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RESEARCH & INNOVATION @ UPM I 1st ISSUE 2018

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R E S E A R C H

INOVATION

@UPM

Issue 1/2018

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In this issue:

Appointment of UPM’s

new deputy vice-chansellor

(reasearch and innovation )

Medical Grade 3D print allows

doctor simulate patient’s surgery

NYAWA-17’-light exibition

Researhers produced PKC and

synbiotics based animal feed

Nanocellulose from palm

oil biomass

Moringa leaves in tablet form as

an innovative low-cost

multivitamin supplement


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Editorial Team

Advisor

Prof. Dr. Samsilah Roslan

Chief Editor

Dr. Mohamad Fakri Zaky

Jaafar

EDITORS

Hafliza Hussin

Asrizam Esam

Shazlan Halamy

Coordinator

Shazlan Halamy

Graphic Designers

Mohd Mas’Ataillah

Ismail

Photographer

Saleha Haron

Circulation

Mohd Hisham Omar

Voice of Chief Editor

It is with a great pleasure I am writing as

the editor for the first issue of Research

and Innovation @ UPM for 2018. This

publication is meant to share Putra Science

Park’s (PSP) activities and achievements

for the university.

First and foremost, PSP would like to extend

its heartfelt congratulations to YBhg. Prof.

Dr. Zulkifli Idrus upon his appointment as

the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research

and Innovation), replacing YBhg. Prof. Dato’

Dr. Husaini Omar who was appointed Vice-

Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Kelantan,

to whom our heartiest thanks is due.

Our stories in this issue shed some light on

several achievements and activities that we

have conducted through the year.

Since Malaysia is perceived as the global

market leader in halal industry due to its

ecosystem and proactive policies, UPM

has also taken the liberty to introduce into

the market its pure and clean animal feed

known as ‘Thohira’, a brainchild of Prof. Dr.

Shuhaimi Mustafa, Director of UPM Halal

Research Institute.

This edition also highlights other innovations

consisting of medical apparatus known as

Medical Grade Print or ‘MeG3rd’ that helps

surgeons in pre-treatment planning prior to

performing complex surgery procedures,

led by Prof. Dr. Ahmad Sobri Muda and the

development of Nanocellulose from palm oil

biomass, an innovation by Assoc. Prof. Dr.

Hidayah Ariffin and her team.

Another exciting innovative product is the

development of Moringa oleifera leaves as

a low-cost multivitamin supplement in tablet

form, which can potentially be served as a

food supplement for everyone, especially for

the B40 group known as ‘Chewable Moringa

Fruity Tablets’, invented by Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr.

Yus Aniza Yusof and her team from Faculty of

Engineering.

NYAWA exhibition has reached its sixth

edition with the launch of NYAWA’17:

LIGHT, showcasing 21 artefacts with the

use of interactive technology. The event was

officiated by the UPM’s Chairman of the Board,

Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Dr. Anuwar Ali. Each

artefact was presented in artistically such as

in the form of digital and graphic arts that was

aimed to expand the community’s perspective

through the fusion between science and arts.

I hope you enjoy reading the Research &

Innovation @ UPM. I look forward to keeping

you informed.

Dr. Mohamad Fakry Zaky Jaafar

Deputy Director

Innovation Promotion and Marketing Division

Putra Science Park


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Appointment OF UPM’s

NEW DEPUTY VICE-CHANCELLOR

(RESEARCH AND INNOVATION)

PUTRAJAYA - The Ministry of

Higher Education announced the

appointment of Professor Dr. Zulkifli

Idrus as UPM’s new Deputy Vice-

Chancellor (Research and Innovation),

for three consecutive years starting

from April 15, 2018 to April 14, 2021.

His letter of appointment was signed by

the Minister of Higher Education, Dato’

Seri Idris Jusoh on April 4, 2018. Prof.

Dr. ZulkifliIdrus replaced the former

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato’Dr.

Husaini Omar, who was appointed

as the Vice-Chancellor of Universiti

Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) on 1 January

2018.

Prof. Zulkifli was a professor at the

Department of Animal Science, Faculty

of Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia

(UPM). He completed his degree in

Veterinary Medicine in 1984 and later

pursued a Master’s degree in Poultry

Science at the same university in 1990.

He was born on April 7, 1965 and

was educated at La Salle Secondary

School in Petaling Jaya. He

subsequently obtained a PhD from

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State

University, USA in 1994,also inthe field

of Poultry Science. Zulkifli started his

career as a Lecturer at the Department

of Animal Science, UPM in 1994 and

was promoted to Associate Professor

in 1999 and Professor in 2004.

