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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...

Amazon scientists simulate how warming may impact jungle

Deep in the Amazon, an experiment unfolds that may allow a peek into the future to see what will happen to the world’s largest...

Duopharma to expand portfolio diversity including halal pharmaceuticals

Duopharma Biotech Bhd has reaffirmed its commitment to expanding its portfolio diversity, including halal pharmaceuticals and plant-based products, and growing its product availability and...

Is vertical farming tech the solution to our food security concerns?

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) recognises several sustainable development (SDG) goals that promote urban agriculture, which notably recognises Goal 2, ending hunger, achieving...

Sarawak teroka potensi tenaga hibrid solar dan angin

Sarawak kini dalam proses meneroka potensi sumber tenaga hijau boleh diperbaharui hibrid membabitkan kombinasi solar dan angin

A big step towards ending plastic pollution

We are gathered in Paris because the linear plastics economy is gushing pollution galore. Choking ecosystems. Warming the climate. Damaging our health. As ever...

Ocean ranchers: Can aquaculture fill our bellies whilst serving the sea?

Aquaculture is the world’s fastest-growing food production system. The sector now supplies half of all seafood consumed, providing livelihoods for millions of people, and...

False news and misleading info pose new threats to health

The advancement of technology, particularly in the fields of communication and information delivery, is indeed of great benefit to consumers. With the advent of...

Agriculture Ministry announces RM400,000 allocation for water pumps and tube wells

The Agriculture and Food Security Ministry today announced an additional allocation of RM400,000 to build water pumps and tube wells to overcome water problems...

Ban on plastic bags for retail purposes a welcomed move, but execution is key

Plastic pollution is suffocating our planet — and it’s only getting worse. Production has rocketed in the last two decades, with more plastic being...

Malaysia to fight discriminatory trade practices against agricommodity sector

The government will fight against any discriminatory trade practices against Malaysia’s agricommodity sector, says Deputy Prime Minister and Plantation and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri...

MOH to Expand Programme to Release Wolbachia Infected Mosquitoes

The Ministry of Health (MOH) will expand the programme of releasing Wolbachia-infected Mosquitoes to states that have seen an increase in dengue fever cases

Menggalakkan tenaga kerja sihat di Malaysia

Pada awal Mei tahun ini, Pertubuhan Kesihatan Sedunia (WHO) telah mengumumkan bahawa COVID-19 tidak lagi dianggap sebagai ancaman kesihatan awam

The Urgent Need for a National Digital Carbon Registry

The carbon trade, particularly in the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM) and nature-based solutions (NBS), is at a crucial turning point. The lack of transparency...

The seaweed revolutionary

Vincent Doumeizel, author of The Seaweed Revolution, believes that seaweed can help replace many of the worst elements of conventional contemporary agriculture and help to...

In Conversation: Can diet and exercise reverse prediabetes?

Prediabetes is a warning sign that an individual is at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. If it goes unmanaged, prediabetes can...

Costa Rica’s world-leading bioeconomy strategy

Costa Rica established its first ever National Bioeconomy strategy in 2020. At the heart of the programme lies the country’s immense biological riches. Home...

Can sustainable aviation fuel make flying green? Here’s why it may not be that...

Sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) appears to be the latest trendy buzzword among politicians. Last week, Transport Minister Anthony Loke touted SAF as the key to...

Guide to making paper from the bark of mulberry trees

Local artist Cheng Yen Pheng, 40, derives great pleasure from making by hand the very paper she uses for her artwork. By her own admittance,...

Sanofi to enhance synergy with China’s pharma market

French pharmaceutical company Sanofi will accelerate the modernisation of its manufacturing sites and research network in China to better integrate these into its global...

Tough Spaces: How Social Media Worsens Mental Health Problems

A journalist who declined to be named for safety reasons, was never a heavy social media user. But when a story her team did...

How a poor gel manicure can lead to lifelong health issues

For most people, a gel manicure never causes an issue. But for some it can trigger a lifetime of allergies to various medical devices,...

From nature to table: rethinking the relationship between our food and the land

It is this evolution of the agricultural project that has changed our way of experimenting, and helped us to rethink the relationship between the...

Evolution of the healthcare system in today’s digitalized era

Digital transformation has revolutionized various industries, especially the healthcare sector. It has made healthcare more inclusive by improving a wide range of outcomes from the...

Addressing unemployed PhD graduates in Malaysia

From the decision to pursue and then successfully complete a PhD is a challenging journey as it requires tremendous passion and interest in research,...

Usah lambat bertindak capai aspirasi karbon sifar bersih 2050

Sejak beberapa bulan lalu, Akademi Sains Malaysia sudah mulakan proses merangka Pelan Tindakan Kesihatan Planet. Malaysia kini menjadi negara pertama di Asia Tenggara berjaya...

Biofarmaseutikal kunci masa depan MGRC

Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Bhd (MGRC) meraih pendapatan RM680,000 bagi suku ketiga berakhir 31 Mac 2023 berbanding RM5.08 juta pada suku sama tahun lalu...

Govt to boost domestic food production, reduce reliance on imports

The government will implement both short- and long-term initiatives to enhance the country’s food security. Agriculture and Food Security Deputy Minister Chan Foong Hin...

