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Congratulations to the Inaugural PLATINUM Grant Awardees

Congratulations to the following researchers for being awarded the inaugural PLATINUM Grant!

  • Dr Torsten Wuestefeld of the Genome Institute of Singapore for his Liver Disease Platform which is uncovering a new class of drug targets to treat fibrotic diseases.

  • Dr Sherry Aw and Dr Dave Wee of the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology for their SPAR ribozymes which aim to control gene expression to treat dosage-dependent genetic diseases.

The first of its kind in Asia co-funded by a biotech VC, the PLATINUM Grant was formally launched in April this year by Esco Ventures X in collaboration with A*CCELERATE. The grant is meant to help Principal Investigators develop therapeutic platform technologies and advance them towards a potential spin out.

More information on the grant can be found at

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