The IBC of University Technology Malaysia has been initiated in view of the rapid development of projects involving modern biotechnology activities. It is foremost the ethical responsibility of the university to ensure research involving materials defined as biologically hazardous to be treated with extreme care to be safe for the primary user as well as the general population as a whole. Next, IBC has a major role to abide to the law governing biosafety i.e. Biosafety Act 2007. An Act to establish the National Biosafety Board; to regulate the release, importation, exportation and contained use of living modified organisms, and the release of products of such organisms, with the objectives of protecting human, plant and animal health, the environment and biological diversity, and where there are threats of irreversible damage, lack of full scientific evidence may not be used as a reason not to take action to prevent such damage; and to provide for matters connected therewith. The IBC takes pride in assisting National Biosafety Board (NBB) of Malaysia in upholding integrity of this Act. To be able to do so, IBC provides below the procedures and the necessary documentations for the approval to import, export, contained or non-contained use of such mentioned materials.
Laws and Regulations
Hyperlink to URL: http://www.biosafety.nre.gov.my/law_regulation.shtml