Two medals for MSU innovations in pharmaceutical and health sciences

Management and Science University (MSU) took silver and bronze at Islamic Innovation Exposition; win boosts excellence and innovation culture of MSU

Creativity is oft-emphasized by MSU President Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Wira Dr Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid. The driver of innovation, its nurture is promoted at MSU in a culture of inquisitiveness, exploration, and competitiveness. Management and Science University (MSU) sent in its competition to i-Inova 2016 and walked away with two of the top awards.

Taking the silver with his antibacterial gel patch innovation was the School of Pharmacy’s Dr Erwin Martinez, and the bronze, with her dye determinant for fabric allergens, the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences’ Dr Mariam Aisha Fatima. The antibacterial gel patch is designed to give a dose of serious antibiotic fight to emerging resistant bacterial infections, while the user-friendly fabric allergen indicator is to alleviate contact dermatitis occurrence in sufferers. The MSU innovations beat 43 other open-category contenders.

Co-organized by the Ministry of Higher Education since the 2010 inception, the Islamic Innovation Exposition (i-Inova) is a series of exhibition and competition showcasing the innovative output of local and foreign higher learning and research institutions. i-Inova 2016 counted the participation of two private universities, thirteen public ones, and nine other academic or research institutions in its open competition, along with seventeen undergraduate-category participations.

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