Developing an innovative healthcare product (a drug or a biologic, or a medical device) from the proof-of- concept stage to the marketing stage is an expensive and complex process. It involves many years of research and development work. To save time and money in bringing products to market, product development activities should be conducted in accordance with the related regulatory requirements. These requirements can update development activities and help you to manufacture a product that meets the regulatory standards of your targeted jurisdiction(s) – that is, a quality product that is safe and effective for its intended use. Dr Balamuralidhara V., Assistant Professor at JSS College of Pharmacy with Abhishek B.V. PhD, Research Scholar and Dr Shenaz Z Khaleeli, Technical Director reflects on the Singapore area.