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Bioeconomy Corp revises investment target to RM30b

Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corp Sdn Bhd (Bioeconomy Corp) has revised the investment projection for its Bioeconomy Transformation Programme (BTP) from RM50 billion to RM30...

Projek BTP labur RM17b, cipta 26,700 peluang kerja

KUALA LUMPUR: Sebanyak 77 projek berpotensi di bawah Program Transformasi Bioekonomi (BTP) bakal mewujudkan 26,700 peluang pekerjaan dan membabitkan pelaburan lebih RM17 bilion menjelang...

World Bank: Malaysia to achieve high-income nation status as early as 2020

PETALING JAYA: According to World Bank simulations, Malaysia is projected to achieve high-income status as early as 2020. The World Bank's Malaysia Economic Monitor report...

RM113.5bil in investments approved over nine months

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s approved investments in the manufacturing, services and primary sectors fell to RM113.5bil in January to September of 2017 due to a higher...

Malaysian Prime Minister’s visit to Sri Lanka expected to provide opportunity for both countries...

Dec 17, Colombo: Malaysia's Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor arrived in Colombo today on...

Malaysia ready to engage with OIC nations

ASTANA: Malaysia is ready to lend a helping hand to developing Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member countries to develop the science, technology and...

Finding jobs a big concern among grads

GAMBANG: Job opportunities and standardising the language medium for Science and Mathematics were among the main concerns of students at the Transformasi Nasional 50...

BIOMEDICAL

Indian healthcare market to hit $372 billion by 2022

NEW DELHI: India's healthcare market may see threefold jump in value terms to USD 372 billion by 2022, driven by growing incidence of lifestyle...

The Indian companies battling drug-resistant superbugs

In a shared lab on the outskirts of the southern Indian city of Bangalore, a biotech start-up is fighting back against India's looming drug-resistance...

Everstone buys Malaysian medical devices company Chemopharm

NEW DELHI: The Everstone Group has acquired Malaysia-based diagnostics and medical supplies distributor Chemopharm for an undisclosed sum. Singapore-based Cure Capital acted as a...

China’s EOC raises $32M to build on crop of harvested cancer drugs

Shanghai-based biotech EOC Pharma has raised $32 million from Chinese investors to help it bring a series of cancer drugs to market. The second-round funding...

Firma AS pilih M’sia pangkalan makmal kajian barah

KUALA LUMPUR: Firma Amerika Syarikat (AS), Glycoprox Biosciences Corporation (GPX) memilih Malaysia sebagai pangkalan makmal pertama di Asia dalam kajian pembangunan ubatan barah membabitkan...

AGBIOTECH

Malaysia and Sri Lanka to enhance collaboration in bioeconomy

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corporation (Bioeconomy Corp) and Coordinating Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation (COSTI) of Sri Lanka have exchanged a memorandum...

Indonesian protein market

Within five years, Indonesia needs to produce a significant amount more chicken and beef than currently available. This needs be done without the use...

Biotech agency aims to create ‘herb hub’ for Asean region

HERBAL products will be a major focus for the National Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Biotec) over the next five years. Somvong Tragoonrung, executive...

Growing big on udang galah

Biotechnological breeding methods using only males of the species look set to revive Malaysia’s freshwater prawn industry. MALAYSIA was the first country to discover the...

Investment in innovation pays off for DuPont’s agriculture unit

DuPont has charted Delaware's direction for more than 200 years. As the Wilmington-based corporation matured from a small gunpowder manufacturer on the banks of the...

BIOINDUSTRIAL

Leading green revolution in plastic production

Children love trying new things, but without the proper guidance, they may not realise their full potential or passions. Here are some tips on...

Rural & Scientific Communities contribute to Growth of Bio-Based Innovations

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bio-Agropreneur Programme and Bioeconomy Innovation Awards (BIA) during the second day of BioMalaysia & Asia Pacific Bioeconomy...

Assam to set up technology incubation centre at Guwahati Biotech Park

GUWAHATI: The Assam government has started a process to set up a technology incubation centre at Guwahati Biotech Park, seeking to promote new businesses...

BioMalaysia2017 Concludes Partnerships and Collaborations to Boost Economic Growth in the Asia Pacific Region

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Malaysia's premier biotechnology event BioMalaysia & Asia Pacific Bioeconomy 2017, ended today, after 3 days of Forums and Exhibition at...

Karnataka shortlists 100 innovative start-ups, to give Rs 35 cr in funding

Karnataka has picked 100 of the most innovative start-ups in the state to handhold them to the next stage by giving them access to mentors,...