Universiti Putra Malaysia Collaborates With PNT Research To Enhance The Efficacy Of Functional Ingredients

January 04, 2021

 Dear Beloved Readers, 

The Collaboration Between Universiti Putra Malaysia And PNT Research Delve Into The Huge Potential Of Microalgae That Help In Preventing Oxidative Stress

Universiti Putra Malaysia, one of the Malaysia's renowned university has made another remarkable journey recently when the university announced the collaboration between its Bioprocessing and Biomanufacturing Research Centre (BBRC) and Biotechnology company, PNT Research. The main purpose of this collaboration is to work together to enhance the efficacy of functional ingredients to contribute towards a society with healthy ageing.
Research Collaboration Opening Ceremony Media's Registration
The Opening Ceremony Of Research Collaboration between Universiti Putra Malaysia and PNT Research Sdn Bhd was held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur. The collaboration will delve into the huge potential of the microalgae for preventing oxidative stress. 

 Free Radicals And Oxidative Stress

Free radicals are unstable atoms that generated by our body and its will break our body's cells down over time. As our body ages, it will lose its ability to fight the effects of these free radicals. Hence, excessive of the free radicals in our body will caused oxidative stress that will eventually damage our body's cells, proteins and DNA. This will leads to premature ageing and increasingly common due to many factors including ageing, lifestyle change, stress and pollution. 

Oxidative stress need to be taken seriously because it has been linked to many chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetics, Alzheimer's diseases and also cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). 
 

The Collaboration Between UPM and PNT Research Sdn Bhd

Dr. Arbakariya Ariff, the Head Professor of BBRC is leading his team to find a solution to this issue by studying on the marine microalgae TetraSOD®,which is touted as the most potent antioxidant and nutritious marine microalgae functional ingredient. 
Dr. Arbakariya Ariff, Head Professor of BBRC, Universiti Putra Malaysia
"We are excited to work with PNT Research, starting by enhancing the efficacy of TetraSOD® (Tetraselmis chuii) and followed by other functional ingredients.
 
It will minimize the damage of time and let people achieve healthy ageing, so that they may recover from illness more quickly and reduce the risk of getting a chronic diseases", said Dr. Arbakariya Ariff. 
Mr. Lee Bin Hao, Managing Director Of PNT Research Sdn Bhd
"The partnership with UPM builds on a simple yet powerful goal: to make a quality and affordable functional ingredient products accessible for people.
 
The world population is ageing and Malaysia is no exception. As patriotic citizens, we want to contribute back to the community, starting with TetraSOD®.
 
Our work will built on a foundation of serious science with the best interest of academia, industry and consumers in mind", said Mr. Lee Bin Hao, Managing Director of PNT Research Sdn Bhd.
Dr. Fadzlie Wong Bin Faizal Wong, Associate Researcher of BBRC, UPM
"The collaboration is not a norm but an extraordinary success. It is clear that the collaboration's success story was not crafted in the boardrooms of skyscrapers.
 
It is the result of a shared vision and mission to promote, protect and improve the lifelong health of people.
 
We will give our best to deepen scientific and technological innovations to achieve high-quality output", said Dr. Fadzlie Wong Bin Faizal Wong, Associate Researcher of BBRC, UPM. 
Ms Jass Kwa Jia Sim, Research Scientist of PNT Research Sdn Bhd
"The collaboration as a prime example on how academic and industry can enhance innovation-driven growth. More can be done to uplifting Malaysia's scientific output to be on par with the first world countries like Japan and South Korea.
 
We all have a role to play in bettering the lives of others", said Ms Jass Kwa Jia Sim, Research Scientist of PNT Research Sdn Bhd. 
 

Words From The Strategic Alliance

The inventor of TetraSOD®, marine biotech company Fitoplancton Marino lauded the collaboration as a partnership that will inject new vitality into the Research and Development of functional ingredient. 
 
"We are delighted to see our partners expand their innovation capabilities. The industry will significantly benefit from the new on-the-ground expertise in Malaysia as a result of the collaboration between UPM and PNT Research.
 
We are committed to collaborating closely with our business partners, sharing technical know-how and explore new ways to improve product performance.
 
We are looking forward to strengthening our strategic alliance with PNT Research, which is to push the boundaries of science in delivering health and wellness.", said Mr. Carlos Unamunzaga, Director General of Fitoplancton Marino.
Video Recording from Mr. Carlos Unamunzaga, Director General of Fitoplancton Marino
"We are confident they will achieve great things with UPM, which is among the best and has been ranked 28th Best University in Asia this year", he added. 
 
DKSH, the world's leading Market Expansion Service Provider congratulated PNT Research on its collaboration with UPM. Mr. Victor Liew, the DKSH South East Asia Director (Performance Materials, Indonesia, Malaysia & Singapore) was present to witness this opening ceremony and invited to deliver his speech. 
Speech From Mr. Victor Liew, DKSH South East Asia Director
"DKSH enjoys a strong working relationship with PNT Research - based on a mutual purpose to enrich people's lives - supporting our business partner with dedication that combines Swiss reliability and our Asian can-do attitude. 
 
DKSH shares the mission and vision of PNT Research and looks forward to working closely with PNT Research in delivering functional ingredients and nutraceutical solutions of the highest standard, comprehensive technical expertise and sophisticated solutions. 
 
We are delighted to see our business partners expand their innovation capabilities." said Mr. Victor Liew, DKSH South East Asia Director (Performance Materials, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore).

