IN THE NEWS

Hearken industry 4.0 demands

INDUSTRY-academia partnership has been on the nation’s agenda for years now. Many attempts have been made to strengthen the partnership. Few would dispute that...

Advances in robotics and artificial intelligence need to be managed

FOR the moment at least, automation is occurring all too slowly. The displacement of workers by machines ought to be bringing on a consistent rise...

Mosti to participate in Astana Expo 2017

PETALING JAYA: The Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (Mosti), Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corporation (Bioeconomy Corporation) and several agencies will be participating in Kazakhstan's Astana...

Malaysian Genomics to expand presence in east coast

KUALA LUMPUR: ACE Market-listed biotechnology company Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Bhd (MGRC) is planning to open two new pathology labs in the east coast...

Khairy: One of the top TN50 aspirations is a bigger job market

Jobs. That is what most Malaysians want in 2050, says Khairy Jamaluddin. The youth and sports minister who has been put in charge of the...

BIOMEDICAL

China rises as a biotech powerhouse, developing drugs to treat the world

Biotech once looked to China for cheap labor. It may soon find mounting competition instead. Thanks to bountiful investments and loosening regulations, China has become...

New antibiotic potentially big in fighting drug-resistant bacteria, research indicates

WASHINGTON, June 16 — Scientists have discovered a new antibiotic that is highly effective against bacteria resistant to known antimicrobials, which was found in...

Cholesterol-lowering vaccine seems to work in mice: study

PARIS: A cholesterol-lowering vaccine has shown promise in mice, said researchers Tuesday who announced they had started early-phase trials to see if it also...

Global BioLife initiates advanced research of a new universal therapeutic drug platform

SINGAPORE eDevelopment Limited (SeD), through its subsidiary, Global BioLife Inc (Global BioLife) has initiated advanced research of a new universal therapeutic drug platform, known...

Top 10 Under 40 Up-and-Coming Stars Shine in Biopharma Research and Business

In past years, GEN “Under 40” lists consisted entirely of business executives or investigators. This year’s list combines professionals in biopharma research and/or business,...

AGBIOTECH

RM1.37mil grants to 55 agropreneurs in Sabah

Penampang: Fifty-five young agropreneurs in Sabah have received government grants amounting to RM1.37 million since the programme was first implemented in September 2013 until...

Transforming agriculture to prevent haze

THE majority of forest fires in Southeast Asia occur in states which grow palm oil, according to Global Forest Watch. Forests are cleared to...

Feed ingredient maker String Bio wins US$100,000 at the Future Food Asia Award

India-based start-up String Bio nabbed itself a US$100,000 grant at the inaugural Future Food Asia Award (FFAA) today. String Bio converts methane gas into...

Healthy move for economic gains

The Kampung Sagil Petty Traders Association is expected to see about RM100,000 in income through a contract to grow Kacip Fatimah on a 1ha...

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...

BIOINDUSTRIAL

Telling our green growth story

Despite an increasingly connected and online world, face-to-face interactions are still indispensable in this day and age. This is especially true of the gargantuan...

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...