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Roche Diagnostics unveils APAC HQ and regional Centre of Excellence in Singapore

Zafirah Salim | July 29, 2015
The new Centre of Excellence serves as a training site for its technical staff, and the company plans to develop it into an education centre as well for laboratories across the region.

Roche Diagnostics launched on Monday (July 27, 2015) its new Asia Pacific headquarters and a regional Centre of Excellence in Singapore.

Located in the Aperia building in Kallang, the new Centre of Excellence - worth S$8.4 million - houses a Training Centre which features the latest systems across all diagnostics areas, enabling it to serve as a training site for its technical staff; as well as a new second line technical support centre for customers in Asia Pacific.

In the future, Roche Diagnostics said that it plans to develop the site into an education centre for laboratories across the region.

It added that Singapore's strong fundamentals in healthcare excellence and world-best standards of medical practice make the country an intuitive choice as a regional hub for Roche Diagnostics.

As the regional headquarters, the Singapore office will house strategic regional headquarter functions, solidifying Singapore as the anchor of Roche Diagnostics regional strategy. The company currently employs over 230 people in Singapore, while another 4,000 employees are spread across 14 other countries across Asia Pacific. The move to a larger office space will enable Roche Diagnostics to double the capacity of its employees here.

"Diagnostics is a key factor in providing sustainable and efficient healthcare. With a direct presence in 15 countries throughout the region, the location of our regional headquarters is an important part of a strategy that will allow us to provide better service through our diagnostic capabilities across the entire healthcare space," said Lance Little, Managing Director of Roche Diagnostics Asia Pacific.


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