Gelita, the world's number one company in collagen research, also sent a congratulatory message. In the message, Gelita representative manager for Southeast Asia, Louis Emmanual Jaillon stated:
 
"Gelita and PNT Research are committed to delivering innovation to drive functional ingredient products to the market. Gelita's ready to do more with the Malaysian side to improve the quality of life for people. We are very much looking forward to working with PNT Research to explore the possibilities of making functional ingredients more mainstream."
Video From Gelita, Mr. Louis Emmanuel Jaillon and Ms. Sariya Chubpailin
"We believe that the collaboration between UPM and PNT Research will make a useful contribution to improve health and wellness for people",
said Ms. Sariya Chubpailin, Business Coordinator of Gelita Thailand.
 
The main highlight of the event was the Research Collaboration Signing Ceremony between Universiti Putra Malaysia and PNT Research that witnessed by the honorable guests and member of the medias.
Research Collaboration Between Universiti Putra Malaysia and PNT Research
The Opening Ceremony of Research Collaboration Between UPM and PNT Research
Token Of Appreciation
The Team Behind The Research Collaboration

About PNT Research

PNT Research is a science-driven functional ingredients and nutraceuticals Research and Development (R&D) company. Simply put, our goal is to make health and wellness work. We stand out from the competition by having a full-fledged R&D team. From the start, PNT Research is about making premium functional ingredients and nutraceuticals accessible to consumers. At the same time, we contribute towards sustainability and positive social-economic impact. 
 
Our regional and global partnerships are a reflection of our commitment to excellence in functional ingredients and nutraceutical R&D. PNT Research is subsidiary of Vii Biohealth Sciences, a biotech conglomerate headquartered in Madrid, Spain.  
 

About Fitoplancton Marino

The mission of Fitoplancton Marino is to research, develop and supply microalgae-based products and functional ingredients that contribute to improve the good health and quality of life to consumers. Fitoplancton Marino developed TetraSOD® to increase physiological response against oxidative stress to aid performance and recovery, especially for athletes and people with an active lifestyle. The company is headquartered in Spain. 
 
TetraSOD® is the most complete and comprehensive ingredient for the Healthy Ageing nutraceutical category. As we age, the production of SOD in our body decreases. TetraSOD® is the most concentrated SOD source in the market. SOD, catalase (CAT) and glutathione peroxidate (GPx) are the primary protectors of cells against oxidative stress, which is the leading cause of ageing. TetraSOD® also induces redox homeostasis, which is necessary for maintenance of many cellular processes, including oxidation-reduction reactions. TetraSOD® also activates NF-E2 related factor 2 (Nrf2), which is the antioxidant response pathway in the human cells. 
 

About DKSH

DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Service provider with a focus on Asia. The Group helps companies to grow across the Business Units Healthcare, Consumer Goods, Performance Materials and Technology. The service portfolio covers sourcing, market insights, marketing and sales, e-Commerce, distribution and logistics as well as after-sales services. Publicly listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, the Group operates in 36 markets with 33,350 specialists, generating net sales of CHF 11.6 billion in 2019. With its Swiss heritage, DKSH has been deeply rooted in Asia Pacific since 1865. The DKSH Business Unit Performance Materials distributes specialty chemicals and ingredients for food, pharmaceutical, personal care and various industrial applications. With 46 innovation centers and regulatory support worldwide, we create cutting-edge formulations that comply with local regulations. With around 1,100 specialists, the Business Unit generated net sales of CHF 1.0 billion in 2019. 
 

About Gelita

The Gelita Group is the global market leader, producing collagen proteins in 24 factories across all the continents, especially for use in the manufacture of food and pharmaceuticals and in technical applications, as well as collagen peptides for the joint pain treatment, weight reduction and cosmetics markets. The group's headquarters are in Eberbach, Germany. In 2019, the group had a workforce of 2,500 and a global turnover of EUR 749 millions. Gelita's Verisol is composed of pure collagen peptides that have been specially developed to provide the highest possible efficacy in human skin. They stimulate fibroblast cells in the dermis, which substantially increases the renewal and repair of collagen, elastin and photeoglycans - all of which are essential for providing skin elasticity. As a result, the epidermis is supported from within and skin sagging is prevented. 
Vii Nutrition Products
For more information about PNT Research Sdn Bhd and updates from the Research Collaboration, kindly click on the links below. 
 
Signing Off For Now And Take Care Till We Meet Again On My Next Post. 
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13 comments

  1. good collaboration to produce a quality product

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  2. bagus usahasama macam ni, boleh contribute untuk hasilkan produk yang lebih bagus dan efisien

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  3. A collaboration is always great when the parties involved are both contributing. Good job UPM and a great way to start the year

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  4. UPM memang terkenal dengan research. Bagus buat collab macam ni untuk menghasilkan produk yang bagus

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  5. Dengan kolaborasi ini moga boleh pergi jauh atas usaha penyelidiikan

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  6. another r&d from upm. they always coming up with a good product and with this collab definitely will give added advantage. hoping for a success

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  7. Great collaboration. May functional ingredients be more accessible to the general public in the future.

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  8. Tahniah buat semua yang terlibat.. jarang ada kolaborasi sebegini antara brand dan juga Universiti kan..

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  9. Kerjasama usahasama yang bagus untuk meningkatkan naik taraf pendidikan. Tahniah!

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  10. This is indeed an interesting article. learned a lot about these beneficial collaborations for the country :)

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  11. Alhamdulillah and congrats UPM for the collaboration. Hope this collaboration went well.

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  12. This is a good start and good collaboration, can't wait to try their products.

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  13. tengok logo UPM tu tetiba rasa rindu n rasa macam masih belajar kat sana je skang ni. Btw All the best untuk collaboration ni.

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