A*STAR Outstanding Publications Award
2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017
A*STAR Patent Power Award
2009, 2010 and 2017
Singapore HEALTH Award
(Platinum) 2012, (Gold) 2008 and 2010
BCA Green Mark Award
2013 (Gold) and 2017 (Gold and Goldplus)

ISO Certified (ISO 9001:2008)

OHSAS Certified (SS 506 Part 1:2009/ BS OHSAS 18001:2007



Top Accolades for IBN’s Scientific Advisory Board Members

May 22, 2017 – We would like to congratulate our scientific advisory board members, Professor Allan Hoffman and Professor Klavs Jensen, on the prestigious honors they have received for their scientific contributions.

Professor Allan Hoffman Received Acta Biomaterialia and Controlled Release Society Awards

Professor Allan Hoffman received the 2017 Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal on April 6, 2017, and a special Controlled Release Society (CRS) Award in July last year for his contributions to the field of biomaterials. The Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal is presented annually to those who have demonstrated leadership in the field of biomaterials science and engineering. It rewards research that has made a significant and lasting impact on the field, or recent work of great originality. The 2016 Allan Hoffman CRS Foundation Award was intended to raise travel funds for students to cover their travel expenses to attend CRS meetings. Student travel grants are named in honor of CRS leaders who have made exceptional lifetime contributions to delivery science. Prof. Hoffman is Emeritus Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has been IBN’s scientific advisory board member since 2010.

Professor Klavs Jensen Elected to US National Academy of Sciences

Professor Klavs Jensen was elected to the US National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research on May 2, 2017. Membership in the US National Academy of Sciences is regarded as one of the highest honors a scientist can receive. His research interests revolve around reaction and separation techniques for on-demand multistep synthesis, methods for automated synthesis, and microsystems biological discovery and manipulation. He also investigates catalysis, chemical kinetics, and transport phenomena, along with the development of simulation approaches for reactive chemical and biological systems. Prof. Jensen is the Warren K. Lewis Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been IBN’s scientific advisory board member since 2004.

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IBN Becomes Seven-Time Winner of the A*STAR Outstanding Publications Award and Three-Time Winner of the A*STAR Patent Power Award

April 12, 2017 – We are pleased to announce that IBN has won the 2017 Outstanding Publications Award and the Patent Power Award at the A*STAR Awards Ceremony today. IBN is a seven-time winner of the Outstanding Publications Award and three-time winner of the Patent Power Award. The A*STAR awards were introduced in 2009 to recognize the research institutes, which have contributed significantly to the agency’s KPIs each year.

IBN Executive Director Prof. Jackie Y. Ying said, “I thank all our staff and students for their passion and drive that led to these awards. The mission of IBN is to make an impact through multidisciplinary research and innovative technologies. We hope to continue to create value through nurturing exciting new biomedical enterprises that would make a difference to Singapore and the world.”

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Perfect 10 for IBN YRP Students at the 2017 Singapore Science and Engineering Fair

March 10, 2017 – Congratulations to our IBN Youth Research Program (YRP) students for their 10-prize haul at the 2017 Singapore Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF)! This year, a record 13 YRP students were shortlisted for the competition for their research projects conducted at IBN. They won three Gold Awards, one Silver Award, one Bronze Award, four Merit Awards and one Special Award. Two of our Gold Award winners were selected to represent Singapore at the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in Los Angeles, California, USA in May.

The Singapore Science and Engineering Fair is an annual competition organized by the Ministry of Education, A*STAR and Science Centre Singapore for all secondary and pre-university students to showcase their research projects in the past year.

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IBN in the News

Dr Jackie Ying – An Epitome for Young Scientific Minds
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A*STAR Research, 22 Mar 2017

Youngest Singapore Representative to the ‘Olympics’ of the Science World
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IBN Seminar Series: Elucidating the Involvement of Senescent Cells to Age-Related Pathologies by Prof. Darren J. Baker, Mayo Clinic, USA

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5th Nano Today Conference

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A Foldamer-Based Organocatalyst for Direct Arylations of Unactivated Arenes
Organic Letters, 19[8] (2017) 2190-2193.
(IF: 6.732) article

Biodegradable Cationic Poly(carbonates): Effect of Varying Side Chain Hydrophobicity on Key Aspects of Gene Transfection
Acta Biomaterialia, (2017)
DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2017.03.027.
(IF: 6.025) article

Short Synthetic β-Sheet Antimicrobial Peptides for the Treatment of Multidrug-Resistant Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Burn Wound Infections
Advanced Healthcare Materials, 6 (2017) 1601134.
(IF: 5.760) article



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