IUKL and its research partner, BioGenes Technologies Sdn Bhd have been awarded with a RM1.13 million Research & Development grant from the Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation (MOSTI). The grant was awarded to develop Point-of-Care testing (POCT) of a biosensor system using advanced technology for the surveillance and control of Food & Mouth viruses and other veterinary infectious diseases.

BioGenes Technologies Sdn Bhd is a biotech company that specialises in biosensors. BioGenes Technologies will be working with Dr. Samson Soon from the Faculty of Engineering, Science, & Technology (FEST) IUKL under a licensing agreement for a next-generation digital rapid Point-of-Care testing (POCT) system that can detect the presence of live pathogens through real-time biosensing in active surveillance operations.