The SCISSOR program is a 4-year A*STAR funded National flagship Program that places Singapore at the forefront of an entirely new market space of molecular diagnostics. SCISSOR is an amibitious program with an exciting core technology and a strong team of experts (researchers, clinicians, scientists, pharmaceutical companies and business development leaders) nationwide and across the globe.
SCISSOR leverages a disruptive Spatial Omics (SO) technology called mFISH (multiplexed error robust FISH), that was originally developed by a scientist now at GIS, and further refined by multiple GIS teams. The advantage of this technology is that, it multiplexes traditional imaging-based Fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) technique to simultaneously profile thousands of DNA and RNA targets, while retaining a tissue spatial context. This novel spatial technology empowers convergence of diverse assays within a single platform that is fully compatible with existing pathology workflows in labs and clinics.