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A new Biodiscovery Centre at the Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa (S.R.O.S) will take Samoan science to the next level and encourage home-grown medical innovation.

So says S.R.O.S. Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Seuseu Tauati.

The Biodiscovery Centre, which had its official ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, is a $250,000 tala Government-funded project focused on developing local cures for serious disease. 

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In the early morning of Wednesday 14th August 2019, SROS scientists took the boat ride to Manono Island with the purpose to promote science. This was conveyed through the various science experiments presented to a combined audience of Salua and Faleu Primary school students and teachers. The local scientists presented their experiments to over 100 eager to learn students.

The Scientific Research Orginisation of Samoa wants to search for the cure to cancer using native Samoan plants and organisms as the basis of the research.

Technical Manager of the Technical Services Division, Pousui Dr Fiame Leo and Research Scientist Viliamu Ah Sam have returned from two weeks of training in New Zealand’s prestigious Maurice Wilkins Centre, where they learned the basic foundations of cancer research.