Global Life Science and High Technology company Sigma-Aldrich announced the opening of their new Asia Pacific headquarters and state-of-the-art Cell Culture Technical Center at the Biopolis Research Park in Singapore. The facility brings existing commercial offices and production laboratories in Singapore into a single location, together with the new Cell Culture Technical Center, in order to provide customised regional support for APAC customers.
“Our new Technical Center will significantly enhance our ability to support our customers in the region more quickly and effectively by providing local technical solutions that are customized to meet their needs,” said Jason Apter, Vice President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific for Sigma-Aldrich. “We are partnering with biopharmaceutical companies that are looking to increase the efficiency of their R&D efforts, working with them to reduce the time-to-market, cost and risk in developing both new drugs and generic versions of existing drugs.”
To further strengthen its presence in Asia Pacific and to better support customers in the biopharmaceutical industry, Sigma-Aldrich has also announced plans to construct its own cGMP distribution center in Tuas. Expected to open at the end of this year, the distribution center will enable Sigma-Aldrich to provide end-to-end services to its customers and distributors in Singapore and across South East Asia (SEA).
This will be the Company’s first fully-owned distribution center in SEA and will significantly enhance its ability to provide exceptional supply chain security and service to customers in the region. Created with an ‘In Asia for Asia’ objective, the cGMP certified distribution center will support strategic partnerships with customers in the region, enabling them to meet the increasingly stringent regulatory requirements for biopharmaceutical manufacturing.
Gilles Cottier, Executive Vice President and President of SAFC Commercial, said, “The choice of Singapore as Sigma-Aldrich’s regional headquarters was an obvious one, given the country’s strategic location, strong economy, political stability and world-class infrastructure.”
“Sigma-Aldrich is recognized as a leading global supplier to the biopharmaceutical industry. Our investments in Singapore play a crucial role in our strategy to better serve our regional customers and global players expanding into Asia. The country’s rapidly expanding biomedical ecosystem provides Sigma-Aldrich with access to talent and resources in an attractive and robust business environment like Singapore,” said Cottier.
You can read Sigma-Aldrich’s full press release on their website.
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