The Management of Institute Bioproduct Development (IBD) Laboratory Services assures that all the laboratory staffs are committed to meet customer requirement and satisfaction by providing professional services, particularly on staff competency, testing reliability and good quality system. In line with the IBD vision to be the Leading Centre in Research and Business Development of Speciality Chemicals and Biochemicals, the laboratories shall adopt and comply with the requirements of National Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (Skim Akreditasi Makmal Malaysia, SAMM) under International Standard of MS ISO/IEC 17025. The management shall ensure all staffs understand and follow the quality policy and objectives. The director or his nominated representative will be responsible for the overall implementation of the quality system with the assistance of the Quality Manager.
In ensuring the competency of the laboratory, the management encourages the participation of internal laboratory cross-check and proficiency testing programme every year in the relevant testing parameters.



The objectives of IBD Laboratory Services are to provide good laboratory services with adherence to the quality assurance and control in this quality manual. Staff competency and technical reliability are of great importance to achieve customer requirement and satisfaction.

Services and Research Area

Natural products, pharmaceuticals, medicinal compounds, cosmetics, food products, biological samples, fertilizers and environmental samples.


Research and Educational Activities

Research collaborations with researchers from UTM, other higher educational institutions, research institutions, governments and privates agencies including NGO’s are welcome. Laboratory facilities for research, educational and training activities are available. Class and hands-on teaching courses on analytical testing techniques for herbal and natural products, heavy metals and microbiological samples are provided, as well as for method development and validation.

Our Laboratory Services




  • Macro and micronutrient
  1. Total Nitrogen, N
  2. Phosphorus, P
  3. Potassium, K
  4. Calcium, Ca
  5. Magnesium, Mg
  6. Boron, B
  7. Molybdenum, Mo
  8. Ferum, Fe
  9. Manganese, Mn
  10. Sodium, Na



  • Elemental analysis (ICP-MS)
    1. Cadmium, Cd
    2. Lead, Pb
    3. Arsenic, As
    4. Mercury, Hg
    5. Aluminium, Al
    6. Chromium, Cr
    7. Nickel, Ni
    8. Silver, Ag
    9. Beryllium, Be
    10. Cobalt, Co
    11. Vanadium, V
    12. Copper, Cu
    13. Selenium, Se
    14. Strontium, Sr
    15. Zink, Zn



  • Water Analysis
  1. PH
  2. Total Phosporus
  3. Chromium
  4. Copper
  5. Magnesium
  6. Sodium
  7. Kalium
  8. Ferum
  9. Calcium
  10. Turbidity*
  11. Total Suspended Solid*


  • Moisture (moisture analyzer)


  • Antioxidant (DPPH, TPC)


  • Beneficial microbe Analysis

* Accredited under SAMM for   ISO/IEC 17025

  1. Actinomycetes
  2. Yeast
  3. Lactobacillus
  4. Nitrogen Fixing
  5. Nitrifying


  • Pathogen microbe Analysis

* Accredited under SAMM for ISO/IEC 17025

  1. Salmonella spp
  2. Pseudomonas
  3. coli
  4. Yeast & Mold Count
  5. Total Viable Aerobic count
  6. Enterobacter
  7. Staphylococcus aureus



  • Anti-microbial Testing
    1. Gram positive
    2. Gram negative
    3. Yeast
    4. Total bacteria count


  • Proximate Analysis

   * Accredited under SAMM for     ISO/IEC 17025

  1. Protein
  2. Fat
  3. Ash
  4. Moisture
  5. Energy
  6. Carbohydrate
  7. Crude Fiber


  • Sensory Evaluation Test


  • Dissolution test


  • HPLC
  1. Eurycomanone
  2. Marker compound analysis
  3. Vitamin B and C


  • GC
  1. Essential oil
  2. Fatty acid analysis (new, Q4)
  3. Sample treatment (Q4)







* Accredited under SAMM for ISO/IEC 17025

             (Eurycomanone & Cordycepin)

  1. Compound Profiling
  2. Marker Compound quantification
  3. Eurycomanone
  4. Cordycepin




  • Particle size and PDI
  • Sensory evaluation – cosmetic and fragrance
    • Skin Feel
    • Spreadability
    • Tackiness/greasiness/stickiness
    • After-feel
    • Fragrance acceptance


  • Skin physiological analysis – In house
    • Skin elasticity
    • Skin collagen intensity
    • Skin hydration
    • Skin colour evaluation (melanin and erythema index value)
    • Skin surface pH evaluation
    • Skin surface sebum evaluation
    • Transepidermal water loss (TEWL)


  • Facial imaging- In house (new, Q3)
    • Wrinkle
    • Pore size
    • Skin roughness
    • Spot
    • UV acne
    • UV spot
    • UV moisture


Transdermal drug delivery – in vitro (new, Q3)

Our Analysis Were Certified by

BioNexus Partner Programme under Biotechcorp Sdn. Bhd.
Certified MS ISO/IEC 17025 under Department of Standard Malaysia

MS ISO/IEC 17025
SAMM NO. 433

Contact Us

Siti Hajar Mat Sarip

(Head of IBD Laboratory Service

Tel: 07-5531648



Tel: 07-5531559
Research Ecosystem
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia UTM Nexus - Research & Innovation

Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation)

DVCRI Profile Johor Bahru Office Kuala Lumpur Office

Higher Institution Centre of Excellence (HI-COE)

Advance Membrane Technology Research Centre - AMTEC Institute of Noise & Vibration - INV Wireless Communication Centre - WCC

Research Institute

Centre of Excellence (COE)

Institute of High Voltage & High Current - IVAT UTM-MPRC Institue for Oil & Gas - IFOG Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics - CAIRO Centre for Engineering Education - CEE Centre for Advanced Composite Materials - CACM Innovation Centre in Agritechnology for Advanced Bioprocessing - ICA Institute of Bioproduct Development - IBD

Service Entity

Research Management Centre - RMC Penerbit UTM Press Centre for Community & Industry Network - CCIN Innovation & Commercialisation Centre - ICC University Laboratory Management Centre - PPMU Institut Sultan Iskandar - UTM-ISI

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