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Source: PUB / Optiqua
Optiqua Technologies establishes Research Centre at PUB's WaterHub

SIWW, Singapore, June 24, 2009 - (ACN Newswire) - Optiqua Technologies Pte Ltd, the Singapore-based provider of state-of-the-art optical biosensor solutions for the international water industry, announced that it will establish its new Research Centre at national water agency PUB's WaterHub, a one-stop platform for technology, learning and networking.

The announcement was made in conjunction with the Singapore International Water Week 2009, a global platform for water solutions.

The new research centre will facilitate Optiqua's research and product development activities, supporting a range of product launches scheduled for the end of 2009 and 2010 including its on-line network monitoring solution EventLab, and an on-line real-time detection system for microbial contaminations.

Melchior van Wijlen, CEO of Optiqua Technologies said, "We are very pleased with our move to PUB's WaterHub. It will enable us to expand our research and product development activities substantially, while providing access to a high-profile community of water research organisations and state-of-the-art facilities."

Optiqua will move to its new research facilities in September 2009.

Mr Harry Seah, Director of PUB's Technology and Water Quality office said, "PUB and Optiqua have always enjoyed a good working relationship on our existing joint research programmes and collaborations. Optiqua's new research centre at WaterHub will not only strengthen this relationship, it will also add to the growing R&D sector in Singapore."

About Singapore International Water Week (SIWW)

The Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) is the global platform to share and co-create innovative water solutions. The biennial event gathers stakeholders from the global water industry to share best practices, showcase the latest technologies and tap business opportunities. SIWW is part of the strategic programme of the Singapore Government to grow the water industry and develop water technologies.

Held in between the main SIWW editions, the SIWW Spotlight series are exclusive by-invitation events to continue the dialogue from SIWW and foster ongoing exchanges on pressing challenges faced by the water industry worldwide. This meeting of minds focuses on critical issues and discussions in greater depth, where the outcomes will shape the programme and content for SIWW.

These events are organised by Singapore International Water Week Pte Ltd, a company set up by Singapore's Ministry of the Environment & Water Resources and PUB, Singapore's national water agency. The 7th Singapore International Water Week will be held in conjunction with the 5th World Cities Summit and the 3rd CleanEnviro Summit Singapore, from 10 - 14 July 2016 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. For more information, visit www.siww.com.sg.

About PUB

PUB is a statutory board under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources. It is the national water agency, managing Singapore's water supply, water catchment and used water in an integrated way. PUB won the 2007 Stockholm Industry Water Award and was named Water Agency of the Year at the Global Water Awards 2006.

- About PUB's tagline: Water for All: Conserve, Value, Enjoy -
PUB has ensured a diversified and sustainable supply of water for Singapore with the Four National Taps (local catchment water, imported water, NEWater, desalinated water).

To provide water for all, PUB calls on all Singaporeans to play our part to conserve water, keep our water catchments and waterways clean and build a relationship with water so we can enjoy our water resources. We can then have enough water for all uses - for industry, for living, for life. Visit www.pub.gov.sg.

About Optiqua

Optiqua Technologies provides next generation optical biosensor technology for online early warning systems and the detection of organic and microbial contaminants in water.

The patented 'Lab-on-Chip' technology is recognized by a range of reputable international industry partners and guarantees highly sensitive real time detection, available in multiple sensor applications.

The company is based in Singapore PUB, WaterHub, and gateway to the fast growing Middle Eastern and Asian regions. Optiqua is a subsidiary of Dutch optical sensor company Optisense www.optisense.nl

Contact:
Mr Melchior van Wijlen
CEO Optiqua Technologies Pte Ltd
email: melchior.van.wijlen@optiqua.com


Source: PUB / Optiqua

Topic: Corporate Announcement
Sectors: Water, Environment
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