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Delta-IBN Life Science and Diagnostics Lab Opens at Biopolis
Collaboration between Delta Group and Institute of Bioengineering and
Nanotechnology targets the global medical technology market

(From left) Mr. Lim Chuan Poh (Chairman, A*STAR), Mr. Ping Cheng (CEO, Delta), and Prof. Jackie Y. Ying (Executive Director, IBN) at the Official Opening of the Delta-IBN Life Science and Diagnostics Lab at the Biopolis.

January 14, 2015 – Delta Electronics INT’L (Singapore) and the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR today announced the official opening of the Delta-IBN Life Science and Diagnostics Lab at the Biopolis. The lab aims to develop next-generation infectious disease detection kits through collaborative research projects undertaken by Delta, IBN, and local universities. Mr. Lim Chuan Poh, Chairman of A*STAR, was the Guest-of-Honor and officiated the opening ceremony together with Mr. Ping Cheng, CEO of Delta Electronics, and Prof. Jackie Y. Ying, Executive Director of IBN.

The Delta-IBN Life Science and Diagnostics Lab brings together IBN’s strengths in medical diagnostics, microfluidic systems and biological assays, and Delta’s expertise in microelectronics, optical devices, and global operations. The lab will focus on developing enabling technologies for improved infectious disease detection and personalized medicine. Current diagnostics require a long processing time and extensive, specialized laboratory equipment, and the lab will develop portable miniaturized all-in-one systems to provide on-the-spot, real-time detection results.

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Welcome Address by Prof Jackie Y. Ying, IBN Executive Director
Guest-of-Honor Speech by Mr Lim Chuan Poh, A*STAR Chairman

Second IBN International Symposium on Nanomedicine and Nanoassays in Singapore

IBN organized the 2nd IBN International Symposium (IBN-is) on December 8-9, 2014 at the Matrix, Biopolis. This year’s theme on Nanomedicine and Nanoassays’ represents two exciting areas that are set to transform healthcare and diagnostics.

The symposium featured 17 invited speakers from renowned institutions worldwide, 17 contributed oral and 56 poster presentations. 350 local and international delegates attended the two-day symposium.

A Special Forum for Students was held in the afternoon of December 9, where a distinguished panel shared personal insights from their careers in industry, academia and hospital, to inspire and encourage students to pursue careers in research.

To find out more, please visit: www.ibn-is.com.

Flat, Diamond-Shaped Plates of Lithium Iron Phosphate Improve Discharge Voltages

Cathodes made from hollow plates of lithium iron phosphate improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries.
© 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim

November 19, 2014 – Hollow, crystalline particles of lithium iron phosphate can enhance the performance of lithium-ion batteries by enabling an easier flow of lithium ions, A*STAR researchers have found.

Lithium-ion batteries are ubiquitous in cell phones, laptops and other portable electronic devices, and are increasingly used in electric cars. During charging, lithium ions inside the battery leave the positive cathode, travel through a liquid electrolyte and enter the negative anode (often made of carbon). This flow of ions reverses during discharging.

But conventional cathode materials have serious drawbacks: lithium cobalt oxide, for example, is toxic and expensive, and while lithium iron phosphate is cheaper and nontoxic, it suffers from low electrical conductivity.

Prof Jackie Ying of the A*STAR Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Singapore and colleagues have now developed a form of lithium iron phosphate particles that act as a cathode for better performance. The diamond-shaped particles, which look like miniature melon seeds, are hollow, and have a crystalline structure that is easier for lithium ions to enter (see image).

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IBN in the News

Delta, IBN Open Delta-IBN Life Science and Diagnostics Lab at Biopolis
Pharmabiz.com, 16 Jan 2015

Delta Electronics Opens Joint Diagnostics Lab in Singapore
Evertiq, 16 Jan 2015

Taiwan Firm Delta, A*Star Launches Diagnostics Lab in Singapore
BioSpectrum, 16 Jan 2015

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27 Jan
IBN Seminar Series: Biomaterial Systems with Controlled Temporal and Spatial Signal Presentation by Prof. Eben Alsberg, Case Western Reserve University, USA

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NEW! Polyurethane-Coated Silica Particles with Broad-Spectrum Antibacterial Properties
Polymer Chemistry, (2015)
DOI: 10.1039/C4PY01455C.
(IF: 5.368) article

NEW! Injectable Biodegradable Hydrogels from Vitamin D-Functionalized Polycarbonates for the Delivery of Avastin with Enhanced Therapeutic Efficiency against Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
Biomacromolecules, (2014)
DOI: 10.1021/bm5015206.
(IF: 5.788) article

Antimicrobial Hydrogels: A New Weapon in the Arsenal Against Multidrug-Resistant Infections
Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, 78 (2014) 46-62.
(IF: 12.707) article



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