Simple ways to make your laundry routine more eco-friendly

Whether you’re lucky enough to have an in-house washer and dryer set, or you trudge to the local laundromat, there’s no getting away from...

Govt urges more airlines to use sustainable fuel

The government is encouraging more local airlines to use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to reduce the rate of carbon emissions in the country

The world’s first ultrasounds of wild manta rays reveal a troubling truth

It turns out reef manta rays are even more vulnerable than we thought—but scientists say we’re now in a better position to save them

BP Healthcare eyes stake in Pharmaniaga

BP Healthcare Group, founded by Datuk Beh Chun Chuan, said the group has expressed its interest in financially troubled Pharmaniaga Bhd

World can’t afford US-style energy habits

The United States is hoping to play key leadership roles in an array of areas tied to the global energy transition, from developing corporate...

MAFS tumpu pengeluaran komoditi asas jamin sekuriti bekalan makanan negara

Kementerian Pertanian dan Keterjaminan Makanan (MAFS) memberi tumpuan kepada pengeluaran komoditi asas, dalam usaha mengurangkan kebergantungan terhadap sumber pertanian import sekali gus memastikan jaminan...

Weight-loss drug pioneers promoting Wegovy to address obesity

Weight loss drug Wegovy has transformed the obesity market and pharmaceutical companies with existing treatments are hoping the resulting demand will boost demand for...

Tiba masa Malaysia jadi peneraju sektor peralihan tenaga

Sudah tiba masanya Malaysia menerajui sektor peralihan tenaga, terutamanya bagi memudahkan perdagangan rentas sempadan sumber tenaga boleh diperbaharui (renewable energy atau RE). Menteri Ekonomi...

Green hydrogen to combat climate change

Combating climate change is a global initiative supported by policymakers, regulators, investors, and consumers all making a concerted effort to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs)...

Forty-four durian processing facilities receive export approval from China

A total of 44 local frozen durian processing facilities have received export approval from China as of May, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and...

Most expensive drugs in the US in 2023

Many of the drugs on this list—which focuses specifically on FDA-approved medicines—will be well known to industry watchers. Last year, bluebird, plus CSL Behring...

Tipping the Scale on CO2 Levels: Fast-Tracking Bioeconomy Decarbonization

Carbon dioxide (CO2) levels continue to increase globally, but the degree of growth is starting to tapper off. In 2021 the IEA reported that CO2 levels...

Last chance to save the Amazon

The Amazon constitutes the world's largest tropical forest, accounting for about 40 per cent of the world's remaining rainforests, with the water flowing in...

Can agriculture be a leading sector?

Agriculture is usually the stepchild of the development process. As countries grow, its importance shrinks while that of the manufacturing and services sectors expand....

Can Stem Cells Be Used as Treatment for Osteoporosis?

In the future, stem cells may be used to treat osteoporosis. However, while the results from animal studies are promising, data in humans is...

Airbus tinjau kerjasama aeroangkasa mampan dengan Malaysia

Airbus melihat terdapat potensi pertumbuhan bagi kerjasama dengan Malaysia dalam melaksanakan inisiatif penyahkarbonan sektor aeroangkasa termasuk pengeluaran bahan api penerbangan mampan (SAF)

The role of regulatory relationships in wastewater innovation

Public water and wastewater utilities are increasingly struggling to meet society’s expectations.  Their basic infrastructure is aging, budgets are tight, and they face a...

Application of probiotics in pet food to relieve stress

Environmental factors including extreme temperature, interruption of daily routines, vet visits, and novel environments can cause chronic stress and anxiety in dogs and cats....

Scaling Innovation in Genetics and Precision Medicine

As more start-ups enter the scene, how can they establish a robust customer base, integrate their inventions with existing healthcare systems and ensure they...

Navigating supply chain challenges in 2023

Disruptions and uncertainties to the global supply chain are set to continue in 2023, as inflationary pressures, geopolitical conflicts, climate change and shortages of...

Platform Sains Terbuka Malaysia Dilancarkan

Platform Sains Terbuka Malaysia (MOSP) dilancarkan hari ini bagi merapatkan jurang antara penyelidikan, inovasi dan pengkomerisalan, serta meningkatkan keupayaan inovasi negara

ORA secures $10m funding in growing telehealth Asia market

Singaporean telehealth platform ORA has raised $10m in Series A funding. The round, co-led by TNB Aura and Antler, and with participation from Gobi...

Deputy minister: S’wak govt approves RM90 mln to set up three Precision Farming Parks

The Sarawak government has approved RM90 million under the Alternative Funding to establish three Precision Farming Parks at Rampangi in Kuching, Sungai Sibiew in...

Malaysia committed to raising biodiesel mandate

Malaysia is committed to progressively raising its biodiesel mandate, Deputy Prime Minister and Plantation and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said at a...

Sowing the seed for future energy trade

APG is expected to enhance electricity trade across borders that would provide benefits to meet the rising electricity demand 

Malaysia, Korea Selatan perkukuh kerjasama dalam bidang pertanian

Malaysia dan Korea Selatan akan memperkukuh kerjasama dan perdagangan dua hala dalam bidang pertanian selaras dengan keperluan bagi menjamin sumber makanan yang mampan dan...

