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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, ASEAN region

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 for food, drinks,...

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 yet been able...

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 natural preservatives in...

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 Future Of Stem...

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 land

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...

New generic drug to make breast cancer treatment more affordable

Oncologists have welcomed the newly introduced generic version of Palbociclib (a CDK4/6 Inhibitor) that will change the breast cancer treatment scenario in the country....

Like Terminator’s T-1000, this robot liquefies before returning to its original form

Researchers in China have published their work on the development of a small robot capable of switching from a solid to a liquid state...

Teknologi AI mampu tangani cabaran jaminan makanan

NEGARA kini menghadapi dua cabaran semasa iaitu perubahan iklim dan jaminan makanan yang memerlukan campur tangan teknologi tinggi untuk menanganinya. Kedua-dua cabaran ini mempunyai hubung...

Medical technology trends for 2023: from sustainably to remote monitoring

The medical device industry is thriving with innovation, with ongoing endeavours to improve efficiency, productivity and sustainability, as well as trends towards smarter and...

Agriculture: The next engine of growth

An estimated 840 million of the world’s population will face food insecurity by 2030 if the issue is not addressed immediately, according to the...

Circular Economy: Offering an alternative to fossil fuels

A unique characteristic of oil is that it never loses its properties. Used engine oil, for instance, can be transformed into fuel oil to...

Generating High-Value Carbon From Oil Palm Waste

It is one thing to be a leading producer of palm oil but it is quite another thing to be a huge producer of...

Could Urban Farming Provide a Safe and Reliable Source of Food in Malaysia during...

As a result of rural-urban movement, immigration, the creation of new townships, and the extension of urban limits, Malaysia's urban population is projected to...

Talk to the bot: AI assistant marks breakthrough for UK mental health

An artificial intelligence (AI) driven assessment tool for predicting mental health disorders has become the first mental health chatbot to secure a Class IIa...

Repurposing food waste into sustainable alternatives

A new study highlights the incentive for food producers to repurpose food waste – by turning it into useful chemicals, sustainable fuels and more. Roughly...

Driving the change in smart waste management: what were the top trends in 2022?

The waste industry is undergoing a great transformation. Smart solutions and data driven technology is becoming more and more state of the art. Sensoneo...

Five Food Technologies To Curb Climate Change

Although the new year just started, we’re already facing a looming deadline. We have until the end of this decade - only seven years - to...

Malaysia, Iran agree to cooperate in field of agricultural R&D

Iran is prepared to share its experience and expertise with Malaysia in the field of agricultural research and development as well as the latest...

What’s next for COVID-19 vaccines? Scientists and regulators chart a course amid uncertainty

Just over 2 years ago, the first COVID-19 vaccines arrived—and a roller coaster ride of hope and science began. It soon became clear that...

Plans to make Sabah high-tech state next four years

The Sabah Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (KSTI) is expected to meet federal-level agencies next month to discuss the formula for empowering the...

Could insects, algae and agri-food by-products be the future building blocks of aquafeeds?

Ittinsect, a Rome-based biotech startup, is developing a range of high-performance aquafeeds based on insects, microalgae and agriculture by-products to replace the use of...

Biosimilar Market Outlook Looks Strong

In recent years, specialty medication spending has significantly increased. Specialty medications accounted for 55% of total prescription medication spending in 2021 in the United...

Get youths interested in urban farming

The number of people involved in urban agriculture in Malaysia jumped from 18,687 in 2019 to 40,219 in 2020. City inhabitants, who realised the importance...

Palm kernel expeller safe for use in dairy cattle feed

Palm kernel expeller (PKE) is safe to be used as feed material for dairy cattle, according to the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB). Its director-general...

MAFS targets export growth in agro fruits this year

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MAFS) is targeting agro fruits export to trend higher in several foreign countries this year. “For these fruits,...

First-in-human implants for Amber Therapeutics’ bioelectrical therapy

Amber Therapeutics – an Oxford University spin off developing next-generation bioelectrical therapies – has announced that the first participants have been implanted with Amber-UI,...

Global output growth to slow down to 1.9% in 2023, says UN

Global output growth is projected to decelerate from an estimated 3.0% in 2022 to 1.9% in 2023, marking one of the lowest growth rates...

Malaysia renewables growth hindered by unrealistic targets, new report

Malaysia has set a target to achieve 31% of its total power generation from renewables by 2025 and 40% by 2035. Both objectives are...

‘This ticks every box worth ticking’: The agri-tech start-up aiming to grow water lentils...

UK-based food production company Sustainable Planet has unveiled technology to use desertified land to grow the highly nutritious and potentially climate positive duckweed plant.

10 Malaysian Companies Vying For RM33.31 Billion MENA Healthcare Industry

MATRADE is looking to create export opportunities for Malaysian medical devices and healthcare services in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region by...

#TECH: Expect more cyber threats

Advanced technologies like 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), Metaverse, cloud and many more undoubtedly bring a lot of benefits to businesses...

Mosti’s initiatives to help communities

Developing a prevention model against threats of natural disaster; health and food supply, as well as bridging the technology gap through smart systems for...

Pharma giants advancing innovation for holistic healthcare

Pharmaceutical companies’ roles as manufacturers, suppliers and distributors have grown significantly in importance — especially since the outbreak of Covid-19 — where there is...

How R&D and technology can change the fortunes of agriculture

NO country is spared from the food crisis that is inflicting the world. Just scan the media, both social and traditional. Developed and developing economies...

How an increase in self-driving cars could harm the environment

Self-driving vehicles are expected to go mainstream in the near future, but mass numbers of such vehicles could result in a significant increase in...

Wastewater Surveillance In COVID-19 Control

Recently, local media reported that the Ministry of Health, Malaysia had detected SARS-CoV-2 during wastewater surveillance at entry points (airports) in the country, and...

New innovations by UniSZA students: Sardine and plant-based food products

Students from Sultan Zainal Abidin University (UniSZA) have come up with nine new food products that are based on protein from plants and sardines....

2023 predictions and challenges in the healthcare business

With a new year comes an opportunity for professionals in the healthcare industry to evaluate goals and initiatives for 2023. In business, we’re constantly...

Govt to restructure economy based on three main strategies

The government will restructure the country's economy based on three main strategies, namely to eradicate poverty, restructure and restore the economy, as well as...

‘Transition to targeted subsidy no longer an option’

The government has started the transition to targeted subsidies by reducing subsidies for non-domestic medium and high voltage electricity users as the blanket rebate...

AI for agriculture: How Indian farmers are harnessing emerging technologies to sustainably increase productivity

The World Economic Forum's Artificial Intelligence for Agriculture Innovation (AI4AI) initiative aims to transform the agriculture sector in India by promoting the use of artificial intelligence...

How tech can tackle workloads and staff shortages to optimize healthcare

Medical workers are under increasing pressure to do more with less and global healthcare is facing serious staff shortages. The adoption of innovative digital...

MOSTI gariskan tujuh landasan utama berteraskan STI

Kementerian Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi (MOSTI) menetapkan tujuh fokus utama pada tahun 2023 melalui pendekatan berteraskan komuniti dan kerjasama dalam sains, teknologi dan inovasi...

Scientists develop method to convert plastic into useful biochar

Scientists at the University of California, Riverside, have developed a method to convert two common forms of plastic into a highly porous form of...

Understanding The Cellular Agriculture Industry’s Impact And Growth

The key to food, similar to medicine, is in the hands of the smallest units of life—cells! Cells are made of proteins, fats and...

Sabin Vaccine Institute secures up to US$214 mln funding

The Sabin Vaccine Institute has been awarded a multi-year contract with funding potential up to US$214 million from BioMedical Advanced Research and Development Authority...

Interview: OPEC chief “very confident about China’s economy”

The secretary general of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is "very confident about China's economy," he told Xinhua in an exclusive interview...

How Do Microbes Remove Radioactive Waste?

Radioactive elements emit a spectrum of ionizing emissions that hurt humans. Thankfully, numerous genera of environmental microbes possess an array of biophysical and biochemical defenses...

Maxis and MARDI in partnership to explore agricultural sector

Maxis Bhd has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (Mardi) to collaborate and co-develop agricultural and agrifood-based...

Budget 2023: Top 5 things India’s healthcare sector is craving for

The Indian Healthcare Sector requires a comprehensive sector development program under the government of India to foster private sector investment, medical education infrastructure development,...

Malaysia’s exports jump 25% in 2022 to RM1.6 tril in record-breaking trade performance, says...

Malaysia’s trade performance in 2022 surpassed RM2 trillion for the second consecutive year and registered the fastest growth since 1994, with exports expanding 25% to RM1.55 trillion.

Opinion: Artificial intelligence can’t reproduce the wonders of original human creativity

The biggest story of the year – the story we should all be paying attention to – is the increasing power of artificial intelligence....

Can Google searches forecast medical device demand?

Medtech industry analysts at Needham & Co. who are tracking Google search trends for 20 elective medical procedures say interest is near or above...

China Approves 8 New GM Crops; Renews Approvals for 2 More

China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) issued new and renewed biosafety certificates for eight genetically modified (GM) crops on January 13, 2023, following the...

The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Momentum and bioeconomy project development

Momentum envisions a world where clean energy, water, and transportation are abundant, affordable, and available to all. Momentum designs, develops, and deploys innovation campaigns for...

Healthcare issues that need to be resolved in 2023

The year 2022 saw Malaysia recovering from the devastation of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2021, with floods and the Batang Kali landslide providing unfortunate...

Chinese investors keen to do business in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: More Chinese investors are looking to expand their businesses here as Malaysia continues to be the preferred destination for entrepreneurs from China. Chinese...

Lab-grown unagi could arrive at dinner tables as early as 2024 in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Jan 8 (The Straits Times/ANN): Cell-cultured meat of the Japanese eel and other exotic fish may be added to restaurant menus by 2024,...

How plastic waste could one day be used to build roads

In recent years, about half a dozen US states have been testing a new mix of materials for road construction, using plastic recycled from...

The State of Biotech Recap

This is an exciting yet perplexing time for biotechnology. The industry delivered RNA vaccines to save countless lives during the COVID-19 pandemic and has created impressive...

Malaysian Genomics explores R&D collaboration with SIRIM in medical, biotechnology fields

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Bhd (MGRC) has established a strategic cooperation with SIRIM Bhd to explore the commercialisation of joint research and...

Cambodia unveils plans for ‘luxury’ agriculture produce

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh/Asia News Network): The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is promoting key production chains to boost exports of high-quality...

Goodyear’s New Tire Is Made From Soybean Oil, Rice Husks And Pine Resin

While most experts agree that EVs are more environmentally friendly than internal combustion vehicles, the quest for greening transportation goes beyond what's under the...

Will Tackling Inflation Be So Hard in 2023?

Let me get this straight: inflation will likely come down in 2023. Inflation is already moderating in the United States (US), United Kingdom (UK),...

UMK, Bio Angle komersialkan vaksin untuk kambing dan biri-biri

BACHOK: Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) memeterai memorandum perjanjian (MoA) dengan Syarikat Bio Angle Vacs Sdn. Bhd (BAV) untuk mengkomersialkan vaksin STVAC7 bagi mencegah penyakit...

SDEC launches high-end agriculture facility at Centexs

KUCHING (Jan 12): Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation Berhad (SDEC) launched the first-of-its-kind Precision and Discipline Agriculture Facility (PDAF) at the Centre for Technology Excellence...

EIA updates bioenergy generation, capacity forecasts

Renewables are expected to account for 24 percent of U.S. electricity generation this year, increasing to 26 percent in 2024, according to the U.S....

Next Steps for the Bioeconomy: 5 Sustainable and Unusual Materials to Watch in 2023

The bioeconomy of the future is beginning to take shape, and it is emerging in many different directions. Replacing petrochemicals with plant-based material is...

Lab-grown unagi could arrive at dinner tables as early as 2024 in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Jan 8 (The Straits Times/ANN): Cell-cultured meat of the Japanese eel and other exotic fish may be added to restaurant menus by 2024,...

Why agricultural subsidies must be reformed to enable a regenerative food system

Today’s agricultural production systems are a primary source of environmental degradation. They put the Earth beyond its planetary boundaries and exacerbate biodiversity loss, accelerate...

Investing in forests to solve the climate and biodiversity crises

Forests cover about 30 percent of the Earth’s land mass and host about 80 percent of the world’s biodiversity. They provide subsistence, employment opportunities...

What Biotechnology’s Paradigm Shift Means for Businesses

The past three years have changed nearly every industry. Where business used to be conducted in person, in offices and laboratories, the coronavirus pandemic forced a...

Health Ministry and WHO discuss collaborations and healthcare reform

PUTRAJAYA: Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa said that the Health Ministry is committed to work together with the World Health Organisation (WHO) for the...

More than 100 Tons of Golden Rice Harvested in the Philippines

The Department of Agriculture Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) has announced that more than 100 tons of fresh paddy of beta carotene-enriched Malusog Rice (Golden Rice)...

World’s Oceans Were Hottest Ever In 2022, Study Shows

The world’s oceans were at their hottest ever on record in 2022, according to a new study. “The Earth’s energy and water cycles have been...

Labour market continues recovery, number of unemployed dips to 600,900

KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 10): The labour market is on a steady path to recovery with the unemployment rate in the country showing a downward...

9 health conditions that bone marrow transplant, stem cell therapy can cure

There’s no doubt that various disorders can be treated and cured by stem cells where stem cell treatment, commonly referred to as regenerative medicine, uses stem cells...

Hurdles remain for insect use in livestock feed

Costs of livestock feed containing insect products and legislation remain key obstacles for the European animal feed sector. Livestock feed containing insect products is currently...

Natural Products Insider: Then and now — Creatine investigations

This series looks back at the stories we were covering in Natural Products Insider 25, 20, 15, 10 and 5 years ago this month....

The commodities boom will continue in 2023

WHATto Expect in 2023: The global economy is hard-pressed to satisfy its own commodity needs. Despite the past year of sky-high prices, the natural...

New, innovative treatments for burns in the works

Far from the humble sticking plaster, medical firms and researchers are seeking to create the “ultimate dressing”: artificial skin they hope will revolutionise the...

Innovation in agriculture and food and its vital role in fighting climate change

When we talk about current challenges in global warming, we face two main ones that are complementary but often seen as antagonistic: the fight...

