Esco Aster News & Events


December 18, 2017

Esco Aster, a leading independent contract development and manufacturing organization dedicated to Singapore’s R&D ecosystem, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with A*STAR’s Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI) to accelerate advanced manufacturing of biological products through efficient and highly scalable bioprocessing platforms.

The signing of the MOU is Esco Aster’s first with BTI – a national research institute with core expertise in bioprocessing technology and engineering.

As part of the MOU, Esco Aster aims to establish an “Innovation Centre for Continuous Biomanufacturing”, and contribute resources to collaborative projects with Singapore-based researchers.

“Esco Aster is extremely excited about the MOU”, said Xiangliang Lin, Esco Aster’s Chief Executive Officer, “We hope to contribute to Future Economy and Industry 4.0. Our partners can consider continuous bioprocessing platform, as a paradigm shift in biologics manufacturing at the start of a R&D project; this will be a significant benefit not only to patients, clinicians, but nurturing other Singapore startups.”

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About Esco Aster

Esco Aster is a contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) focusing on offering vaccine-, cell- and gene-therapy development and biomanufacturing services using its proprietary TideMotion technology, bioprocessing and bioengineering equipment.

Esco Aster aims to be a best-in-class cGMP CDMO, enabling the production of larger quantities of biologics materials needed for preclinical toxicology studies, clinical trials and eventual commercialisation, thus accelerating the transition of novel technologies from laboratory to patients in need. For more information on Esco Aster, please visit