Optiqua establishes technology, networking research center at PUB's WaterHub

SINGAPORE, June 24, 2009 -- Optiqua Technologies will establish its new Research Center at national water agency PUB's WaterHub, a one-stop platform for technology, learning and networking...

SINGAPORE, June 24, 2009 -- 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 Center 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 center 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 organizations 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 programs and collaborations. Optiqua's new research center at WaterHub will not only strengthen this relationship, it will also add to the growing R&D sector in Singapore."

The Singapore International Water Week is the global platform for water solutions. It will bring policymakers, industry leaders, experts and practitioners together to address challenges, showcase technologies, discover opportunities and celebrate achievements in the water world. Comprising the Water Leaders Summit, Water Convention, Water Expo and Business Forums, it culminates in the presentation of the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize, a prestigious international award to recognize outstanding contributions in solving global water issues. The second Singapore International Water Week will be held from 22 to 26 June 2009 at Suntec Singapore. The theme is Sustainable Cities Infrastructure and Technologies for Water. For the latest updates and media releases on the Singapore International Water Week, log onto

PUB is a statutory board under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources. It is the water agency that manages Singapore's water supply, water catchment and sewerage 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.

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

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