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Bank Dunia janji tambahan AS$12 bilion atasi krisis makanan

WASHINGTON: Pertubuhan Bangsa Bangsa Bersatu (PBB) memberi amaran bahawa krisis makanan global yang meruncing mungkin berterusan selama beberapa tahun sekiranya tidak dikawal. PBB mengeluarkan amaran...

Dr M: Look East Policy can help Malaysia in post-pandemic recovery

MALAYSIA must examine the growth strategies and models of China, Japan, and South Korea to accelerate its own economic development, said former prime minister...

‘Lifeline’ of renewable energy can steer world out of climate crisis: UN chief

The State of the Climate 2021 indicates that extreme weather – the day-to-day face of climate change – wreaked a heavy toll of human lives,...

Why are businesses still struggling with digital transformation when it has become a norm?

DIGITAL Transformation (DX) among businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak was a watershed moment, as it required businesses to relocate to online platforms in order...

World Bank announces up to US$30b to address food insecurity

WASHINGTON: The World Bank on May 18 announced actions it plans to take as part of a comprehensive, global response to the ongoing food...

Five signs that the ‘old normal’ has returned to Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 — For more than two years, Malaysians have adjusted to changes in our everyday lives and adopted what the government...

China maps out measures to develop $3.28 trillion bioeconomy by 2025

From developing therapeutic vaccines to biotechnology breeding, China has mapped out measures to develop bioeconomy in the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2125) with rollout of...

BIOMEDICAL

Pharmaniaga establishing RM300 mil plant to develop halal vaccine, insulin

PHARMANIAGA Bhd is setting up a RM300 mil halal insulin and vaccine plant in Puchong, Selangor, which is expected to be fully completed by...

Pfizer eyes Covid vaccine for all variants before 2023

GENEVA: A Covid-19 vaccine effective against multiple variants is possible before the end of 2022, the head of US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer said Wednesday. Chairman...

MHRA marketing authorisation granted for Eli Lilly’s Verzenios as early breast cancer treatment

Eli Lilly’s Verzenios (abemaciclib) has received a marketing authorisation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), in combination with endocrine therapy for...

Duopharma Biotech net profit rose 15pc to RM20.29mil for Q1

KUALA LUMPUR: Duopharma Biotech Bhd's net profit rose 15 per cent to RM20.29 million in the first quarter (Q1) ended March 31, 2022, from...

Engineering team creates monitoring toolkit to speed production of biologic drugs

Two Rutgers University engineers specializing in the process of making drugs derived from living organisms have created an analytical tool they expect will accelerate...

AGBIOTECH

Bina model perladangan terbaik jamin sekuriti makanan negara

Pandemik COVID-19, pemanasan global dan terbaru, krisis Russia-Ukraine memberi kesan terhadap jaminan keselamatan makanan dunia. Ketidakstabilan situasi global ini pasti memberi kesan terhadap negara...

Perstorp Group to be acquired by PETRONAS Chemicals Group

Perstorp Group, a leading sustainability-driven global specialty chemicals company, today said that it is to be acquired by PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG). PCG...

China to Approve More GM Maize Varieties – Agri Ministry

The Chinese agriculture ministry announced plans to allow more genetically modified maize varieties developed by local companies. According to ISAAA, China was the seventh-largest producer of biotech crops globally in...

Sustainable pet food project to be developed using black soldier fly larvae as protein...

SHAH ALAM: The country's first sustainable dog food with the use of black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) as an alternative protein source will be...

Modern farming popular with young agropreneurs

Agriculture and farming are two of the oldest and most essential professions the world over. Humans have relied on agriculture as a primary food source...

BIOINDUSTRIAL

Asian Super GT motorsport to run on 100% biofuel

Super GT is the first championship in Asia to run on 100% biofuel. With the decision to use the fully sustainable fuel Renewablaze GTA R100...

Beringin PPR community turns food waste into side income

KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): Who would have thought that food waste that we consider to be worthless can actually help generate a source of...

Malaysia’s energy savings in 2021 totalled RM48.34 mil

KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): Malaysia saved 132.43 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity amounting to RM48.34 million as at Dec 31, 2021 via the Energy Management Gold Standard...

‘No Plastic Bag’ campaign to be implemented nationwide

ALL state governments have agreed to partake in the “No Plastic Bag” campaign where a minimum of 20 sen will be charged for the use...

Algae-based batteries, biodegradable COVID-19 tests, BMW’s biobased coatings, Heinz biobottles, and more: The Digest’s...

Can you imagine running a computer chip on algae – yes, algae – for more than six months? Apparently, that’s now possible thanks to...