The transgenic greenhouse (TGH) facility was launched on 13 December 2010. The TGH is a gated facility that was designed and constructed to comply with International Biosafety Standards for research in plant biotechnology at Physical Containment Level 2 (PCL-2). It is a research facility of the Institute of Plantation Studies (IKP), Universiti Putra Malaysia.
The TGH facility includes 3 modern greenhouses built and operated according to Physical Containment Level 2 Guidelines of Australia & New Zealand which it is annually certified as compliant. Besides three independently controlled greenhouse units, it also consists a preparation room and supporting office space. The facility supports plant biotech research by academics, students and is available for use by plant biotechnology research partners.
The TGH is designed to meet the current and future needs of plant biotechnology fundamental and applied research. We can house your biotech plants in a safe, controlled and monitored environment in compliance with International Biosafety Standards, to help you move your plant biotech projects towards practical application.
Each of the greenhouse units is fitted with air-conditioners, humidifiers and thermal screens to control the environment to suit the various climatic range required by our users’ plants. The walls and roofs are twin-walled polycarbonate glazed, providing excellent insulation and optimum light transmission.
Sterilization facilities and waste management: autoclave, automated chlorination system
Building Management System, including: sensors to detect temperature and humidity changes, and reports logged into a data collection entry
Irrigation and fertigation systems with dripper ends