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CJ-Arkema announces additional investment of RM 1.2b in Kertih ops

France's Arkema and South Korea's CJ CheilJedang (CJ) have announced an additional investment of RM1.2 billion to expand their bio-chemistry platform at Kerteh Biopolymer...

AminBio plans to build halal gelatine plant for Asean market

Shanghai Al-Amin Biotechnology Co Ltd (AminBio), one of China’s major halal food producers, is expected to invest at least RM100 million in a production...

Manyin launches state-level National Science Week

The National Science Week programme organised by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Malaysia (Mosti) aims to raise awareness on the importance...

Rebrand ‘Sekolah Rendah’ to instil early interest in STEM subjects

The name ‘Sekolah Rendah’ for primary schools in the state should be changed or rebranded to create emphasis on the subjects of science, technology,...

Minggu Sains Negara platform pupuk minat bidang sains

Minggu Sains Negara yang berlangsung di seluruh negara selama seminggu merupakan salah satu usaha kerajaan untuk memupuk minat generasi muda dalam bidang sains dan...

Animals good for our health

Protecting nature is no longer deemed a whimsical luxury. It is an economic, cultural and ecological necessity. Increasingly, conservation is accepted as part of mainstream...

From Raw to Treated – Water a Precious Commodity

As a people’s representative, an issue very close to my heart is the accessibility of treated water to domestic consumers especially in the outbacks....

BIOMEDICAL

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...

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...

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

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...

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...