The facility will focus on providing analytical service and co-developing products with customers in the region, catering to diverse markets across Asia Pacific to provide the right nutrients to the right people at the right time.
This new facility makes the fourth lab that BASF has in the Asia Pacific—the others are located in Shanghai, China, and Mumbai, India. With the new application lab in Singapore, the company’s research and development footprint in the region is enhanced.
This is the first time the company has set up an application facility in a tertiary institution in Singapore. Experts in nutrition and health from the company will work with researchers and students from Singapore Polytechnic to conduct research and develop innovative science-based solutions and concepts, to provide strategic support for the region’s customers.
The laboratory is equipped with analysis and performance testing equipment to examine ingredients in finished food products such as dietary supplements, functional foods and beverages. Students will gain first-hand, practical experience using the latest technology to conduct product testing and research.
“We are honoured to work with Singapore Polytechnic on this meaningful partnership, which will allow us to serve our customers and simultaneously develop the nutrition and health industry of tomorrow,” said Tina Low, regional director of BASF Human Nutrition Asia Pacific.
“The global population is expected to grow to more than 10 billion by 2050. That’s 10 billion reasons for us to deliver more from less. We do so by catering to diverse markets and population in Asia Pacific to provide the right nutrients to the right people at the right time,” she added.