CBBR focuses on research at the frontiers of materials science, biological sciences, medicine and pharmacy using enabling technologies such as biotechnology and nanotechnology:

(i)   Advanced polymer materials, biomaterials and nano-drug delivery

(ii)  Development of value-added products from indigenous land and marine resources

(iii) Biopharmaceuticals from medicinal/endemic plants, their biological activity and molecular mechanisms of action for prevention of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer