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How businesses can partner with government to revive the economy

THE UN Conference on Trade and Development estimates global foreign direct investments (FDIs) to decline by 15 per cent this year. Already,...

Pakej rangsangan digitalisasi perkasa PKS

KETIKA kita memasuki fasa Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan Bersyarat (PKPB) yang akan berlangsung hingga 9 Jun ini, strategi 'keluar' semakin menjadi keutamaan.

Biotech Voices: Coronavirus will change biotech research with remote collaborations

When a field that depends on scientific benchwork suddenly moves online, what happens to collaborations and the innovation supply chain? We are...

Covid-19 pandemic creating ‘lockdown generation’: UN

GENEVA: The Covid-19 pandemic has caused surging unemployment worldwide, but has hit young workers especially hard, forcing more than one in six...

Kerajaan perkenal Pelan Pemulihan Usahawan dan Koperasi

KEMENTERIAN Pembangunan Usahawan dan Koperasi (Medac) memperkenalkan Pelan Pemulihan Usahawan dan Koperasi yang menggariskan enam strategi utama bagi menyokong kestabilan ekosistem keusahawanan,...

InvestKL kekal sasaran tarik 12 syarikat pelabur

INVEST Kuala Lumpur Corporation (InvestKL) mengekalkan sasarannya menarik 12 syarikat multinasional berteknologi tinggi dan berimpak tinggi melabur di Kuala Lumpur tahun ini...

Covid-19: Apple, Google release technology for pandemic apps

Apple and Google on Wednesday released long-awaited smartphone technology to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus.

BIOMEDICAL

France halts hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus treatment

PARIS: The French government on Wednesday banned treatment of Covid-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine, a controversial and potentially harmful drug that US President...

COVID-19 Will Have Long Lasting Impact on Biopharma Manufacturing

The COVID-19 pandemic will forever change drug and vaccine manufacturing, says an expert, who argues an Industry 4.0 approach will be vital.

COVID-19 heightens need for pharmaceutical production in poor countries

With more than 100 projects to develop a COVID-19 vaccine underway around the globe – eight of which have entered the clinical...

Gene for “Thinness” Identified that May Help to Resist Weight Gain

An international research team has identified a candidate “thinness” gene that could help to explain why some people can seemingly stay slim...

Battling COVID-19 – Malaysia Making Steady Progress with IVDs

It is commendable how Malaysia is effectively battling the COVID-19 pandemic. While the government should be credited for making decisive strategies and...

AGBIOTECH

Experts Identify Genome Editing and Other Innovations to Accelerate Food System Transition

An international team of almost 50 experts identified 75 emerging innovations and 8 action points that can help speed up the transition...

Time to turn around Europe’s tuna farming sector

Between 2010 and 2016, tuna farming in the Mediterranean looked like the next big thing. Until four or five years ago all...

Bekalan makanan cukup hadapi gelombang kedua COVID-19

SERIAN: Kementerian Perdagangan Dalam Negeri dan Hal Ehwal Pengguna (KPDNHEP) memberi jaminan bekalan makanan asas mencukupi jika gelombang kedua pandemik COVID-19 melanda...

Powerful properties: how tobacco is being used to fight COVID-19

At the Institute for Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology in Valencia, a team of top scientists are attempting to harness the power of...

Cendawan Susu Harimau perkuat sistem imunisasi tubuh

KUALA LUMPUR – Orang ramai disaran meningkatkan sistem imunisasi tubuh mereka sebagai salah satu alternatif mengekang penularan virus Covid-19.

BIOINDUSTRIAL

Q&A on Cellulosic Ethanol with Clariant

DigestConnect hosted a wildly popular webinar in late April with Clariant’s Head of Business Line, Biofuels & Derivatives at Clariant but there were...

Using artificial photosynthesis to make care products from carbon dioxide

Beiersdorf is on the lookout for new sources of raw materials that will also reduce the company’s carbon footprint. One option here...

Reducing food waste during a pandemic

After the government announced the enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO) on March 18, for the first phase up to March...

FGV sasar tingkat pulangan projek tenaga boleh diperbaharui

KUALA LUMPUR: FGV Holdings Bhd (FGV) merancang meningkatkan pulangan daripada projek tenaga boleh diperbaharui (RE) sebagai sebahagian daripada strategi pemulihannya dari kesan...