Anaerobic System More Effective For Treatment Of Livestock Wastewater-UPM

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 4 (Bernama) – Case 1: In October last year, eight Department of Veterinary Services Malaysia (DVS)-licensed pig farms were identified as the...

Malaysia’s GDP Growth Projected To Halve at 4.2% For 2023

Research house MIDF opines that Malaysia’s leading index was little changed in Oct-22, only +0.4%yoy higher than a year ago (Sep-22: +0.3%yoy). The increase...

To Lead Us into the Future, U.S. Biomanufacturing Needs to Expand

Biomanufacturing is the key to unlocking a more sustainable future. It can improve the production of food and medicine, help fortify local supply chains,...

5 COMPANIES WHO SHAPED THE FUTURE OF AG IN 2022

Each year, new innovations emerge in the ag sector that transform the field. As our climate patterns become more unpredictable and extreme, these innovators...

Leather resolutions beyond 2023

A couple of days before Christmas, I sat in a coffee shop in Street, Somerset, in the modern retail site where the footwear brand...

The Importance Of Labeling Products Made In The European Union

With the advent of the European Union, labeling products made in the Union has become an important part of its legislation. This is because...

A stronger, more positive comeback for Malaysia’s medical tourism

Malaysia's health tourism sector, which has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, is showing signs of a stronger comeback as the nation heads into...

Livestock in plantations the way to boost meat supply

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah has huge potential for integration of domestic livestock farming with the oil palm plantation to increase the state’s self-sufficiency in meat. Deputy...

World Bank seeks more funds to address climate change and other crises

The World Bank is seeking to vastly expand its lending capacity to address climate change and other global crises and will negotiate with shareholders...

Aplikasi DEMA kurangkan pekerja asing di ladang

KUALA LUMPUR: Nectar Consortium Sdn Bhd (Nectar) membangunkan aplikasi pengurusan perladangan digital pertama Malaysia yang dipanggil Aplikasi Pengurusan Harta Digital (DEMA) untuk mendigitalkan proses...

Why Do Vaccine Responses Vary From Person to Person?

Vaccines are highly effective at protecting against infectious diseases, but not everyone responds equally well to them. There are various factors that can affect...

#JOM! GO: Farm-tastic tours in Malaysia

A LOT has happened this year. After two years of being plagued by Covid-19 worries, Malaysia has finally transitioned to the endemic phase in...

CPO futures up on weaker output, higher demand ahead of Indonesia’s biodiesel programme

KUALA LUMPUR – Crude palm oil (CPO) futures contracts on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives ended higher on the first trading day of 2023 on concerns over...

FMM: “Reintroduce GST in 2024 to accelerate economic growth”

THE Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) is convinced the revival of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a timely lifeline for the country’s...

Top Biosimilars-Related Regulatory Developments of 2022

In July, we reported that Katherine Vidal, the Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, published a letter summarizing several initiatives designed in collaboration...

Life lessons and keeping a mussel farming business afloat

As farmers of the sea, it is well known that some of the biggest challenges that are going to be faced are natural ones....

More EV-related incentives in revised Budget 2023 — minister

CYBERJAYA (Jan 5): More electric vehicle (EV)-related incentives are in store in the revised Budget 2023, said Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Minister Nik Nazmi...

A Highly Graded Workforce Essential To Attain High-Value Investments

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented global economic and labour market crisis, affecting millions of workers and businesses. Some businesses have opted for...

Medical Design & Outsourcing’s top stories of 2022

There were exciting and encouraging developments in medtech innovation, big challenges from supply chain and labor shortages, and spin-offs, purchases and partnerships among the...

Keeping chicken affordable during major cost and supply challenges

Energy costs have become the largest challenge facing the poultry sector, with higher feed, distribution and labour costs affecting the industry in Europe, North...

Lignin: A way towards the sustainable biorefinery

Various sources of lignocellulosic biomass, such as forestry waste and agricultural feedstocks, are available all over the world. The Lignocellulosic biomass consists of three...

123 Food and Agriculture Organizations to Watch in 2023

The year is coming to a close, but the efforts of food and agriculture systems advocates continue to bring awareness and advocacy to some...

Malaysia preferred destination for global clinical trials — Dr Zaliha

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 23 — The large number of experienced clinical research professionals, streamlined processes in clinical trial startup and conduct as well as vast...

Penang allocates RM6.9m for agricultural sector next year

BUTTERWORTH: The Penang government has allocated RM6.9 million for the agricultural sector in the state next year in an effort to ensure increased agricultural...

Human hair recycled in Belgium to protect the environment

BRUSSELS: Coiffeurs across Belgium are sweeping up and bagging hair clipped from their customers, and then handing it over to an NGO that recycles...

DoSM: Malaysian economy to start moderating going into 2023

THE Malaysian economy is expected to start moderating in the months ahead in 2023, impacted by global economic uncertainty, said the Department of Statistics Malaysia...

Singapore to have five vaccine plants

PRIOR to Covid-19, Singapore did not have a single facility producing finished vaccines. Over the past two years, however, five pharmaceutical companies have committed...

How Technology Can Improve Sustainable Aquaculture

Right now, there’s legislation before Congress to add basic standards, regulations and safeguards for offshore aquaculture in the U.S., called the AQUAA Act. (Aquaculture means...

Will we soon be using new-gen fuels made from recycled plastic waste?

LOS ANGELES, Dec 29 ― Among the many alternatives to fossil fuels being developed and tested, is an innovative solution for converting plastic waste...

Cari formula, strategi ekonomi terbaik pastikan rakyat terbela

ajet Mini 2023 yang sudah pun diluluskan menggambarkan satu matlamat jelas, iaitu usaha untuk terus fokus, meneruskan dan meningkatkan lagi agenda memakmurkan ekonomi rakyat...

Omicron sub-variants drive medical device sales in China

BEIJING: The demand for medical supplies like oxygenators and pulse oximeters, which measure the oxygen concentration in arterial blood, has grown exponentially, as authorities...

Extreme weather had serious impact on Italy’s agricultural production: union

ROME, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- The hottest year on record in Italy has resulted in dramatically lower output for the country's farming sector, Italy's...

The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to the IRA’s Impact on Low Carbon Fuels

As you wait for the clock countdown to 2023 this week, check out this slide guide from Mike McCurdy, Managing Director of Fuels & Power...

How The US Dept. Of Defense Is Shaping The Bioeconomy Of The Future

Fossil energy stakeholders have a new reason to worry. During the last weeks of the Trump administration, the US Department of Defense announced that...

Duopharma first company to get halal certification for oncology product

KUALA LUMPUR: Duopharma Biotech Bhd became the first pharmaceutical company in Malaysia to receive the halal certification for an oncology product awarded by the...

An investor’s perspective on indoor shrimp farming

In a heavily attended session on indoor shrimp farming at the inaugural Global Shrimp Forum, Aurore Gil gave an investor’s take on the pilot projects...

Scientists explore using paper-thin solar cells to generate renewable energy

Imagine ultra-thin photovoltaic films that could be added to your windowsill, the back of your smartphone or even your clothes! That's the idea of...

How Response Planning can help Protect Your Organisation from Cyberattacks

This year, Malaysia witnessed some of its biggest cyberattacks. This included a ransomware attack on a well-known local budget airline that saw the personal...

Severe Obesity in Children Linked to Genetic Rearrangement

A genetic rearrangement, undetectable by most routine genetic tests, that leads to high levels of the agouti-signaling protein (ASIP), has been detected in five...

Experts see challenges to global food system

AN international refereed journal published by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca), the Asian Journal of Agriculture...

Soft plastic, not fantastic: what to do with Australia’s bread bags and chip packets

In a warehouse in Melbourne’s south-west, plastic confetti is being liquefied. Amid the whirring and beeping of machinery, a table displays shredded soft plastics...

Across China: Biotechnology turns waste into green feed

In Longzhou County of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, farmers are busy harvesting sugarcane in the fields. Sugarcane leaves, which used to be...

How sub-Saharan Africa can rethink its approach to agriculture

African governments should have a fresh look at agriculture. This involves embracing technology (information technology, mechanical and biotechnology) and also private sector partnerships. There...

Generic, Biosimilar Drugs Generate Record Savings of $373 Billion in 2021

Generic and biosimilar drugs generated a record $373 billion in savings for employers, patients, and tax-payers in 2021, according to data presented by IQVIA...

The Global Economy: No escaping this slowdown

After two years defined by a strong economic rebound from the pandemic, the global economy will sputter in 2023, according to CoBank's report titled The Year...

Malaysia – Four Trends That Will Shape The Future Of Trade

The interplay of several forces since the turn of the 21st century demonstrates what can happen when risks become reality and resilience is put...

#HEALTH: Digital health – the way forward

DIGITAL health seems like a complex concept but in truth we have all been exposed to it in many different ways. "Much of our lives...

By the numbers: the state of the world’s soil in 2022

For this year’s world soil day, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reminded us that 95% of the food we eat comes directly or indirectly from...

Hydrogenated vegetable oil — the new clean energy alternative

With the current trend of rapid climate change experienced worldwide, contingency plans such as shifting to cleaner and more sustainable energy sources are critical...

12 Most Advanced Countries in Biotechnology

In this article, we take a look at the 12 most advanced countries in biotechnology. You can skip our detailed analysis of the sector...

Fierce Biotech’s Rotten Tomatoes of 2022

2022 has been a tough year for biotech. After a rush of investment and excitement poured in due to goodwill from the pandemic, the...

ADB pours US$93mil loan to advance Indonesia’s shrimp farming

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a US$93 million loan to advance shrimp farming for smallholders in seven...

COP 15: Four goals, 23 targets of The Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework adopted

MONTREAL (Canada), Dec 19 (Bernama) -- The Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, which consists of four goals and 23 targets, has been adopted Monday at...

RHB Research cautiously optimistic on Malaysia’s outlook in 2023

RHB Investment Bank Research is cautiously optimistic about the country’s outlook for 2023 and has maintained its GDP growth forecast at 4.5%.  “Our outlook for...

Medical Marijuana Soars to New Heights

As far as scientists are concerned, medical marijuana is exciting because it contains compounds that stimulate the endocannabinoid system, an intricate cell-signaling network that...

Seaweed-based liver health product gears up for market launch

A product from seaweeds that’s been developed by CMFRI to combat liver disease is due to the hit market within four months. Called Cadalmin LivCure...

Petronas, Eni and Euglena eye new biorefinery plans

Eni, Euglena and Petronas are jointly studying the possibility of developing and operating a biorefinery in the Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC). This is one of...

EAC approves bio-economy strategy to improve food security

DAR ES SALAAM, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) -- The regional bio-economy strategy approved recently by the East African Community (EAC) Council of Ministers will be...

Vaccine security: ‘No one is safe until everyone is safe’

A phrase that was often quoted throughout the 2nd Vaccine Cooperation Forum in the Indo-Pacific Region held earlier this month (December 2022) was that...

Poultry set to take nearly half of the global meat market by 2031

The long-term shift towards poultry will continue to strengthen, in part due to a preference for white meat among high-income countries. This is because...

The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Bioplastics: A Crucial Pillar for Circular Bioeconomy

As society moves towards sustainable development and a circular economy, one aspect that needs urgent attention is the use of plastic and plastic-based products....

EVENING 5: Five things you need to know today

Dirty dealings. Corporate battles. Consumer woes. Here are five things you need to know today.

Domestic healthcare sector to remain vital in upcoming revised 2023 Budget, says HLIB Research

KUALA LUMPUR: The domestic healthcare sector is expected to remain a key focus for the country in the upcoming revised 2023 Budget regardless of...

Blue light might be bad for humans—but good for mangoes

We're often told to limit our "screen time," thanks in part to the harsh blue light that screens can emit. Plants can detect blue...

Bumper green aluminium output is good news for climate

ALUMINIUM makers are set to boost low-carbon metal output by 10% in 2023 and churn out even more in the years ahead, driving down...

Kukuhkan peranan APEC sebagai inkubator idea – Zuki Ali

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia telah menekankan keperluan untuk mengukuhkan lagi peranan APEC sebagai inkubator idea dan seterusnya menyumbang kepada pemulihan ekonomi global. Ketua Setiausaha Negara, Tan...

Malaysia must prepare to face impact of long Covid on healthcare, economy

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 21): When former journalist Ali Imran Mohd Noordin got COVID-19 in July this year, it was a bad one. He had...

’22 in review: Regal Springs

This year has been a varied one for Regal Springs. However, there have still been plenty of positives for the flagship multinational tilapia producer,...

Ten commandments for sustainable waste management in Serbia

Waste management, much like healthcare or education, requires a country to have an appropriate system in place. In Serbia, however, the waste management system...

Malaysia raih pelaburan RM193.7 bilion sembilan bulan 2022

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia mencatat pelaburan diluluskan bernilai RM193.7 bilion dalam sektor perkhidmatan, perkilangan dan utama yang membabitkan 2,786 projek bagi tempoh Januari hingga September...

The Anti-Prediction Article: What Won’t Change In Healthcare In 2023?

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays, which in healthcare means we’re starting to see a lot of predictions about what will...

Brazil chicken production, exports expected to rise in 2023

Brazilian chicken processors including heavyweights JBS SA and BRF SA will collectively increase output and exports in the new year, Reuters reported, citing projections from meat...

Sustainability And Climate Tech Predictions For 2023

Climate change and sustainability have been hot topics for decades, but progress has been painfully slow and the stakes get higher with every year...

Reliable, efficient energy key to economic recovery

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 14): Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) will ensure electricity supply remains reliable despite the energy crisis because energy is the core infrastructure...

Pharmaniaga to co-develop children’s vaccine with annual market value of RM200m

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 13): Pharmaniaga Bhd’s unit signed a research collaboration agreement (RCA) with a Thailand-based company to develop a six-in-one combination vaccine for...

Feeding apple waste to chickens may boost their health

An apple a day may keep the livestock veterinarian away. Juice, pulp and other waste from Empire apples, when injected into chicken eggs before...

Sawit Malaysia patuh MSPO, bebas penebangan hutan – MPOB

BANGI: Malaysia amat komited untuk menghasilkan minyak sawit mengikut prinsip dan kriteria mampan di bawah Skim Pensijilan Minyak Sawit Mampan Malaysia (MSPO) yang telah...

Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework must consider national interests — Nik Nazmi

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 14): As a megadiverse country, Malaysia takes the stand that the implementation of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (Post-2020 GBF) must take into...