Robotic Rehabilitation Aims To Restore Mobility For Individuals With Neurological Conditions

ReGen Rehab Hospital is taking the lead in providing specialised rehabilitation treatment for patients and individuals who are recovering from neurological conditions, including stroke...

Malaysian Genomics expands to Bangladesh

Genomics and biopharmaceutical specialist Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Bhd has entered into a strategic cooperation agreement (SCA) with Toticell Ltd for the distribution of...

How ASEAN can seize its energy opportunities

In a fast-evolving global landscape, ASEAN countries must seize the moment to accelerate the energy transition. This is critical to build a greener path...

Promosi kebaikan vaksin sepanjang masa

Sejarah telah membuktikan bahawa vaksin dapat melindungi manusia daripada pelbagai penyakit berjangkit yang berbahaya seperti campak atau meningitis. Oleh itu, komunikasi vaksin mestilah jelas...

WHO warns against bias, misinformation in using AI in healthcare

The WHO said it was enthusiastic about the potential of AI but had concerns over how it will be used to improve access to...

Four Tactics For Increasing Your Impact In Biotech Public Relations

Biotechnology is revolutionizing how modern scientists and researchers approach various industries, including pharmaceuticals, biotherapies, bioprocessing, agriculture and more

Nik Nazmi: Tap the potential of Malaysia’s sewerage sector

The sewerage sector in Malaysia holds significant untapped economic potential, says Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Minister Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad

Data snapshot: VC funding for ag biotech increases thanks to mega-rounds from the US,...

Ag biotech was one of the few investment categories in 2022 that saw a slight increase in funding despite a decrease in VC spending...

Is space the place for stem cell manufacturing? Scientists will soon test that on...

The world’s second-ever private astronaut mission to the International Space Station will not only ferry up the first Saudi Arabian woman to go to...

The Future of Work: Why Malaysia Must Prioritise Gig Workers’ Welfare

The gig economy is growing rapidly in Malaysia, and it’s important to address the challenges  and risks that come with this type of work

Make waste separation compulsory

Several states are yet to adopt the Act 672 (Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Act 2007). This Act makes it compulsory for solid...

Nutritional animal feed protein through artificial photosynthesis

Researchers have successfully developed a method for the synthetic manufacture of the nutritional protein using a type of artificial photosynthesis. The animal feed industry...

India’s ‘pharmacy of the world’ moniker is under threat

In August 2002, Ranbaxy filed an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manufacture atorvastatin, the generic...

Sustainability, innovation, and the bioeconomy: How to lobby for favourable government policies

American Diversified Enterprises outlines how lobbying is essential to influencing government policies concerning sustainability and the bioeconomy

France: Morning in the Bioeconomy

The birds are singing at dawn, across the forest of Compiègne, and it is morning in the bioeconomy here in the heart of agricultural...

How to pick the right baby care products for your child

Parenthood ends up evoking all sorts of mixed feelings and emotions. While becoming a parent is overwhelmingly joyful, it also means added responsibilities

Recent developments in stem cell therapies

EPR explores recent developments in stem cell therapies across several hard-to-treat diseases and how technology is transforming ATMP manufacture

IoT ecosystem: A catalyst for improved efficiency, life quality, economic growth

The integration of IoT, AI and automation is creating significant opportunities for local and international businesses to invest in Malaysia’s IoT ecosystem

Mosti aims to create over 5,000 homegrown start-ups by 2030

The Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (Mosti) through Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd aims to create over 5,000 start-ups by 2030 and expand its MYStartup...

Which Internet-Connected Medical Devices Pose The Highest Hacking Risk?

The internet connection inherent to the majority of medical devices used day-to-day by consumers poses numerous risks in terms of data safety.

Asean urged to act on poverty, food security

A senior Lao leader has called on Asean nations and regional stakeholders to further strengthen cooperation to alleviate poverty and ensure food security in...

Sarawak to produce green aviation fuel from algae

Sarawak is set to produce sustainable aviation fuel from its first microalgae carbon capture facility at the Sejingkat Power Plant here, with plans to...

Pengurusan sisa pepejal perlu diperinci ketika musim perayaan

Pengurusan sisa pepejal di Malaysia secara umumnya masih belum berada pada tahap yang memuaskan. Malah ia bertambah menyesakkan dada dan menyakitkan mata apabila tiba...

Calls for agro-food industry transformation

Malaysia should give urgent policy attention and implement measures to transform the country’s agro-food industry to close the food security gap, says TA Research.

India aims to become a global leader in medical devices with a new policy...

The National Medical Device Policy 2023 aims to strengthen the medical devices industry, making it more competitive, self-reliant, resilient, and innovative.

The Age of Augmented Intelligence

Half the world is proclaiming artificial intelligence (AI) to be the best thing since sliced bread and the other half is warning of the...

Tesla breaks ground lithium refinery that can supply 1 million EVs by 2025

Tesla took a step forward to solidify its battery supplies. The EV maker broke ground on a lithium refinery project in Texas on May...