Prof. Zulkifli has devoted his

professional career to achieve

excellence in both teaching and

research in the field of Poultry Science

and Animal Welfare. He has received

numerous public, international and

industry research grants totaling more

than RM15 million.

Between 2012 and 2017, he led the

Long Term Research Grant Scheme

(LRGS) programme that filled a niche

in the field of food security titled

‘Enhancing the Competitiveness and

Sustainability of the Poultry Industry

through Improved Feedstock’ worth

RM11.68 million which was funded by

the Ministry of Higher Education.

During his tenure in UPM, Prof. Zulkifli

was appointed as the Deputy Director

(2003 - 2005) and Director (2004 -

2010) of the Research Management

Centre and the Director (since 2010)

of the Institute of Tropical Agriculture

and Food Security (ITAFoS). During

his term, ITAFoS was awarded the

‘Higher Institution Centre of Excellence’

(HICoE) by the Ministry of Higher

Education Malaysia on January 1, 2017

for filling a niche in the field of ‘Tropical

Agrifood’. Zulkifli is also the former

President of the World Poultry Science

Association (Malaysian branch) from

2012 to 2017. - UPM


Prof. Zulkifli

has devoted his

professional

career to achieve

excellence in

both teaching

and research

in the field of

Poultry Science

and Animal

Welfare.


Professor Dr. Zulkifli Idrus

Deputy Vice-Chancellor

(Research and Innovation)


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Researchers produce PKC and

synbiotics based animal feed

Humans

completely

replace their outer

skin every month

Humans completely

replace their outer

skin every month

The average

chocolate bar

contains eight

insect pieces

Mosquitoes have

killed more

humans than all

wars in history

There are more

stars in the sky

than grains of

sand in the world

SERDANG - Universiti Putra Malaysia’s

(UPM) research team has successfully

produced animal feed from palm kernel

(PKC) and synbiotics. These particular feed

is rich in various enzymes, proteins and

metabolites that increase the nutritional and

prebiotic content of the feed.

The product termed as ‘Thohira Symbiotic’,

encourages the growth of livestock and is

comparable to similar commercial products

but at a more economical cost.

Hence, breeders will be able to increase their

profit. PKC refers to palm oil industry’s waste

produce that has low nutrients and is not

suitable for consumption by fish and poultry;

however, with the usage of ‘Thohira Symbiotic’

technology PKC’s nutritional content is

improved, allowing it to be used in animal

feed formula at a higher concentration (25-

35%) without affecting the animals’ growth.

The head of the research team, Prof. Dr.

Shuhaimi Mustafa said that ‘Thohira

Symbiotic’ is pure, clean and suitable to be

used by Muslim animal breeders.

Prof. Dr. Shuhaimi, who is also the Deputy

Dean (Research and Graduate Studies),

The product termed as

‘Thohira Symbiotic’,

encourages the

growth of livestock

and is comparable to

similar commercial

products but at a more

economical cost.


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There are more

stars in the

sky than grains

of sand in the

world

of the Faculty of Biotechnology and

Biomolecular Sciences, UPM, said the

animal feed formula that contains Thohira’s

technology boosts nutrient and prebiotic

content (Mannan-Oligosaccharides) that

improves feed’s quality and stimulates the

growth of microorganisms in the animals’

digestive system.

He said that the technology, which license

was awarded to Halways Sdn Bhd, has

already been in the market through

aquaculture industry products since March

2017, while for the poultry industry, the

companies involved are testing it at breeding

farms at a commercial scale.

He said the research, which began in January

2015 and ended in March 2017, was also

mobilized by Prof. Madya Dr. Yunus Abd

Shukor, Halways Sdn Bhd’s Chief Executive

Officer, Muhamad Akhmal Hakim Roslan

and Muhamad Amin Jahari. Halways

Sdn Bhd also collaborates with NAFAS

Freedmills Sdn Bhd, a National Farmers’

Organization subsidiary (NAFAS), in

applying Thohira’s technology to produce

high-performance animal feed products

according to the needs and requirements

of large-scale industries. – UPM

the animal feed

formula that

contains Thohira’s

technology boosts

nutrient and prebiotic

content (Mannan-

Oligosaccharides)

that improves

feed’s quality

and stimulates

the growth of

microorganisms in

the animals’ digestive

system.

