Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) bagged the National IP Award 2008 in the individual category and organization category. The proud individual winner of UPM is researcher Prof Madya Dr Raja Noor Zaliha in her work on Lipase 205y. Lipase 205y is an organic solvent tolerant lipase from Bacillus sphaericus 205y. It has specific cleansing properties which makes it attractive to be used in soaps, cosmetics or pharmaceutical products.
UPM won the award in the organization category due to their success with 14 granted patents, 134 pending patents and 16 commercialized product. UPM is the top patent applicant in Malaysia. Their portfolio of patent applications and commercialization success can be viewed at:
The award was conferred by MyIPO and Domestic Trade Ministry in conjunction with "Hari Harta Intelek Negara" or National IP Day in conjunction with World IP Day. An expo was held in KLCC from 24th to 27th April.