Biopolis (Chinese: 启奥园 or 启奥生物医药研究园, formerly 生物医药研究园) is an international
research and developmentcentre located in Singaporefor biomedical sciences. It is located in One-Northin Buona Vista, near Dover, and is close to the National University of Singapore, the Singapore Polytechnic, the Institute of Technical Education, the National University Hospital, the Singapore Science Park, Ministry of Education, and Fusionopolis. This campus is dedicated to providing space for biomedical research and development activities and promoting peer reviewand collaborationamong the private and public scientific community.
"Biopolis Phase One" is a 185,000 m² (2,000,000 ft²) biomedical complex of seven buildings that were constructed from June
2003to March 2004at a cost of S$500 million. They are namely: Nanos, Genome, Helios, Chromos, Proteos, Matrix and Centros. Several government agencies, publicly-funded research institutes and research labs of pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies are located there.
"Biopolis Phase Two" was completed in October 2006, comprising two blocks, named Neuros and Immunos, which will house research on
neuroscienceand immunologyrespectively. The seven-storey 37,000 m² complex was designed and constructed over 18 months at a cost of S$70 million. The new addition increases the Biopolis research complex to a total of 222,000 m², or about half the size of Suntec City. Daryl Loo, "2 new Biopolis blocks to beef up research", " The Straits Times", 31 October 2006] Tan Hui Leng, "Biopolis booster for local biomed scene", "Today", 31 October 2006]
* [http://www.biomed-singapore.com/bms/sg/en_uk/index/newsroom/media_kit.html.asp Biopolis fact Sheet]
For the general public, Biopolis has eight shops, four
restaurants, four cafes, a 300-seater food court, a fast foodrestaurant, a puband a childcare centre.
For its members, Biopolis has a 480-seater
auditoriumand four 250-seater lecture theaters. It also has 13 meeting rooms.
There are plans to build a
hotelnearby and a large number of private condominiumunits. The latter is controversial, attracting public concern whether such developments are needed, especially during turbulent economic conditions. Biopolis is further surrounded by nearby HDB housing estates.
Biopolis arts programme
An initiative of the one-north arts program, one-north Development Group (oDG) of JTC Corporation launched the first Biopolis Arts Program@one-north on
14 May 2002. oDG supports the nurturing of the local and overseas arts community, by way of co-developing and funding the art programs in one-north. All major developmental projects in one-north will be encouraged to contribute towards the funding of significant artwork in-situ.
* [http://www.one-north.sg/hubs_biopolis.aspx Official homepage]
* [http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/17/business/worldbusiness/17stem.html Singapore Acts as Haven for Stem Cell Research] "The New York Times", August 16, 2006
* [http://www.biomed-singapore.com/bms/sg/en_uk/index.html.asp Singapore's Biomedical Sciences Initiative]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Biopolis — ist der Name einer in Singapur aufgebauten Forschungsstadt, in der vorwiegend auf den Gebieten der Medizin und Biotechnologie geforscht wird. Biopolis erstreckt sich über 220.000 m² und bietet zahlreichen internationalen Forschern Raum zum… … Deutsch Wikipedia
One-North — For the railway station, see one north MRT Station. Not to be confused with Microsoft Office OneNote. one north English one north Chinese 纬壹 (Pinyin ) Malay satu utara … Wikipedia
List of genetics research organizations — This is a list of organizations involved in genetics research or related activities.Companies*Affymetrix, UK [http://www.affymetrix.com/] *Applera, Norwalk, CT [http://www.applera.com/] *Applied Biosystems, Foster City, CA… … Wikipedia
List of Singapore-related topics — This is a list of topics related to Singapore. For a similar list in alphabetical order, see list of Singapore related topics by alphabetical order. Those interested in the subject can monitor changes to the pages by clicking on Related changes… … Wikipedia
Republik Singapur — Republic of Singapore (engl.) 新加坡共和国 (chin.) Republik Singapura (malai.) சிங்கப்பூர் குடியரசு (Tamil) Republik Singapur … Deutsch Wikipedia
Singapore — Republic of Singapore (engl.) 新加坡共和国 (chin.) Republik Singapura (malai.) சிங்கப்பூர் குடியரசு (Tamil) Republik Singapur … Deutsch Wikipedia
Agglo de Rouen — Agglomération de Rouen Agglomération de Rouen Administration Pays France Région Haute Normandie Département … Wikipédia en Français
Agglomeration de Rouen — Agglomération de Rouen Agglomération de Rouen Administration Pays France Région Haute Normandie Département … Wikipédia en Français
Agglomération De Rouen — Administration Pays France Région Haute Normandie Département … Wikipédia en Français
Agglomération de Rouen — Communauté de l agglomération rouennaise Administration Pays France Région Haute Normandie Département Seine Maritime … Wikipédia en Français