The average

chocolate bar

contains eight

insect pieces

A strawberry

is not

a berry, but

a banana is

For every human on

earth, there is 1.6

million ants

France was still

executing people by

guillotine up until

1977

The word ‘set’ has

the most number

of definitions

(464) in the

English language


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Artistic artifacts showcased at

NYAWA’17: LIGHT Exhibition

SERDANG – A total of 21 artifacts

with the theme ‘Light’,

developed through scientific

research by Universiti Putra

Malaysia’s (UPM) researchers and

presented with the use of interactive

technology, are now being showcased

at Galeri Serdang, Faculty of Design

and Architecture, UPM.

The artifacts are displayed at

the indexed exhibition, ‘Nature ‘s

Yield and Wonders of Art 2017’

(Nyawa’17:LIGHT) from 8 November,

2017 until 30 April, 2018 organised by

the Edu-Park Division, Putra Science

Park, UPM.

Each artifact is presented in artistically

such as in the form of digital and

graphic arts. This exhibition would

further expand the community’s

perspective on science and art as both

can be combined to form a wasilah

(relationship) in the acculturation of

research and innovation.

The Chairman of UPM’s Board

of Directors, Prof. Emeritus Tan

Sri Dr. Anuwar Ali when

officiating the exhibition said that

an indexed publication containing

articles and photos

documented throughout the exhibition

will be published in conjunction with

the exhibition.

He said it can be accessed through

the Virtual Library Museum Pages

(VLMP), which is part of the

International Council of Museums

(ICOM) which is based in Paris,

France.

Also present at the event was

Putra Science Park Director, Assoc.

Prof. Dr. Samsilah Roslan.

NYAWA’17: LIGHT exhibition is open

from 9 am to 4 pm (Monday-Friday). It

is also open at night and on weekends

with early bookings. To date, over

1,000 visitors have visited NYAWA’17:

LIGHT since it was opened on 8

November.


He said it can be

accessed through

the Virtual

Library Museum

Pages (VLMP),

which is part of

the International

Council of

Museums

(ICOM) which

is based in Paris,

France.


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NYAWA’17: LIGHT exhibition is the sixth edition of the

exhibition which began with

NYAWA’12: FRUIT, NYAWA’13: INSECT, NYAWA’14:

MICROBE, NYAWA’15: BIRD, and NYAWA’16: BRAIN. – UPM


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Putra Science Park

Some Of Our Visitors & Technology Transfer Activities

R

Visit from MIDA to InnoHub .

Visit from the

Ambassador of Turkey to

Malaysia, Her Exellency

Dr. Merve Kavakcı and

delegates to PSP. Also

present during the visit

was Prof. Datin Paduka

Dato’ Dr. Aini Ideris, Vice-

Chancellor of Universiti

Putra Malaysia.


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Value Creation and Innovation Seminar.

Intellectual Property Awareness &

Commercialisation Workshop.

UPMIP System 2.0 Improvement Workshop.


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MEDICAL GRADE 3D PRINT ALLOWS

DOCTORS SIMULATE PATIENT’S SURGERY

SERDANG - A group of researchers from Universiti Putra

Malaysia (UPM) has succeeded in developing an innovative 3D

Medical Grade Print (MeG3rD) or ‘Method’ that is able to replicate

a 3D anatomic printing of patients’ actual defect organ (pathology)

at a 1:1 ratio.

The texture quality is also realistic and reflects the uniqueness or

condition of each case thus, enabling doctors to carry out a medical

procedure simulation using a 3D medical grade printing for pretreatment

planning on complex cases before carrying out the actual

procedure on patients.

Hence, it helps doctors to gain a more realistic experience on medical

procedure as if they were conducting it on real patients. The head of

the research group, Prof. Dr. Ahmad Sobri Muda, from the Imaging

Department, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, said that

MeG3rD is a customised anatomical model for medical treatment

strategies that combine patients’ actual data and medical

grade raw materials for 3D Printing.

He said it was not only capable of replicating a complex

pathology (defect organs) but also developing a texture that

was almost identical to simulate a more realistic anatomical

structure. He said it was because the raw materials used were

tailored to the needs of the doctors, and the 3D printing

replicates the complexity of the defect organ (pathology) with

a 1:1 ratio. “These factors can increase confidence in

“The texture quality is also realistic and

reflects the uniqueness or condition of each

case thus, enabling doctors to carry out

a medical procedure simulation using a 3D

medical grade printing for pre-treatment

planning on complex cases before carrying

out the actual procedure on patients.”


