Visit of the Director General of Centre of Molecular Immunology in Cuba Dr Agustin B. Lage Davila to Singapore from April 15-19th, 2015.Return
Singapore-April 30th, 2015: The Director General of Centre of Molecular Immunology from Havana, Cuba Dr Agustin B. Lage Davila concluded a business and scientific visit to Singapore from April 15-19th, 2015 under the auspices of the Singaporean biotech companies InnoCIMAb Pte Ltd and Innokeys Pte Ltd.
During this visit Dr Lage Davila, was called on by Dr Lam Pin Min, Ministry of State for Health of Singapore, topics related to Singaporean Health Policies, Cuban Health Care Program, Cuban Biotechnology System, the development of preventive dengue vaccines and the importance of having a wide access of the population to affordable medicines were discussed.
Dr Lage Davila, Her Excellence Mary SEET-Cheng Ambassador to Cuba from Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Singapore, Johannes Setijono, Chairman of InnoCIMAb Pte Ltd and Rikrik A. Ilyas, CEO of InnoCIMAb Pte Ltd met with Mr Chua Eu Jin, Managing Director, Americas and Managing Director, Legal and Regulations from Temasek International Pte Ltd to discuss investment opportunities for Singaporean companies in Cuba’s new Mariel Special Economic Development Zone (ZEDM).
Dr Lage Davila, and Rikrik A. Ilyas, CEO of InnoCIMAb Pte Ltd visited the National Cancer Centre of Singapore (NCCS) and met with Dr Toh Han Chong, Deputy Director and Senior Consultant, Division of Medical Oncology (DMO) of NCCS. At NCCS Dr Lage Davila delivered a lecture on “Vision to manage cancer as a chronic disease: a paradigm shift in management of cancer patient by personalized targeted approach”. Topics on potential mutual collaboration on scientific research and clinical trials between Centre of Molecular Immunology and NCCS were discussed.
On the afternoon of April 17th, 2015 Dr Lage Davila, also visited Fusionopolis to the Office of the Chairman of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) to meet with Mr Lim Chuan Poh. After the meeting with A*Star Chairman, Dr Lage Davila attended a call of Prof. Laurent Renia, Managing Director of Singapore Immunology Network. On this meeting Prof. Renia made an introductory lecture on the Singapore Immunology Network and Dr Lage-Davila delivered a lecture on “Cuban Scientific Institutions and potential collaboration with Singaporean Research and Development System”. Several potential projects for collaboration were identified.
Later Dr Lage Davila met at the Ministry of Trade and Industry with Serena Liau, Senior Assistant Director, Central Asia and Latin America from MTI, Mrs Sarah Ler, Divisional Director Americas Group from IE Singapore, John Eng, Assistant Head, Americas Desk, from EDB and other representatives from MTI. At MTI Dr Lage Davila gave a lecture on “Biotechnology in Cuba: from third world to high technology”. During the meeting Dr Lage Davila introduced to MTI, IE Singapore and EDB the Cuba’s new Mariel Special Economic Development Zone and several other topics of potential mutual collaboration.
Embassy of Cuba