Scientific Advisors & Projects

Our Team of Scientific Advisors

In addition to our in-house scientific expertise, we confer with KOL, scientists and researchers from esteemed universities and research centres around the world. The community has been instrumental in developing new standards, procedures & protocols or testing methodologies that have contributed greatly to the research and development of safe, efficacious natural health products.


Dr Sun Tao

Chief Scientist, Professor, Chief Physician, Deputy General Manager
Aging-Off Biotech Co., Ltd

Dr. Sun is a chief scientist, professor and chief physician, with expertise in anti-aging and stem cell technologies...
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Chris Kilham

Founder of Medicine Hunter Inc.

Chris Kilham is popularly known as CNN puts it “The Indiana Jones of natural medicine...
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Professor Chokyun Rha

Professor of Biomaterials Science and Engineering, Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT)

Dr. Rha heads the Biomaterials Science and Engineering Laboratory at the Institute....
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Dr. Abdul Ghani Hussain MBChB

Medical and Alternative Medicine Practitioner and Herbalist

Dr. Abdul Ghani is a medical graduate from Cairo University in 1977. He worked with the government...
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Dr. Ab Rasip Bin Ab Ghani

Former Director, Forest Replantation Programme, Biotech Division, Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM)

Dr. Ab. Rasip is a plant geneticist who formally served the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia...
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Prof. Dr. Suzana Sahar

Head of Nutrition and Dietetics - Centre of Healthy Aging and Wellness Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Prof Dr Suzana Shahar obtained her BSc (Hons) (Dietetics) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia...
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Professor Emeritus Dr Ismail Thambi

Consultant Clinical Andrologist & Reproductive & Sexual Health
Specialist Malaysia

Dr Ismail Tambi is a Consultant Clinical Andrologist and a Reproductive and Sexual Health Specialist...
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Professor Ralf Henke

Senior Professor, Department of Medical Biosciences, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Prof Ralf Henkel is a Senior Professor at the Department of Medical Biosciences...
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Dr Jay Udani

MD, Certified Principal Investigator (CPI), Founder, CEO & Medical Director,
Medicus Research LLC

Dr. Jay Udani, MD, Certified Principal Investigator (CPI) is the founder, CEO, and Medical Director of Medicus Research LLC...
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Professor Anthony J. Sinskey

Faculty Director, MIT Center for
Biomedical Innovation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Anthony J. Sinskey, Sc.D. is a Professor of Microbiology and Engineering Systems at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology...
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Dr Shawn Talbott

MS in Exercise Science (University of Massachusetts), PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry (Rutgers University),
US Lifestyle Expert

Dr Shawn Talbott holds an MS in exercise science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a PhD in nutritional biochemistry from Rutgers University...
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Patents & Discoveries

Our in-house scientific experts and scientific advisors are committed to ongoing innovation and scientific discovery, with products to help you lead a healthy life. Our wide range of research on plants followed by rigorous testing has led to these patented discoveries:


Misai Kucing

Cognition (Focus and alertness)

Ubi Jaga

Cognition (Enhances memory)

Mas Cotek

Cosmetic (Microcirculation)


Kacip Fatima



Joint health (Anti-inflammatory)


Glucose management (Diabetis)



Anti-wrinkling, memory boosting, anti-inflammation, immune enhancing

Tongkat Ali

Boost Immunity, anti viral properties particularly against dengue

Belalai Gajah

Blood glucose management


Research & Product Development Flow



Agricultural National Key Economic Areas (NKEA)

The twelve National Key Economic Areas (NKEA) sectors are the core of the Malaysia Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) and is defined as a driver to potential economic activities that will directly and significantly contribute to Malaysia's economic growth. The Agriculture NKEA plays an important role in Malaysia's economic development - providing employment, increase rural incomes and ensuring national food security. Agriculture NKEA focuses on sub-sectors with high growth potentials, i.e. aqua-culture, seaweed farming, swiftlet nests, herbal products, fruits and vegetables and premium processed food. This will enable Malaysia to penetrate the high-value global market which is growing rapidly. Sub-sectors such as rice and livestock are also chosen because of their importance as the main source of national food security.

Biotropics is one of the key private companies involved in driving the Entry Point Project (EPP) 1 under the NKEA initiative.

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Partnership With Center for Herbal Standardization (CHEST)

Biotropics and Universiti Sains Malaysia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in 2008 to collaborate among others to set up a Center for Herbal Standardization (CHEST Lab) located in Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang for standardization of herbal, cosmetics, nutraceuticals and phyto-pharmaceutical products. The set up of the laboratory facility are based on cGLP (current Good Laboratory Practices) compliance and ISO 17025 requirements. The main objectives of this facility are:

  • To characterize, profile and set specifications for selected herbs and their extracts to ensure consistency in terms of purity, quality, safety and suitability for use.
  • To develop herbal monographs on such herbs as reference material and background information for quality control and production of standardized extracts.
  • To become Malaysia’s center of excellence in herbal standardization and quality control, providing services as well as expert advice to all industry stakeholders.

The collaboration efforts between Biotropics and Universiti Sains Malaysia are also part of the strategic initiatives to support human capital building by engaging USM’s researchers, under graduates and graduates with practical and commercial experience which will provide employment opportunities and gain the relevant technology know-how.

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