M’sia intends to explore working with ADB on energy, climate change

Malaysia intends to explore cooperation with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the fields of energy and climate change, especially on capacity building, technical...

New AI chat mentor launched for cancer patients

The software uses machine learning, logic learning models, and natural language processing to communicate with cancer patients and can provide answers to patients about...

The circular economy is good for industries, livelihoods

A circular economy presents businesses and governments with the opportunity to create a more sustainable world. Contrary to common belief, a circular economy offers...

New tech captures carbon dioxide and produces green hydrogen from seawater

A clever ocean-based device pulls and permanently sequesters carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, generating green hydrogen in the process.

Mat Sabu: Agricultural research needs improvement to face global challenges

In an effort to face global challenges such as food supply issues and heatwaves, Malaysia needs to focus on research in the agriculture sector,...

QuickCheck: Will drinking too much water get you intoxicated?

As heatwave seems to be just around the corner, most talking heads are advising the public to drink as much water as possible and...

Malaysia’s Ability To Attract Investment Needs To Be Addressed Urgently

The amount of foreign direct investment (FDI) has indeed increased from RM7.1 billion (1990), to RM14.4 billion (2000) and RM32.4 billion (2019). But Malaysia’s...

Microbes discovered that can digest plastics at low temperatures

Microbes that can digest plastics at low temperatures have been discovered by scientists in the Alps and the Arctic, which could be a valuable...

MAFS Setting Up Big Data System For Real-Time Veggie Supply

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MAFS) is working on setting up a big data system to obtain real-time information regarding vegetable supply...

Sleep Apnea May Increase Your Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Findings from the research suggest that people who spend less time in deep sleep are more likely to have brain biomarkers associated with a...

Nearly a quarter billion people are hungry. Can biotech help?

A May 3 report shows that more than a quarter of a billion people faced acute food insecurity last year. This data underlines the...

Microplastics seeping into wastewater through recycling facilities

New research suggests that plastic recycling facilities could be releasing wastewater packed with billions of tiny plastic particles, contributing to the pollution of waterways...

Filipino Scientists Develop Easy, Affordable and Efficient Method of Fish Spawning

Researchers from the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI) in the Philippines have developed a fish-spawning method that will allow fish farmers to...

Managing the pain that is caused by cancer

Pain in cancer may arise from a tumour compressing or infiltrating nearby body parts; treatments and diagnostic procedures; or changes to skin, nerves and...

Year-end 80% 5G population coverage target within reach

Digital Nasional Bhd (DNB) and mobile network operators (MNOs) could use 4G existing sites to meet the 80% 5G population coverage target by year-end,...

Time to valorise oil palm biomass into ethanol

In 2021, Malaysia’s carbon emissions per capita was 7.63 tonnes, according to Our World in Data, based on the Global Carbon Project (2022). Neighbouring...

Securing Malaysia’s public healthcare

IN 1948, the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) constitution, a treaty between the nations of the world, came into force after the deadliest and most...

Geotanaman To Address Agricultural Dumping Issues

The GeoTanaman system has been developed by the Agriculture Department since 2022 as a long-term measure to plan food crop production and address the...

Microplastic Pollution – Start At The Source

Did you know that Malaysia is ranked third (after the Philippines and India) in the list of countries contributing most to marine plastic pollution?...

Eyeing the bioeconomy: Fibre solutions, innovation, and support for First Nations in B.C.

Since 2019, the British Columbia Ministry of Forests has been at the forefront in supporting Indigenous-led forest bioeconomy projects through its Indigenous Forest Bioeconomy...

Mosti: Precision farming is the way forward

Assistance will be given to enable the country to transition to widespread embrace of precision agriculture to allow farmers to earn higher profits at...

Pathbreakers: The journey of first generics

First generics are the first opportunity manufacturers have to market new generic drug products in the US. In recent years, first generics have improved patient...

Drone industry very promising, Russia to invest $12 bln: Putin

The drone industry is very promising, and one trillion rubles ($12 billion) will be invested in it in the future, President Vladimir Putin said...

Stronger paper bags could be the answer to throwaway plastic

With a simple, inexpensive treatment, researchers have found a way to make paper bags strong enough to be reused multiple times, even when they...

Drone technology can increase yield in Malaysia’s agricultural sector

The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti) is striving to develop an ecosystem for the application of drone technology in the field of...

This mobile 3D printer can produce mRNA vaccine patches on the spot

Scientists said last week (Apr 26, 2023) that they have developed the first mobile printer that can produce thumbnail-sized patches able to deliver mRNA...

Agriculture, education and green transition to lead future job growth: WEF managing director

The global job market is set to change significantly over the next four years, according to a report published by the World Economic Forum...

Race To Zero In Asia And Pacific: Hopes In The Climate Fight

The latest synthesis report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes for grim reading: Every fraction of a degree of warming comes with...

Announcing The Agtech Toolkit: An Open-Access Guide To Innovating In Agriculture

Announcing the Agtech Toolkit, a publicly accessible toolkit designed for agtech entrepreneurs to ground-truth their knowledge of their market(s). Agricultural innovation is critical to ensuring...

