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...

Researchers in Japan Identify Genes to Help Crops Against Flooding

Flooding has become a global concern, putting people at risk of starvation due to water drowning crops. Now, researchers are getting closer to identifying...

Fantastic Bioplastic

Plastic’s cheapness, versatility and durability are undeniable, but in a burgeoning Ocean Internet of Things, plastic as we know it and the marine environment...

Jaminan makanan, tenaga antara strategi harungi pergolakan ekonomi

KUALA LUMPUR: Menjamin keselamatan makanan dan tenaga serta persediaan menghadapi perubahan iklim dengan menumpukan kepada peralihan yang adil dan saksama serta pembinaan kapasiti adalah...

Capacity to spare: US has manufacturing firepower to crank out more...

The U.S.' “onshoring” initiative that kicked off during the Trump administration at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic has been carried forward by President...

South Korea: How vertical farming can tap into foreign markets actually...

“We might be one of the largest vegetable producers in Korea currently, supplying the major retailers and food companies. Our B2B business model of...

The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Next-Gen feedstocks for the emerging...

The goal of this project is to develop productive, cost-effective and sustainable warm-season perennial bioenergy feedstock production systems on marginal croplands across geographic locations...

Economic Outlook Q4: Heading Into Another Global Slowdown As Inflation Remains...

MIDF Investment expects the global growth to moderate to 3% this year, as the low base effect wanes, the pace of growth this year...

How ROS loss leads to inflammatory bowel disease

Reactive oxygen species, or ROS, get a bad rap. The volatile byproducts of chemical reactions with oxygen, they’re well-known markers of inflammation. Their build-up...

Nestle to invest CHF1bil to make coffee farming more sustainable

KUALA LUMPUR: Nestle SA is committed to investing more than one billion Swiss francs to make coffee farming for its Nescafe brand more sustainable. Parked...

Bioeconomy and carbon neutrality: ‘Without further investments we will miss the...

"Without further investments in the bioeconomy, the net zero emission target will not be met." Data issued from the EU project Biomonitor point out...

What to expect when Parliament resumes next week

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 30): The early resumption of Parliament next Monday (Oct 3) will see all eyes fixed on the tabling of the Supply...

Vaccine appears to protect against monkeypox, CDC says

WASHINGTON: At-risk people who received a single dose of the monkeypox vaccine in U.S. efforts against the virus appeared to be significantly less likely...

Farm mechanisation, fertilisation package for sweet potato cultivation can increase crop...

BACHOK, Sept 29 (Bernama) -- Farm mechanisation and fertilisation package for sweet potato cultivation is capable of improving productivity, saving labour cost, increasing farm-scale crop yield and...

Investing in Malaysia’s oleochemicals

THe Malaysian oil palm industry must develop more downstream oleochemical products to address the global demographic and social changes, increasing wealth as well as...

Malaysia’s economy on solid and stable footing despite global headwinds

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 29): Malaysia’s economy is on solid and stable footing despite global economic headwinds caused by geopolitical tensions and other external events. Finance...

Malaysian Genomics, Thai companies to explore joint R&D initiatives

BANGKOK, Sept 24 (Bernama) -- Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Bhd (Malaysian Genomics), a leading genomics and biopharmaceutical specialist, is collaborating with its Thai partners to...

MAFI develops MyKPA to enhance water management efficiency among farmers

MELAKA, Sept 28 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries (MAFI), through its Agricultural Irrigation And Drainage Division, has developed a National Benchmarking Index of...

National Energy Policy signals industry players to participate in energy transition

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) -- The National Energy Policy 2022-2040 launched today sends a clear signal to oil and gas, services and equipment (OGSE) companies...

ADB rancang bantuan AS$14 bilion tangani krisis makanan

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Pembangunan Asia (ADB) merancang untuk menyediakan sekurang-kurangnya AS$14 bilion (RM64.28 bilion) antara 2022 dan 2025 dalam usaha mengurangkan krisis makanan yang...

Every Child Deserves a Healthy Heart

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the world’s leading cause of death, with an average toll of 18.6 million lives lost every year. Although CVD are commonly...