Gold award for MSU's natural larvicide X-LarV from SLICE'18
28 December 2018

Fight against dengue advances with betel-based product from MSU International Medical School

World Health Organization (WHO) reports that rising cases of dengue is putting half the global population at risk, and severe dengue is the leading cause of serious illness and death in many parts of the world, especially for children. Without any specific treatment for dengue or severe (haemorrhagic) dengue, prevention by effective vector control becomes crucial. Management and Science University (MSU) comes up with a natural solution and picks up a gold award for the innovation.

The betel-based anti-larvae X-LarV by MSU bagged the Selangor Innovation and Creativity Exposition 2018 (SLICE’18) award mid-November. Formulated by a team from MSU International Medical School, led by Senior Lecturer and Researcher Dr Muhd Ridzuan Pauzi, the product meets parallel increasing shift towards natural resources for medicinal and complementary products.

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MSU Master in Biomedical Sciences  
MSU Master in Biomedicine (by Research) 
MSU Doctor of Philosophy (by Research) in Biomedicine

Natural ingredients are more readily biodegradable, pose lesser side effects, and are gentler on sensitive skins. With X-LarV, there is no compromise to safety despite the deadly efficacy. The natural product kills Aedes aegypti larvae merely half hour of its application yet is safe to humans in the fight against dengue.

Aedes is also the vector of Chikungunya, yellow fever, and Zika infection. One dengue prevalence study estimates 3.9 billion people across 128 countries at risk of dengue virus infection. Experienced medical care including maintaining body fluid volume increases survival from severe dengue.

MSU Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours)  
MSU Bachelor in Health Science Management (Honours)
MSU Bachelor in Bioinformatics (Honours) 
MSU Bachelor in Nursing (Honours)

Joining Dr Muhd Ridzuan in receiving the SLICE’18 gold award plus cash prize at the Pro-Chancellor Hall of Universiti Selangor (UNISEL) were Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Honours) students Afrina Ariff, Nur Alya Syarafina Moh Salleh, Che Nur Azni Nazira Che Md Rozi, Nor Atika Abd Razak, and Noralaina Hj Yahya. 

MSU Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) 
MSU Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology  
MSU Diploma in Medical Assistant

Preceding the Selangor Innovation and Creativity Exposition 2018 award to Management and Science University (MSU) for X-LarV had been the Best Research Award from the Medical Undergraduates' Scientific Research Meeting (MUASRM) for the MSU research on 'The Efficacy of Piper Betel Extract as Natural Larvicides against Aedes Aegypti Larvae' by the same team.

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