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Leck Kwong Joo, a Singaporean who received his Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from the Australian National University.

For Nanostart AG, the investment in Curiox marks its first in Asia, and is of strategic importance. Nanostart is investing in Curiox as the lead investor and is thus assuming an active role with its investment managers in the ongoing development of the company, jointly with Exploit Technologies, the commercialization arm of A*STAR.

Our new investment holding, Curiox, is our first step into the highly promising Asian market, explained Marco Beckmann, CEO of Nanostart AG. Singapore has established an outstanding position for itself in Asia in nanotechnology. Through our investment in Curiox, we aim to directly participate in the dynamic growth of this region and to live up to our claim of global leadership. Further investments in Asia will follow.

We are delighted to learn that Nanostart is planning further activities including a local office in Singapore. It would bring along a significant international network of business contacts, and help other local enterprises in creating high value added jobs based on home-grown, cutting-edge technologies, said Prof. Ying. She will hold a seat on the companys board of directors along with a representative from Nanostart AG.

The U.S. represents Curioxs largest potential market with more than 12,000 suitable academic and government labs, which spent $14.3 billion on lab instruments, consumables and reagents in 2005, and more than 14,000 industrial pharma and biotech labs, which spent $37.4 billion in 2005.


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