Leung Kai Fook Medical Company donates $470,000 for Pharmacy research and scholarship
In July 2016, Mr LEONG Mun Sum, Managing Director, Leung Kai Fook Medical Company (LKF) made a gift of $470,000 to NUS’ Department of Pharmacy to set up the Leong Mun Sum Scholarship and to fund pharmaceutical research on “A novel formulation approach to deliver natural products for arthritis". The research project will be conducted by a team led by Prof Giorgia PASTORIN, Deputy Head (Research), Department of Pharmacy and her student Mr GOH Wei Jiang.
Founded in 1928, LKF is one of the oldest medical companies in Singapore which manufactures a range of pharmaceutical products including the well-known Axe Brand medicated oil used for quick relief of cold and headaches. This highly popular product has been on the market for more than 70 years and is sold in more than 50 countries.
In appreciation of the generous gift, Dean of Science Prof SHEN Zuowei hosted lunch for Mr Leong Mun Sum, his daughter Ms Audrey Leong and Mr Chris Leong, LKF’s General Manager. Also present at lunch were Prof Christina CHAI, Head of Pharmacy, Prof Pastorin, as well as Mr Kevin ONG and Mr Alan LEE from NUS’ Development Office.
Prior to lunch, the guests visited the Department of Pharmacy where Prof Pastorin gave a presentation on the Department’s research plans.
This was followed by a tour of the GEA-NUS Pharmaceutical Processing Research Laboratory (GEA-NUS) which was established in April 1997 with the support of the then National Science and Technology Board (currently known as A*STAR), NUS and the GEA Group of Companies. GEA-NUS has since progressed to become a renowned pharmaceutical research centre in the region, dedicated to creating and transferring innovative formulation science and advanced process technology from the academia to the pharmaceutical and allied industries.
Mr Leong Mun Sum, Ms Audrey Leong and Mr Chris Leong visited the Department of Pharmacy
Mr Goh Wei Jiang presented on the research project
Prof Shen Zuowei hosted lunch for the guests
From left: Mr Leong, Prof Shen and Prof Christina Chai chatted heartily
Mr Leong presented cheques of $470,000 to the Faculty and Department of Pharmacy