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Singapore is committing some S$100 million to skin research with the announcement of the Skin Research Institute of Singapore (SRIS) on Thursday. SRIS is a collaboration between the Agency for Science Technology and Research, National Skin Centre and Nanyang Technological University.
SINGAPORE: Singapore is committing some S$100 million to skin research with the announcement of the Skin Research Institute of Singapore (SRIS) on Thursday.
SRIS is a collaboration between the Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR), National Skin Centre (NSC) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
SRIS will harness the expertise of scientists, clinicians and engineers to foster and conduct high impact, inter-disciplinary skin research.
One in three people worldwide suffers from a skin disorder, thus there is demand for new treatments in this field.
The three organisations will pool their funds, talent and resources on the new institute, which is expected to be ready by end-2015.
They said there is a need to identify areas of specialisation and concentrate on those where Singapore can be globally competitive.
Experts said that with a multi-ethnic population and current, high quality clinical and bioengineering research, Singapore is in a unique position to do this.
Professor Roy Chan, director of the National Skin Centre, said: "We're going to concentrate our initial set of studies on commonly occurring conditions which affect Singaporeans and people worldwide.
"This includes eczema, disorders of pigmentation, disorders of hair, skin ageing, and also wound healing. These areas are very common and can seriously affect many people."
The SRIS will eventually be given purpose-built space next to NSC at the NTU Novena Campus at Health City Novena on Mandalay Road.