SBC's Natural Product Library

The Sarawak Biodiversity Centre (SBC) Natural Product Library holds a collection of natural products systematically collected from the Sarawak rainforest. Located on the island of Borneo, the Sarawak rainforest is one of the oldest in the world and rich in biodiversity.


The SBC Natural Product Library derives its exclusive collection from unique species of indigenous rainforest plants, and microorganisms from environmental samples including endophytic fungi, actinomycetes, and algae.

From these pristine rainforest resources, SBC is able to provide a diverse natural product library for lead identification in biodiscovery through collaborations with a mutually agreed terms.

Natural Products Total 
Plant Extracts 26,768
Chemically Identified Compounds 26
Scent Tracks 34
Microbial Strains 21,779
Microbial Extracts 31,771
Algae Strains 653
Rice Extracts 186
Metagenome 1
Microbial Genomes 27
Plant Transcriptomes 2
Algae Genomes 6
Screening of Marine Samples against Cancer Cell Lines 701
Essential Oils 558
Types of Enzyme 3
Pigments 8

Figure as of year ended 2021.

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KM20, Jalan Borneo Heights, Semengoh, 93250 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

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