SBC's Natural Product Library

Overview

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 microorganism from environmental samples including endophytic fungi, actinomycetes and algae.

From this 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.

Our Advantages

Unique

Exclusive and unique plants and microbial samples from the Sarawak rainforest.


Diverse

Diverse natural products collection  from varying geographical locations within the Sarawak rainforest including highland and lowland forests, peat swamps, hot springs and caves, as well as marine samples from the Sarawak coasts.


Systematic

Systematic documentation of collected samples with geo-tagging, bar-coding and molecular identification as well as herbarium and living specimens collection to enable fast recollection and reliable supply.


Expand

Continuous  collection of samples from Sarawak rainforest to expand  SBC Natural Product Library.

Plant Extracts  Microbial Extracts  Algae Strains Essential Oils
26,357 29,755  653 549

*figure as of January 2021