Robust outlook for healthcare players

PETALING JAYA: The healthcare sector can look forward to a resilient earnings in 2023, particularly among players in the private hospitals, pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter...

Enjin ekonomi baru ketika Malaysia beralih kepada bahan api biojisim

KUALA LUMPUR: Isu Alam Sekitar, Sosial dan Tadbir Urus (ESG) dan perubahan iklim sudah tentu telah mengubah cara kita bekerja, hidup dan bermain, dan...

5 AUTOMATION COMPANIES TO LOOK OUT FOR

In vertical farming, efficiency is key for those looking to increase their profit margins. Automation is one way to cut costs and increase efficiency...

AstraZeneca launches Evusheld monoclonal antibody combination for Covid-19 prevention in high-risk individuals

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 14): AstraZeneca Malaysia has launched its Evusheld monoclonal antibody combination in local private hospitals for the prevention of Covid-19 in high-risk...

Tuna fisheries mask US$411-million blue shark industry — Oceana

A new Oceana-commissioned study reveals that vessels authorized to fish in the waters of designated tuna regional fishery management organizations (RFMOs) are operating major shark fisheries,...

These entrepreneurs are helping reduce plastic in our ecosystems

We use over 460 million tonnes of plastics a year, according to the OECD – and that number is set to almost triple by 2060. Less than 10%...

BERLIN, Dec 14 — A summit commemorating 45 years of diplomatic relations between Asean and the EU is expected to usher in an era...

Corporate sector leaps in parallel with GDP growth in 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian corporate sector rode on the strong gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2022, which was driven...

Generic drug maker goes bust, could lead to shortages

The bankruptcy of the biggest Dutch generic medicine maker InnoGenerics may have an impact on the supply of some types of drugs in several...

5 Things Silicon Valley Gets Wrong About Agriculture

"Betting the farm" isn't just a saying. It's something farmers do every year. When a farmer invests in new technology — be it a new irrigation...

Plastic Rain Is a Now a Thing, And We’ve Underestimated Just How Heavy It...

A plastic mist descends from the sky each day. You can't see it. Or feel it. It has no smell or taste. But researchers...

Imagine Malaysia as a green economy powerhouse

IT has been 51 years since John Lennon penned the iconic song Imagine. In a soothing voice, he pleaded for peace and tolerance in a...

Even after COVID, the world’s vaccine strategy is failing

Four weeks ago, I visited Mulago National Referral Hospital, in Kampala, where I used to work. Today, it is home to one of Uganda’s...

Vietnam eyes double investment in agriculture to US$34bil by 2030

HANOI (Vietnam News/Asia News Network): Vietnam has set a target to double the amount of foreign investment in agriculture to US$34 billion by the...

Pelepasan metana meningkat ketika sekatan pandemik – Kajian

PARIS: Misteri peningkatan gas metana yang memanaskan planet pada 2020 walaupun sekatan COVID-19 mengurangkan banyak sumber disebabkan manusia diperjelaskan oleh pelepasan lebih besar daripada...

Want A Biotech Lab? This Start Up Is Revolutionizing The Bioeconomy With On Demand...

The age of biotechnology is here. Products across a broad range of markets are made with biology, and conscious consumers demand a level of...

Malaysia healthcare sector in good shape

PETALING JAYA: The recovery of the healthcare sector in Malaysia is expected to gain further traction over the medium term amid further easing of...

Opinion: Food and Beverage Scientists in the ‘Bioeconomy’

Those advancing the “bioeconomy” as a unique economic driver appear to be including the food & beverage sector and its supply chain. A recent Executive Order reflects...

NanoMalaysia introduces BICEP to promote use of biomass for sustainable agriculture

KUALA LUMPUR: NanoMalaysia Bhd (NMB) has introduced the Biomass Innovation Circular Economy Programme (BICEP), an initiative for sustainable agriculture by promoting the use of...

Global renewable energy capacity set to double over next five years: IEA

PARIS, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Global renewable energy capacity is expected to almost double in the next five years as the ongoing energy crisis...

Despite Some Obstacles, Biosimilars Promise Enormous Cost Savings

As biosimilar approvals and implementation continue to accelerate, the US health care system can expect to see enormous cost benefits if payers challenges and...

Microalgae firm partners with L’Oréal and raises €15 million in Series B round

Microphyt, an emerging leader in microalgae-based products for nutrition and well-being, announced its new round of funding earlier this month. This investment was led...

Malaysia should continue engaging with EU on deforestation-free product regulation, says MPOC

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 7): While a provisional agreement on the European Commission’s Proposal for the Deforestation-Free Products Regulation has been reached, Malaysia should continue to...

Economists call on government to review tax structure to increase revenue

KUALA LUMPUR: Economists have called on the government to review the overall tax structure and look into additional measures to increase its revenue stream. Khazanah...

Scientists Just Caught Bacteria Using a Never-Before-Seen Trick to Avoid Antibiotics

Researchers have just caught bacteria sidestepping antibiotic treatment with a never-before-seen trick. Bacteria's troublesome talent for developing resistance against antibiotics is a rapidly growing health threat....

Local DSR to launch Musang King integrated tracking system next year

BANTING: DSR Taiko Bhd (DSR) will launch the Musang King Integrated Tracking System (MKITS) in the first quarter of next year to promote the...

‘Without nature, we have nothing’: UN chief sounds alarm at key UN biodiversity event

The conference is being billed as a major biodiversity COP, because it is expected to lead to the adoption of a new Global Biodiversity Framework,...

Asia’s Economic Outlook in 2023 – Gloomy Start but Not for Long

Experts and analysts have warned of an impending recession come 2023. Inflation is affecting many on a global scale due to various socio-economic factors,...

DOC2US inks deal to provide genetic testing and blood screening

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 8): Digital health platform and e-prescriptions issuer DOC2US has inked a deal with genetic testing company SuperDNA Sdn. Bhd to provide...

US company turns air pollution into fuel, bottles and dresses

CHICAGO, Dec 4 — At LanzaTech’s lab in the Chicago suburbs, a beige liquid bubbles away in dozens of glass vats. The concoction includes billions...

Redesigning the Food System through Circular Economy to improve the Nation’s Food Security

CHICAGO, Dec 4 — At LanzaTech’s lab in the Chicago suburbs, a beige liquid bubbles away in dozens of glass vats. The concoction includes billions...

Malaysia received US$5 bil in health-related greenfield investments from 2008 to 2021 — report

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 7): Malaysia received US$5 billion (RM22.06 billion) in health-related greenfield investments from 2008 to 2021, according to a recent report by...

#HEALTH: The controller of hormones

THE pituitary gland is called the "master gland" because it controls several other hormone glands in your body. As a result, a pituitary tumour...

The future of farming: from eating insects to urban agriculture 

The issue of how to feed a growing population, and do it sustainably, is a crucial issue for the 21st century and has been...

European Bioplastics forecasts increased production of bioplastics by 2027

European Bioplastics (EUBP) has presented a positive outlook for the global bioplastics industry at the 17th EUBP Conference, with the global capacity of bioplastic production...

MSMEs must ‘seriously address’ ESG aspects in their biz models

MICRO, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are urged to “seriously address” the environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects in their business models to meet sustainability...

$5 billion bispecific antibody pharma collaboration

Biopharma Akeso Inc. has announced it will enter into a collaboration potentially worth up to $5 billion with Summit Therapeutics Inc., by out-licensing its breakthrough...

Researchers Identify Genes to Help Fruit Adapt to Droughts

Researchers from the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) and Cornell University have completed the first study that provides a comprehensive picture of changes in gene...

New EU funded project to develop biofuels from organic waste with negative emissions

In Norway, multidisciplinary and multinational team will work together over the next 42 months to develop innovative and sustainable processes to produce biofuels from organic...

Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia among top 20 halal economy exporters

ISTANBUL – Turkey is one of only three member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) that are among the world’s top 20 halal...

Firma bioteknologi Jepun guna cacing saring kanser pankreas

TOKYO: Firma bioteknologi Jepun memaklumkan sudah membangunkan ujian saringan awal kanser pankreas pertama di dunia, menggunakan cacing. Hirotsu Bio Science melancarkan ujian N-NOSE plus Pancreas,...

RM808m for agri, industrial and tourism

KOTA KINABALU: A total of RM808.06 million will be allocated in the 2023 Sabah Budget for the development of productive growth sectors, namely agriculture, industrial...

Malaysia should engage with EU on new corporate sustainability reporting directive, says MPOC

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 28): Malaysia should engage with the European Union (EU) on the EU’s new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and any future...

Why CEOs should stop expecting their high performers to overwork

One of the puzzling features of the 2022 working world is the extent to which overwork has increased rather than decreased. For example, about...

Claritas HealthTech begins validation of AI tool for bladder cancer detection

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 1 (Bernama) -- Claritas HealthTech (Claritas), which specialises in medical angel accessory and artificial intelligence-assisted analytic tools, has began clinical validation of a...

Seabass farming under spotlight in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/Asia News Network): Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina advised farmers to step up cage and pond...

Talks kick off on global plastic trash treaty

PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY: Despite decades of effort, plastic pollution is only getting worse – a gloomy fact that representatives of almost 200 nations...

Expats rank the best and worst cities to live and work

Three different cities on three separate continents are the best places for expats to live and work, according to a new survey. Spain’s Valencia topped...

US approves new drug addressing Type 1 diabetes

LOS ANGELES: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved a new therapy that slows the onset of type 1 diabetes. "It targets...

Growing padi in recycled paint cans

KUALA KANGSAR: After seeing his aunt’s success in growing padi in flower pots, Eddrus Iskandar Abd Hamid came up with the idea of cultivating...

UK start-up behind algae-based packaging bids for Earthshot glory

LONDON, Nov 29 — A British start-up founded by two ex-students from France and Spain, crafting biodegradable packaging from marine plants, is aiming to...

Plenty of opportunities for smart industry cooperation between Malaysia and Taiwan

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 29): The annual Taiwan Expo in Malaysia is the best platform to showcase Taiwan’s world-class smart industries, cultural tourism and technical...

#HEALTH: World AIDS Day – Living with HIV

JUST like Covid-19, there was much we didn't know about HIV and AIDS in the early years of the disease. This led to fear and...

Vietnam agricultural sector aims to raise organic fertilizer proportion to 25% in 2025

HANOI, Nov 27 (Vietnam News/ANN): Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has set a target of raising the proportion of organic fertilizer...

Amid health fears, plastic makers pledge greater transparency over chemicals

Plastic makers need to be more transparent about the chemicals used in their products, a leading chemicals industry group has said, as concern mounts...

Encouraging growth, stable labour market ensure economy on track, says DOSM

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 30): Malaysia’s encouraging economic growth and stable labour market situation ensure the country’s economy remains on track, said the Department of...

In praise of research in fundamental biology

How did eukaryotic life — the domain that includes humans — evolve? A decade or so ago, this was the question occupying Thijs Ettema...

Making face creams from coffee beans as cosmetics get greener

Cosmetics often use unsustainable ingredients, but new research is answering the growing demand for eco-friendly products. "Plant ingredients have always been used in cosmetics," said Heiko Rischer, head...

Business confidence grows 3.2% for 4Q22

BUSINESSES in Malaysia are expected to remain positive for the fourth quarter of this year (4Q22) despite a slower pace. Department of Statistics Malaysia (DoSM) chief...

Overweight women most likely to suffer long COVID, according to new research

Overweight women are more likely to experience symptoms of long COVID according to new research from the University of East Anglia. The new study, published...

ORKA Food Technology launches latest innovation: Egg Tester Plus

Once an egg is laid, its quality cannot be improved. Thus, the need for reliable egg monitoring and measurement to ensure the highest level...

Projek Keluli Hijau bakal beri limpahan ekonomi di Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Oil and Gas Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (SOGDC) telah memeterai perjanjian pajakan tanah dengan Esteel Enterprise Sabah Sdn Bhd (ESTEEL Sabah)...

COP 27 – Five Key Takeaways

The lead-up to COP27 was inauspicious. Only 26 out of 193 countries had tightened pledges – made a year ago in Glasgow – for...

The 2022 Biotech Graveyard

In honor of one of the spookiest biotech markets in recent memory (yes, we’re aware Halloween is long over, but let us live!), we...

Data snapshot: Agribusiness Marketplaces poised to ‘positively impact’ Asia-Pacific’s smallholder farmers

Asia-Pacific Agribusiness Marketplaces scooped up $628 million in 2021, according to AgFunder’s first-ever Asia-Pacific AgriFoodtech Investment Report. “Agribusiness Marketplaces” is AgFunder’s term for online marketplace platforms...

Palm oil sustainability debated on sidelines of G20 summit

The Indonesian Government, the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) and the Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) hosted the first Sustainable Vegetable Oil...

Malaysia’s economic fundamentals remains robust – RHB IB

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 — Malaysia’s economic fundamentals remain quite robust heading into 2023, despite the uncertainties on the political front following the just-concluded...

Medicines for Malaria Venture and Novartis move to phase 3 trial

Ganaplacide/lumefantrinein new study as world faces emerging resistance to malaria treatments Novartis and Medicines for Malaria Venture MMV have announced that they are to progress...

Learning from chickens at the University of Illinois Poultry Research Farm

The first thing I notice when we step through white double doors of the growers’ house is that every one of the 1,200 or...

Transitioning to green energy could produce more harmful carbon emissions

As the world strives to become carbon neutral and align with countries’ low-carbon policies, more countries are looking to ditch fossil fuels and transfer...

Digitalisation, REEs, healthcare to be Malaysia’s new sources of growth

DIGITALtransformation, rare earth elements (REEs) and the healthcare industry are expected to become the new, major sources of growth for Malaysia in the next...

First Gene Therapy Approved for Adults with Hemophilia B

The FDA approved UniQure’s Hemgenix (etranacogene dezaparvovec), an adeno-associated virus vector-based gene therapy for the treatment of adults with Hemophilia B (congenital Factor IX deficiency).

Why less can be more for Asia’s shrimp farms

As the shrimp veteran explains, biosecurity practices on Asian farms were initially largely focused on preventing whitespot syndrome virus (WSSV) by using “the exclusionary principle”: namely by stocking...

Sequencing project to unleash the biotechnological potential of single-celled algae

An ambitious plan to sequence the genomes of all known species of euglenoids over the next decade has been launched today. The network of...

Employers survey: Salaries expected to rise next year

PETALING JAYA: Salaries for executives are expected to rise by 5.44 per cent and for non-executives by 5.43 per cent next year. This was based...

