The Biomedical Sciences Industry Partnership Office (BMS IPO) was set up in Jun 2010 as a single point-of-contact for companies that wish to establish research and development (R&D) collaborations spanning across multiple Singapore public sector research and healthcare institutions. Specifically, it is responsible for acting as the liaison between companies and public institutions in dealing with issues that may arise and for ensuring that funding commitments by the companies are translated into actual research projects with the public institutions. It will also manage such interactions in a coordinated and strategic manner and assist in troubleshooting administrative and policy matters that can only be resolved at the national level. Hosted and funded by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) since inception, it also receives funding from MOH, and the Economic Development Board (EDB) since Apr 2011. 

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