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ClavystBio launches to spice up life sciences in Singapore


ClavystBio, an organization established by CLA Actual Property Holdings, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek, has launched, with its mission to speed up the commercialization of life sciences discoveries and innovation in Singapore.

The life sciences sector is about to be a key driver of Singapore’s future financial system. The sector at present employs 25,000 staff and contributes to round a fifth of the nation’s manufacturing GDP.

ClavystBio stated it intends to construct on this momentum by supporting early-stage firms, beginning with the rising areas of cell and gene remedy, biomarkers and digital well being. To assist firms tackle the prolonged and complicated challenges concerned in bringing novel options to market, ClavystBio stated it’s introducing an built-in and synergistic strategy by means of three pillars.

ClavystBio’s three pillars

The primary is collaboration. It hopes to create applications with personal and public companions to develop business and market experience, drive mental property translation and guarantee business success.

Enterprise is the second pillar. ClavystBio goals to champion early-stage firms and catalyze new start-ups by offering funding and dealing with them to safe management expertise, entry assets, and join with strategic companions and follow-on traders.

Beneath the construct pillar, the corporate is seeking to develop a purpose-built innovation district with collaborative life sciences infrastructure and specialised services. It is going to do that by means of a vibrant of educational, investor, start-up, business, {and professional} companions supporting all levels of firm progress.

ClavystBio has already made $220 million in funding commitments to 6 early-stage firms and three enterprise companions so far. 

Six firms

The six firms are Allay Therapeutics, CoV Biotechnology, Engine Biosciences, Hummingbird Bioscience, Medisix Therapeutics and Sunbird Bio.

Allay Therapeutics is a U.S. and Singapore-based biotech firm engaged on ultra-sustained analgesic merchandise to rework post-surgical ache administration and recuperation for sufferers and physicians.

Its expertise platform combines validated non-opioid analgesics and biopolymers to create dissolvable candidates that present ache aid inside a focused web site over weeks.

CoV Biotechnology is creating booster vaccines and therapeutics efficient in opposition to variants of SARS-2 beta coronavirus.

The corporate’s booster pan-sarbecovirus vaccine will shield in opposition to future variants and future crossovers of associated coronaviruses from animals to people.

Engine Biosciences is a Singapore and U.S.-based firm creating precision medicine-based therapies for most cancers and different illnesses, utilizing machine studying and large-scale experimental organic knowledge era and testing to decipher complicated genetic networks.

The corporate’s proprietary expertise platforms search to combine differentiated human and illness datasets, machine studying, combinatorial genetics experiments, and in-house drug discovery to determine and develop promising drug targets for particular affected person genetic and remedy contexts. Engine Biosciences’ applied sciences allow researchers and drug builders to feed and advance their therapeutics pipelines to deal with unmet medical wants throughout a spread of illnesses.

Hummingbird Bioscience is a Singapore and U.S.-based clinical-stage biotech firm that develops precision therapies in opposition to hard-to-drug targets to enhance remedy outcomes.

The corporate’s rational antibody discovery platform makes use of data-driven computational and methods biology to find and engineer precision therapies in oncology and autoimmune illnesses.

MediSix Therapeutics is a Singapore immune engineering firm that develops novel mobile therapies to handle T-cell malignancies and autoimmune illnesses.

The corporate has developed a expertise platform on genetic engineering that makes use of immune engineering approaches to generate T-cells for efficient immune cell therapies.

Sunbird Bio develops next-generation diagnostic platforms to supply sooner and extra correct outcomes in molecular diagnostics throughout a variety of illnesses together with infectious illnesses, neurodegenerative illnesses and most cancers.

It goals to enhance lives by offering readability and accessibility in diagnostic testing to higher inform healthcare choices and outcomes.


ClavystBio is led by chief govt officer, Christopher Laing, who’s transitioning from his position as vice dean, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Duke-NUS Medical Faculty. 

“Ecosystem-building emphasizes connectivity and entry to expertise and assets, which makes Singapore a beautiful place for all times sciences firms to begin and develop. Our distinctive mannequin brings funding, partnerships and an optimum bodily setting to life sciences firms, in order that they will speed up their pathway to commercialisation and assist profit end-users or sufferers extra shortly,” Laing stated.



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