Biomarker predicts resistance to immunotherapies in melanoma

Duke Cancer Institute researchers have identified potential biomarkers that predict the likelihood for checkpoint inhibitor drugs to backfire, driving hyper-progression of melanoma cells instead...

Could lab-grown meat pave the way for more ethical, environmentally friendly food?

After the Food and Drug Administration's recent declaration that a lab-grown meat product is "generally recognized as safe" for consumption, don't be surprised if you see...

Decarbonising with green solar hydrogen energy

GLOBAL urbanisation and industrialisation are leaving mighty dents in the environment and enormous carbon footprints that can no longer be 'absorbed' from the atmosphere. As...

Everyone has a role to play in sustainable development

THERE has been an excessive push for economic growth across the globe, and this push has led to the depletion of natural resources and...

World’s first industrial model of a flow photo-on-demand synthesis system that uses chloroform as...

Various chemical products, such as polymers and pharmaceutical intermediates, are currently synthesized with phosgene as their precursor or raw material. However, phosgene is highly...

The bigger picture: Early feed access to improve growth

Swedish researchers at the department of animal nutrition and management of the university in Uppsala looked at early feed access in chicken starter diets. They...

Malaysian plastics industry remains resilient with steady growth — MIDA

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 23): The Malaysian plastics industry exhibited resilience during the pandemic and has continued on a steady growth path. The Malaysian Investment Development Authority...

Ekonomi APEC perlu giat usaha capai pertumbuhan ekonomi inklusif

BANGKOK: Pemimpin Kerjasama Ekonomi Asia Pasifik (APEC) berikrar untuk mempergiatkan lagi usaha ke arah pemulihan ekonomi yang inklusif, pasca pandemik. Kementerian Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri...

Vaccinate to prevent pneumococcal disease

GLOBALLY, pneumonia affects approximately 450 million people a year, especially the elderly and those with comorbidities. In Malaysia, pneumonia is ranked among the top three...

Scientists add ‘invisible fiber’ to foods for a healthier diet

Scientists have converted native starches such as wheat, corn and cassava to dietary fiber that can be added to food to make it healthier...

These electric trucks are almost entirely recyclable

STOCKHOLM, Nov 21 — Volvo Trucks is preparing to deliver its first electric trucks made partly of fossil-free steel. This is a world first,...

Political stability strengthens economy, boosts investors’ confidence – Economist

KUALA LUMPUR – Political stability adds strength to the economy and boosts investors’ confidence in the country, said Juwai IQI global chief economist Shan Saeed. “Political...

BioNTech Acquires mRNA Manufacturing Facility in Singapore

BioNTech reports that its Singapore affiliate, BioNTech Pharmaceuticals Asia Pacific, signed an agreement Novartis Singapore Pharmaceutical Manufacturing to acquire one of its GMP-certified manufacturing...

Why Seaweed Is The Sustainability Super-Plant Of The Future

While seaweed has long been part of daily life in some parts of the world – like China and Japan – it has always...

Malaysia practises zero-burning techniques, says MPOB

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 17): Malaysia, the world’s second largest producer of palm oil, has been practising zero-burning techniques, with a ban on open burning...

Time to revisit food security issue

KUALA LUMPUR: The Covid-19 pandemic coupled with the Eastern European conflict and climate change have put the country's food security at risk. The situation has...

Smart farming tech offers sprout of hope in Greece

IMATHIA, Greece, Nov 12 ― Eyes glued to his mobile phone, farmer Sotiris Mournos pores over the latest microclimate and humidity data about his...

How Close Are We To Passing 1.5 Degrees Celsius Of Global Warming?

Since the last Ice Age ended nearly 12,000 years ago and human civilisations developed, the Earth’s long-term average global air temperature has never varied...

Disturbing trend of growing number of diabetes patients: Health DG

KUALA LUMPUR: The prevalence of diabetes is still showing an alarming increasing trend every year despite globally agreed targets to control the rise of...

Rising concerns over food security

WITH an abundance of land, resources and government policies, Malaysia remains food insecure. Five years ago, Malaysia ranked 40th on the Global Security Food Index...

Duopharma Biotech to see improved export revenue ahead, says CGS CIMB Research

KUALA LUMPUR: Duopharma Biotech Bhd (DBB) is expected to record improved export revenue in the coming quarters, aided by the globally phased lifting of...

Giatkan R&D teknologi pertanian atasi kebergantungan import

Isu kenaikan harga bahan mentah, terutama ayam dan telur sudah lama dibangkitkan. Menurut Menteri Perdagangan Dalam Negeri dan Hal Ehwal Pengguna (KPDNHEP), Datuk Seri...

RFA joins ag bioeconomy coalition

The Renewable Fuels Association announced today that it has joined the Ag Bioeconomy Coalition, a group of leading industry associations committed to developing and...

Bioeconomy 2.0: Creating a bio-based, resilient future

Bioeconomy 2.0 refers to the research and development of the next generation of bio-based solutions aimed towards renewable, reusable, recyclable and sustainable production. We...

Malaysia ranks among world’s top offshore manufacturing hubs for medical devices, says report

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 14): Malaysia has established itself as one of the world's top offshore manufacturing hubs for medical devices, with close to 300...

NGO: Long-term initiatives will attract more to agriculture sector

KUALA LUMPUR: A non-governmental organisation has proposed that the government introduce a long-term incentive plan to encourage more people to venture into the agriculture...

Commission proposes action to fully harness the potential of algae in Europe for healthier...

Today, the Commission adopted the Communication ‘Towards a strong and sustainable EU algae sector', a pioneering initiative to unlock the potential of algae in the...

Majority of companies in Malaysia have yet to achieve robust finance digital transformation

A majority of Malaysian companies are still lagging in finance digital transformation, with only 2% of Malaysian finance and IT leaders reporting that they...

Can We Predict How Well Someone Will Respond to a Vaccine?

According to past research, vaccines work better for some people than others. Factors such as age, diet, and sex may influence a vaccine’s efficacy, but genetics is also thought to...

Passion fruit yields high antioxidant ingredient for stable edible food coatings

The high antioxidants and polyphenols content in passion fruit peels show significant potential to preserve fresh fruits and fresh cuts in an edible food...

Hot, Superhot, Uberhot: The leading lights in renewable Chemicals & Biomaterials make big moves

Among the newest adopters, we’re reporting this week that cactus leather slip-ons prove G.H. Bass isn’t “loafing about” on sustainability. In addition Tarform has...

World population hits eight billion — here’s how researchers predict it will grow

According to the models of the United Nations (UN), the world’s population will reach 8 billion today — a mere 12 years since it...

Research reveals why stem cell transplants are so successful in MS patients

Blood stem cell transplantation is a radical but highly effective therapy for multiple sclerosis. A study led by the University of Zurich has now...

Global aquaculture deemed to be “in decline”

If we were to rely only on aquaculture to meet the demand for seafood by 2030, the world’s production would need to grow at...

The race to create the first sustainable cult sneaker

Innovation and sustainability are becoming more entwined, as companies like On Running, Allbirds and Athleta focus their product design and development on getting the...

Only 4% of local businesses say they receive value from sustainability strategies

ON the day the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (more commonly known as the Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC or COP27)...

Duopharma’s 9M2022 exceeds expectations but yet to see insulin contract contribution, says analysts

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 10): Duopharma Biotech Bhd's first nine months of 2022 (9M2022) exceeded analysts' forecast on earnings per share (EPS) and core earnings. However,...

Smart agriculture way forward to address climate change

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 7 (Bernama) - Malaysia believes that climate-smart agriculture could contribute to the advancement of agricultural system transformation to ensure food security...

KAB plans 1st biogas power plant with RM15m acquisition

ENGINEERING and energy solutions provider to acquire 100% stake in 2.4MW biogas power plant in Kedah supplying energy to the national grid until 2034 Kejuruteraan Asastera...

Salary increments for 2023 back to pre-pandemic levels, says Mercer

EMPLOYEES in Malaysia can look forward to a median 5% increase in their salaries next year, according to Mercer’s annual Total Remuneration Survey (TRS) 2022. The...

Covid-19 pandemic is not over, warns WHO expert

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 10): American infectious disease epidemiologist and the World Health Organization's (WHO) Covid-19 technical lead Maria Van Kerkhove said the Covid-19 pandemic...

Peruntukan RM508.02 juta program tanam semula getah

KUANTAN: Pihak Berkuasa Kemajuan Perusahaan Kecil Getah (RISDA) memperuntukkan RM508.02 juta bagi melaksanakan program pembangunan penanaman semula getah di seluruh negara. Timbalan Menteri Pembangunan Luar...

Deal on stricter rules for member states’ greenhouse gas emissions

The European Parliament and Council have agreed on stricter regulation of greenhouse gas emissions in member states including less flexibility and more transparency. As the...

Ekonomi halal dunia dianggar bernilai RM22.3 trilion pada 2030

KUALA LUMPUR: Ekonomi halal global dianggarkan mencecah AS$4.96 trilion (RM22.34 trilion) menjelang 2030, kata Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif (CEO) Perbadanan Pembangunan Perdagangan Luar Malaysia (MATRADE),...

Injections for diabetes, cancer could become unnecessary

Researchers at UC Riverside are paving the way for diabetes and cancer patients to forget needles and injections, and instead take pills to manage...

Why microbiomes matter

What exactly is the microbiome and how does it affect the health, resiliency and productivity of both humans and animals? What are proven strategies...

Low air pollution levels cause millions of deaths annually

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that over 4.2 million people die prematurely each year due to long-term exposure to fine particulate outdoor air...

Malaysia’s economic growth to remain under pressure amid global headwinds

MALAYSIA’S economic fundamentals moving forward are projected to be hampered by global headwinds such as inflationary pressures, economic uncertainty and climate change. According to Sunway University...

Could coffee offer protection from catching COVID-19?

Could consuming a cup of coffee be an effective way to protect yourself against infection with coronavirus? What has not yet been proven in...

Scientists genetically engineer plants to yield more vegetable oil

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have successfully genetically modified a plant protein that is responsible for oil accumulation in plant seeds...

Glass fibre reinforced biopolymer compounds

Arctic Biomaterials (ABM) from Tampere, Finland, are delighted to announce the recently established collaboration with Helian Polymers (Belfeld, the Netherlands). By combining ABM's unique ArcBiox...

97.8 pct of positions in economic sector filled as of third quarter 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 9 — A total of 97.8 per cent of the 8.68 million positions in the economic sector have been filled as...

Biotech can revolutionize healthcare. Here’s how to unlock its potential

Biotechnology, or biotech, and its applications are evolving at breakneck speed – revolutionizing industries, including medicine, agriculture, energy and chemical and materials through the...

Wheat grown indoors offers promise for global food security

(Nov 10): Vertical farmers, known for growing herbs and salads indoors, have made a breakthrough in the quest for global food security by cultivating...

Innovations and new opportunities for the waste management industry

On November 8 Ecomondo opened its 25th edition with record numbers. And a weighty endorsement. That of the newly appointed Minister for the Environment and Energy...

Halal certification is impetus for SME products to penetrate global market

KUCHING: Halal certification can provide impetus for the products of small and medium enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs to dominate the local market and further penetrate...

New system transforms healthcare sector

DIGITALISATION is streamlining the way hospitals deliver care and ensuring healthcare providers can work more efficiently. Recently, KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital 2 implemented a new...

What will it take to grow food on Mars?

From sci-fi novels to research reality, Anca Delgado says her newest project could change the course of space exploration by human astronauts. Delgado, an assistant...

Elevated energy and food prices will fuel higher inflation in 2023 — World Bank

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 9): Prices of energy and food which are expected to remain elevated in 2023 driven by Covid-19-induced supply chain disruptions and...

The bioeconomy can mitigate climate change

INTERNATIONAL scientists are calling for a global paradigm change to mitigate the consequences of climate change and to adapt to inescapable climate change outcomes. Strengthened...

What tells our gut to vomit? Scientists think they’ve found a clue that could...

It’s probably not the top thing on your mind when you’re doubled over the toilet after eating some questionable-looking lettuce. But nonetheless, the question...

Vietnamese scientist discovers anti-cancer agents from rice husks

TOKYO, Nov 5 (Bernama): Vietnamese scientist Prof. Dr. Tran Dang Xuan and his colleagues at Hiroshima University, Japan have discovered anti-cancer agents in rice...

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Indonesia Power to examine co-firing up to 100% biomass

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), and Indonesia Power, a sub-holding of Indonesia’s state-owned electricity provider PT. (Persero) (PLN), have concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)...

The World Is Falling Far Short On Climate Adaptation Plans

A new publication from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), The Adaptation Gap Report 2022, has a stark message. This is clearly laid out in...

New device launched for diagnosing prostate cancer

CamPROBE may save vital time and money while reducing the risk of infection November will witness the launch of a new device that is set...

Improving aquaculture will give us more protein for less environmental impact

Global fish consumption has been growing at 3.1 percent annually for decades, far outpacing both the rise in the world's population (1.6 percent) and...

Shell to boost biofuel production with latest acquisition

Shell Eastern Petroleum has announced that is has purchased the Asia-based waste oil recycling firm EcoOils. The oil and gas major said this acquisition will...

Digitalisation and sustainability drive export

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian companies, including small and medium enterprises (SMEs), are doing well to embrace digital transformation and sustainability to achieve strong growth in...

Flu vaccine lowers risk of stroke

Researchers at the University of Calgary say the flu vaccine lowers the risk of stroke among adults even if they are not at high...

Limiting antibiotics for cows may create new dairy market

Consumers would be willing to buy milk from cows only treated with antibiotics when medically necessary—as long as the price isn't much higher than...

New system converts sewage to biogas

A Washington State University research team has tested a pre-treatment technology in waste management systems, adding an extra step to typical treatments and using oxygen-containing...

Malaysia is 18th most peaceful country in the world

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has moved up four spots in the 2022 Global Peace Index (GPI) to claim the 18th place as the most peaceful...

Seven drugmakers agree to work together to hit emissions goals

Seven drugmakers pledged to work together to reduce carbon emissions in supply chains, health-care delivery and clinical trials, saying a joint effort will enable...

SC, agro-based agencies eye alternative financing for agriculture sector

THE Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and key agriculture agencies have discussed ways to address financing gaps faced by micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) involved...