Can home-grown medical devices reduce the cost of healthcare services?

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the inadequate availability of essential medical devices in India during a time of intense demand. Medical devices, ranging from ventilators...

Analysis: Malaysian workers need more clout to demand better pay, conditions

This Labour Day, employees voiced out their pressing concerns about the rising cost of living and labour shortage as the world continues to recover...

Navigating The Renewable Energy Landscape: An Analysis Of Benefits And Challenges

The world is increasingly recognizing the urgency of transitioning to a renewable energy landscape to ensure the well-being of our planet and the continuation...

Climate change may make it easier to produce food in Arctic regions

For large parts of the world, climate change poses a serious threat to agriculture, and hence to global food security. Further north, despite challenges such...

Building the Bioeconomy Requires Addressing Biosecurity Globally

Given the growing importance of biotechnology and biomanufacturing, it is surprising that there is currently very little by way of consensus-based guidance for biosecurity....

India’s booming bioeconomy poised for growth

Several factors are contributing to the growth of India's biotech industry, including increased government support, favourable regulatory policies, and a vibrant start-up ecosystem.

Bioplastic from shrimp waste made possible

To lessen massive waste from nonbiodegradable plastics, researchers at the University of San Carlos (USC) have turned shrimp waste into bioplastic with potential use...

Is vertical farming the future of agriculture?

Bringing agricultural production indoors resolves many of the challenges the world faces, including unsustainable harm to the environment and biodiversity; greenhouse gas emissions and...

COVID-19 Vaccines Aren’t Strongly Linked to Menstrual Changes, Study Says

While the COVID-19 vaccines have made a dramatic difference in controlling the pandemic, researchers are still learning about the ways that the shots may...

Analysis: Malaysian Workers Need More Clout To Demand Better Pay, Conditions

This Labour Day, employees voiced out their pressing concerns about the rising cost of living and labour shortage as the world continues to recover...

EU to introduce eco-label for flights from 2025

Flights in the European Union are to be given an environmental label from 2025 in a wider effort to promote the uptake of more...

How Access To Medicines Impacts Healthcare Systems

Lack of access to medicines is one of the most complex – and vexing – problems that stand in the way of better health....

Amid technology worries, farm sector still eyes its potential

If GPS-guided tractors led the previous revolution in agriculture, the next generation of farming is likely to be marked by unmanned drones with onboard...

Put More Focus On Reducing, Reusing Plastic Instead Of Recycling

In the midst of a discussion on plastic waste, Federal Territories Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing Corporation (SWCorp) director Ummi Kalthum Shuib whips...

Enhancing cooperation in water management and circular economy

The Netherlands expressed its keen interest in further enhancing cooperation with Malaysia in water management and enhancing the circular economy.  The Netherlands ambassador to Malaysia,...

Deepening China-ASEAN agricultural cooperation for new, better life

On April 25, the opening ceremony of the ASEAN-China Year of Agricultural Development and Food Security Cooperation was held in Beijing. The event is...

Amazon is winding down its Halo health trackers in latest cut

Amazon.com Inc is pulling the plug on its line of Halo health devices as chief executive officer Andy Jassy seeks to wind down marginal...

Korea BIO, US BIO to strengthen bioeconomy partnership

Korea Biotechnology Industry Organization (Korea BIO) and the U.S. Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote the bioeconomy of...

UMS inks agreement with local fertiliser supplier to undertake agriculture research projects

Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) will be collaborating with a local fertiliser supplier in an effort to strengthen eco-farm agriculture as an educational platform based...

Prepping the soil for agrotourism

The Sarawak Agrotourism Conference and Expo (SAtCE) aims to showcase and promote both the state and the region’s agrotourism internationally. It brings together local and...

The Need for Medical Device Specific Software

Software tools are essential for the medical device industry. But are these tools being crafted with the industry in mind? Whether using a computer to...

Rice straw eyed for bioenergy

Rice farmers and municipal agricultural officers from Laguna and Nueva Ecija participated in a series of roundtable discussions (RTDs) facilitated by the Southeast Asian...

Nestlé Launches 2 Toll House Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Flavors for All Your Baking Needs

Swiss food giant Nestlé is getting deeper into plant-based food to future-proof its portfolio. This week, the company launched two new vegan chocolate chips under its...

A microneedle vaccine printer for thermostable COVID-19 mRNA vaccines

Decentralized manufacture of thermostable mRNA vaccines in a microneedle patch (MNP) format could enhance vaccine access in low-resource communities by eliminating the need for...

Application of biotechnology will aid food security

Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, Director General of the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), believes that applying biotechnology to agriculture can ensure large food production from...

With AI drones and data, Tunisia’s startups battle water crisis

From soil sensors to AI-powered drones, entrepreneurs in Tunisia are equipping farmers with tech tools and data to help the vital agriculture sector weather...

An innovative strategy for efficient wastewater treatment: Cross-stacked super-aligned carbon nanotube membranes

Membrane separation technology has been widely recognized as a more advantageous technology owing to its high treatment efficiency, low footprint, reliable effluent quality. However,...

Disease management in aquaculture: ‘It is about tipping the balance in favor of the...

