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Pushing for bio-economy in Sabah through community projects

Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corporation is working towards developing a bio-economy in Sabah through its community development programmes held under the Karnival Sains, Teknologi dan...

Last year’s bumper food M&A activity set to continue in 2017

Merger activity in the UAE’s food and beverage segment, which surged by US$3bn in 2016, is expected to remain strong this year, albeit after...

Skills can be taught but not attitude: Razif Aziz

This week we get thoughts and views from government agency Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd COO and Malaysian Business Angels Network executive director Razif Aziz.

Asia growth to accelerate

THE outlook for Asia and the Pacific is the strongest in the world, but it is shrouded by challenges at home and abroad, according...

Private investments in ECER to hit RM110bil this year

The East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) expects private investments to reach RM110bil in the East Coast Economic Region (ECER) this year, a...

BIOMEDICAL

CCMD allocates RM306 million to enhance capabilities, expand portfolio

CCM Duopharma Biotech Bhd (CCMD) is allocating RM306 million in capital expenditure to enhance its manufacturing capabilities and expand its portfolio in its aim...

Health executives see tech firms like Alphabet remaking industry

Healthcare executives expect counterparts at tech companies like Alphabet Inc, Google’s parent company, to transform their industry over three to five years, according to...

Johnson & Johnson sets sights on introducing 11 blockbusters by 2021

Johnson & Johnson has listed the pipeline prospects it expects to drive the growth in its biopharma business for years to come. The company is...

Genomics lab to come up in Kochi

The first genomics labfor agriculture and animal sciences will be inaugurated at SmartCity on Monday. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University vice-chancellor K Ramaswamy will inaugurate...

Biotechnology dept to set up tissue culture lab

The state Biotechnology department has decided to set up a state-of-the-art plant tissue culture laboratory at the Kolkata Biotech Park to enhance production and...

AGBIOTECH

Livestock fair to return with latest innovations

LIVESTOCK Malaysia 2017 will be held concurrently with the upcoming National Farmers, Livestock Breeders and Fishermen Day (HPPNK) 2017 celebration from Sept 28 to...

Malaysia’s economy grows 5.6% in 1Q, driven by manufacturing & agriculture

The Malaysian economy grew at 5.6% in the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17), against 4.5% a year earlier, driven by the manufacturing and agriculture...

Commercialising state’s agriculture

The state government will set up a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to identify commercially viable agriculture businesses for investment purposes. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar...

Genting Plantations Berhad moves forward with technology

With arable land becoming scarce, Genting Plantations Berhad has focused its attention on unlockingthe full potential of oil palm.

Lumayan tanam kacip fatimah

Persatuan Peniaga Kecil Kampung Sagil, di sini, boleh diibaratkan mendapat durian runtuh apabila tanaman herba kacip fatimah yang diusahakan mereka di bawah Kementerian Sains,...

BIOINDUSTRIAL

Biorefining fuels future

Biorefining has the potential to be the next-generation fuel, with Thunder Bay and the region in the heart of the fuel source.  

Scientist at work: Bio-prospecting for better enzymes

When people hear about prospecting, they might imagine old forty-niners (miners) with pickaxes hunting for gold, or maybe an agent for the San Francisco...

French company’s bio-based carotenoids pass test with flying colors

Biotech company, Deinove, is moving up a gear in the process of getting its natural carotenoids for use in feed marketable.

Bioeconomy: One Billion Tons of Biomass

The federal agencies that provide the muscle for energy policy are finalizing plans to harness the energy from one billion tons of biomass per...

Fuel from water resources

Foreign investors have shown interest in producing hydrogen fuel from the abundant water resources in Sarawak. Minister of Industrial Development and Entrepreneurship, Trade and Investment...