Inspiring Students to Pursue Careers in Science
At CPR, we regularly work together with institutions of higher education to provide opportunities for students to gain industry exposure as part of beyond classroom learning.
On 13 March 2023, a group of 16 students from the National University of Singapore (NUS) visited CPR for such a purpose. The group comprised undergraduate students enrolled in the Molecular Biotechnology Module, as well as post-graduate students enrolled in the Masters in Biotechnology degree programme.
The visit was organised to provide the students with insights into the “bench-to-bedside” process. This refers to the journey of taking a new drug from early research in the lab to its development and testing before being made available to patients.
Through presentations, we introduced CPR and our work on antibody research to the students. This enabled them to understand our core technology and niche in the market. In a presentation on the drug development process, we also provided them with greater insights on how scientific discoveries are translated from laboratory to product. The visit culminated in a lab tour where they had the opportunity to observe our researchers at work in our state-of-art facility.
We hope that through this visit, the students will have a better sense of how the industry works and be more aware of the types of roles that will be available to them after graduation.
Through initiatives such as these, we aim to contribute to Singapore’s science ecosystem by encouraging the next generation of aspiring scientists to pursue a career in this field.