Birgitte Lane On Translational Skin Research At Singapore’s IMB: An Interview With PharmAsia News (Part 1 of 2)
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
Singapore’s Biopolis, a campus-like setting of office and laboratory space set aside for biomedical research, hosts a skin biology cluster under the Institute of Medical Biology. Executive Director Professor Birgitte Lane spoke with PharmAsia News about efforts to attract industry to partner research with a translational focus.
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