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Genentech goes offshore

Genentech is investing $140mm in a new biologic manufacturing plant in Singapore. The first commercial-scale microbial fermentation plant in Singapore, and a significant International investment by US-based Genentech. This is the latest of a number of international manufacturing and R&D centers being located in Singapore, and is a sign of the growing trend of biotechnology operations being globally distributed in specialized centers with favorable economics, worker, or other resource availability.

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  1. It would be exciting to have truly biotechnology companies which develop innovative biomedical products in Singapore and not just biologics manufacturing. All in all, EDB is certainly doing a good job paving the way for Singapore to become a major biotech hub.

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