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Posted: Dec 21, 2012
R&D in nanotechnologies create economic impact for Malaysians
(Nanowerk News) MIMOS, the Maslaysian National R&D Centre in ICT continues to take advantage of its research in advanced technologies, developing solutions to meet both local and international market’s fundamental needs.
MIMOS’ R&D in Nano technologies and Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) are aimed at creating a Ubiquitous NEMS-based sensor network & solutions, applicable for the environmental and health sector.
In the environmental sector, it is targeted to help various authorities monitor the environment for a range of purposes. As for the health sector, MIMOS sensors can be used to help Malaysians, particularly the less-fortunate and elderly from remote areas to get comparable medical attention and support by utilising personalised wearable and portable wireless medical devices.
MIMOS develops frontier technologies that can be taken up by its technology recipients to grow their businesses locally and globally. According to BBC Research, the sensor industry will be worth USD91.5 billion in 2016 with a five-year compound annual growth rate of 7.8%. The biosensors market will continue to exhibit strong growth and will exceed the USD14million according to Frost & Sullivan.
This is an opportunity for Malaysian companies to join forces with MIMOS to realise the opportunities especially in the healthcare sectors in the future.
“By collaborating with industry players especially in the healthcare and medical sectors, these technologies can turn into commercial opportunities that is highly potential to create lucrative economic sector impacting well being of society towards national competitiveness,” said Saat Shukri Embong, MEMS/NEMS and Nanoelectronics Research Director, MIMOS.
MIMOS technologies are also aimed to impact the lives of Malaysians through productisation of its homegrown nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) sensor.
The Mi-MSCAN TpH, the world’s first Ion-Sensitive Field Effect Transistor (ISFET) based calibration-less (throughout its usage) temperature and pH sensor has been developed for continuous outdoor monitoring which can be applied as solutions for both agriculture and aquaculture sector.
“In MIMOS, we endeavour to explore frontier ICT technologies’ possibilities to empower Malaysians, from those at the bottom pyramid such as farmers and fishermen, up to the level of authorities and Government,” said Saat Shukri.
“Farmers and fishermen play important roles in maintaining the country’s food supply chain ecosystem and Mi-MSCAN TpH is an opportunity for them to reap higher yield thus improving their income. This would also impact the Malaysian economic growth at large,” he added.
As compared to other sensors in the market, Mi-MSCAN TpH sensor does not require calibration throughout its usage whereby the current commercial solution requires calibration in every three days. This ensures lower operational cost, lesser complexity and ease of usage.
Being Malaysia’s national R&D centre in ICT, MIMOS is at the forefront of the country’s ICT innovation, driving the commercialisation of homegrown technologies for economic growth.
MIMOS is the leader in ICT innovations, pioneering new market creations for partners through patentable technologies for economic growth. With over 25 years of experience and legacy, MIMOS contributes to the industry with its core technological competencies towards raising Malaysia’s local, regional and international market competitiveness. Led by accomplished leaders, MIMOS is powered by over 600 Researchers and Scientists, developing world-class design, research & development.
With R&D competencies in ICT Value Chain, MIMOS sees technology as an enabler to all new economic growth areas. Through its meaningful existence, MIMOS successfully transferred technologies to over 20 companies and created RM2.6 bil market funnel (in 2010 and 2011 alone). In 2011, MIMOS contributed 43% of Malaysia’s Total Filed Patent Applications at the Patent Cooperation Treaty. MIMOS was also ranked at number 7 for Top 10 PCT Applicants List among Government-owned International Organisations (Government and Research Institutes).
MIMOS endeavours to create a ‘Culture of Innovation’ by nurturing relationships with internal and external stakeholders, in the spirit of smart partnerships and inclusive growth models & strategies.