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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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Singapore Researchers Use Patients’ Stem Cells to Test for Side Effects of Drugs – Discovery Brings Doctors Closer to Personalized Medicine

Researchers from the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology and the National Cancer Centre Singapore who discovered the approach of using patients’ stem cells to test for side effects of drugs. From left: Prof Hanry Yu, Dr Min-Han Tan and Dr Ravindran Kanesvaran. © Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

February 28, 2017 – Different people react differently to the same drug, yet it is difficult to predict the side effects for an individual in advance. Now, researchers from the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR and the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) have demonstrated a promising approach to screen for severe side effects by first testing the drug on stem cells made from the patient’s blood.

In Singapore, approximately 8% of all hospital admissions are caused by adverse drug reactions and these patients typically require a longer hospitalization stay. In Europe, side effects from medications cause 197,000 deaths annually.

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IBN in the News

Dr Jackie Ying – An Epitome for Young Scientific Minds
BiotechinAsia, 27 Mar 2017

Liver Cells Work Better Under Pressure
A*STAR Research, 22 Mar 2017

Youngest Singapore Representative to the ‘Olympics’ of the Science World
Berita Harian, 20 Mar 2017

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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

Highly Potent Antimicrobial Polyionenes with Rapid Killing Kinetics, Skin Biocompatibility and In Vivo Bactericidal Activity
Biomaterials, 127 (2017) 36-48.
(IF: 8.387) article



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