A clean energy super grid across Asia is closer to reality

PLANSfor a web of sub-sea cables that would create a continental power grid spanning Japan to India are rapidly becoming cheaper and more feasible,...

Planet Earth: 8 billion humans and dwindling resources

United Nations - Are eight billion humans too many for planet Earth? As we reach this milestone on November 15, most experts say the...

Covid vaccine hoarding might have cost more than a million lives — journal

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 7): More than one million lives might have been saved if Covid-19 vaccines had been shared more equitably with lower-income countries...

Petronas Chemicals to produce fertiliser in deal with US company

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 3): Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd (PCG) and US-based fertiliser maker Anuvia Plant Nutrients have entered into an agreement, under which PCG...

Turning plastic waste into food

It is edible, the stuff being produced in Stephen Techtmann’s lab. Or it’s meant to be. It doesn’t smell bad, he said, a bit like...

Malaysia needs stable political ecosystem to face economic challenges – Analysts

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia needs a stable political ecosystem to face the coming economic challenges, economic analysts said. Future Labour Market Studies (EU-ERA) chief economist Associate...

This diet can reduce feelings of stress, say scientists

DUBLIN, Nov 4 ― The foods that can lift your mood aren't necessarily the ones you might think. Now, researchers have developed a “psychobiotic”...

SC, agensi pertanian kaji pembiayaan alternatif sektor pertanian

KUALA LUMPUR: Suruhanjaya Sekuriti Malaysia (SC) dan agensi pertanian utama telah mengadakan perbincangan mengenai kaedah menangani jurang pembiayaan yang dihadapi oleh perusahaan mikro, kecil...

Below Zero: why Less is More for the Advanced Bioeconomy

Here in the bioeconomy we have to go past Near To Zero, or We Care About Zero, or Potemkin Village Zero, or Net Zero, or Our Kinda Funky Accounting...

Ledakan industri herba

INDUSTRI tanaman herba pelbagai spesies yang mempunyai banyak manfaat, khasiat dan bernilai tinggi perlu diberi perhatian supaya lebih maju, berdaya saing menerusi teknologi penyelidikan...

15.06 mil employed persons in 2021, 1.5 mil in agriculture, says DOSM

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 25): The number of employed persons in 2021 was 15.06 million, with 1.5 million of them involved in the agriculture sector, according to the Department...

Plastic recycling remains a ‘myth’: Greenpeace study

WASHINGTON: Plastic recycling rates are declining even as production shoots up, according to a Greenpeace USA report out Monday that blasted industry claims of...

How much salaries will rise (or fall) around the world in 2023

(Oct 27): Soaring inflation is set to put a major dent in salary increases for the second year running in 2023, according to a...

Malaysian Genomics partners Middle Eastern companies to market products in the UAE

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 26): Genomics and biopharmaceutical specialist Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Bhd (MGRC) has teamed up with American Spine Centre, Wellness By Design...

The 7 biggest trends in poultry and animal feed

Numerous companies from the international feed industry will present their solutions, share their innovations, and discuss new processes and feeding formulas at the upcoming...

Powering sustainable progress in Malaysia, with natural gas

Approximately 40% of Malaysia’s electricity is generated from natural gas, and it continues to play a long-term role in providing energy security to the...

Cloud computing made easy for businesses

THE cloud is the future for businesses. Adopting and leveraging cloud computing solutions allow more flexibility and convenience with its on-demand availability, productivity tools...

New studies show damaging effects of vaping and smoking on blood vessels

Long-term use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs), or vaping, can significantly impair the function of the body's blood vessels, increasing the risk for cardiovascular disease....

Crop-battering disasters highlight climate threat

Rolling crises linked to war, weather disasters and the pandemic have shaken global food systems and tipped millions into hunger and poverty. Climate change is...

Hitting the high roads to test run cars on biofuel

THE world’s biggest palm oil producer, is testing to see whether vehicles can run effectively on diesel blended with 40% cooking oil, and if...

HOW CITIES WILL FEED THEIR CITIZENS IN THE FUTURE

Between home, work or study and transportation, many people spent the majority of their time indoors. Henry Gordon Smith explains why — in a...

Malaysia Needs Access To More Generic HIV Drugs

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 – Improved access to more generic HIV drugs can help Malaysia achieve its target of eliminating HIV/AIDS by 2030 as...

Biotech regulator approves GM mustard, now Centre to take a call

A genetically modified hybrid variety of mustard, also known as GM mustard, has received a state-run biotech regulator’s recommendation for commercial cultivation. However, several...

Malaysia and EU explore SAF options

Malaysia and the European Union (EU) have agreed to explore further cooperation under the Transport Ministry to develop sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Transport Minister Datuk...

Marine protected areas are powerful carbon sinks

NEW YORK, Oct 27 — A new study demonstrates the positive impact of marine protected areas (MPAs) in the fight against climate change. According...

Italy could become a reference point for biotechnology in health care also for its...

“We believe that the biotechnology sector, especially in the health sector, can be an element of great value for patients in relation to what...

India’s ‘Smart’ Protein Sector Poised for Rapid Growth

The Good Food Institute India, in partnership with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, held its first in-person Summit in New...

High energy prices will help SEA reduce carbon footprint

SINCE Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February, energy prices have skyrocketed. For example, European gas futures increased from less than 20 Euros per megawatt-hour in...

Oslo to become the first major city with 100% electric public transport

Oslo aims to become the first capital city in the world with fully electric public transport, without any CO2 emissions, by 2023. The goal...

Digital Future in Store for Vaccine Manufacturing

For vaccine makers, COVID-19 underlined the benefits of data-driven manufacturing. And as the pandemic ebbs, the jab industry’s use of innovative digital production and...

Honeycrisp genome will help scientists breed better apples

A team of researchers from Cornell University has sequenced the Honeycrisp apple genome, a boon for scientists and breeders working with this popular and...

Scientists discover material that can be made like a plastic but conducts like a...

Scientists with the University of Chicago have discovered a way to create a material that can be made like a plastic, but conducts electricity...

Future of agriculture sector lies in our youths

Although food security received considerable emphasis in Budget 2023, it made no specific mention of connecting youth with agriculture. The Young Agropreneur Programme (Program Agropreneur...

Cannabis-based medication can be registered if proven safe, effective

SERDANG: The Health Ministry (MOH) will allow registrations for cannabis-based medication if there is solid evidence the product can be used safely and effectively...

Mardi launches five innovative products ready for commercialisation

SERDANG: The Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) today launched five of its latest innovative products which are ready for commercialisation, using the...

Palm oil is here to stay

Malaysia’s palm oil industry will remain resilient in the future. The government’s continuous efforts to encourage downstream development and improve the level of sustainability...

Malaysia has much to offer in halal economy, other areas in Muslim world

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 19): Malaysia, as a leading nation in the Muslim world, still has much to offer in best practices, trade and innovation,...

Smelly Skin Compounds Draw Mosquitoes to Some People More than Others

Scientists and laypeople alike have long wondered why mosquitoes are more attracted to some people than others. Growing evidence suggests that a person's unique odor plays a large...

Cocoa, cocoa products export revenue at RM 3.6b as of June 2022

KUALA LUMPUR •The export revenue of cocoa and cocoa products had reached RM3.6 billion as of June 2022, said Malaysian Cocoa Board (MCB) chairman...

BioEneco on track to tap Japan’s 20m metric tonne biomass fuel demand

HOME-GROWN biomass manufacturer Bio Eneco Sdn Bhd (BioEneco) is well-poised to expand its biomass fuel sales exponentially in tandem with increased demand from countries...

Mosti: Radiation detection equipment managed by Malaysia to be used at Fifa World Cup

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 — The radiation detection equipment managed by Malaysia will be used during this year’s Fifa World Cup which will take...

Collaborative team discovers new natural products, to be used as sources of antibiotics, at...

Many of the drugs we utilize in modern medicine are naturally produced by microbes. Penicillin, an antibiotic derived from certain molds, is one of...

Using spray drones in agriculture

It's a familiar sight for many—a ground sprayer slowly making rounds in a field, applying pesticides to row crops to give producers the best...

Transparent wood could soon replace plastics

Transparent wood promises to be an environmentally friendly substitute for glass or plastic used for making car windshields, see-through packaging and biomedical devices, according...

MITI: Malaysia Reaps Double-Digit Growth In Trade Once Again In Sept Rising By 31.4%...

Malaysia’s trade continued its upward trajectory in September 2022, registering double-digit growth for trade, exports, imports and trade surplus. The Ministry of Trade and Industry...

High Levels of Biomarker suPAR May Predict Risk of Heart Failure, Death

Soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) levels may predict heart failure and death, according to a study from Michigan Medicine and the Emory Clinical...

Holdfast food: sustainable seaweed packaging

The new non-pollutive biomaterials that they are developing are designed to replace conventional plastic coatings used in grease-resistant fast-food packaging. Grease-resistant paper is typically coated...

High gas prices spur green hydrogen investment: Report

LONDON: Soaring natural gas prices have made hydrogen produced from fossil fuels increasingly uneconomic and spurred more than US$70 billion (RM330.6 billion) of new...

TVET: the heart of the nation’s workforce

Technical and Vocational Education and Training, more commonly known as TVET, had previously assumed various persona, including career and technical education, apprenticeship training, and...

500 mln people at risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, if physical activity not...

GENEVA – A new World Health Organisation report on Wednesday warned that almost half a billion people could develop heart disease, obesity, diabetes, or...

AI could fuel factory farming—or end it

Despite the fact that artificial intelligence is already transforming everyday life, most people don’t know much about it. Simply put, AI is a method of...

Yayasan Sabah meterai usaha sama keluar tenaga boleh diperbaharui

KOTA KINABALU: Yayasan Sabah semalam memeterai perjanjian usaha sama dengan G Capital Berhad untuk menghasilkan tenaga boleh diperbaharui menerusi loji jana kuasa hidroelektrik mini...

September trade surplus a new high for Malaysia

MALAYSIA recorded a trade surplus of RM31.71 billion in September, a new record high for the country. The trade surplus expanded 20.9% from RM26.23 billion in...

Breast cancer technologies that improve patient outcomes

Great strides have been made over the last few decades that see more women and men surviving breast cancer, but the journey leaves survivors...

Algae-based food goes global: Scaling up marine aquaculture to produce nutritious, sustainable food

Terrestrial agriculture provides the backbone of the world's food production system. An opinion article publishing October 17 in the open access journal PLOS Biology by Charles...

Redox, reuse, recycle: Novel process extends life cycle of valuable catalysts

Imagine a typical recycling plant. Now imagine that the plant is a chemistry lab, and the crushed soda cans and waist-high stacks of junk...

Adopting IR4.0 helps multiply manufacturing sector’s production

THE Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0) technologies are revolutionising all sectors around the world, including agriculture, education and services; as well as promising to replace the...

World Mental Health Day 2022: Mental Health for All

To commemorate World Mental Health Day 2022, News-Medical speaks to Prof. Charlotte Hanlon, psychiatrist and researcher, about her work within the field of Global Mental...

Budget 2023 allows Mafi to enhance food security initiatives

KUALA LUMPUR: The RM372.3 billion allocation for the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries (Mafi) in Budget 2023 will allow the ministry to implement...

Petronas Chemicals selesai ambil alih Perstorp

KUALA LUMPUR: Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd (PCG) telah menyelesaikan usaha pengambilalihan syarikat bahan kimia khusus global berpangkalan di Sweden, Perstorp Holding AB (Perstorp) pada...

Political stability key to attract investors

MALAYSIA must ensure a stable political climate to remain an attractive prospect for foreign direct investments (FDIs), according to analysts.  Centre for Market Education CEO Dr...

How bad is red meat for you? Health risks get star ratings

NEW YORK, Oct 11 ― Research about what is healthy comes so thick and fast ― red meat can appear good for you one...

Optimising feed utilisation with guanidinoacetic acid

Could you improve the profitability of production by adding Creamino on top of an application or energy-saving effect? And would this make a valuable...

Evaluating Hydropower Within Energy Systems: Plotting A Nature Positive Path To A Sustainable Energy...

The approaching UN Climate Change Conference (COP27), to be held in Egypt in November, focuses attention on the pathways needed to achieve global climate...

Bank Dunia, IMF beri amaran risiko kemelesetan dunia semakin meningkat

ANKARA: Ketua Bank Dunia dan Tabung Kewangan Antarabangsa (IMF) pada Isnin berkata, risiko kemelesetan dalam ekonomi global semakin meningkat berikutan kenaikan kadar faedah serta...

Are mental health disorders the conditions that define our era?

GENEVA, Oct 11 ― Throughout the world, mental health is deteriorating in a host of populations, as shown by several studies in recent years....

Black tiger shrimp revival in Asia facing a market challenge

A shift back to black tiger shrimp farming, and away from vannamei – which is becoming more prone to disease and more costly to...

Engineering duckweed to produce oil for biofuels, bioproducts

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and collaborators at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have engineered duckweed to produce high...

Govt targets 800 acres of idle land to help strengthen food security – Tengku...

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 7): The government will continue to strengthen food security so that it will no longer be dependent on imports in order...

E-pharmacy users to reach one billion globally by 2027 – Juniper Research

1 day ago — KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 (Bernama) -- The number of e-pharmacy users will reach one billion globally by 2027, rising by 28 per cent to 795 million in...

Corn plants with tillers work well in restrictive environments

Undeniably, corn is one of the world's most important crops. From feeding humans and livestock, to its many industrial uses, humans have been growing...

TEAM USES CARBON DIOXIDE TO MAKE GREEN BIOPLASTICS

A new system that uses carbon dioxide to produce biodegradable plastics, or bioplastics, could replace the nondegradable plastics used today, researchers say. The research addresses...

Enhance Productivity Via Robotic Automation To Reduce Labour Shortage

Universal Robots (UR), the global leader in the rapidly growing market of collaborative robots (cobots), has advised industries in Malaysia to accelerate automation and...

Can zero-calorie sweeteners raise your risk for cardiovascular disease?

While artificial sweeteners may seem like a good alternative to sugar to reduce caloric intake, a study published in The BMJTrusted Source suggests there may be...

7 investors discuss how agtech can solve agriculture’s biggest problems

Climate change and geopolitical instability are wreaking havoc on agriculture. To gauge how VCs are responding to these issues, we spoke with seven investors. For starters,...

UAE food packaging industry set to lead the future growth of the entire industry...

Food packaging plays a pivotal role in preserving food. The UAE food packaging market was valued at $2813.5 million in 2020 and is expected...

