Dr Sheikh Muszaphar's Research Work Patented; Quashes Perception He Was A Space Tourist
Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Maximus Ongkili said the results of protein crystallisation, research headed by Prof Dr Raja Noor Zaliha Raja Abd Rahman of Unitersiti Putra Malaysia, has been patented not only by Malaysia but also in Europe, the United States and Japan.
"The findings on protein crystallisation is of industrial importance and we expect a lot of companies including those dealing in pharmaceutical, food supplement and oleo-chemical to benefit from this.
"This is certainly a milestone for Malaysia and it quashes the perception that Datuk Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor was a space tourist. He is a true Angkasawan and we have proven our ability in conducting world-class research," he told reporters Tuesday after opening a workshop on micro-gravity sciences.
Maximus said the workshop would look into the results of other research work and would later present the findings to the Cabinet for it to decide on the future of the country's space programme. (The Star Online)
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