Malaysiakini - Universiti Putra Malaysia collaborates with PNT Research

"The world population is ageing, and Malaysia is no exception. As patriotic citizens, we want to contribute back to the community, starting with TetraSOD®", Professor Dr. Arbakariya Ariff.


Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) announced today a collaboration between its Bioprocessing and Biomanufacturing Research Centre (BBRC) and biotechnology company PNT Research. Both parties will work to enhance the efficacy of functional ingredients to contribute towards a society with healthy ageing. The collaboration will delve into the huge potential microalgae bring in preventing oxidative stress.


Universiti Putra Malaysia collaborates with PNT Research to enhance the efficacy of functional ingredients

Oxidative stress had been linked to many chronic diseases, such as cancer, diabetics, Alzheimer's disease and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs).


Oxidative stress is caused by an excess of free radicals in the body's cells and can damage cells, proteins, and DNA.


It leads to premature ageing and is increasingly common due to many factors including ageing, lifestyle changes, stress and pollution.


To help find a solution, BBRC head Professor Dr. Arbakariya Ariff is leading his team to study marine microalgae TetraSOD®, which is touted as the most potent antioxidant and nutritious marine microalgae functional ingredient.


“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 minimise 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 disease,” he said.


PNT Research managing director, Lee Bin Hao, said the partnership with UPM builds on a simple yet powerful goal: to make 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 be built on a foundation of serious science, with the best interest of academia, industry and consumers in mind,” he said.


Also present were representatives from Spanish side Fitoplancton Marino; the world leader in marine microalgae production, Swiss side DKSH which is the world leader in market expansion services; Germany’s Gelita which leads the world in collagen technology.


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