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Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening
ISSN (Print): 1386-2073
ISSN (Online): 1875-5402
VOLUME: 17
ISSUE: 3
DOI: 10.2174/1386207317666140109114553









Building a Discovery Partnership with Sarawak Biodiversity Centre: A Gateway to Access Natural Products from the Rainforests

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Author(s): Tiong Chia Yeo, Margarita Naming and Rita Manurung
Pages 192-200 (9)
Abstract:
The Sarawak Biodiversity Centre (SBC) is a state government agency which regulates research and promotes the sustainable use of biodiversity. It has a program on documentation of traditional knowledge (TK) and is well-equipped with facilities for natural product research. SBC maintains a Natural Product Library (NPL) consisting of local plant and microbial extracts for bioprospecting. The NPL is a core discovery platform for screening of bioactive compounds by researchers through a formal agreement with clear benefit sharing obligations. SBC aims to develop partnerships with leading institutions and the industries to explore the benefits of biodiversity.
Keywords:
Benefit sharing, biodiversity, natural product library, Sarawak Biodiversity Centre, traditional knowledge.
Affiliation:
Sarawak Biodiversity Centre, KM20, Jalan Borneo Heights, Semengoh, 93250 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.