10X Genomics celebrates grand opening of its Singapore facility, its first outside the US

10X Genomics celebrates grand opening of its Singapore facility, its first outside the US

10x Genomics, an American biotechnology company celebrated the grand opening of its Singapore manufacturing facility and commercial hub recently. A life sciences leader focused on mastering biology to advance human health, the opening of its Singapore’s facility is part of its major Asia Pacific (APAC) expansion. The Singapore manufacturing facility is also its first outside […]

Singapore attracted $17.2 billion in Fixed Asset Investments in 2020 despite pandemic gloom

Fixed Asset Investments

Despite the pandemic gloom, Singapore secured S$17.2 billion in Fixed Asset Investments (FAI) and S$6.8 billion in Total Business Expenditure last year (2020), Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said. This is a strong performance in an exceptionally challenging year, the minister said. The FAI secured in 2020 significantly exceeded the medium to long-term […]

What’s the difference between an Employment Pass and a Tech.Pass?


Tech.Pass is a visa that allows established tech entrepreneurs, leaders or technical experts from around the world to come to Singapore to perform frontier and disruptive innovations. There are several differences between an Employment Pass and a Tech.Pass. For a start, one is an employment pass, the other is a visa. Employment Pass The Employment […]

Why does the government plan 500 tech passes amidst anti-foreigner sentiments?

anti-foreigner sentiments Tech.Pass EDB MOM

With the anti-foreigner sentiments exacerbated by the pandemic, why is the government issuing 500 tech passes? Is it to make themselves more unpopular? Not at all. The new Tech.Pass is a response to the stiff competition for global tech talent. It is a much needed booster to attract top tech talent in a fiercely competitive […]

COVID-19 vaccine could be available in early 2021; EDB pumps in US$200m

Arcturus Therapeutics Duke-NUS Covid-19 Vaccine

A COVID-19 vaccine co-developed by Duke-NUS Medical School and Arcturus Therapeutics could be available in Singapore in the first quarter of 2021. Arcturus Therapeutic, which is based in California, made the announcement on 9 November. The vaccine is currently undergoing Phase 1/2 clinical trial in Singapore. This phase studies the safety and side effects of […]

Planes may be grounded but our spirit, never! Together, we will rise again.


EDB launched a new marketing campaign video to draw investors to Singapore. Titled ‘Dear World’, it is an open letter to the world, an invitation to rise together again, to be the greatest generation yet in this crisis. Our world is not quite the same today. Planes can be grounded but our spirit, never! This […]

Hundreds of jobs to be created at Hyundai Singapore facility

Hyundai electric vehicles

Singapore to get its first car manufacturing facility, and it’s electric Last week, Hyundai announced the launch of a new range of electric vehicles (EV) under its Ioniq brand to be manufactured in Singapore. Construction of its new 28,000 square-metre manufacturing factory in Singapore was to begin in May. It was delayed to October because […]