Singapore has identified the biomedical sector as a key engine of economic growth and has invested heavily in promoting biomedical research. The Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*Star), in implementing this strategy, has provided state-of-the-art facilities, attracted, and developed talents and generously supported deserving research projects. Substantial progress has been made in many critical areas of basic biomedical science, and this effort has earned wide international recognition and acclaim. The quality and range of research output achieved speak for themselves, and basic biomedical research in Singapore is poised for vigorous growth.
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