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THE MALAYSIA MIT BIOTECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (MMBPP)
 

“The Malaysia MIT Biotechnology Partnership Program (MMBPP) is a research and development partnership. The main objective of the MMBPP is to develop advanced technologies that command the future of biotechnology. The MMBPP pulls together the expertise and resources of Malaysia with the ability of MIT to advance the science and technology. The program aims at biotechnology to explore, capitalize, and further develop Malaysian natural resources… The MMBPP was launched with a five-year plan with two research sub-programs: 1) Natural Product Discovery from the Malaysian indigenous medicinal plants - first with Eurycoma longifolia (Tongkat Ali) and Centella asiatica (Pegaga) and 2) Oil Palm Biotechnology - production of high value substances using oil palm as a new generation ‘manufacturing plant’. … MMBPP has approximately 200 research personnel in Malaysian institutions and 27 research personnel, including Malaysian scientists, working at MIT.” (http://minihelix.mit.edu/malaysia/programme/index.htm; accessed 3/23/05)

Institutions collaborating within MMBPP:

  • Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Palm Oil Research Institute Malaysia (PORIM)
  • Applied Agricultural Research (AAR)
  • FELDA Agricultural Services Sdn Bhd
  • Golden Hope Plantations
  • Guthrie Biotech Laboratory Sdn Bhd
  • Institute for Medical Research (IMR)
  • IOI Plantations Bhd
  • Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
  • Sime Darby Plantations
  • Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM)
  • Technology Park Malaysia (TPM)
  • TropBio Sdn Bhd
  • United Plantations Bhd

(http://minihelix.mit.edu/malaysia/programme/index.htm; accessed 3/23/05)


 
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