The Biopolis Shared Facilities (BSF) of the Biomedical Sciences Institutes
(BMSI), Agency for Science,
Technology and Research (A*STAR) has inked a Memorandum of Understanding
(MoU) with Carl Zeiss MicroImaging, a global market leader in microscopy solutions
and systems for research, laboratories, routine and industrial applications.
The MoU formalizes a strategic partnership and collaboration which brings
technology and scientific mind together to further boost life science research
and education to the future generations in the science community.
The BSF Advanced Microscopic Imaging Laboratory is already equipped with a
number of ZEISS high-end microscopy systems such as the High Speed Line Scanning
5LiveDuo that is being used in a variety of life science research projects and
in supporting the Biopolis Scientific Community.
In this partnership, Carl Zeiss will work closely with the BSF Advanced Microscopic
Imaging Laboratory to introduce cutting edge technology to the Biopolis research
community with systems on a rotational basis. In the coming year, Carl Zeiss
will equip the facility with two million-dollar light microscopy systems; the
SR-SIM (Superresolution Structured Illumination Microscopy) and PAL-M (Photoactivated
Localization Microscopy) for scientists to work with their experiments.
"This partnership will allow scientists at BSF to experience state of
the art imaging capabilities, using the finest research equipment in Singapore"
said Ven Raman, Managing Director of Carl Zeiss S.E.Asia & India.
“This MOU with Carl Zeiss marks a new milestone in BSF’s development.
Having high-end equipment is only one part of the equation. We wish to harness
all the advanced features and capabilities residing in the equipment that we
have so that our customers can benefit from them. More importantly this collaboration
with Carl Zeiss will enable our scientists to access the latest innovations
to advance the research being done at Biopolis,” said Dr. Manjeet Singh,
Deputy Director, BSF.
“This is an exciting collaboration which will help bring leading edge
technology and know how to researchers in the Biopolis” said Dr. Sohail
Ahmed, Principal Investigator, Institute of Medical Biology (IMB), A*STAR, and
Scientific Advisor to the BSF Advanced Microscopic Imaging Laboratory.