Foreword

Malaysian Institute of Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals (IPharm) is established in 2006. The institutes aim to be a Biotechnology's Centers of Excellence by exploiting megadiversity of Malaysian natural resources for the development of new drugs. IPharm therefore has a mission to conduct world-class R&D to accelerate the discovery, development and commercialization of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products. For years, IPharm has established its capacity by developing the infrastructure and human resource. An integrated multi-disciplinary drug discovery team and related technologies including molecular biology, medicinal chemistry synthesis, molecular modeling, automated high-throughput screening, animal pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, and formulation studies have been develop during these years. For the coming years, IPharm will take steps to position as an integrated institute for applied research and development of new pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. Some of the big projects that have been taken by IPharm are:

  • Developing National Natural Products Repository (MyNature 50000)
  • IPharm Pilot Plant: Evidence Based Product Development Centre
  • IPharm Animal Research Facility: National Integrated Preclinical Toxicity Research Centre with International Accreditation Program

We are now ready to roll out our operations and our approach will continue to be to work with all stakeholders and leverage the well established pharmaceutical and healthcare researches, resources and industries. We have demonstrated success and most importantly, research institutes, industry partners, the government and the community are ready and waiting for us to fill this very important role. I hope that you will take some time to explore this site to learn more about the IPharm. I hope that you will be able to visit us. We are here to answer any questions you may have about our services.