KUALA LUMPUR, 12th September 2017 – The Institute of Bioproduct Development (IBD) a Higher Institution Centre of Excellence (HICOE – Service Thrust) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia is proud to represent UTM in the annual BIOMALAYSIA event organised by Bioeconomy Corporation and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) at the KL Convention Centre from the 11th to 13th September 2017.

6 innovations was submitted to contend in the Bioeconomy Innovation Awards (BIA) under the Healthcare and Wellness, Agriculture/ Agro-Based Industry and Bioindustrial Technology category. This evening, the IBD team was awarded with several wins in the categories of;

Healthcare and Wellness Category.
Most Innovative Product
GOLD for Excellent Skin Repair : Androex for Wound Healing and Scar Treatment
Dr Mariani Abd Hamid (IBD, FKT)

BRONZE for Novel Encapsulated AnnoCata Health Supplement
Dr Harisun Yaakob (IBD, FKT)
Most Commercial Ready Product
GOLD for Excellent Skin Repair : Androex for Wound Healing and Scar Treatment
Dr Mariani Abd Hamid (IBD, FKT)
Agriculture / Agro-Based Industry Category
Most Innovative Product
GOLD for Zingishape
Dr Rosnani Hasham (IBD, FKT)
Most Commercial Ready Product
SILVER for Zingishape
Dr Rosnani Hasham (IBD, FKT)
Bioindustrial Technology Category
Most Innovative Product
BRONZE for Succinic Acid from Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch
Prof Dr Ani Idris (IBD, FKT)
Most Commercial Ready Product
BRONZE for Succinic Acid from Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch
Prof Dr Ani Idris (IBD, FKT)
Additionally, a special award for Most Promising Innovation was again awarded to Dr Mariani Abd Hamid for her Excellent Skin Repair : Androex for Wound Healing and Scar Treatment innovation which has the potential to be commercialized in the near future. IBD via its Microbial Bioprocessing Laboratory is also pleased to be awarded with the Bionexus Partner Excellence Award under the Bioindustrial Category. The award recognizes IBD as an industry relevant centre and the centre of choice in providing high value bioprocessing services.


Dr Mariani Abd Hamid receives a special award for Most Promising Innovation

Prof Hesham Enshasy receiving the award for Best BNP Lab under the Bioindustrial Category

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