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Malaysian Genomics explores R&D collaboration with SIRIM

10 January 2023 | News

Group enters into strategic cooperation for projects in the medical and biotechnology fields

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Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Berhad , a leading genomics and biopharmaceutical specialist,  has announced a strategic cooperation with SIRIM Berhad, to explore the commercialisation of joint research and development (R&D) projects in the medical and biotechnology fields.

SIRIM Berhad is wholly owned by the Malaysian Government, and is focused on R&D, standardisation and quality. The organisation acts as a catalyst for industrial development through programmes involving technology and standardisation.

Under the strategic cooperation, both parties will evaluate the potential commercial value of a range of genomics-driven biotechnology R&D projects. These include developing biofuels and biopharmaceuticals, companion diagnostic tests for cancer treatment, and bioactive cosmeceuticals.

This two-year strategic collaboration will also jointly source for suitable private and public institutional partners for the funding and commercialisation of these projects.

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