(From Japan Corporate News Newswire)
Waseda University and Olympus Corporation (TSE: 7733) have today officially opened the Waseda-Olympus Bioscience Research Institute, a joint research facility based in the Biopolis that will focus on the investigation of higher brain functions such as intellect and awareness.
The research conducted at the institute will integrate Olympus' strengths in the bioscience research area gained through its wealth of experience developing biological microscopes and genome analysis systems, together with the research expertise offered by Waseda.
The institute has its origins with Waseda University's Institute for Biomedical Science where for two years Olympus had been sending its researchers and participating in other exchange activities that deepened involvement between the two organizations
Situated at the information crossroads between the United States, Europe, China and India, Singapore provided the ideal location to establish the institute. The Singapore government has made efforts to forge the country into a bioscience research hub, boasting some 2,000 …