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Posted: November 28, 2007
Sirim Plans To Acquire Advanced Technology From Iran
(Nanowerk News) Malaysian company Sirim Bhd is planning to acquire advanced technology from Iran which has the potential to be developed for Malaysian industries, Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Jamaludin Mohd Jarjis said Wednesday.
The key technologies that Malaysia was keen to acquire included nano-materials, bio-materials, biotechnology and advanced composites as well as nanotechnology, he said.
"We realise that despite the economic and political pressures, Iran has made tremendous advancement in science and technology, especially in the area of nanotechnology," Jamaludin said at the First Malaysia-Iran Technology Cooperation and Business Forum here.
He also cited carbon nanotube technology which has many applications, ranging from carbon fibre composite structural material for aerospace technology to development of novel industrial catalyst, adding that this was of interest to Malaysia.
Jamaludin said the private sectors of Malaysia and Iran could identify specific potential projects in the commercialization of research and development (R&D) output through joint production facilities.
Through strategic partnerships, both countries could enter the global market on a joint basis, he said.