It is estimated that 27,000 – 30,000 species of wildlife are currently lost per year and by 2022, 22% of all species will be extinct if no action is taken.
Renexus aims to contribute to the preservation of Malaysia’s natural resources by developing its own flora and fauna Biobank, specializing in Biodiversity, Marine Research, & Technology.
The Biobank functions much like a modern day Noah’s Ark, built to preserve the natural heritage of Malaysia.
Bionusantara works to ensure that these specimens don’t go extinct due to environmental changes that result from natural causes and human activity.
The company provides ultra high throughput screening facilities and a live specimen bank with a large collection of samples from the tropical rainforest. Testing indigenous plants for novel compounds is also carried out to develop supplementary and complementary extracts from nature. These go into the Extract Bank, which is the first of its kind in the world.
– Edward O. Wilson, author of The Diversity of Life.
With large scale genome, RNA sequencing and a bioinformatics analysis capability, Bionusantara’s ultra high throughput biomolecule screening facility will establish the means to create an integrative framework that will conserve threatened plant species in Malaysia, allowing the company to manufacture commercial enzymes, genetically modified bacteria, and large-scale production of natural and tailor-made compounds.
Conserving as many specimens possible is the company’s top priority, for the benefit of mankind and to ensure the rich biodiversity of Malaysia’s national heritage is not lost.