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...

Make renewable energy competitive

The demand for electricity and energy has been rapidly increasing over the years in step with population and economic growth, leading to budding industries...

MoU inked for human vaccine development

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed today to explore the potential of joint projects for the development of the local vaccine ecosystem for...

Malaysia, Russia to improve bilateral trade in agriculture and fishing sectors

Malaysia and Russia are expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the agriculture and fishing sectors this year to further strengthen the...

Kenaf industry must seize opportunities in international market

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof has called on the country's kenaf industry to seize opportunities in the international market in line with...

New government must tackle food security

Malaysia’s food security has caught the public’s attention in recent years, with global events revealing significant weaknesses in the domestic supply chain. This was...

Nova MSC partners Theta Edge on healthcare, AI solutions in M’sia,...

ACE Market-listed Nova MSC Bhd has inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Theta Edge Bhd, a member of the Tabung Haji Group, to...

Breaking Barriers in University-Industry Partnerships for Innovation

University-industry collaboration entails the collaboration of corporations and academic institutions for the combined development and sharing of knowledge, technology, and expertise. This form of...

KPKT, MYSA apply space technology to locate illegal waste disposal sites

The Ministry of Local Government Development (KPKT), in collaboration with the Malaysian Space Agency (MYSA), has been applying remote sensing (space technology) to accurately...

Tingkat penggunaan sistem pintar atasi kekurangan buruh

Baru-baru ini, masalah kekurangan tenaga buruh di Malaysia untuk pelbagai sektor ekonomi semakin meruncing. Secara umumnya, langkah mudah boleh diambil untuk mengatasi masalah ini...

Kerajaan bincang kaedah penggunaan ketum, ganja

Kerajaan akan berbincang dengan Kementerian Kesihatan (KKM) bagi melihat kesesuaian dan kaedah penggunaan ketum serta ganja dalam bidang perubatan sekiranya ia dibenarkan di negara ini....

Sharing the benefits of nature

Earlier this month, we visited the National Science Centre in Damansara. The children were amazed by the exhibition, especially the section that displayed biological...

Keeping an eye on cognitive health with lutein: 2023 Ingredient trends...

Screen time. Two words we all know too intimately at this point as screens consume both our professional and personal lives. While limiting our screen...

Injecting stem cells to treat this inherited cause of blindness

Within the spectrum of IRD, retinitis pigmentosa is reported to be one of the common causes of blindness. It is a debilitating condition that affects...

Hair memory and fish-inspired SPF: Biotech can create categories ‘we haven’t...

As beauty continues its shift away from animal-based ingredients to plant-based, it’s going to be worthwhile diving much deeper into biotechnology for more sustainable,...

Novi’s Director of Science & Research discusses benefits and drawbacks of...

As consumer demand for natural ingredients in personal beauty care products continues to rise, cosmetics manufacturers are considering replacing synthetic preservatives with natural alternatives...

What does regenerative agriculture on a reservation look like?

Traditional agriculture has started to inch slowly towards bringing indigenous communities and practices back to farming lands in order to rehabilitate the soils and...

What’s Holding Cell Therapies Back? A Look Into The Evolution And...

Cell and gene therapies have grown in popularity and effectiveness over the past several years, reaching 27 approvals by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Managing the Risks of Biotechnology Innovation

Biotechnology advances offer immense public health and consumer potential, but come with serious risks. A recent workshop held by the Council on Foreign Relations...

What the new Global Biodiversity Deal Means for Bioenergy

2022 ended with a brand new global deal to save nature at the 15th meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity...

Federal govt plans to implement modern agriculture projects on idle state...

The federal government through government-linked companies (GLCs) under the Ministry of Finance is looking to rent or lease idle state land to implement modern...