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managing any complex cases because the MeG3rD innovation

replicates the actual medical.

He said it was not only capable of replicating a complex pathology

(defect organs) but also developing a texture that was almost

identical to simulate a more realistic anatomical structure. He said

it was because the raw materials used were tailored to the needs

of the doctors, and the 3D printing replicates the complexity of

the defect organ (pathology) with a 1:1 ratio. “These factors can

increase confidence in managing any complex cases because the

MeG3rD innovation replicates the actual medical.

MeG3rD innovation replicates the actual medical procedure,

allowing the doctors to experience performing the procedure as

if it was done on the actual patient,” he said.

He said the technology would allow doctors to achieve a

better and safer treatment outcome and reduce medical

complications. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Sobri also said that MeG3rD

could be used in the surgical or angiography room and with the

actual medical equipment thus, making it suitable for the invivo

environment in pre-planning medical treatment procedures

for simple or complex procedures. The research began in 2014

and was continued under the UPM InnoHub programme to

commercialise the project.

Market validation has been carried out and managed to sell

minimal viable product (MVP) in 2017. “We are now ready to

scale up this product to penetrate the Asean market,” he said. -

UPM.

“ These factors can

increase confidence in

managing any complex

cases because the

MeG3rD innovation

replicates the actual

medical procedure,

allowing the doctors

to experience

performing the

procedure as if it was

done on the actual

patient,..


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UPM Researchers Develop Nanocellulose from

Palm Oil Biomass

SERDANG - Universiti Putra

Malaysia (UPM) research team

has successfully produced

nanocellulose from palm oil biomass

with an average diameter of 20 to 100

nanometers (nm).

Nanocellulose can be produced from

any cellulose-based materials such as

plant biomass, pulp and paper as well

as cotton; however, the UPM research

group has used cellulose extracted from

palm oil biomass.

A lecturer from the Department of

Bioprocess Technology, Faculty of

Biotechnology and Biomolecular

Sciences, UPM, Assoc. Prof. Dr.

Hidayah Ariffin, said the product

produced has characteristics

comparable to nanocellulose produced

in developed countries using other

bioresources.

“As Malaysia is a country rich with

palm oil and produces a lot of palm oil

biomass, there is a potential to produce

nanocellulose from palm oil biomass.”

“The cellulose extracted from palm

oil biomass is then used to produce

nanocellulose through a specific milling

method that has successfully produced

nanocellulose with an average diameter

of 20 to 100 nm,” she said at the press

conference.” Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hidayah,

who is also the head of the research

group, said that the production method

was also easy

and fast and did not involve the use of

any chemical substances.

Nanocellulose serves to enhance

the properties of a product, for

example as a reinforcement material

in biocomposite plastic products, a

material for membrane filter and a lowcalorie

thickener in food products.

“The cellulose extracted from

palm oil biomass is then used to

produce nanocellulose through

a specific milling method that

has successfully produced

nanocellulose with an average

diameter of 20 to 100 nm,”


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She said nanocellulose is a versatile

material and can be produced to suit its

application.

Naturally, it has very special features

such as it is mechanically strong, has a

high specific surface area and can be

renewed and broken down biologically

(biodegradable).

These special features make

nanocellulose an excellent material to

be used in various products such as

biocomposite products and packaging

products due to its function as a

reinforcement material; membrane

filter for water filtration or face masks;

food thickener; and carrier for active

ingredients and drugs for cosmetic and

pharmaceutical products.

She added that the research began in

2013 and carried out with researchers

from Japan. It is now entering the

commercialisation phase. – UPM.


These special features make

nanocellulose an excellent material

to be used in various products

such as biocomposite products

and packaging products due to

its function as a reinforcement

material; membrane filter for

water filtration or face masks; food

thickener; and carrier for active

ingredients and drugs for cosmetic

and pharmaceutical products.


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Moringa leaves in tablet form as an innovative

low-cost multivitamin supplement

SERDANG, May 24 - A group of

researchers from Universiti Putra

Malaysia (UPM) has successfully developed

Moringa Oleifera leaves as a low-cost

multivitamin supplement in table form,

which can be served as a food supplement

for everyone, especially the lower income

group.

This innovative product is named ‘Chewable

Moringa Fruity Tablets’. The bitterness of

Moringa leaves is masked through the use

of fruit powder which is a taste masking

agent, using a direct compression method

to form chewable tablets.

