• 1 Furfural: From biomass to high value chemical
  • 2 Silvestrol: A potent translation inhibitor as a reagent for research
  • 3 Bunga Ta'ang Oil: A Source for Natural Carvacrol
  • 4 LitSara Oil: A Source for Natural D-Limonene
  • 5 Camphor: A natural compound derived from medicinal and aromatic plant
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Traditional Knowledge Documentation

Sarawak has over 36 different indigenous groups which can be….

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R&D Biodiscovery

Sarawak is well-endowed with a diverse wealth of biological resources…

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Awareness & Appreciation

SBC has recognised the importance of public awareness and appreciation…

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Biodiversity Garden

The Biodiversity Garden Programme was implemented to support SBC’s Traditional…

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Natural Product Library


Unique natural products from Sarawak’s rainforest for discovery screening through agreements and collaborations.

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R&D Strength

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Supported by 7 well-equipped and specialized laboratories (extraction, microbiology, molecular biology, plant tissue culture, analytical chemistry and bioinformatics)

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Research In Sarawak

Planning to do research in Sarawak but having a lot of questions in mind?

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Research Findings

Our young scientists are passionate with their research work and happy to share their findings with you.

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Traditional Knowledge

Traditional Knowledge

Your communities' traditional knowledge are precious and need to be preserved and well-documented. SBC is here to facilitate and learn what are the benefits.

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Everyone is cordially invited to visit SBC. Experience the most intuitive and informative educational visit to the centre.

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Traditional Knowledge

Traditional Knowledge

Learn how and why SBC documenting the Traditional Knowledge of the State's indiginous communities and provides benefit sharing to the participated communities.

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R&D Biodiscovery

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R&D is applied to the traditional knowledge resources to discover their potential in various industries such as pharmaceuticals, neutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals and more.

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The role of the Analytical Chemistry Laboratory is to carry out isolation, purification, identification and quantification of chemical components in natural product.  

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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.

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