Agilent Technologies and Temasek Polytechnic Collaborate in Product Safety Testing

July 26, 2013
LCGC Asia Pacific eNews

Agilent Technologies (California, USA) and Temasek Polytechnic (Singapore) have announced the opening of a new laboratory to provide support to small and mid-size companies (SMEs) involved in the manufacture or distribution of traditional Chinese medicine and food products.

Agilent Technologies (California, USA) and Temasek Polytechnic (Singapore) have announced the opening of a new laboratory to provide support to small and mid-size companies (SMEs) involved in the manufacture or distribution of traditional Chinese medicine and food products.

The laboratory is located in the School of Applied Sciences at Temasek Polytechnic. Scientists based at the facility will test products at various stages of development and production to ensure high quality control. The collaboration forms part of the Agilent Partner Labs network in the South Asia-Pacific and Korea region.

Dr Lee Chee Wee, director of the School of Applied Science at Temasek Polytechnic, said: "Temasek Polytechnic has a strong track record in helping Singapore businesses, especially SMEs in the area of analytical science. Through our interactions with SMEs, we know that they want capabilities in high-value, low-volume testing services at an internationally established laboratory."

Tan Mei Mei, business director of the South Asia-Pacific region Chemical Analysis Group of Agilent, said: "Agilent has a long history of developing analytical tools and methods used by governments, commercial enterprises, and private labs around the globe for the detection, identification, and confirmation of biological and chemical agents and toxic industrial compounds in various industries.” She added: “Manufacturers and distributors of products used in traditional Chinese medicine, for example, need to ensure safety, quality, and authenticity of their ingredients and must conform to increasingly stringent standards around the world and in Singapore."

For more information please visit:

www.agilent.com or www.tp.edu.sg