Agilent and A*Star’s SIFBI Collaborate to Boost Singapore’s Agri-Food Ambitions

March 2022

Agilent Technologies, a global leader in the life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets, signed a Research study Partnership Contract (RCA) with the Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Development (SIFBI), outlining their collaboration on developing food research advancement over the next two years.

SIFBI is a research institute under the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore and the collaboration aims to bring state-of-the-art science and technology to drive innovation in food, nutrition, ingredients, industrial biotechnology, and related applications, in line with the Singapore government’s plan to produce 30% of the nation’s nutritional needs by 2030.

Agilent has been contributing to this goal through research development work over the last two years in food sustainability, security, and innovation to enhance the quality of life. Agilent will supply the mechanical elements for early food research into target compounds and high-value ingredients in this collaborative effort with SIFBI. It is also supporting the development of Singapore’s future talent, by launching an Agilent University offering more than 200 courses to build local capabilities, as well as a translational R&D facility to boost clinical diagnostics through biochemical innovation.

(Source: Agilent Newsroom)

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