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. We are headquartered in Singapore, with offices in San Francisco and Hong Kong. We are supported by a central accredited molecular diagnostics laboratory.

Vision

A world without avoidable cancer deaths.

Mission

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

Our Story

We see the fight against cancer as a mission. If we can deliver early detection for all cancers to achieve cure, that is something worth our time, our energy, 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. This formative experience motivated him to focus his life and career on understanding how to fight and defeat cancer through a deep understanding of the human genome. Han believes that oncology exists where bedside medicine, high technology, deep research and profound spirituality intersect.

Han first completed his medical oncology specialist training. He then went on to pursue his PhD in cancer genetics at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden and the National University of Singapore. To seek deeper understanding on genomic medicine, Han joined the Cleveland Clinic in the United States as a research scholar, where he was awarded both the Lee Foundation and Ambrose Monell Cancer Genomic Medicine. At the Cleveland Clinic, he and Professor Charis Eng published landmark data models on cancer risk in hereditary breast and thyroid cancer diseases. This work continues to guide the international cancer community in patient care today.

In 2011, Han joined the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) to lead the Laboratory of Systems Medicine and focus on building better genomic technology for cancer patients. Over the next 5 years, Han and his team made key discoveries on the nature of circulating tumor-derived DNA and circulating cancer cells by applying innovative laboratory and machine-learning technologies. His discovery of the circulating tumor-endothelial cluster transformed the liquid biopsy field and overturned decades of scientific dogma. This research led to improved non-invasive screening and profiling of cancer using blood testing.

Han founded Lucence in 2016 to deliver his genomic technology from the laboratory to the world where it was most needed. Lucence’s vision is a world without avoidable cancer deaths through early cancer detection and better treatment selection. The company’s AmpliMARK™ sequencing technology is used in its flagship liquid biopsy test, LiquidHALLMARK®, for the detection of multiple cancer-causing mutations and viruses. Its SunTzu.AI™ machine-learning platform centralizes genomic intelligence and maps cancer fighting strategies for individual patients.  

Today Lucence has expanded to a 10,000 square foot headquarters in Singapore, with offices in San Francisco and Hong Kong. Its liquid biopsy technology is available in 8 countries across Asia to help doctors reduce the pain and sufferings of cancer patients.

Achieving a world without avoidable cancer deaths through genomic intelligence is at the core of everything Lucence does.

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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 it 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 Director, Product Management
Jack Tang Senior Sales Manager,
Hong Kong
Mai Nguyen Head of Rep. Office, Vietnam
Hilda Tan Business Development
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
Michelle Pek Research 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.

Contact

Get In Touch

Customer Care Team +6565925102 [email protected]

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Location

Our Offices

Singapore Headquarters

Service Laboratory
211 Henderson Road, #04-02
Henderson Industrial Park
Singapore 159552

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

Genetics Clinic6 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
Fax: +852 3012 9866

San Francisco Office

162 South Park Street
San Francisco
CA 94107
USA

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