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R&D tie-ups are driver of biomedical growth

Time to diversify the sector by riding on rising Asian middle class and open innovation

Mr Lim: 'What's heartening is - it's not just the govt pumping in money but there is, in fact, faster growth in private sector research spending.' - FILE PHOTO

[SINGAPORE] FROM pockets of research activity pre-2000, Singapore has built up a global status in the biomedical sciences, with a R&D landscape teeming today with not only all the world's top pharmaceutical and medical technology players but also home-grown capabilities.

And as the...