Who We Are

Lucence Diagnostics is a genomic medicine company focused on personalizing cancer care. We invent a full spectrum of cancer diagnostics covering early-stage screening to late-stage treatment selection with a special focus on common cancers in Asia. Our headquarters is in Singapore and we have offices in Hong Kong and San Francisco. We are supported by a central ISO15189 accredited molecular diagnostics laboratory and cancer genetics clinic.

Vision

A world with zero avoidable cancer deaths.

Mission

To achieve early cancer detection and better treatment through deep genome intelligence.

Our Story

We see the fight against cancer as a mission. If we can deliver top quality diagnostics and screening for all cancers at the early stages, that is something worth our time, energy and everything.

Dr Min-Han Tan Founding CEO and Medical Director

The story of Lucence Diagnostics began in 1999, when our founder Dr Min-Han Tan (Han) was a medical resident at the university cancer center in Singapore. There he witnessed great suffering, but also saw the ability of modern medicine to alleviate unnecessary pain and distress. Motivated by this formative experience, he chose to focus his life and career on understanding how cancer could be fought and defeated through a deep understanding of the human genome. Han believes that oncology exists where bedside medicine, high technology, deep research and profound spirituality coexist.

Focused on using genomic intelligence to battle cancer, Han completed his medical oncology specialist training and obtained a PhD in molecular profiling of cancer. To seek deeper understanding on genomic cancer risks, Han went on to work at the Cleveland Clinic in 2010 as a research scholar, where he was awarded both the Lee Foundation and Ambrose Monell Cancer Genomic Medicine Fellowships. At the Cleveland Clinic, he and Professor Charis Eng published landmark data models on cancer risk in hereditary breast and thyroid cancer. These models continue to guide the international cancer genetics community in patient care today...

Han subsequently joined the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) to lead the Laboratory of Systems Medicine, focusing on building genomic technology for cancer patients. Over the next 5 years, Han and his team made key discoveries surrounding the nature of circulating tumor-derived DNA and circulating cancer cells, overturning decades of scientific dogma. His research led to non-invasive profiling of cancer through blood testing and novel approaches for cancer screening. Han continued to serve patients as a visiting consultant oncologist and clinical cancer geneticist at the National Cancer Centre Singapore over the years.

To deliver his genomic technology from the bench to the bedside where it was most needed, Han founded Lucence in 2016. Lucence’s vision is a world enlightened by genomic medicine to achieve earlier cancer detection and better treatment selection.

Since then, Han has expanded Lucence’s technology to include our AmpliMARK™ sequencing technology. It is used in our flagship liquid biopsy test, LiquidHALLMARK®, for the detection of multiple cancer-causing mutations and viruses. We are also developing a new test using this technology for the early detection of multiple cancers.

Today Lucence has offices in Singapore, San Francisco and Hong Kong. Our liquid biopsy tests are available in 7 countries across Asia.

Changing the way cancer is detected and treated is at the core of everything we do.

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Milestones

March
2016

Company founded

February
2017

Licensed as clinical laboratory by Singapore’s Ministry of Health

September
2017

Received
ISO 15189 accreditation for Singapore laboratory

February
2018

Opened cancer genetics clinic in Singapore

March
2018

Company expands to Hong Kong

August
2018

Company expands to San Francisco

Our Investors

We are a venture-backed company with the mission to fight cancer through earlier diagnosis and earlier treatment. To realise our vision, we have assembled a team of like-minded investors with an understanding of how great technology is nurtured and developed, the positive impact if can have on lives, and make a real difference to humanity.

Our Partners

We partner with healthcare providers and medical laboratories to deliver our cancer diagnostic services in Singapore and the region. We also collaborate with pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, medical centres and academic institutions to conduct research studies that advance the field of genomic medicine.

Our Team

Min-Han Tan CEO and Medical Director
Yukti Choudhury Chief Technology Officer
Pan Zhao Chief Commercial Officer
Kevin Goh Chief Financial Officer
Wai Min Phyo Director, Assays Development
Jess Vo Director, Operations
Hao Chen Director, Informatics
Jack Challis Director, Healthcare Analytics
Benson Lim General Counsel
Jessie Qian Director, Corporate Strategy
Elena Tan Director, Communications
Jamen Loh Country Manager, Hong Kong
Hilary Kan Senior Sales Manager
Jack Tang Senior Sales Manager, Hong Kong
Mai Nguyen Head of Rep. Office, Vietnam
Hilda Tan Account Manager
John Yi Account Manager
Kim Tien Ng Scientific Officer
Yvonne Sim Manager, People & Organisational Development
Daniel Tan Kian Hin Clinical Scientist
Siti Farah Bte Fadhlullah Laboratory Officer
Joyce Tai Research Officer
Albert Ho Yi Liang Full Stack Engineer
Yangyi Bian Data Scientist
Thet Naing Aye Software Engineer
Yong Herng Low Laboratory Manager
Melvin Wong Deputy Laboratory Manager
Michelle Tan Bee Kim Senior Medical Technologist
Marielle Luanzon Medical Laboratory Technologist
Mai Quach Medical Laboratory Technologist
Lay Kheng Tan Clinic Manager
Ru Jin Tay Genetics Counselor
Jennifer Ramlan Accounts Assistant
Yuzhen Tay Marketing Communications Executive
Careers

Join Our Team

Lucence is a fast-growing genomic medicine company with offices in Singapore, San Francisco and Hong Kong.

We have assembled a dynamic team of physicians, scientists, technologists, geneticists, bioinformaticians and data analysts passionate about the work we do here to improve cancer care. We come from different backgrounds and nationalities but are focused on a single mission – to fight cancer and save lives.

Join our team to transform the way we fight cancer.
Click here to view our open positions today.

Contact

Get In Touch

Customer Care Team +65 6592 5102 [email protected]

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Location

Our Offices

Singapore Headquarters

Service Laboratory 217 Henderson Road, #03-08
Henderson Industrial Park
Singapore 159555

Tel: +65 6909 0390
Fax: +65 6725 0590

Genetics Clinic 6 Napier Road, #04-03
Gleneagles Medical Centre
Singapore 258499

Tel: +65 6592 5102

Hong Kong Office

Rooms 05-15, 13A/F, South Tower
World Finance Centre
Harbour City 17 Canton Road
Tsim Sha Tsui Kowloon
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 5801 2340

San Francisco Office

162 South Park Street
San Francisco CA 94107
USA

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