Businesses, employees also benefit from Budget 2023 – MEF

KUALA LUMPUR: Businesses and employees are being fairly assisted through Budget 2023 to face the expected more difficult and challenging period in 2023, said...

Malaysian Genomics Sealed Collaboration with NIH on Research in Genomics and Biopharmaceuticals

MGRC Therapeutics (MGRC-T), the wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysian Genomics, has entered into a cooperation agreement with the National Institutes of Health, Malaysia (NIH), providing...

New Zealand outlines plans to tax livestock burps, farts

WELLINGTON: New Zealand on Tuesday unveiled plans to tax the greenhouse gas emissions from farm animals, in a controversial proposal designed to tackle climate...

Thailand to ban plastic waste imports

Since 2020, Thailand's government has been talking about banning the import of plastic waste. Now it is getting serious. By 2025 Thailand will no...

Malaysia remains focused on enhancing economic fundamentals, structural reforms

THE government will continue to focus on strengthening the economic fundamentals and structural reforms to ensure the country’s economy remains stable following the ringgit’s depreciation...

Duopharma Biotech bekal insulin RM375.17 juta untuk KKM

KUALA LUMPUR: Duopharma Biotech Bhd dan kerajaan memeterai perjanjian untuk mendapatkan ubat insulin melalui rundingan terus dengan harga RM375.17 juta, menurutnya dalam satu makluman...

Food security: Five-point plan for Malaysia

OCTOBER 2 — In 2021, Malaysia imported a staggering RM63 billion worth of food. The recent shortage of chicken and high food prices have...

#TECH: These solar trees can power your home or recharge your electric car

THE British firm SolarBotanic Trees has developed a prototype charging station in the form of a solar tree, standing about five metres high and...

Tiga cara bantu Malaysia depani ‘taufan’ ekonomi global

KUALA LUMPUR: Kerajaan mencadangkan tiga cara utama dalam membantu Malaysia mengharungi 'taufan' ekonomi global. Menteri Kewangan, Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, berkata tiga...

Targeting mutation slows breast cancer spread, study finds

PARIS, Oct 2 — The progression of certain types of breast cancers can be slowed by identifying a particular genetic mutation and then quickly...

Nestle commits US$1b to protect coffee from climate threat

NESTLE SA, the world’s largest coffee company, will invest more than 1 billion Swiss francs ($1 billion) by 2030 to encourage farmers supplying its Nescafe...

How to get your coffee fix at a lower cost to the environment

Ristretto, cold brew, shaken, filtered or Turkish style... Coffee is consumed in various forms throughout the world, according to cultural customs. Although its popularity...

Gen Z Is Driving Most Workplace Trends, There’s Good Reason To Listen To Millennials...

When it comes to changing the way Americans work, size matters: the scale of the company, the breadth of a trend, and even the...

Branded vs generic medication: are they the same?

Branded medication, also known as innovator drugs, are products that are newly discovered for a specific illness/condition. Once approved, the pharmaceutical manufacturing company behind...

Tanaman alternatif mampu jamin sekuriti makanan negara – KSU

KUALA TERENGGANU: Pengenalan sumber tanaman alternatif baharu seperti ubian yang tinggi nutrisi, antara inisiatif yang mampu memastikan sekuriti makanan negara terjamin. Ketua Setiausaha Kementerian Pertanian...

MOSTI in research collaboration with NanoMalaysia-UIAM for phytomining

RANAU, Oct 5 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) by NanoMalaysia and Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM) will conduct a...

#TECH: A world without cybersecurity

WITH the world becoming more dependent on technology, many are at risk of being exposed to cyberattacks. Without us noticing, cybercriminals easily access our information,...

Public have strong confidence in local healthcare, reveals survey

KUALA LUMPUR: The confidence in Malaysia's healthcare system has been rated as outperforming the global country average at 64 per cent and is the...

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 essential medicines, researchers...

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 adding value

“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 bioeconomy

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 High

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 target’

"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 yield

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...

Fooditive creating bee-free honey using precision fermentation biotech

Dutch plant-based ingredients company Fooditive is scaling up existing products and introducing the latest developments: LowSalt & Bee-free-Honey. “We feel like the next chapter of...

Malaysia reiterates support for IAEA in resolving global nuclear technology issues

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28 (Bernama) -- Malaysia common its abutment for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in analytic all-around nuclear technology issues, and...

Why Job Redesign Continues To Be Relevant In The Post-Covid World

Job redesign – the process of transforming jobs, reconfiguring tasks and redesigning responsibilities to enhance job roles and improve the organisation’s output – has...

Is new malaria vaccine ‘world-changing’? Maybe

September 28, 2022 – A new vaccine for malaria developed by scientists at the University of Oxford was up to 80% effective at preventing disease in young children, according to...

Sabah allocates RM50 million to fund agricultural research projects

SANDAKAN: Sabah will allocate at least RM50 million to fund the state's agricultural research. State Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Datuk Seri Dr Jeffrey Kitingan said...

What Can the Bioeconomy Do For You

In many circles, “biotechnology” is a four-letter word. Whether you’re a Jurassic Park truther, an anti-Monsanto activist, or an anti-Vaxxer, the products of biotechnology—real, live dinosaurs,...

Catalysing Malaysia’s digital economy

The digital economy is one of Malaysia’s key economic pillars, currently contributing 22.6% to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). The number is set...

Europe’s generic-drug makers say they may cut output due to energy bills

FRANKFURT (Sept 28): Europe's drug makers have warned they may stop making some cheap generic medicines because of surging electricity costs and are calling...

Syarikat Malaysia bekal hampas kelapa sawit ke Filipina

KUALA LUMPUR: Pemaju, pengilang dan pembekal bahan api biojisim tempatan, Bio Eneco Sdn Bhd (BioEneco) mengembangkan perniagaan ke Filipina menerusi penghantaran hampas kelapa sawit...

Malaysia tawar UAE melabur bangunkan projek sekuriti makanan dan Bandar Malaysia

KEAKRABAN dan hubungan dua hala sedia ada Malaysia dalam pelbagai bidang dengan Emiriah Arab Bersatu (UAE) dipertingkatkan kepada perkongsian strategik. Ia membabitkan bidang ekonomi, pelaburan...

Italian Journal foresees Vietnam becoming “New Asian Tiger”

Vietnam may become a new tiger in Asia, according to Italy’s La Repubblica daily after the World Bank raised the Southeast Asian country’s growth...

Optimizing Cell Characteristics a Challenge for Stem Cell Manufacturing

Knowing which stem cell characteristics to optimize during the manufacturing process is among the biggest challenges still facing the cell therapy industry. That’s according...

Türkiye ranks first in aquaculture production in EU

With its annual 800,000 tons of aquaculture production in the past three years, Türkiye has ranked first among European Union countries, according to data from the Agriculture and...

First ever shoe made from carbon emissions

This is a significant moment in On’s journey to move away from petroleum-based resources by creating a new foam material called CleanCloud™, made using...

Implementation of national low carbon plan will expand average GDP growth by RM13b annually...

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 19 — The holistic implementation of the National Low Carbon Aspiration 2040 plan is expected to expand gross domestic product growth (GDP)...

Malaysian Genomics inks LoI with UMS, Rinani Genotec for genetics R&D, alternative medicines

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Bhd (MGRC) has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with the Faculty of Science and Natural Resources, Universiti...

Malaysia has huge potential to become feedstock supplier to SAF – Wee

SINGAPORE (Sept 20): Malaysia has a huge potential to supply feedstock to companies involved in producing Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), said Transport Minister Datuk...

Energy policy to boost GDP by RM13bil

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has set a goal to raise the country's annual average gross domestic product (GDP) by RM13 billion with the implementation of the...

Agriculture Ministry, state govts to maintain gazette on food production parks

KUALA LUMPUR: The Agriculture and Food Industries Ministry has agreed in principle for state governments to maintain the gazette on Permanent Food Production Parks,...

Apex Healthcare and Shanghai Pharmaceuticals to jointly market healthcare products in Asean markets

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 21): Apex Healthcare Bhd has proposed to team up with Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holdings Co Ltd to market their branded pharmaceuticals, consumer...

MAFI Looking At Gazetting Underdeveloped Land To Increase Food Production

Ministery of Agriculture and Food Industry is mulling on Gazetteing, Maintenance, and Modernization of the Permanent Food Production Park (TKPM) as well to look...

New lactic acid bacteria create natural sweetness in yoghurt

Researchers at DTU have developed a yoghurt bacterium, which can cleave lactose in a cost-effective and sustainable manner. This makes it possible to create...

President Biden to Launch a National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative

Today, President Biden signed an Executive Order to launch a National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative that will ensure we can make in the United...

Scientists engineer mosquitoes that can’t spread malaria

Scientists have engineered mosquitoes that slow the growth of malaria-causing parasites in their gut, preventing transmission of the disease to humans. The genetic modification causes mosquitoes to...

PepsiCo, ADM Announce Groundbreaking Agreement Aiming to Reduce Carbon Intensity by Supporting Regenerative Agriculture

CHICAGO and PURCHASE, N.Y., September 14, 2022 – ADM (NYSE:ADM), a global leader in sustainable agriculture and nutrition, and PepsiCo (NASDAQ: PEP) today announced a groundbreaking...

Use oil palm biomass as feedstock for “green” jet fuel: Transport Minister

SINGAPORE: Malaysia hopes that oil palm biomass will be accepted as a feedstock for the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) given the rising...

How To Manage Anxiety At Work

Feeling anxious at work? Here’s how you can manage it according to the Advanced Psychiatry Associates.

Access to essential generic medicines can save 10 million lives annually

GOING by the World Health Organisation (WHO), "essential medicines are those that satisfy the priority healthcare needs of the population. "They are selected with due...

A new, genetically modified purple tomato may hit the grocery market stands

It tastes like a tomato, smells like a tomato, and even looks (mostly) like a tomato. There's just one catch: It's purple. The USDA has...

Is there a good alternative to peated compost?

In a greenhouse in Nottinghamshire, Barbara Wright is growing peat. Well, not peat exactly. Wright's company, BeadaMoss, is growing sphagnum moss – the main component...

€3 billion hydrogen bank ensures Europe’s hydrogen economy

The Hydrogen Bank will invest €3 billion to capitalise on the rapidly developing hydrogen economy, helping Europe to forge a future market for hydrogen...

WHO Advises against Antibody Drugs for COVID-19 Patients

The World Health Organization (WHO) Guideline Development Group recommended that patients with COVID-19 not receive the antibody drugs sotrovimab and casirivimab-imdevimab. The Group’s recommendation replaces previous...

Anina – reshaping the future of food by upcycling rejected vegetables

Two industrial design students were so concerned by the huge amounts of perfectly good fresh produce being wasted, they spent two years working on...

Manufacturer finds new material for toilet paper

FRANKFURT: Choked by soaring energy and wood pulp costs, German toilet paper maker Hakle is turning to waste from coffee production to stay afloat...

Cutting just 1g of salt a day could prevent millions of heart disease cases

A modest cut of just 1g in daily salt intake could ward off nearly nine million cases of heart disease and strokes and save...

This Blood Stem Cell Research Could Change Medicine of the Future

New discoveries about embryonic blood stem cell creation made independently by biomedical engineers and medical researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW)...

Why Ecuador’s aquaculture operators have created “business class for shrimp”

Ecuador’s relatively extensive shrimp farming techniques have ensured that their shrimp are robust enough to cope with the presence of pathogens that would be...

Global emissions targets spell growth for CO2 tech sector

Companies that produce technologies to remove or reduce carbon emissions are “poised for strong continued growth,” reaching an expected value of $1.4 trillion by...

Biotechnology community lauds DBN 2.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 (Bernama) -- The country’s biotechnology fraternity has lauded the government’s launch of the National Biotechnology Policy 2.0 (DBN 2.0). The National...

3D Gens muncul syarikat tempatan pertama di Malaysia hasilkan implan khusus pesakit

KUALA LUMPUR: Syarikat teknologi 3D Gens Sdn Bhd (3D Gens) tampil menjadi syarikat tempatan pertama di Malaysia menghasilkan implan khusus pesakit (PSI) dengan menggunakan...

Food supply chain approach, alternative imported food sources to be reviewed, says Annuar Musa

PUTRAJAYA (Sept 12): The Special Task Force on Jihad Against Inflation will review the aspects of the food supply chain approach and distribution, and...

How can the waste sector face the current challenges?

Waste management is a universal issue affecting the daily health, productivity and cleanliness of communities. Poorly managed waste is contaminating the world’s oceans, clogging drains...

DBN 2.0 fokus sekuriti makanan, kesihatan, perubahan iklim

KUALA LUMPUR - Dasar Bioteknologi Negara 2.0 (DBN 2.0) yang dilancarkan pada Isnin akan memberi tumpuan kepada tiga tunjang utama dalam memperkasakan sektor berkenaan...

Malaysia’s vaccine development at animal preclinical trials

KUALA LUMPUR: The status of vaccines being developed under the National Vaccine Development Roadmap (PPVN) is now at the stage of preclinical trials on...

26 agricultural items record over 100% self-sufficiency rate in 2021

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 12): A total of 26 selected agricultural commodities recorded Self-Sufficiency Ratio (SSR) of over 100% in 2021, according to the Department of...

White House Unveils Strategy To Grow Trillion Dollar U.S. Bioeconomy

The U.S. bioeconomy is booming. Valued at nearly one trillion dollars and predicted to grow globally to over $30 trillion over the next two...

RM7mil to boost growth and development in biotech

KUALA LUMPUR: The biotechnology sector will receive RM7mil in allocation to stimulate growth and development, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. The Prime Minister said...

MRANTI Park’s Integrated Healthcare Cluster to strengthen initiatives at five hospitals chosen as Health...

PETALING JAYA, Sept 9 — Technological advancement for healthcare in Malaysia is set to flourish further with the selection of five hospitals as Health...

‘Ikan kembung’: How the climate crisis is feeding Malaysia’s fish shortage

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 — The Indian mackerel, also known locally as ikan kembung, is one of the most beloved fish of Malaysians. The stout, torpedo-shaped...

Cellulose Powder–Filled PP Biocomposite Under Development Image courtesy of Mitsui Chemicals

Japan’s Nippon Paper Industries and Mitsui Chemicals are set to partner in the development of a new biocomposite with a high cellulose powder content....

