Global leader in mass spectrometry technology to maximize Singapore
as “hub” for global operations
SCIEX, a global leader in analytical technologies, today announced
the next major phase of its expansion in Singapore, with the grand
opening of a new research and development (R&D) centre.
The facility is an extension of the company’s $10-million global
operations in Marsiling where life science industry-leading analytical
instruments, including the AB SCIEX 6500 series and TripleTOF®
series, are manufactured.
The AB SCIEX R&D Centre is focused on product development and
brings R&D and manufacturing closer together. As a global leader in
scientific technologies for biological and chemical analysis, AB SCIEX
spends close to 10 percent of its annual revenues on R&D, which is a
driving force for the company’s continued innovation in LC/MS/MS (liquid
chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry).
The company has also invested in an application support and training
facility in the Biopolis, which is Singapore’s state-of-the-art
biomedical research hub housing a community of public and private
“Our significant investments in research and development, manufacturing
and personnel reaffirm our commitment to Singapore as a hub for AB SCIEX
global operations,” said Rainer Blair, President of AB SCIEX. “As
a trusted partner with scientists all over the world, we will continue
to drive new innovation and push the limits of analytical science.”
AB SCIEX joins more than 50 biotechnology and life science companies
that have an R&D presence in Singapore.
“We are excited about the opening of AB SCIEX’s R&D Centre in Singapore
? its first R&D centre outside North America. The centre will design and
develop new instruments from Singapore for global markets. This is an
excellent example of how leading life science tools companies such as AB
SCIEX are looking to Singapore as an integrated home in Asia for complex
instrument manufacturing, headquarter functions as well as R&D to
support their future growth,” said Ms Thien Kwee Eng, Assistant
Managing Director, Singapore Economic Development Board.
The company’s expansion in Singapore positions AB SCIEX to better serve
its customers across Asia-Pacific.