From Bugs to Drugs: Harnessing the Power of Microbes as Living Medicines

The 1st BCS Biotech Writing Competition was held in 2023 where applicants submitted their entries on current biotechnology trends and opinions in Asia. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the perpetual outbreaks of Influenza, most of us see microbes as dangerous organisms. Our 3rd prize winner, Vanessa Lunardi, writes an informative piece that proves otherwise – maybe microbes can be used to benefit humankind after all.

BCS Career Interviews – Dr. Peyman Salehian of Allozymes

Wonder what it’s like to be a founder of a deep-tech company in Singapore? Biotech Connection Singapore is kickstarting our Career Series Interviews again! In this interview, we speak with Dr. Peyman Salehian, co-founder and CEO of Singapore-based startup Allozymes. What does it take to make a deep-tech company like Allozymes work? What are the challenges one must be prepared to face? And what takeaways can we glean from Dr. Peyman’s experiences? Read on to find out more.