Bio Aromatic Research COE is a biotechnology-driven centre for research and development specialize in the field of bio-based aromatic (bio aromatic) products development and provide services to industry. It was incorporated at the end of year 2013 in Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Malaysia in a collaboration between Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation (Biotechcorp), UMP & Evolva SA (Switzerland). The establishment of Bio Aromatic Research COE is in line with the second (2nd) Key Strategy of Pahang Biodiversity and Biotechnology Strategic Action Plan, which aims at strengthening centers of excellence. The centre is therefore, responsible to optimize biodiversity and bio-resources to foster Research and Development (R&D) in the field of Biotechnology and Bioproduction in Pahang. The centre has recently incorporated Synbion Sdn Bhd, a spin-off company of UMP Holdings, to further drive commercialization of bio aromatic products developed in its laboratory.