Bioprocessing and Biomanufacturing Research Centre (BBRC) has been established under the Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, UPM in January 2014. BBRC is the extension of the activity of Fermentation Technology Unit (FTU), which was established in 1999 at the Institute of Bioscience, UPM. FTU was valued at about RM9.5 million at the time with the majority of activities were focused on providing large scale pilot-plant facilities to cater for process development and scaling-up of various fermentations processes developed at laboratory scale. BBRC is currently operated as a research and service center specializes in fermentation and bioprocess technologies for various processes that are based on microorganism, microalgae and plant cell cultivations.
To date, the facilities under BBRC include pilot fermentation technology facility (FTU), microbiology and analytical laboratory, a state-of-the art Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facility complying with the ASEAN Standards for bacterial vaccines production for veterinary uses, and an upcoming facility for food and food ingredients biomanufacturing in the near future. These facilities are offered to UPM researchers (lecturers, research officers, postgraduate students) as well as researchers from other institutions and private companies. On January 2011, FTU has been awarded Bionexus Partnership Program (BNP) by the Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation Sdn. Bhd. as an initiative to further support and promote the expansion of Biotechnology area in Malaysia. With this award, BBRC will be able to offer access to services and facilities on a contract basis to the Bionexus companies. We offer complete services from upstream to downstream processes for the development of your product interest. Our reliable, rapid, and cost effective services will reduce risks, cost, and investment time to ensure our customers can produce their biotechnological products in-line with market requirement.