The prevalence of infectious diseases in the aquaculture industry requires a multi-pronged approach to control; the experts agree there is no one silver bullet...

Hair turning gray? Scientists say a stem cell ‘glitch’ may be the cause

Hair follicles, the structures that produce hair, undergo several cycles of growth over an individual’s lifetime. The increase in the number of follicle growth cycles with aging...

Brewing Up a Storm: The Origins of Biotechnology Part 2

Biotechnology is as much an exciting part of chemical engineering today as it is promising for its future. In the second of this two-part...

Is There New Hope for Plastic?

As we learn more about the environmental influences of human activity, materials that contribute measurable negative impacts develop a less savory reputation. Plastic is...

Aquaculture vs alternative proteins: debunking the myths

Alternative proteins are often cited as being better – environmentally, ethically and nutritionally – than farmed seafoods, but the reality is much more complex...

The Technological Make-Over of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

As scientists and engineers develop new technologies to boost patient outcomes, we are seeing pharmaceutical manufacturing rapidly advance. The industry is one in which...

Food security from the ground up: A community approach

Technology has often been championed as a game-changer in boosting Singapore’s food security. From automating agricultural workflows using AI to regulating novel foods like cultivated meat, Singapore has...

Malaysian 5G Rollout: Credible Way Forward

Given that the cabinet is expected to deliberate and decide this week (April 19, 2023), on the way forward for a credible roll out...

Adapting for endemic not pandemic: Time to reassess universal masking in healthcare

In a recent commentary published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers reviewed the usefulness of universal masking in healthcare professionals (HCPs) during the coronavirus...

Major rice buyer Philippines targets self-sufficiency by 2027

The Philippines, the world's second-biggest rice buyer behind China, aims to be fully self-sufficient in production of the staple crop by 2027, the agriculture...

Want a new phone every year? These subscription services in S’pore allow users to...

Adopting the latest tech gadget need not come with a hefty price tag now that subscription-based services for electronics have become increasingly common. Startups such...

Malaysian Biodiesel Association urges government to roll out B20 biodiesel programme nationwide

The Malaysian Biodiesel Association (MBA) has urged the government to introduce the B20 biodiesel programme nationwide to put Malaysia on par with national biodiesel...

The First Eel Aquaculture Farm In The U.S. Is Raising Elvers For The American...

If you’ve eaten at a sushi restaurant, you might have come across eel on the menu. But did you know that most eel which...

Covid-19 caution: test weekly and treat quickly

Infections and deaths from Covid-19 continue to happen daily. We know the pandemic is not over and we have no idea when it will...

Harnessing the digital economy

The Malaysia Digital Economy Corp (MDEC) aims to attract RM1bil worth of digital investments and generate 49,000 employment opportunities across nine promoted sectors by...

Vietnam garment sector must go green to ensure sustainable development, say business experts

Digital transformation, creating suitable designs and recycling clothes are now proving to be important target activities for the garment and textile industry towards a...

Food Waste Prevention Week: How can gene-edited crops reduce food waste?

Food Waste Prevention Week (FWPW) is being celebrated nationwide for the first time this year. Started in 2020 in California, this year’s is being celebrated from...

Type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline: Is Tai chi more effective than walking?

Tai chi chuan helped delay cognitive decline in people with mild cognitive impairment associated with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study, especially...

Alumni, universiti perlu bersama bantu kebolehpasaran graduan

Alumni dan universiti berpisah tiada seperti kata pepatah Melayu, 'sakit sama mengaduh, luka sama menyiuk'. Sudah tentu alumni atau graduan ini kemuncak penghasilan dan...

Transcending energy perception & embracing renewables

Just another hot and humid day in Houston. Kingsley was a new employee working for a local oil and gas giant. Feeling like an...

All depts, agencies under Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security bracing for hot spell

All departments and agencies under the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MAFS) are gearing up and constantly monitoring the hot spell that is...

Singapore-Sweden research reveals promising stem cell approach for restoring vision in blindness

A preclinical study using stem cells to produce progenitor photoreceptor cells—light-detecting cells found in the eye—and then transplanting these into experimental models of damaged...

India’s bio-economy likely to touch USD 300 billion by 2030

India is emerging as the world's major bio-economy with fast-growing biotech starts up which is likely to touch $300bil by 2030. India's cutting-edge developments...

Sixteen Going on Seventeen: It’s Springtime in the Bioeconomy, where’s Summer?

Today, we have Net Zero commitments for 2040, huge SAF targets for 2030, vegan foods, renewable chemicals, sustainable materials, heat and power through biomethane,...

Agricultural biotechnology innovators making the world food secure and environmentally sustainable

The advancement of agriculture is heavily reliant on biotech research, which provides invaluable insights into the genetic and physiological characteristics of crops. By studying...

Pharma 2023: Global Market Access is a Quickly Evolving Landscape

German laws, European VBCs, and trends in China, Brazil, and Saudi Arabia are changing the way global market access works. The early afternoon of...

In Brazil, ‘bioeconomy’ initiatives offer hope of a less destructive future

Alongside the Brazilian Amazon's vast soy and cattle ranching economy — a major driver of deforestation — sits an older, more sustainable system of...

