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Tax on plastics could reduce usage

Malaysia could introduce plastic tax as one of the ways that could expedite the phasing out of single-use plastics by 2030. Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and...

M’sia to do away with single-use plastics

KUALA LUMPUR: There will be no more drinking straws and plastic carrier bags by 2030 under an ambitious plan that will see local councils...

Duopharma on path to be among top regional pharmaceutical companies

BANGI, Selangor: CCM Duopharma Biotech Bhd is on track to meet its target of being one of the top five generic pharmaceutical companies in...

Cashing in on DNA: race on to unlock value in genetic data

LONDON (Reuters) - How much is your DNA worth? As millions of people pay for home tests to check on ancestry or health risks,...

The important role of biotechnology in today’s world

PETALING JAYA: A biotechnology degree allows students access to any biology-related industry available in the market, says AIMST University Faculty of Applied Sciences dean...

The need to protect ideas

Intellectual properties must be guarded if the country wants to push towards an innovation economy. Getting a patent is like buying insurance – it’s not...

MDEC, Axiata partnership to boost Malaysia’s cyber-security industry

A MEMORANDUM of Understanding (MoU) announced on July 18 under the strategic collaboration between government agency Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and Axiata Group...

BIOMEDICAL

You Can Run, but Your DNA Can’t Hide

Television writers portray DNA evidence as a slam dunk, sealing the fate of many a villain in a fast-paced game of cat and mouse....

As Novartis Exits, Who Will Make New Antibiotics?

Health officials have been sending a strong, collaborative message regarding the severity of the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The World Health Organization (WHO)...

Malaysia: A-BIO backs USD5.1m strategic investment in Ain Medicare

A-BIO Sdn Bhd has entered into a strategic collaboration through an RM20 million ($5.1 million) investment in Ain Medicare Sdn Bhd that will see it...

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...

AGBIOTECH

Modernising agriculture in NCER

BATU KAWAN: The northern region of Malaysia has always been traditionally considered as the ‘rice bowl’ of the country, and plays an important role...

Feeding the future

AGRICULTURE sits at the nexus of three of the most multifaceted challenges – known as “the perfect storm” – we face today: population growth...

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...

BIOINDUSTRIAL

Global palm oil prices set to rise on Indonesia’s biodiesel mandate

PUTRAJAYA: Global palm oil prices are set to arise from at an average of RM2,200 per tonne as we implement and enforce B20 mandate...

New partnership using Artificial Intelligence to quicken the pace of bio-economy development

LanzaTech the New Zealand based industry leaders who promote a "carbon smart" circular economy are teaming up with DNA pioneers, TeselaGen, to extend its...

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...