Over the 20 years, SBC has established research collaborations with corporate organizations and research organizations around the globe to maximise its effort in adding value to biodiversity and to enhance research excellence. As a result, a total of 51 research collaborations were established: 28 of them are corporate organizations and 23 are research institutions.
The agreements signed were categorized into:
- Agreement (AG)
- Materials Transfer Agreement (MTA),
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA),
- Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement (CNDA), and
- Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Some of the research collaborators have more than one project with SBC
2018 Highlighted Collaborations
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Identification of anti-inflammatory drug candidates for pharmaceutical or nutraceutical application using SBC’s TK-based plant research platform.
Macau University, Macau, China
Identification of central nervous system–modulating drug candidates for pharmaceutical application using SBC’s TK-based plant research platform.
University of Malaysia (UNIMAS), Sarawak, Malaysia
Project 1: Identification of neuroprotective compounds in an in vitro stroke model using SBC’s TK-based plant research platform.
Project 2: Screening for drug (antibiotics) candidates for ophthalmic applications using SBC’s TK-based plant research platform.
TOYO INK SC Holdings Co. Ltd, Rokyo, Japan
Identification of colourants, cosmetics and health food products using SBC’s TK-based plant research platform.
2017 Highlighted Collaborations
GS Caltex Corporation, Korea
SBC entered into a research agreement with GS Caltex Corporation to evaluate the suitability of Sarawak’s extracted sap from the expired oil palm trunk to be used as a media nutritional source.
Interhill Group of Companies (IG) and Pullman Kuching & Pullman Miri Waterfront (Hotels)
Interhill Group, the owning company for both Pullman Kuching and Pullman Miri Waterfront Hotel entered into an agreement with the Sarawak Biodiversity Centre (SBC) for collaboration on the sale of LitSara® products. The collaboration is part of Interhill and its hotels CSR initiative in giving back to the indigenous community.
Satoyama Farm Sdn Bhd
Satoyama collaborates with SBC in isolation and screening of soil-associated microbes for enhancing agriculture.
Gretals Australia PTY LTD
SBC is working with Gretals on evaluation of Sarawak’s plants for developmentof health care and agriculture based products.