New careers in renewable energy

You would have read about renewable energy and efforts taken by the government to explore the various sources available in this industry. Although it...

What is aquaculture? It may be the solution to overfishing.

Fishermen and farmers alike are taking to the waters to produce protein to feed the world—from finfish to shellfish to seaweed. Aquaculture, sometimes called aquafarming,...

Importance of labeling in the medical device industry

There’s no doubt medical labels are vital for the medical device industry and without proper labeling, many devices simply wouldn’t be usable. Here are...

Top 10 Life Sciences Jobs over the Next Decade

A recent report on the U.S. Life Sciences sector delivered both good and bad news when it came to employment. First, the good news: Employment...

Emerging Technologies Could Be Most Powerful Weapons Of 21st Century

Emerging technologies in areas such as cyber and artificial intelligence could become the most dangerous weapons of the 21st century, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security...

Generic drug development: The way forward

Anantha Keerthi, Partner, Vector Consulting Group, points out that pharma companies need to either launch many new speciality generic products (better margins) or hire...

Project underway to turn Sarawak’s Gedong into hub for modern agriculture

The Gedong district will be developed with new infrastructure and amenities to become a hub for modern agriculture, says Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun...

Electric car batteries may be key to energy storage

Electric car batteries could be used to boost power storage in the future, injecting electricity into the grid during times of scarcity or storing...

Clean energy industry a new driving force

Outside the plant of a manufacturer of wind-driven generators in Hohhot, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, a truck loaded with turbine components is...

‘What is naturalness?’ The future of plant-based food

Plant-based is one of the most important trends in the food industry today. Meat- and dairy-free products are helping provide food alternatives to an...

Indian pharma – time for a cyclical upturn in US generics?

US Secret Service officers swept the rooms and posted snipers atop Ranbaxy’s headquarters on 21st November 2003. The company, nevertheless, could not be happier....

FAO trains spotlight on bioeconomy to meet extra demand for agri goods

The global demand for food and non-food agricultural projects could increase by up to 56 percent as world population is predicted to grow close...

Food Wastage Expected To Last Till End-Syawal

Every year during Ramadan, tonnes of food end up in the trash, with the seasonal phenomenon expected to last till end-Syawal as Malaysians hold...

Modified plants produce pheromones to confuse pests

In a groundbreaking study, researchers at the Earlham Institute in Norwich have successfully engineered tobacco plants to function as solar-powered factories for the production of moth sex pheromones.

How dangerous are India’s generic drugs? Very

For a nation that seeks to claim the mantle of “pharmacy to the world,” India is scandalously short on regulatory oversight. In the last six...

Looking to establish a biotech ecosystem? Here’s what you can learn from Serbia

Biotechnology is transforming the health sector through innovative applications that have made practices like genetic testing, drug treatments and artificial tissue growth a reality.

Free water set to cut plastic waste

An initiative that encourages people to ‘be a refiller, not a landfiller’, cutting out plastic waste caused from buying single-use bottles of water, has...

The startup with plans to establish “the world’s largest” sea cucumber farm

Brandon Hargraves, founder and CEO of The Aquaculture Group, outlines an ambitious plan to establish 250-hectare sandfish farm in the Philippines.

Challenges and solutions to advancing heath equity with medical devices

In October 2022, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed updating its Breakthrough Devices Program (BDP) to reduce disparities in health and health...

Improving your work-life balance can make you a more effective leader at work

Silencing your notifications and ignoring your email at the end of the workday could make you a better leader at your job, according to...

EIA updates 2023, 2024 bioenergy forecasts

Renewables are currently expected to account for 24 percent of U.S. electricity generation in 2023, increasing to 26 percent in 2024 according to the...

A study supports the usage of food waste in feed production

A group of scientists from the Russia’s Plekhanov Russian University of Economics claimed that supermarket waste when added to feed production, has no negative impact on...

A new way to make a virus-fighting protein could save lives during the next...

A multidisciplinary research team has produced a promising virus-fighting protein using a quick, portable process that could be easily deployed at the source of...

Empowering Gen Z to Work Effectively for your Organisation

Generation Z is becoming an increasingly influential group to the ever evolving 21st century workforce. What truly motivates this cohort ranging between 18-24 years...

Natural preservation: Food waste reduction and shelf life extension targeted as consumers seek value...

Several factors, including the demand for products free from synthetic additives, are driving the use of natural preservation methods in the F&B industry. FoodIngredientsFirst speaks...

In times of need, organic fertilizers take the lead!

Farmers are dealing with a fertilizer crisis brought on by rising fossil fuel prices and by the increasing supply-chain disruptions in global fertilizer markets...

Primate models in pharma: What the future holds

In February, Massachusetts-based Charles River Laboratories, the second-largest importer of nonhuman primates into the US, was served a subpoena by the US Department of Justice regarding the company’s...

Govt to launch ESG framework by year end

The government will launch a framework on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) standards by year-end to help local companies transition into renewable energy...

Biotechnology: Unlocking Food Security Challenges In Malaysia

The Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Datuk Arthur Joseph Kurup, recently emphasised that biotechnology can address Malaysia's food security challenges. Malaysian...

