mAbs).

Agency for Science, Technology and Research and New Zealand's Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment Announce Research Tie-Up

Agency for Science, Technology and Research and New Zealand's Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment will together invest $3.8 million in food and nutrition research. Both will contribute equally to the fund to do joint research projects in the next two years. Five research teams have been selected for funding and they will look into Asian consumer insights, infant and maternal nutrition, and solutions to metabolic diseases such as diabetes. The project will start this month and tap Singapore's multi-ethnic population. There are five partner institutes from New Zealand including AgResearch, Massey University and the University of Auckland.

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