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Background

Halex Biotechnologies Sdn. Bhd. was incorporated in Malaysia under the Act on 26 February 1990 as a private limited company under the name of Halex Floriculture Sdn. Bhd., we subsequently adopted our present name on 3 October 2006.

Halex Biotechnologies Sdn. Bhd. commenced operation as a supplier of landscape plants and a provider of landscaping services, and later expanded our operations 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 in 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 includes 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 of new varieties of plants & foliage cuttings to determine the feasibility of exporting these plants & foliages, effective methods to improve the quality of the foliages, and devising preventive treatment methods to overcome persistent leaf disease problems.

 

Millennium Pineapple Plant

 
 
 
Tissue Culture

Tissue Culture
 

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

             
       
 

Orchids multiple shoots

 

Aglaonema sp.

 

Aglaonema sp.

 
             
The major benefits derived from tissue culture, compared to normal propagation methods, are as follows:
   
(a) All-year-round propagation with no interruptions caused by seasonal changes, as the plantlets are propagated within a regulated environment (in vitro) in a laboratory;
(b) Extraordinary high fecundity (productivity), producing thousands of plantlets using ex-plants selected from a single mother plant, in a short period of time;
(c) Produce disease-free and robust plants;
(d) Viable to regenerate genetically modified cells after protoplast fusion in suspension culture; and
(e) 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 waste using compost worms since 2008. To produce vermicompost and vermicast for bio-prospecting of beneficial microorganisms.


Vermiculture
 
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