RM6.8b investment made from BioNexus firms

Malaysia’s bio-based industry recorded an approved investment worth RM6.81 billion from 283 certified local biotechnology companies. Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti) Minister Datuk Seri Wilfred...

Budget 2018: Full speech

The Budget 2018 speech by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Prime Minister and Finance Minister: Prospering an Inclusive Economy, Balancing Between Worldly and Hereafter, For...

USDA Announces $9.6 Million in Available Funding to Grow the Bioeconomy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $9.6 million in available funding for projects to support...

PetChem approves US$442m investment for new plant in Pengerang

Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd (PetChem) has approved a final investment decision for an Isononanol plant within the Pengerang Integrated Complex in Pengerang, Johor, for...

Celgene in Asia-Pacific collab with Antengene, Tigermed as clinical support

Celgene is licensing rights to develop its TORC1/2 inhibitor CC-223 in East and Southeast Asia to Antengene, and CRO Tigermed will help the latter...

Taiwan draws foreign biotech IPOs

A Singaporean biotechnology company working on experimental cancer drugs is listing in Taiwan, potentially opening the door for more foreign peers to go public...

Sektor bioekonomi pelengkap Pelan Pemulihan Negara

KUALA LUMPUR: Inisiatif dan program Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corporation adalah pelengkap kepada strategi empat fasa di bawah Pelan Pemulihan Negara. Ketua Pegawai Eksekutifnya, Mohd Khairul...

Drug Control Authority approves Pfizer vaccine for 12-year-olds and above

KUALA LUMPUR: The 359th Drug Control Authority (DCA) meeting today approved the use of Comirnaty vaccine produced by Pfizer-BioNTech for children aged 12 and...

Global food import costs to surge 12% to record this year...

PARIS: Global food import costs are expected to rise 12% in 2021 to a record due to surging commodity prices and robust demand during...

Climate change and biodiversity loss must be tackled together

Scientists and policymakers recognise that climate change and biodiversity loss are interconnected, but in practice they are largely addressed in their own domains. Followers of...

Pfizer CEO sees a return to ‘normal’ globally by the end...

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla told CNBC on Wednesday he expects life could return to normal for developed countries by the end of this year and...

US scientists develop coating to capture airborne droplets

NEW YORK, June 18 — US scientists said yesterday they had developed a sticky wall coating that repurposes ingredients used in hair conditioners to...

Damage control: Plants juggle genome maintenance and growth by being organized

Humans pride themselves on being able to multitask, especially under pressure. But it turns out that we aren't the only ones who are organized:...

TotalEnergies, MPG Manifattura Plastica S.p.A. and Froneri launch bio-based ice cream...

The multinational ice cream manufacturer Froneri - a joint venture between Nestlé and R&R Ice Cream - has placed an order with MPG Manifattura...

National Recovery Plan seen as timely, will lead Malaysia towards normalcy

KUALA LUMPUR (June 16): The Government announcement of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) is viewed as a strategic initiative and timely and will direct...

New COVID-19 Vaccines May Reach Out to T Cells, Not Just...

Developers of COVID-19 vaccines may have a chance to do more than round up the usual suspects, that is, the bits of viral material...

Agriculture Ministry may recommend EIA for three-island reclamation in Penang be...

GEORGE TOWN, June 16 — The Agriculture and Food Industries Ministry may submit proposals for the approval of the Penang south reclamation (PSR) project’s...

Biofabrication: Using bacteria to produce animal feed

A new method for using bacteria to produce animal feed – or plastic or medicine – is in the works at the Norwegian University...

Malaysia perlu jadi pengeluar vaksin halal

COVID-19 secara tersiratnya mengubah gaya hidup manusia menjadi lebih kreativiti dan berinovasi. Setiap musibah menjadi ujian yang mungkin hadir dalam pelbagai bentuk termasuk wabak melanda...

Survey: Malaysians still do not fully understand diabetes despite being ‘sweetest...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 16 ― Malaysia has the highest number of people living with diabetes in Asia with a one-in-five ratio. Despite ranking the top...

Tips on how to ensure the food you buy is safe

There are many factors for parents to consider when buying food and produce at the market. Apart from nutritional value, one should also pay attention...

Advancing palm oil industry

The development of the palm oil industry has contributed significantly to the increasing export of the commodity and the well-being of the smallholders. Hence, we need...

Digital skills in the era of IR4.0 and global pandemic disruption

IN facing the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, policymakers, scientists, medical staff, and IT and data specialists are flooded with terabytes of pandemic...

Private Healthcare Providers In Southeast Asia Seeing Better Days Ahead

Its very difficult to start a business story without mentioning about the pandemic, in this case the medical industry which is at the centre...

Can aquaculture really take the pressure off capture fisheries?

Published in a recent issue of Fish and Fisheries, the authors note that: “The capacity for aquaculture to provide an alternative source of fish and...

This plant-based plastic is inspired by the chemistry of spider silk

Some plastic waste is invisible: Shampoo, laundry detergent, and other common products often use tiny capsules made of microplastic as an ingredient. Those capsules...