Moringa Oleifera, known as daun kelor,

daun lemunggai, gemunggai or remungai

in the Malaysian community, is rich in

combination of nutrients and contains antioxidants,

anti-inflammatory compounds,

phenolics, flavonoids and complete protein

with essential amino acids. Thus, it is

dubbed as superfood.

Principal researcher of the group, Assoc.

Prof. Ir. Dr. Yus Aniza Yusof, from

the Department of Process and Food

Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UPM,

said that the overcall cost of the tablet in lab

scale is low (10 cent/tablet), compared to

multivitamins and supplements available in

the market.

She added that if an adult takes five tablets

on a daily basis, these tablets can fulfil

100 percent RDA of vitamin A from pure

natural source.

“This can eliminate first pass effect in

which when a tablet is swallowed, it will

first reach the stomach before being

processed. Formulation of fruit powder

can mask the bitterness of Moringa leaves

powder and is easy to swallow. It is easy to

consume or chew and can be taken without

the need of water like other tablets.”

According to her, the standardisation of the

invented tablet was done according to the

prescribed parameters of the United States

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

and the International Pharmacopeia for

disintegrating tablets.

Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Yus Aniza said that this

innovation has the potential to help people

who suffer from malnutrition or are unwell

because the tablet is easy to consume and

low-cost.

“It also has the potential for

commercialisation to help lower income

group as well as for recommendation to be

used in crisis zones, such as war zone, flood

and draught affected areas for the ease of

management, storage and distribution,” she

added.

Besides Dr Yus Aniza, other researchers

from the research group are Dr. Muhammad

Azhar Ali, Prof. Ir. Dr. Chin Nyuk Ling and

Dr. Mohd Nordin Ibrahim.

The World Health Organisation (WHO)

has been promoting Moringa as an

alternative to imported food supplies to

treat malnutrition since 1998. – UPM

“This can eliminate

first pass effect in

which when a tablet

is swallowed, it will

first reach the stomach

before being processed.

Formulation of fruit

powder can mask the

bitterness of Moringa

leaves powder and

is easy to swallow.

It is easy to consume

or chew and can be

taken without the need

of water like other

tablets.”


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PRODUCT

HIGHLIGHTS

Prof. Dr. Rahinah Ibrahim

Faculty of Design and

and Architecture

iSTP: Portable Sewerage Treatment

System For Rural Area

iSTP: Portable Sewerage Treatment

System For Rural Area

TECHNOLOGY DESCRIPTION

This technology is a performance-based solution that meets the

required Standard A sewerage discharge into the environment.

TECHNOLOGY DESCRIPTION

This technology is a performance-based solution that meets the required Standard A sewerage

TECHNOLOGY FEATURES

The size of this technology is 350 liters compared to 2000 liters current

discharge

required size (refer

into

to

the

SPAN,

environment.

2009, p. 21). It is lighter in total weight

when in full capacity and uses light weight media, which has a large

TECHNOLOGY area for aerobic activity. The FEATURES

technology utilizes both aerobic and

anaerobic treatment methods to reduce the HRT cycle from 24 hours

The size of this technology is 350 liters compared to 2000 liters current required size (refer to

SPAN, or separated 2009, into three p. 21). main It components is lighter on in the total structural weight framing when in full capacity and uses light weight media,

which system. has a large area for aerobic activity. The technology utilizes both aerobic and anaerobic

treatment methods to reduce the HRT cycle from 24 hours to maximum 7 hours. It can be

suspended below the flooring system or separated into three main components on the structural

framing system.

ADVANTAGES

• Easy to handle

• Easy to install

• Easy to maintain

ADVANTAGES

INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

• Easy to handle

• Easy to install

• Easy to maintain

Prospect Industry: Water Sewerage Industries

In Malaysia, there are about 20,000 houses in Sabah and Sarawak

that are situated in water villages whereas Borneo alone has 400,000

housing units in water villages. 20% of the bottom billion community

living along water ways face diseases and degradation of water

quality. Approximately, 1.2 million individuals in Malaysia have access

to septic tanks but only 35% are accepting scheduled desludging

services. The total population equivalent served via connected PE

(public plants excluding CSTs) is 19.17 million people. On average,

22,610 cases of blockages were received in a year from the years

2001 – 2010, or 1,884 cases per month. About 97% of the cases were

resolved within the level of service of within 48 hours. The number of

clean rivers decreased from 334 in 2008 to 306 in 2009 whereas the

number of polluted rivers increased from 48 in 2008 to 54 in 2009.

