Vision and Mission



The Centre of Regulatory Excellence (CoRE) was established with support from Singapore’s Economic Development Board, Health Sciences Authority and Ministry of Health as the first Asian Centre dedicated to addressing the capacity development and policy innovation needs of national health product and health systems regulators, the biomedical industry, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, and biomedical researchers. 

Formally inaugurated in November 2014, CoRE was established at the Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore to support the strengthening of health product regulatory systems in the Asia-Pacific region, with a special focus on South-East Asia. CoRE provides a neutral platform for stakeholder interaction, learning and discussion in the academic setting of Duke-NUS Medical School. Aligned with Duke-NUS’ vision, “Transforming Medicine, Improving lives”, CoRE focuses on being a neutral scientific regulatory entity, “Enabling regulatory excellence, Improving lives”.

Ultimately, CoRE aims to create an environment in which new healthcare products can be developed, commercialised and delivered to populations across South-East Asia and Asia Pacific with greater efficacy, quality and safety, and advance policy innovation for health products and health systems regulation to respond to the many new biomedical and therapeutic developments.

Vision and Mission


To be a leading Centre enhancing regulatory capability and scientific excellence for health products and systems in Asia.


To establish regional platforms and networks to grow competencies, enhance collaboration and promote thought leadership
in innovative regulatory science and health policy.

Guided by its mission, CoRE contributes to improving patient access to health products, and enhancing regional health systems and health security.

The Centre’s mission is to establish regional platforms and networks to build competencies, enhance collaboration and promote thought leadership in innovative regulatory science and health systems policy within and among national regulatory agencies, industry, health ministries and academia. Since its inception, CoRE has organised and hosted many well-received key events advancing regulatory excellence and promoting regulatory innovation in ASEAN and Asia-Pacific. Increasingly, the Centre is gaining recognition as a neutral, academic convener of dialogues, seminars and roundtable discussions involving international thought leaders in health regulation and healthcare systems.

As a trusted partner within a wide collaborative network of international and regional regulatory authorities, industry, non-governmental organisations and academic institutions, CoRE actively coordinates and contributes to regional capacity building and systems strengthening initiatives.

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