Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore

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.

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Drug delivery that hits the dot

Drug treatments are made more efficient by delivering them to specific sites in the body where they are needed. For example, specific targeting of anticancer drugs to tumour sites could reduce required doses, provide more ...

dateMay 24, 2016 in Bio & Medicine
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A path away from reliance on oil

The dream of replacing petrochemicals with renewable resources in the manufacture of synthetic fibers and plastics has moved a step closer. A*STAR researchers have genetically modified the bacterium Escherichia coli to produce ...

dateMay 18, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Simpler processing improves solar cells

By simplifying the process used to make a promising type of solar cell, A*STAR researchers have also improved the device's performance. The discovery may lead to better manufacturing methods for the commercialization of solar ...

dateMay 18, 2016 in Materials Science
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