GlaxoSmithKline inks 5-year R&D pact with A*STAR

Pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline ($GSK) has inked a 5-year research pact with A*STAR's Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES) in Singapore, promising to collaborate on researching newly formulated drugs. The two groups have been working together for the past decade, helping build the city-state's reputation for R&D. "Collaborating with GSK, a global leader in pharmaceuticals and healthcare provides an opportunity for us to further our research and deepen our capabilities in formulation science with skilled scientists and technical expertise. This venture will enable us to develop future scientists and laboratory analysts with the right skills to grow this industry in Singapore," said Dr Keith Carpenter, the executive director of ICES. Release