The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) was formed in 2002 to promote science in Singapore. The A*STAR board is statutory and oversees A*STAR Graduate Academy, Joint Council Office, Biomedical Research Council, Science and Engineering Research Council, Exploit Technologies Private Limited, Corporate Planning and Administration Division. The objective is to promote scientific and technological discoveries, improvements and partner with private and public entities to achieve solutions for the betterment of Singapore and mankind.
Probe enables tumor investigation using complementary imaging techniques
An organic dye that can light up cancer cells for two powerful imaging techniques providing complementary diagnostic information has been developed and successfully tested in mice by A*STAR researchers.
Advanced system based on discrete events paves the way for automated industrial monitoring
Individual operations on the shop floor of an industrial plant can be tracked using a sophisticated automated monitoring system that employs advanced mathematical techniques. To track work in progress, A*STAR scientists combined ...
Mobile software simplifies measurements of gel electrophoresis
The first Android mobile application that can automatically detect gel electrophoresis bands and accurately measure their size has been developed by A*STAR researchers.
Phosphorus-based ligand facilitates palladium-catalyzed complex molecules
The scope and productivity of an essential palladium-catalyzed coupling reaction that generates complex molecules has been improved thanks to A*STAR research that uses low-reactivity materials.
Drug-encapsulating nanoparticle to measure how anticancer chemotherapy formulations enter cells
Polymer nanoparticles that release medicine at controlled rates inside cells have the potential to enhance the efficacy of many clinical drugs. A*STAR researchers have now developed an eye-catching way to evaluate the performance ...
Engineered structures that can alter the speed of light could benefit optical communication systems
A method for designing materials capable of slowing the propagation of light over a broad range of wavelengths has been developed by researchers at the A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing.
A light-triggered cleanable, recyclable chip makes fabrication feasible for all
Throw away the detergent and forgo the elbow grease: pesky proteins can now be removed from surfaces by simply exposing them to light, thanks to a reusable titania template developed by A*STAR researchers.
A cost effective means for counting white blood cells promises to improve diagnosis in low-resource areas
An inexpensive, low-tech method for counting white blood cells, that uses gold nanoparticles and paper has been devised by researchers from the A*STAR Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology. The simple, low-cost and ...
Voice synthesis software delivers high-quality singing automatically
Whether you give it your best—or worst—effort, I2R Speech2Singing technology will make you sound like the melodious singer you've always wanted to be. The voice synthesis software developed by A*STAR researchers is the ...
How structural flaws dictate failure strength and deformation in nanosized alloys with super-resilient properties
A study from A*STAR reveals that designers of metallic-glass-based nanodevices must account for tiny flaws in alloy frameworks to avoid unpredictable catastrophic failure. Understanding how nanoscale metallic glass fractures ...