Natural product developed by Management and Science University (MSU) presents huge cost-saving potential to general healthcare
Hand sanitation helps prevent the spread of infection but alcohol-based sanitizers can have a drying effect on the skin. Not only is overly dry, cracking skin the perfect environment for germs to enter the body, alcohol is also an expensive chemical. Management and Science University (MSU) develops a more natural solution.
Dr PM Ridzuan from MSU International Medical School (IMS) with his Betelnizer innovation, and
postgraduate student Dr Aisyah Badhrul Hisham from the MSU programme Master of Science (by Research)
Called Betelnizer, the natural hand sanitizer demonstrates antimicrobial and antifungal properties that are potent against disease-causing pathogenic bacteria and viruses yet is safe for use in both adults and children. It has moisturizing vitamins C and E, and a natural, pleasant fragrance that promotes sanitation and entices use. The novelty of the innovation by International Medical School (IMS) senior lecturer and medical microbiologist Dr Ridzuan Muhd Pauzi beat the competition of the more than three hundred universities and industries participating in the Research and Innovation Week 2018, bringing home the gold-medal top prize for medical research to Management and Science University (MSU).
At Management and Science University (MSU), innovation is a social entrepreneurial call answered with a research culture transcendent across the University’s eight academic faculties. Development of natural products is just one among the University’s core research areas, which in healthcare also includes blindness prevention. Management and Science University (MSU) advances research into halal with its International Centre for Halal Studies (ICHLAS), and builds entrepreneurs through its Leadership and Entrepreneurship Advancement and Development (LEAD) Institute. A combination of curriculum, ecosystem, and commitment to community configuring the University’s entrepreneurship blueprint has led to Management and Science University (MSU) receiving the Ministry of Higher EducationMost Entrepreneurial Private University 2016 award.
The Research and Innovation Week 2018 was held in the Malaysian east-coast state of Terengganu, organized by Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) in collaboration with Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA) and TATI University College (TATiUC). Aiding Dr PM Ridzuan in developing the Betelnizer product was Management and Science University (MSU) Master of Science (by Research) in Biomedicine student Dr Aisyah Badhrul Hisham.