FiberCraze Signs MoA with the Universiti Malaya's TIDREC for Joint Research on Dengue and Malaria Infectious Disease Control Technologies

FiberCraze Signs MoA with the Universiti Malaya's TIDREC for Joint Research on Dengue and Malaria Infectious Disease Control Technologies

FiberCraze Co., Ltd., a startup originating from Gifu University specializing in the development of high-functionality materials (FiberCraze, CEO: Shunya Chosokabe), has recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Tropical Infectious Diseases Research & Education Centre (TIDREC) of the Universiti Malaya (Representative: PROF. DR. SAZALY BIN ABU BAKAR), Malaysia, for joint research on infectious disease control technologies.


In recent years, Southeast Asia has been facing growing challenges from infectious diseases such as dengue fever and malaria, exacerbated by climate change and urbanization. Climate change has expanded the habitat for mosquitoes, increasing the transmission range of these diseases. The partnership between FiberCraze and the Universiti Malaya TIDREC seeks sustainable and innovative solutions to this challenge. This approach to disease prevention and control is an important step toward reducing the impact of infectious diseases on daily life and protecting the health of communities.

Through this MoA, FiberCraze will use Craze-texTM, an advanced material that utilizes its proprietary world-unique porous technology for textile and film materials, to develop highly functional materials with trapped insect repellent ingredients to prevent infectious diseases such as dengue fever and malaria. This joint research with the Universiti Malaya's TIDREC aims to conduct field trials in Malaysia, where these infectious diseases pose significant social issues, thereby contributing to infectious disease control efforts in the local area and Southeast Asia.

About FiberCraze Co., Ltd.

FiberCraze, with its mission to "Create world-renowned materials," leverages technology born from basic research at Gifu University, advancing the application of its products across a wide range of industries from healthcare to industrial fields. This MoA signing represents an important step towards fulfilling our social mission of developing new materials to prevent infectious diseases, aiming to establish infrastructure that contributes to the development of life and industry through the convergence of regional technological capabilities.


TIDREC, a Higher Institution of Excellence (HiCoE) of the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, established at the Universiti Malaya, is a leading infectious disease research institution in Malaysia, specializing in the study of vector and vector-borne diseases such as dengue fever, malaria, and Zika virus that occur in tropical regions. Utilizing state-of-the-art research facilities and an international research network, TIDREC is dedicated to the early detection, diagnosis, prevention, and development of treatments for infectious diseases. This collaboration aims to bring together the expertise and technology of both institutions to provide concrete solutions to global health challenges.

TIDREC - Tropical Infectious Diseases Research & Education Centre Official Website:

Kick-off meeting

Statements from both institutions highlight their anticipation that this joint research will significantly contribute to the prevention of infectious diseases and the improvement of public health. Both institutions are committed to continuing their research and development efforts to provide innovative solutions that contribute to society.

Comment from Shunya Chosokabe, CEO of FiberCraze Co., Ltd.

I was shocked to learn that mosquitoes are the "world's deadliest animals" and witnessed the seriousness of infectious diseases such as dengue fever and malaria in the local area.

It has been pointed out that the technologies used in various functional materials, including insect repellents, can lead to marine issues due to the generation of microplastics. We aim to solve these problems by working with TIDREC to develop high-performance materials with a low environmental impact towards our mission to 'create materials the world can be proud of'.

We will focus on developing effective solutions to local issues in collaboration with TIDREC, one of the world's leading research institutes on infectious diseases, with a wealth of research experience.

Comment from PROF. DR. SAZALY BIN ABU BAKAR, Representative of TIDREC

"This partnership with FiberCraze represents a significant milestone against the pervasive threat of vector-borne diseases.

Leveraging FiberCraze's innovative technology to develop materials that can prevent diseases like dengue and malaria aligns perfectly with TIDREC's mission to advance research and education in tropical infectious diseases.

We are excited about the potential of this collaboration to bring about meaningful and sustainable solutions to some of the most pressing health challenges in Malaysia and beyond."


For inquiries regarding joint development, business collaboration, etc., contact

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FiberCraze Corporation Company Profile

FiberCraze Corporation website:

Representative: Shunya Chosokabe, President and Representative Director

Location: 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu, Gifu 501-1193, Japan Gifu University, Division for Promotion of Academic Research and Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration

Establishment : September 2021

Business :

  • Research and development of fibers with functions such as insect repellency, moisture retention, and antivirus.
  • Research and development of functional porous films with functions such as liquid adsorption and separation.
  • Sales of fiber material samples and film material samples.
  • Manufacture and sale of R&D products and contracted development products.

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