Pisoptera is an eco-friendly termites control product which act as bait which will eventually eliminates termites. The product is developed by En. Abdul Syukor Abd Razak, researcher from Faculty of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP).
A number of three Intellectual Property (IP) has been filed on the product in the form of patent and trademark of which one patent has been granted.
The product is commercialized by UMP Ecopest Sdn Bhd, a spin-off company from UMP. Based in Gambang, Pahang, the company has not only growing their business in East Coast area but also provide job opportunities and contribute positive impact to local economy. UMP Ecopest Sdn Bhd diversifies their offering from manufacturing Pisoptera to installation of Pisoptera at homes. Not limited to East Coast area, the company commercialise Pisoptera to all other parts in Malaysia and growing steadily in the market share.
UMP’s and UMP Ecopest Sdn Bhd effort for commercialization of Pisoptera was further supported with the company receiving Commercialisation of R&D Fund (CRDF1) from Malaysian Technology Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (MTDC). In addition to the grant, the company received assistance from MTDC on commercialization via their value added services and networking.
With the value that it brings in providing good alternative in pest control area, Pisoptera is currently on the right track to become another success story of communitising technology by UMP.
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|Abd. Razak, A. S., Ramli, A. I., Sulaiman, S., & Zahari, M. Z. (2019). Pisoptera. Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia: MTUN Research Repository. QOI: 60.43650.2019-MTUNConnect.N693385|