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Background

Halex Biotechnologies Sdn. Bhd. was first incorporated in Malaysia on 26th February 1990 as a Private Limited Company under the name of Halex Floriculture Sdn Bhd. It subsequently adopted its present name on 3rd October 2006.

Operations were first commenced as a supplier of landscape plants and a provider of landscaping services. It was later expanded to include the exports of foliage cuttings as well as producing some varieties of potted plants for the local and overseas markets. In recent years, Halex Biotechnologies Sdn Bhd has move into the arena of Biotechnology, with operational Tissue Culture production as well as Vermiculture facilities. A glass house was constructed in early 2009 to further enhance our capacity to undertake research and development for our group’s core Agrochemical business.

Distribution

We currently distribute our products locally and globally to Japan, USA and Australia.

Achievements/ Milestones

Quality control for our products is in accordance to the world standards under the Malaysian Phytosanitary Certification Assurance Scheme (MPCA) audited by the Department of Agriculture of Malaysia since December 2008.

Divisions

Halex Biotechnologies Sdn. Bhd. comprises of Horticulture, Tissue Culture and Vermiculture divisions.


Horticulture

The Horticulture division specialises in cut foliages, cut orchids, potted plants and cut tropical flowers/ornamental plants. R&D activities for this division includes studies into the life-cycle and vase-life for new varieties of plants and foliage cuttings to determine the feasibility for exporting. Studies also include effective methods to improve the quality of foliages, and devising preventive treatment methods to overcome persistent leaf disease problems.

* Shown in the picture is one of our bestsellers:
The Millennium Pineapple Plant

Tissue Culture



Our Tissue Culture lab produces and propagates new varieties of foliages for growers in Malaysia and Singapore as well as for export, and is able to produce cash crops, such as banana, edible yam, ginger, vanilla and papaya.


Some of our variety:

Musa sp.
Aglaonema sp.
Aglaonema sp.

Major benefits derived from Tissue Culture, compared to normal propagation methods includes:

* All-year-round propagation with no interruptions caused by seasonal changes, as the plantlets are propagated within a regulated environment (in vitro) within the laboratory.

* Extraordinary high fecundity (productivity), producing thousands of plantlets using ex-plants selected from a single mother plant, within a short period of time.

* Produce disease-free and robust plants.

* Viable to regenerate genetically modified cells after protoplast fusion in suspension culture.

* Able to multiply rare and slow growing plants with high ecological benefits.


Tissue culture: is the process of regenerating a whole plant from plant cotyledones, organs, tissue cells or protoplast, on a nutrient media under sterile, nutritionally and environmentally supportive conditions (in vitro). It is also known as micropropagation.
Vermiculture

Pollution-free and ecologically-sustainable techniques of composting organic wastes using compost worms since 2008. This is to produce Vermicomposts and Vermicasts for bio-prospecting of beneficial microorganisms.