Clearbridge BioLoc is a Singapore-based company founded on innovative technology from a Korean partner with the aim of developing affordable and reliable Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) solutions.
Leveraging on novel, yet cost-effective technological solutions, Clearbridge BioLoc’s fully automated analytical system, the AssayQuest™, enables remote and rapid processing of biological samples in small quantities, which would otherwise require complex laboratory testing.
Our aim is to facilitate diagnosis at POCT in minutes utilising simplified processes that possibly allow self-testing.
Mr. Chen is the Managing Partner for Clearbridge Partners, an Asian venture capital firm. He is also the Managing Partner for Clearbridge Accelerator, a Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) backed technology incubator.
Prior to founding Clearbridge, Mr. Chen worked at Pacific Century CyberWorks Limited, the incumbent and leading telecommunications company in Hong Kong. Mr. Chen is a member of the pioneering team at PCCW and was the President of CyberWorks Ventures, the Venture Capital and direct investment arm of PCCW. Mr. Chen was also the youngest member of PCCW's Mergers & Acquisitions executive committee, and was responsible for much of PCCW's strategic expansion and many of its successful acquisitions and investments.
Mr. Chen has more than 12 years of entrepreneurship experience with start-ups, being the co-founder of 2 start-up companies with successful exits. Mr. Chen has also given talks on entrepreneurship in Hong Kong and the United States, including the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Mr. Chen is an active angel investor and is a member of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (HKSTP) incubator selection panel.
Mr. Chen is the recipient of the prestigious Sword of Honor from the Singapore Armed Forces, and holds a B.A., M.A. and M.Eng from the University of Cambridge, (U.K.).
Mr. Chong previously worked as a Communications Security Program Manager at the DSO National Laboratories. He won the prestigious KINETIC Award in DSO for his outstanding technical contributions to various initiatives in the defense sector. He oversaw various cryptographic and communication systems as well as direct research & development investments in excess of S$5 million annually. He was also the key technical decision maker on various national level projects.
Prior to working at DSO, Mr. Chong was with the Directorate of Research & Development (under the Defense Science & Technology Agency) as a Country Manager, where he was responsible for the long term strategic R&D plans for the Ministry of Defense. Mr. Chong was also the Assistant Director of Finance Policy at the Ministry of Health (MOH) where his responsibilities included policy matters on Singapore's key medical financial schemes.
Mr. Chong is the recipient of the Public Service Commission's Local Merit Scholarship and has a B.Eng and M.Eng (Electrical Engineering) from the National University of Singapore.