Mosti focuses on financing start-ups

THE Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (Mosti) will continue to finance the green economy, electric vehicle (EV) industry and semiconductors, electronics and electrical start-up companies...

EU approval for medical-device silicone incorporating nanotubes

Luxembourg - A silicone rubber compound incorporating graphene nanotube concentrate and tailored for use in medical devices has been granted entry to the EU...

137 initiatives outlined for agri sector

THE Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and its eight Departments/Agencies have worked hard over the past year to realise the achievement of Sabah Maju...

Prolexus, SIRIM to cooperate on waste materials R&D

KUALA LUMPUR: Prolexus Bhd signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with SIRIM Bhd to promote cooperation on various projects, which include exploring research and...

Kerajaan tubuh Gabungan Pusat Penyelidikan Bioteknologi Malaysia laksana DBN 2.0

KUALA LUMPUR: Gabungan Pusat Penyelidikan Bioteknologi Malaysia ditubuhkan bagi merealisasikan Dasar Bioteknologi Negara 2.0 (DBN 2.0). Mengumumkan perkara itu, Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri...

Fierce Biotech’s 2022 Fierce 15

The 20th century was the century of technology. The 21st century, meanwhile, has been heralded by geneticists Craig Venter, Ph.D., and Daniel Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.,...

5 AGRICULTURE TOPICS ANY CLIMATE-RELATED EVENT SHOULD INCLUDE

Across the world of ESG investing, SDG impact, and climate change mitigation, a consistent omission has been bothering us at Agritecture: few events -...

How to make kelp aquaculture a better carbon sink

Cost-effective carbon dioxide removal technologies play a key role in combating climate change. A team of researchers at the University of Maine in collaboration...

IMF eyes expanded access to emergency aid for food shocks, say sources

LONDON, Sept 12 — The International Monetary Fund is looking for ways to provide emergency funding to countries facing war-induced food price shocks and...

New malaria vaccine results raise hopes of mass rollout

PARIS: A booster dose of a new malaria vaccine maintains a high level of protection against the disease, researchers said Thursday, expressing hopes the...

“The rise, fall and resurrection” of the black tiger prawn

Advances in black tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon) genetics are leading to an impressive renaissance of the species in multiple regions, according to Robins McIntosh. Speaking...

Phnom Penh encourages Vietnam firms to invest in waste-to-energy, water treatment

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/Asia News Network): Phnom Penh governor Khuong Sreng said the capital welcomes Vietnamese companies keen to invest in the...

Dasar Bioteknologi Negara 2.0

Ke Arah Masyarakat Bio-Inovasi (2022 - 2030)

MOSTI hoping for allocation under 2023 Budget to empower bioeconomy industry

KUALA TERENGGANU - The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) hopes that the 2023 Budget scheduled to be tabled this Oct 7 will...

Finance Ministry committed to supporting medical device sector

GEORGE TOWN: The Ministry of Finance (MoF) is committed to continue supporting the medical device sector as one of the main growth sectors at...

Food security should be top priority in 2023 Budget, says Kiandee

KEPALA BATAS: The Agriculture and Food Industries Ministry hopes for an increase in allocation in the 2023 Budget to continue its various initiatives to...

EU-ASEAN summit to deliberate on environmental, global plastics management issues

The forthcoming Asean-EU Commemorative Summit to be held in Brussels, Belgium this December is set to open doors for more engagement in bilateral environmental...

Create a peaceful multi-polar world — PM

PUTRAJAYA (Sept 7): Malaysia opines that every nation-state should be brave to move towards creating a peaceful and harmonious multi-polar world that respects international...

Primary healthcare ‘a huge part’ of Malaysia’s health reforms in next 15 years, says...

KUCHING (Sept 5): Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin is making primary healthcare a huge part of Malaysia’s health reforms for the next 15 years. He said...

Sarawak sets RM1 bln shrimp export target by 2030 — Rundi

KUCHING, Sept 7 (Bernama) -- Sarawak’s shrimp export is expected to reach RM1 billion by 2030, said Sarawak Modernisation of Agriculture and Regional Development Minister...

How Businesses Win by Investing in Green Technology

The events of the past two years have prompted a renewed focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues including a marked shift in...

#TECH: Telenor study identifies 5 reasons why people are spending more time on mobile...

NO sign of slowing down, instead, a study by Telenor Asia found that three in four expect mobile usage to increase and one third...

Innovative health financing must ensure sufficient funding investment to meet needs of all, says...

PUTRAJAYA: Any innovative health financing should ensure that there is sufficient investment into funding a "Health for All" approach, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said...

Growing agriculture sector for food security, income

Johor has potential to become the food basket of Malaysia and a food source for neighbouring countries through the national food security agenda. Johor agriculture,...

Clever compost: Organic materials could help recycle electronic waste

Neodymium may be a strange-sounding chemical element that you've never really heard of. Yet it is found in many of our everyday electronics, from...

MITI: Malaysia secures RM9.3bil investments from Japan

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has secured investments worth RM9.3 billion via the latest Trade and Investment Mission (TIM) to Japan led by Senior Minister of...

Healthcare industry will continue to enjoy growth, says Kenanga Research

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 8): Kenanga Research has maintained its “overweight” rating on the healthcare sector and said there was a slight sequential deterioration in...

Can the queen of Thai fruits cure your inflammation? Research says its peels might

A research team from Thailand has researched and replicated the vital extracts rich in antioxidants found in mangosteen peels that kill germs and halt...

Power to Gas with biological methanisation: German researchers focus on new biogas upgrading method

German researchers at the PFI are looking into how existing plants could be integrated into a long-term energy storage strategy based on Power to...

Ekonomi Malaysia bernilai tambah tinggi – penganalisis

KUALA LUMPUR: Ekonomi Malaysia bergerak ke arah nilai tambah yang lebih tinggi meskipun berdepan kesan negatif daripada perang perdagangan global dan juga pandemik COVID-19,...

Singapore sets up world’s first integrated pre-clinical & clinical ageing research institute

The National University Health System (NUHS) has established the NUHS Centre for Healthy Longevity – a world's first integrated pre-clinical and clinical ageing research institute that is poised...

How are genetic technologies being applied to combat infectious diseases in aquaculture?

Disease and parasitism cause major welfare, environmental and economic concerns for global aquaculture. A broad team of scientists has been assembled to examine the...

Play your role to reduce reliance on fuel oil, says minister

AKARTA: Indonesian citizens need to play a role in reducing reliance on fuel oil and shift to alternative energy sources. State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister, Erick...

Nine Things To Remember As You Chase Success As A Business, A Team, Or...

Everyone has a different definition of success. For some, it has to do with monetary gains, but for others, it’s about recognition, respect, and...

MGRC to establish strong presence, tap genetic testing market in MENA

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Bhd (MGRC) is drawing up plans to set up a regional headquarters and establish new partnerships to tap...

Part 1: Key performance indicators for poultry processing

The meat market is an environment of intense competition and the commercialisation requirements increases the need to preserve and guarantee the credibility of the...

EU set to intervene to ease liquidity strains in energy markets

(Sept 7): The European Union is poised to take steps to ease the mounting stress in energy markets caused by surging collateral requirements, as...

Malaysia, UAE strengthen cooperation in food security – MAFI

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 (Bernama) -- Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are ready to further strengthen food security diplomacy cooperation between the...

What’s Next for mRNA Vaccines?

While it is true that over the last thirty years hundreds of scientists have worked on developing mRNA vaccines and therapeutics, real breakthroughs in...

Why we still haven’t solved global food insecurity

The pandemic dealt the food industry multiple blows, from grounded aircraft and border closures preventing produce from reaching markets to migrant labourers who are...

The Digest’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel Around the World 2022

Many countries are now active with Sustainable Aviation Fuel —but how much where, and when, and what? The bulk of activity continues to come from...

Global fish stocks can’t rebuild if nothing done to halt climate change and overfishing,...

Global fish stocks will not be able to recover to sustainable levels without strong actions to mitigate climate change, a new study has projected. Researchers...

Adapting To An Uncertain Future – A Planetary Health Approach

In nature every species plays its role, from providing food to decomposing organic matter or capturing and storing energy – all with the ultimate...

Sunway Medical Centre Partners with United Imaging Healthcare to Optimise Molecular Imaging Protocols in...

SUNWAY CITY, 31 August 2022 – Sunway Medical Centre and United Imaging Healthcare (UIH) are collaborating to optimise molecular imaging protocols using artificial intelligence (AI)...

Carbon neutrality by 2050: METO provides inputs for Malaysia – IRENA

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 (Bernama) -- The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) continues to banal carefully with assorted stakeholders in the country to advance the Malaysia...

Guna sains tingkah laku didik orang ramai perkukuh sekuriti makanan

MENTERI Kesihatan, Khairi Jamaluddin dalam ucapannya di Persidangan Kesihatan Sedunia Sesi Ke-75 (WHA75) pada Mei lalu dilaporkan menyebut mengenai penerapan sains tingkah laku dalam...

Half world’s health facilities lack basic hygiene: UN

GENEVA: Half of the world's healthcare facilities lack basic hygiene services, putting nearly four billion people at greater risk of infection, the United Nations...

Teknologi pertanian pintar-iklim bina sistem makanan lestari

JIKA Malaysia mahu memperkukuhkan sektor makanannya, ia perlu melaksanakan polisi sekuriti makanan bersama sistem makanan. Kedua-duanya saling berkait, iaitu sekuriti makanan tidak tercapai tanpa...

More policies, incentives for EVs promotion

THE Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii) is hoping that the government can introduce more policies or incentives to drive the adoption of electric...

WHO Lists Entities That Can Engage with Pandemic Treaty Negotiating Body

A wide range of groups including civil society, academic and health groups have been identified as stakeholders that are able to interact with the World Health...

MGRC inks MoU with Ajlan & Bros to bring products, services to MENA region

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Bhd (MGRC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to distribute biopharmaceutical and genomics products and services with Ajlan...

5 kali tanam dalam 2 tahun, Kedah sasar tingkat pengeluaran padi 65 peratus

ALOR SETAR: Kedah menyasarkan peningkatan pengeluaran padi sehingga 65 peratus apabila penanaman padi lima kali dalam tempoh dua tahun dilaksanakan bermula hujung tahun ini. Menteri...

British company uses bioplastic in a bid to turn the booming vinyl industry green

Vinyl is making a comeback, and a British company says it has created the world's first bioplastic record to help musicians sell their music in a...

Coffee Drinking Culture in Malaysia

In Malaysia today, specialty coffee shops are not an uncommon sight. Despite the historic popularity of the traditional kopitiam, things are starting to change....

Revolution of medical device manufacture

The Food, Drug and Cosmetics (FD&C) Act’s Medical Device Amendments put many of the same types of regulations that previously applied to drugs onto medical devices. A...

Promoting Secondary Agriculture for a Sustainable Circular Bioeconomy

We are 7.6 billion today on the planet and are expected to increase to 8.6 billion in 2030 and 9.8 billion in 2050. To...

SureSawit seed testing can generate RM4.3 bln economic output across oil palm sector –...

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 (Bernama) -- The SureSawit oil approach berry trying out service, which can be acclimated as a apparatus for berry acceptance...

Disciplining an economy

IT IS official that the Malaysian federal government Budget 2023 will be tabled on Oct 7, 2022, three weeks earlier than the normal convention...

Blue Light from Screens and Gadgets Accelerates Neurodegeneration, Aging in Preclinical Model

Too much screen use has been linked to obesity and psychological problems. A newly reported study in fruit flies by researchers at Oregon State...

Filipino Researchers Develop Improved Eggplant Varieties Using Innovative Technologies

Researchers at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) led by Dr. Lourdes D. Taylo are using innovative technologies to develop improved eggplant...

Eco-glue can replace harmful adhesives in wood construction

Researchers at Aalto University have developed a bio-based adhesive that can replace formaldehyde-containing adhesives in wood construction. The main raw material in the new...

Malaysia targets to be in world’s top 20 Global Startup companies ecosystem by 2030

KOTA KINABALU (Aug 24): Malaysia aims to be in the world’s top 20 Global Startup companies ecosystem, through the Malaysian Startup Ecosystem Roadmap (Super)...

Public-private partnership, data integration crucial to boost healthcare in Malaysia

AN EFFICIENT healthcare system promotes economic growth and competitiveness in a country. Public and private healthcare systems must play significant roles in uplifting services and providing...

Microbial technology plays vital role in regenerative agriculture

SERDANG: Microbial technologies such as biofertilisers, biostimulants, biopesticides and eco-friendly farming practices play a vital role in achieving the goals of regenerative agriculture.

Plastic upcycling: From waste to fuel for less

A plastics recycling innovation that does more with less, presented today at the American Chemical Society fall meeting in Chicago, simultaneously increases conversion to...

Compost to computer: Bio-based materials used to salvage rare earth elements

What do corncobs and tomato peels have to do with electronics? They both can be used to salvage valuable rare earth elements, like neodymium,...

Sea grapes, a healthy delicacy from the ocean

By 2050, the world's population is expected to increase to around 10 billion people. Food production will have to keep pace with this growth....

India launches monkeypox test kit

NEW DELHI: India’s first indigenously developed RT-PCR kit for testing monkeypox was launched in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, Xinhua reported, quoting local...

Simple ways to reduce water usage at home

FRESH water is a valuable resource, and not just because people have access to less than 1% of the world’s water supply on a daily...

Food: Imperative to ensure self-sufficiency in food supply

Policy commitment and agricultural innovation are urgently needed for Malaysia to secure its food supply, especially in the face of an impending climate emergency...

Health: Public healthcare in the spotlight

Malaysia’s public healthcare system has been ranked among the best in the region, according to some surveys. Thanks to government funding, public healthcare services...

Sarawak hasilkan sejuta anak benih buluh hingga 2027

SIMUNJAN: Perbadanan Kemajuan Perusahaan Kayu Sarawak (PUSAKA) meletak sasaran menghasilkan satu juta anak benih buluh sehingga 2027. Pengurus Besar PUSAKA, Datuk Hashim Bojet, berkata ia...

Expanding the Frontiers of Plastic Recycling with New Method

A research group led by Guoliang “Greg” Liu, an associate professor of chemistry in the College of Science, is hoping to advance the field of plastic...

Malaysia, Singapore to jointly work on digital & green economy

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia and Singapore have substantively concluded a framework of cooperation in the digital economy and green economy. Senior Minister and International Trade and...

