||| MALAYSIA INSTITUTE of pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals |||
Malaysian Institute of Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals (IPharm) was established on 29th November 2006 and Realizing the challenges in developing the healthcare biotechnology is competitive, the Cabinet endorsed the proposal to establish a centre of excellence. This historical decision marks the birth of the Malaysian Institute of Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals (IPharm).
The establishment of the IPharm was approved by the Biotechnology Implementation Council on 7 September 2006 and approved by the Cabinet on 26 November 2006 with two other institutions namely Agro Biotechnology Institute (ABI) and the Malaysian Genome Institute (MGI) under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
IPharm research facility, previously located within Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) campus in Pulau Pinang, was relocated to the interim research facility namely SAINS@USM Complex located at Bukit Jambul, Pulau Pinang in 2008.
Then, in 2011 IPharm has its own building complex strategically located in Halaman Bukit Gambir, Pulau Pinang with area of 10 acres.
In 1 March 2014, all the three institutes established under NBP (IPharm, ABI and MGI) had been transformed and incorporated as National Institutes of Biotechnology Malaysia (NIBM), a not for profit government organisation operating as Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG). This transformation is a move forward for IPharm in ensuring its vision of becoming a Center of Excellence in research and development in healthcare biotechnology become reality. By this transformation, it is hoped that IPharm will be more independent, surge forward with more proactive and dynamic and focus on revenue generation process which include in the production of products and services.
- To implement R & D, develop human capital & expertise,
- Strengthen strategic collaboration in global healthcare biotechnology,
- Leading to commercialization.
IPharm building complex strategically located in Halaman Bukit Gambir, Pulau Pinang beside Azman Hashim USM Sport Arena.