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This documented briefing provides an overview of biomedical and health research in Singapore. The report is part of a series of country-specific reports available from RAND Europe's observatory on Health Research Systems, funded by the Department of Health (England). First, this report discusses the structure of the health research system in Singapore, presenting the funding sources, sectors performing biomedical and health research and development (R&D) and Singapore's health research priorities. Second, it looks at the processes and performance of the Singapore health research system, providing an overview of the types of funding packages available for building biomedical R&D capacity and competitiveness. It discusses Singapore's science commercialisation and technology transfer initiatives, with some examples of the system's performance. Finally, this report considers some of the key topics related to the future of Singapore's health research system.

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The research described in this report was conducted by RAND Europe with funding support from the Health Research and Development Policy Research Unit of the Department of Health (England).

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