Biodiversity For A Better Tomorrow
Enriching Lives with Breakthrough Innovations in Biodiversity.
Sarawak is well-endowed with a diverse wealth of biological resources i.e. biodiversity, that potentially have unique applications in healthcare, agriculture, and industries. Bioprospecting of the biodiversity to discover potential and useful applications very much depends on implementing a highly robust R&D programme involving various scientific tools including biotechnology.
Well-equipped and specialized laboratories
Our research facilities provide the State with the means to prospect its biodiversity through R&D and share the benefits made from the discoveries with the people.
SCIENCE MEETS TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE
With the rush for natural products development and bioprospecting from the world’s natural resources, it has become even more important to document Traditional Knowledge to ensure that the indigenous communities who have practiced such knowledge over the centuries are duly acknowledged should their knowledge be used in the development of natural products or bioprospecting.
Traditional Knowledge Documentation
Facilitates local indigenous communities in the State in preserving their Traditional Knowledge through proper recording or documenting techniques.
Research & Development
Focuses on making discoveries in biological resources that would lead to the development of herbal therapies, nutraceuticals, cosmaceuticals for health-care ...
Under the provisions of the Sarawak Biodiversity Centre Ordinance 1997, the Sarawak Biodiversity Council is given the responsibility to regulate research ...
Provides the platform and opportunities for the general public and specific target groups (e.g. scientists, researchers, policy makers, business/industry ...
The R&D Programme is supported by 7 well-equipped and specialized laboratories and staffed with trained scientists who work in a conducive environment intended for innovative research.
SBC's in-house anti-microbial screening showed that extracts from these diverse microbial cultures exhibit specific ...
The Molecular Biology laboratory focuses on molecular genetics and in vitro cell lines screening. Techniques of ...
The laboratory is equipped with various HPLC systems ranging from analytical HPLC to semi-preparative ...
NATURAL PRODUCT LIBRARY
COLLABORATE WITH US
From this pristine rainforest resource, SBC is able to provide a diverse library of leads-identifying natural products from the Sarawak rainforest for biodiscovery and research through agreements and collaborations.
Visit by Ms Kanni Wignaraja, United Nations (UN) Assistant Secretary General, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Assistant Administrator and Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific to Kampung Semadang
Initiative towards Socio-Economic Recovery of Community-Based Sector and MSMEs associated with Bio-related Products in Sarawak
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