SBC Biodiversity Day 2013SBC had recently organized its Biodiversity Day in conjunction with the International Day for Biological Diversity. Click here to view photos of interesting activities that had been conducted throughout the 2-day fun filled event. Read More +
Celebration of 50 Years Independence Within Malaysia
Awareness Visit Online ApplicationThank you for visiting our website. If you are interested to have a visit to our centre to learn more about us, you can fill up the online application form here. Read More +
R&D Bioprospecting ProgrammesSBC’s R&D Programme focuses on making discoveries in biological resources that would lead to the development of herbal therapies, nutraceuticals, cosmaceuticals for health-care and pharmaceutical drugs for countering diseases such as cancer and infectious agents. Read More +
Traditional Knowledge (TK) Documentation ProgrammeThe main objective of the Traditional Knowledge Documentation Programme carried out by the Sarawak Biodiversity Centre is to facilitate the local indigenous communities in the State in preserving their Traditional Knowledge through proper recording or documenting techniques. Read More +
Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
The role of the Analytical Chemistry Laboratory is to carry out isolation, purification, identification and quantification of chemical components in natural product.
Extract materials from the Extraction Laboratory and the Microbiology Laboratory are sent to the Analytical Chemistry Laboratory for isolation and purification of compounds using various chromatographic techniques such as column chromatography, thin layer chromatography (TLC) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).
The laboratory is equipped with various HPLC systems ranging from analytical HPLC to semi-preparative HPLC and preparative HPLC. These enable qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis as well as isolation and purification processes.
The laboratory is also equipped with Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GCMS) for analysis of non-polar and volatile compounds. This is important for SBC's essential oil compounds analysis. SBC's team in the Analytical Chemistry Laboratory strive to provide fast isolation and identification of compounds.