Hummingbird Bioscience, a data-driven precision biotherapeutics company discovering and developing transformative biologic medicines for hard-to-treat diseases, announced the official opening of its office and research facilities at the Singapore Science Park. Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies Heng Swee Keat officiated the opening ceremony at The Galen on 23rd September 2022. Located at The Galen and The Aries buildings, Hummingbird Bioscience’s 40,000 sq. ft. space holds more than 10 state-of-the-art laboratories integrated with office space.
“This is a significant milestone for the Hummingbird Bioscience team, which has come a long way since the company’s inception in 2015,” said Piers Ingram, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Hummingbird Bioscience. “The Hummingbird Bioscience team has grown to a current headcount of 150 responsible for the full range of drug discovery and development activities from target validation, antibody discovery, bioinformatics to clinical development. We look forward to welcoming more talented teammates at our new location.”
Enterprise Singapore (EnterpriseSG) has supported Hummingbird Bioscience closely on its growth, including the development of its platform technology. SEEDS Capital, the investment arm of EnterpriseSG, has also co-invested in the company. Said Soh Leng Wan, Assistant Chief Executive Officer (Manufacturing & Engineering) of EnterpriseSG, “The Singapore biotech innovation scene has grown rapidly since our early investments into biomedical research. Today, there are more than 40 therapeutic biotechs in Singapore with many achieving good traction. In 2021, Singapore-based biotechs collectively raised more than S$860 million. Hummingbird Bioscience is an example of a biotech that has successfully fund raised and continues to build capabilities to develop its clinical-stage assets. This will generate new biotech job opportunities in Singapore.”