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Asia Pacific: Waters Corp opens research center in Singapore

Waters Corporation has opened the International Food and Water Research Centre (IFWRC) in Singapore to address the growing challenges of food and water security and safety.

Led by a Scientific Advisory Panel, the IFWRC will support scientists throughout the world working in areas such as food authenticity, food fraud discovery, water contamination research, food quality enhancement and new ingredient/formulation studies.

The panel will identify meaningful, innovative projects by working with academic and industrial leaders globally.

“In past decades, Singapore has become a major hub for food and water research that has far-reaching impacts around the globe,” said Mike Harrington, senior VP of global market.

“The country has long had well-established academic laboratories where scientists have done significant work.”

“We are thrilled to open the IFWRC, a model for scientific collaboration between industry, government and academia that will ultimately drive significant advances in food and water quality.”

Researchers will gain access to IFWRC’s facilities outfitted with the latest advanced analytical instrumentation from Waters.

In addition, the laboratory will be staffed with scientists and researchers who will work closely with project owners throughout implementation.