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June 28th, 2010

A*STAR Showcases 17 Innovative Solutions for Tackling Urban Living Challenges

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Seventeen innovative solutions from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), that hold promise of enhancing lifestyle, improving healthcare delivery and making urban living more sustainable and liveable, will be showcased at the World Cities Summit (WCS) from 28 June 2010 - 1 July 2010, at Suntec Convention Centre.

A*STAR's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) has developed a novel desktop system that integrated virus particle lysis, viral RNA extraction, and 1-colour, 3-channel multiplexing RRT-PCR (real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction) for rapid influenza diagnosis with WHO-recommended protocols.

Carbon-fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP) Developed by A*STAR's Institute of Molecular Research and Engineering (IMRE), Carbon-fire-reinforced polymers (CFRP) consist of nanocomposites incorporated with a small percentage of nanometre-sized fillers, exhibit significantly enhanced thermal-mechanical properties.

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