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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post Shipment Verification: Intitute Of

VZCZCXYZ0002
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHHK #0988 1510616
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 300616Z MAY 08
FM AMCONSUL HONG KONG
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4991
RHMFIUU/HQ BICE WASHINGTON DC
RUEHGP/AMEMBASSY SINGAPORE 3869

UNCLAS HONG KONG 000988

USDOC FOR 532/OEA/MNICKSON /DMUSLU
USDOC FOR 3132 FOR FCS/OIO REGIONAL DIRECTOR WILLIAM ZARIT
BICE FOR OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INVESTIGATIONS
SINGAPORE FOR FCS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BMGT BEXP ETRD ETTC HK
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: POST SHIPMENT VERIFICATION: INTITUTE OF
BIOENGINEERING AND NANOTECHNOLOGY

REF: A) USDOC 01389 B) D374519

1.Unauthorized disclosure of the information provided below is
prohibited by Section 12C of the Export Administration Act.

2. As per reftel A request and at the direction of the Office of
Enforcement Analysis (OEA) of the USDOC Bureau of Industry and
Security (BIS), Export Control Officer Philip Ankel (ECO) conducted
a post shipment-verification (PSV) at Institute of Bioengineering
and Nanotechnology, 31 Biopolis Way, the Nanos, Singapore
(Institute). The item in question is a Motionpro X4 high speed
camera exported to the Institute on or about July 11, 2007 and
valued at USD 27,996. This item is classified under export control
classification number (ECCN) 6A003 and is controlled for national
security (NS) reasons. The exporter was Redlake MASD of Tuscon
Arizona.

3. According to the Singapore Companies Registry, the Institute was
registered in 2003. Its principal activities are research and
experimental development on life sciences. According to its web
site, the Institute was established to spearhead the advancement of
biomedical sciences in Singapore. It is a Singapore state sponsored
institute located at Biopolis, a world-class biomedical sciences
research and development hub in Asia.

4. On April 22, 2008, ECO, accompanied by a representative of
Singapore Customs, visited the Institute and met with Dr. Li,
Mo-Huang, Senior Research Scientist. He provided background
information about the Institute. In particular, he stated that the
Institute is funded by the Singapore Government and is broken into
five groups (nanoparticles, biomedical devices, molecular biology,
tissue engineering and bio-sensors). Dr. Li's work focuses on
biomedical devices and, in particular, improving systems to conduct
tests on DNA.

5. Mr. Li confirmed that he had received the license conditions. He
also stated that the camera is kept under lock and key when it is
not in use and may only be used by persons in his research group.
ECO notes that access to the research area and the building as a
whole is restricted by key card access points and security at the
front entrance of the building.

6. ECO viewed the camera with serial number 24-0207-0197. It is
kept under lock and key in Dr. Li's office.

7. At the time visited, the Institute appeared to be a suitable
recipient of the subject controlled item since it cooperated fully
with the PSV and provided substantial information on the Institute's
use of the item.

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