On 26 June, Mr Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, and Chairman of the National Research Foundation (NRF) officially opened the Experimental Drug Development Centre (EDDC), a national platform for drug discovery and development to channel high potential drug candidates toward commercial and clinical outcomes. The new centre integrates A*STARs Experimental Therapeutics Centre (ETC), the Drug, Discovery and Development (D3) unit, and the Experimental Biotherapeutics Centre (EBC) and will build on the combined capabilities we have developed over the years to support our partners in efforts to discover and develop innovative medicines. Click here to read the full article.
Official opening ceremony of EDDC
DPM Mr Heng Swee Keat giving his speech to launch the opening ceremony of the Experimental Drug Discovery Centre (EDDC).
At the Launch Ceremony of Experimental Drug Development Centre. From left- Mr Lim Chuan Poh- Chairman- SFA; Mr Fredrick Chew- CEO- A*STAR; Dr Damian O’Connell- CEO- EDDC; Mr Heng Swee Keat- Deputy Prime Minister And Minister For Finance; Ms Chan Lai Fung- Chairman- A*STAR and PS (NRD); Dr William Chin- Member- A*STAR Board- and Chairman- EDDC Governing Board; and Prof Tan Chorh Chuan- Chief Health Scientist- MOH.