KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Bhd (MGRC) has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with the Faculty of Science and Natural Resources, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) and Rinani Genotec Sdn Bhd (Genotec) to collaborate on research and development (R&D) in genetics, and regenerative and alternative medicines.
The genomics and biopharmaceutical specialist said under the LOI, MGRC and Genotec would assist in strengthening the teaching and research activities of the undergraduate programme at UMS’ Faculty of Science and Natural Resources.
This cooperation will enable the exchange of research resources and ideas to enhance the quality of research at UMS, as well as create opportunities for students from the Faculty of Science and Natural Resources to serve their internship period at MGRC or Genotec.
“We are happy to assist UMS undergraduates in pursuing their R&D goals so that they have a better understanding of their field of study.
“This is also in support of the National Biotechnology Policy 2.0 launched recently focusing on agriculture and food security, healthcare and wellbeing, as well as industrial and the circular economy,” MGRC chairman Datuk Seri Dr. Chen Chaw Min said in a statement.
UMS Faculty of Science and Natural Resources Dean Professor Dr. Jualang Azlan Gansau said: “UMS is actively engaging in research as well as teaching activities and the involvement of industry is crucial in ensuring the relevance of such activities conducted at the University.”