Water quality trend shows depreciation in 2008-2009. This is partly

contributed by the stoppage of scheduled desludging carried out by

INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

Prospect Industry: Water Sewerage Industries

In Malaysia, there are about 20,000 houses in Sabah and Sarawak that are situated in water

villages whereas Borneo alone has 400,000 housing units in water villages. 20% of the bottom

billion community living along water ways face diseases and degradation of water quality.

Approximately, 1.2 million individuals in Malaysia have access to septic tanks but only 35% are

accepting scheduled desludging services. The total population equivalent served via connected

PE (public plants excluding CSTs) is 19.17 million people. On average, 22,610 cases of blockages

were received in a year from the years 2001 – 2010, or 1,884 cases per month. About 97% of the

cases from 1st were January resolved 2008. within the level of service of within 48 hours. The number of clean rivers

decreased from 334 in 2008 to 306 in 2009 whereas the number of polluted rivers increased from

48 in 2008 to 54 in 2009. Water quality trend shows depreciation in 2008-2009. This is partly

contributed by the stoppage of scheduled desludging carried out by operator pursuant to the

enforcement of SPAN/WSIA Laws effective from 1st January 2008.

Vaccine for Caseous Lymphadenitis

Vaccine for Caseous Lymphadenitis

TECHNOLOGY DESCRIPTION

This technology is a vaccine for prevention of disease Caseous

Lymphadenitisin small ruminants.

TECHNOLOGY DESCRIPTION

This technology is a vaccine for prevention of disease Caseous Lymphadenitis in small ruminants.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Faez Firdaus Jesse Abdullah

Assoc. Faculty Prof. of Dr. Veterinary Faez Firdaus Medicine Jesse Abdullah

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

TECHNOLOGY FEATURES

This This technology was was developed with CLA-Formalin-Killed with CLA-Formalin-Killed vaccine, vaccine, where it gives significantly

high rate of protection in goats mainly when applied 0.5% concentration. It was also prepared

when applied 0.5% concentration. It was also prepared by using

by using oil-in-water emulsion adjuvant. This vaccine is very effective and shows high immune

response when applied to small ruminants. It also shows negative histopatological changes in the

small ruminant.

shows high immune response when applied to small ruminants.

It also shows negative histopatological changes in the small

ruminant.

ADVANTAGES

• Save cost in Caseous Lymphadenitis treatments

• Effective

• Shows high immune responses and negative histopatological Changes

ADVANTAGES

• Save cost in Caseous Lymphadenitis treatments


• Shows high immune responses and negative histopatological

changes

INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

Prospect Industry: Small ruminant industry Caseous lymphadenitis (CL) is a contagious,

infectious and chronic disease of small ruminants such as goats and sheep. The bacteria

will generally localize in a sub-cutaneous lymph node and form an abscess that the animal walls

off from the rest of its body. Some economic losses due to CL are caused when breeding stock is

no longer marketable, when carcasses are condemned due to internal abscesses, when animals

die, or when abscesses devalue animal hides. Sheep and goats can be infected at any time in their

lifetime, and the morbidity rate in herd can reach as high as 15-50%. There are about 1.6% small

ruminants infected by this disease. CL is found in most parts of the world where small ruminants

are farmed, including Europe, Australasia, North and South America, Africa, and the Middle

East.


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PUTRA SCIENCE PARK

at the forefront of Innovation

Putra Science Park (PSP) is

involved with technology transfer

activities in University Putra

Malaysia (UPM), moving potential

technologies and inventions from the

laboratories to marketplace. This is

where PSP assists in securing and

protecting novel innovations through

intellectual property processes and

identifying

applicable

commerciallisation strategies for the

created intellectual property.

PSP also promotes and markets

potential technologies through print

and electronic media such as

periodical publications, exhibitions

and roadshows, showcases, press

conference and business matching

programs.

In addition to facilitating commercial

negotiatiations and due diligence

approach, PSP aims to instil

incubator culture to build an

entrepreneurial presence for the

university.

At the same time, PSP through its

Edu-Park Division makes UPM the

first university in Malaysia to offer

tourism packages to visitors

focussing on interesting spots

around the campus.

The whole team in PSP is committed

to manage university innovations for

social impact and economic growth.

To write in your enquiries on UPM technologies, email us at

promosi@upm.edu.my

t 03.8947 1254 f 03.8946 1462

www.sciencepark.upm.edu.my

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