Malaysia keen to learn from Thailand evidence-based use of medical cannabis products

BANGKOK, Aug 23 — Malaysia is keen to learn more about cannabis from Thailand, especially on its evidence-based applications and cannabis-related pharmaceutical products for...

Science matters: Climate change affects food security

The Earth’s temperature has been changing since time immemorial. The period of low temperatures in the polar regions coincided with the glacial era, which...

Scientists hail “crucial” breakthrough for food security as genetically modified soybeans boost yields

19 Aug 2022 --- Through multigene bioengineering, a new class of soybeans has been designed to absorb light more efficiently to boost yields by...

Patuhi 10 etika siber elak jadi mangsa ‘scammer’

Kes seorang pakar perubatan hilang lebih RM10,000 daripada akaun bank seperti didedahkan media, beberapa hari lalu, adalah antara sekian banyak pelbagai jenis penipuan membabitkan hingga...

Time to manufacture fibre-optic medical devices significantly reduced

A previously developed suite of innovative thin and flexible optical devices has been demonstrated for the future diagnosis and treatment of a range of...

CoreHalal digital platform to empower halal management system in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: The halal industry in Sabah will continue to expand to the international level with the development of a digital platform, CoreHalal, to further...

Harnessing waste: Australia’s bioenergy potential

Published at the end of 2021, the Federal Government’s “Australia’s Bioenergy Roadmap” report sets out the benefits of bioenergy, with key insights on its...

MEF: New employment act detrimental for businesses

The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has told the government to give clear direction and assistance to businesses as companies and industries play a critical...

Global Generic Drug Market Forecast to Hit $531.8 Billion by 2028

The global generic drug market is expected to reach $531.8 billion in revenue by 2028, representing a compound annual growth rate of 5.2% from...

Making agriculture greener

Agriculture is both a victim and a culprit of climate change. Growing and producing food, fiber, and biofuels generates about one-quarter of all human-caused...

BASF and Maddy Plant’s sustainable concept shoe

BASF and footwear design house Maddy Plant have collaborated to explore the possibilities of BASF’s innovative material solutions and use industry-leading technologies that enable...

Map out food waste-water-energy nexus

THE administration’s plan to formulate a law on sustainable food waste management marks a commendable step for Malaysia in its quest to address food security....

Group: Raising healthcare spending will enable private-public collaboration

KUALA LUMPUR: Raising the government's spending on healthcare would enable the private and public sectors to collaborate on promoting health and preventing diseases. Association of...

Are indoor vertical farms really ‘future-proofing agriculture’?

At a hyper-controlled indoor farm in industrial South San Francisco, four robots named John, Paul, George and Ringo carefully transfer seedlings from barcoded trays...

Malaysia has enough resources to build more gas turbine power plants

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 (Bernama) -- Malaysia has a sufficient amount of natural resources to build more gas turbine power plants to provide for...

More action-oriented science policies needed

TODAY'S world is very much influenced by science. Pick any issue that the world is currently facing, and science will be at the centre...

World’s first malaria vaccine to benefit millions of children: UNICEF

NEW YORK: British pharmaceutical company GSK has been awarded a contract to produce the world’s first malaria vaccine so that millions more children will...

Agricuture industry players told to stop using carbofuran, chlorpyrifos poison

SERDANG: Agriculture industry players were told told to stop manufacturing, distributing and selling and using carbofuran and chlorpyrifos pesticides following the ban on their...

Demand for plastic set to surge over coming decades, says BNEF

KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 17): Demand for plastic is set to surge over the coming decades, in the absence of significant intervention. In a report on...

Malaysia cooperating with nine countries on global halal sector development

KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 16): Malaysia is actively cooperating with nine countries on the development of the global halal sector, said the Ministry of International...

Cheaper medicines for all: Inquirer

MANILA (Philipppine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network): The long-held dream of having vital medicines that are affordable to most Filipinos may yet be realised following...

Seafood brings Sabah RM2 billion yearly

THE Gabungan Rakyat Sabah-Barisan Nasional (GRS-BN) State Government is focusing on downstream processing of seafood into high quality products, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri...

Why its High Time to Think About Lithium-ion Battery Recycling

The Asia Pacific region, while being the most rapidly developing part of the world, also stands to suffer the impact of climate change the...

ASIA ECONOMY Malaysia’s fourth quarter will be ‘the challenge’ for its economy, says finance...

The fourth quarter will be “the challenge” for Malaysia’s economy if global headwinds such as Russia’s war on Ukraine and China’s zero-Covid policy persist,...

Hemisfera selatan dapat fasiliti pertama pembuatan vaksin mRNA

SYDNEY: Syarikat farmaseutikal, Moderna bakal membina kemudahan menghasilkan vaksin menggunakan teknologi Messenger Asid Ribonukleik (mRNA) di Melbourne. Kemudahan yang pertama bagi hemisfera selatan itu bakal...

What is hugelkultur, or how to create a garden on a hill of plant...

PARIS, Aug 17 — Hugelkultur is a horticultral method that allows a vegetable garden to be created on a mound of plant waste. There...

E-Waste Management Market Expected to Grow at 15% Rate through 2027

Driven by an increase in technology and outdated devices, their sustainability impacts, and the potential to regain usable metals and materials, the electronic waste...

Healthy foods, COVID rebound — the week in infographics

An analysis of 57,000 foods reveals which have the best and worst environmental impacts. A team of researchers used an algorithm to estimate how much of...

Back to basics: High-tech blood pressure monitors don’t outperform standard cuffs, study finds

Blood pressure monitoring technology has come a long way in the century since the first inflatable cuff was introduced. Newer models offer digital readings...

Strategic partnerships towards strengthening national rice supply

MALAYSIA’S population is projected to increase to more than 45 million by 2050 hence, rising food demand and consumption. Potential threats such as food insecurity pose...

European plastics industry to reach $108bn by 2031: Ceresana

Plastics play a major role in the "Green Deal" that aims to make Europe climate-neutral by 2050. EU initiatives for circular economy and bioeconomy...

How is the food and beverage business being revolutionized by biotechnology?

In recent years, biotechnology has quickly assimilated into everyday life. The application of biotechnology is revolutionizing the domains of agriculture and the food business....

Creating embryos in the lab: How, why, and what the future holds

This month, researchers announced that they have been culturing a mouse embryo model made entirely out of embryonic stem cells and without the use...

Scientists bring cultured meat closer to your kitchen table

Researchers at UCLA have created an edible particle that helps make lab-grown meat, known as cultured meat, with more natural muscle-like texture using a...

TNB aims to achieve net zero emissions by 2050

TENAGA Nasional Bhd (TNB) targets to invest around RM20 billion per year over the next 28 years as capital expenditure (capex) for initiatives to fast-track...

What is a biophilic office? How plants can boost productivity and well-being

NEW YORK, Aug 7 — When natural elements are integrated into buildings, it’s called biophilic design. For a few years now, greenery has been...

Blood pressure med may slow progression of motor neuron diseases like ALS

Terazosin, a drug currently prescribed for patients with high blood pressure or enlarged prostates, may hold therapeutic potential to slow the progression of motor...

5G: Game-changer in smart agriculture, tackle food security issues

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 (Bernama) -- The fifth-generation network (5G) technology will be the driving force in data-driven smart agriculture in Malaysia that will...

Govt to launch National Energy Policy soon — Mustapa

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9 (Bernama) -- The government will launch the National Energy Policy 2021-2040 later this month to boost investment flows and advance Malaysia's sustainable...

Malaysia a natural base for US companies

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia provides various opportunities to multinational organisations given its strong economic fundamentals, including vibrant export activities and manufacturing capabilities. HSBC Malaysia multinationals global...

‘Synthetic embryo’ breakthrough but growing human organs far off

TEL AVIV, Aug 6 — Stem cell scientists say they have created “synthetic embryos” without using sperm, eggs or fertilisation for the first time,...

MAHA 2022: Agrofood sector provides business opportunities for young people

SERDANG, Aug 11 (Bernama) -- The agro-food sector provides wide business opportunities and prospects for young people, said Bank Pertanian Malaysia Bhd (Agrobank) chief development officer.

Banana peels make sugar cookies better for you

Banana peels aren't always destined for the trash or compost anymore. They're making their way onto people's plates, replacing pork in "pulled peel" sandwiches...

MOSTI launches five technology roadmaps

KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 9): The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) on Tuesday (Aug 9) launched five National Technology Roadmaps to intensify Malaysia's...

Why aren’t digital pills taking off?

In 2017, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) broke ground by approving the first drug with an embedded biosensor to track its use. Proteus Health’s Abilify...

Ronald: MAHA 2022 records over RM10 million in sales value as of Aug 8

SERDANG, Aug 9 (Bernama) -- The 2022 Malaysian Agriculture, Horticulture and Agro Tourism Exhibition (MAHA) 2022, held at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang...

Pilot study finds raw sewage able to produce butanol, ethanol – Tuan Ibrahim

CYBERJAYA, Aug 8 (Bernama) -- A pilot study conducted at the Cyberjaya Sewage Treatment Plant found that every 15 litres of raw sewage can produce...

Economists expect stronger GDP growth in 2Q

MALAYSIA is expected to record stronger GDP growth in the second quarter of 2022 (2Q22), surpassing the 5% year-on-year (YoY) growth rate registered in...

Turning cells into better protein factories could help improve gene therapies. Here’s how

The cells in your body are not all the same. Each of your organs has cells with very different functions. For example, liver cells are...

SMART SBB has successfully helped farmers increase rice yield — minister

SERDANG (Aug 7): The Large-Scale SMART Paddy Field (SMART SBB) programme, first introduced in February last year, has successfully helped paddy farmers increase their...

#TECH: Acer goes ‘green’ with new laptops and desktops

KUALA LUMPUR: Going green and eco-friendly has been in the agenda of most tech companies, and Acer is one of them that is actively...

China’s bio-based future

In 2021, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) unveiled a new method for making animal feed from CO and nitrogen with Beijing Shoulang...

My Say: The future of Covid-19 vaccines in Malaysia

Imagine the world without a Covid-19 vaccine — three years into the pandemic and we would still be fighting a losing battle with the...

Rise of precision agriculture exposes food system to new threats

Farmers are adopting precision agriculture, using data collected by GPS, satellite imagery, internet-connected sensors and other technologies to farm more efficiently. While these practices could...

Tasty fruit and vegetable straws replace plastic

PHNOM PENH – Minister of Environment Say Samal praised a Cambodian enterprise that makes straws from rice and vegetable matter rather than plastic, which he...

MEH launches programme to secure halal food ecosystem

SERDANG, Aug 9 (Bernama) -- The Halal Economy Council (MEH) has launched the Halal Food Security Programme and Halal Farm Project Consortium which aimed...

AI Integrates Multiple Data Types to Predict Cancer Outcomes

A study by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital has demonstrated a proof-of-concept model that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to combine multiple types of...

Robots, AI, sensor networks and drones in aquaculture?

Precision feeding is making inroads in all livestock species and, while most advances have been made so far in terrestrial farming of chicken, dairy...

Overcoming the 4 biggest challenges facing biodiesel producers

More and more countries are seeking greener energy and solutions to meet stricter environmental standards, and biofuels are emerging as a go-to energy source. As demand...

Drawing more youths to agriculture can avert food security threats

The participation of more youths in agropreneurial ventures is expected to boost the nation’s food supply and food security levels as well as reduce...

Time for Malaysia to do more for global vaccine equity

As we march into the third full year of the Covid-19 global pandemic, vaccine inequity looms as one of the greatest threats to global...

MAHA 2022 to witness signing of MoU involving more than RM4 bln in investment...

Several memoranda of understanding (MOU) involving investment value of more than RM4 billion will be signed during the Malaysian Agriculture, Horticulture and Agro Tourism Exhibition...

Malaysia have potentials to become manufacturing hub for hydrogen fuel cell

Malaysia has the potential to become the manufacturing hub for hydrogen fuel cells for the application in hydrogen mobility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems,...

TNB aims to accelerate green agenda

Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) plans to build new, cleaner power plants at existing Kapar and old Paka sites as it fast tracks its green...

Agriculture the brightest sector in Mekong Delta

The agricultural sector has grown but was still not strong enough to revive the region’s economy, according to the second annual Mekong Delta Economic...

Intervenn Bioscience to make Malaysia its regional hub

US-based clinical technology company InterVenn Biosciences has established Malaysia as the regional hub for delivery of its medical healthcare services and products in the...

UNDP supports Malaysia’s technology adoption, innovation in 12MP

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will continue to support the Government of Malaysia in accelerating technology adoption and innovation as laid out in the country's 12th Malaysia Plan...

This is the state of world’s energy – in charts

People and businesses around the world used more power in 2021 than in the year before the pandemic, as lockdowns ended and energy demand...

Carbon-neutral eggs going down a storm

Companies in the UK are at the forefront of bringing to the market carbon-neutral eggs, cutting out bought-in feed, which typically makes up more...

5 Largest Biotechnology Trends in 2022

As Steve Jobs once said, “The biggest innovation in the 21st would be the intersection of biology and technology”, it is no doubt that...

More than 7 in 10 Employers Are Looking to Hire Talent for Sustainability-Related Initiatives...

More than half (56%) of employers share that their organisation needs help to train employees with relevant skills, with 24% ‘very open’ and 69%...

This company is turning heaps of plastic trash into construction building blocks

Imagine taking heaps and heaps of earth-polluting, unusable plastic waste and actually transforming it into something constructive?. Plastic pollution is a proliferating and increasingly...

Vietnam eyes to be among the Top 10 in global farm produce and agricultural...

A strategy for developing agricultural mechanisation and agro-forestry-fishery processing has been approved, aiming to turn Vietnam into one of the top 10 agricultural processing...

Scientists compare skin patch vs. needle vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 variants

A recent animal study shows that administering a genetically modified form of the SARS-CoV-2 spike proteinTrusted Source using a skin patch produced a potent neutralizing antibody...

Nilai import makanan negara naik lebih tinggi tahun ini

Nilai import makanan Malaysia dijangka lebih tinggi tahun ini melepasi paras tertinggi yang pernah direkodkan tahun lalu iaitu sebanyak RM63 bilion setahun. Timbalan Menteri...

Palm oil alternative made from fermented yeast prepares for 2023 launch in Europe

British start-up Clean Food Group is developing a bio-equivalent cultivated alternative to palm oil. FoodNavigator hears from CEO Alex Neves to find out how.