The Future of Pharmacogenomics: What to Expect in the Next 10 Years

Pharmacogenomics is a rapidly developing area of medicine that uses genetic data to forecast how a particular patient will react to medicines. Pharmacogenomics is...

Giving agriculture a tech boost

Arief Witjaksono started a chicken farm in 2018 with some partners in the city of Tangerang, west of Jakarta, but left after two years...

Turning to microalgae for eco-solutions

Sarawak is once again shining on the world map with the establishment of the world’s largest mass microalgae biomass production facility known as CHITOSE...

Jepun suntik RM1.65 bilion bangun produk komersial

Syarikat tenaga teknologi bio Jepun bersedia untuk menyuntik pelaburan bernilai 50 bilion Yen atau RM1.65 biion melalui pengoperasian fasiliti penanaman biomas alga terbesarnya di...

Bioalpha bangun hab pertanian Malaysia di China

Bioalpha Holdings Bhd (Bioalpha), syarikat makanan tambahan kesihatan bersepadu akan membangunkan hab pertanian Malaysia di Wilayah Hainan, China, sekali gus mengukuhkan usahanya untuk terus...

Rise in earnings expected for healthcare sector

Private healthcare providers are expected to see a pick up in earnings from an increase of both domestic and international patient throughputs following the...

University researchers need entrepreneurial culture in product commercialization

Recently, the commercialization of university research products received attention from various sectors that became one of the main aspects contributing to economic growth. According...

Circular economy to reduce plastic waste, create opportunities

Although plastic is part of our daily life, overconsumption and pollution from plastic waste do bring severe social, environmental and health impacts toward the...

Pendekatan komprehensif tangani cabaran bidang kesihatan

Menjelang 2030, Malaysia akan mencapai status negara tua apabila penduduk berusia 60 tahun ke atas mencapai 15 peratus daripada jumlah penduduk. Justeru, Malaysia perlu bersedia...

Mosti allocates land for Automotive High Technology Valley

The Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (Mosti) will be allocating a piece of land in Tanjung Malim, Perak, to be used for the Automotive...

Canada should be an agricultural bioeconomy leader

There is an increasing demand globally for bioproducts from biomass. At Biomass Quality Network Canada (BQNC) we have been focused on research and development...

A different way to evaluate your aquaculture operation

There are those who argue that farming is a way of life and not a business, but in today's modern, competitive and global agriculture/agribusiness...

How dangerous are India’s generic drugs? Very

For a nation that seeks to claim the mantle of “pharmacy to the world,” India is scandalously short on regulatory oversight. In the last...

The top 10 renewable energy companies investing in overseas projects

Capitalising on a heritage of expertise in alternative power, Enel Green Power (EGP) – owned by Italian energy giant Enel – is the world’s foremost foreign investor...

Study: the effect of pomegranate and onion on broilers

A recent trial conducted in Greece set out to evaluate the effects of pomegranate and onion on broiler chicks’ performance and welfare status, as...

How can stem cells treat diabetes?

Diabetes is a persistent medical condition that impairs the body’s capacity to regulate blood sugar levels. Although various treatments and medications are available to...

Malaysia well ahead of the curve in halal market

Halal Development Corp (HDC) CEO Hairol Ariffein Sahari highlighted that Malaysia has been a pioneer and champion of halal, long before other countries had...

Chemical recycling is one part of the overall solution to the problem of plastic...

John Sewell, Secretary General of Chemical Recycling Europe talks about the role of chemical recycling in the plastics recycling industry, the technologies and the...

Future foods programme: collaborating for functional food success

The leader of the Welsh government funded Future Foods programme at Aberystwyth University, discussed his mission to collaborate with brands to optimise food functionality,...

Digital dichotomy

Whether or not the UK is experiencing a black hole in public finances, there is no doubt that cost pressures will affect every area...

Testing alternatives to the US dollar hegemony will benefit Malaysia

The world is feeling the pain of a strong US dollar. And that seems to have prompted countries, whose local currencies have depreciated sharply...

Potensi besar inovasi bioekonomi

Seperti kebanyakan pakar ekonomi sering utarakan, tiga cabaran besar yang sedang dialami ekonomi dunia iaitu perubahan iklim, revolusi industri 4.0 dan pandemik Covid-19. Perubahan iklim...

WHO to consider adding obesity drugs to ‘essential’ medicines list

Drugs that combat obesity are under consideration for the first time for the World Health Organisation's "essential medicines list," used to guide government purchasing...

Cultivated meat for Malaysian consumers in 2025

A local company has set its target to produce cultivated meat in Malaysia by 2025. Efforts are on the way to build a RM20 million...

Could tomato waste replace harmful BPA in food cans?

Instead of discarding the waste leftover from turning tomatoes into juice or sauce, these by-products could find new life as a protective coating in...

MPOB, Tsinghua varsity to conduct research on using palm biodiesel in vehicle engines

The Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) is collaborating with Tsinghua University in China to conduct research on field studies using palm biodiesel in Chinese-made...

High-concentrate algae oil is now a growing market

High-concentrate fish oils are now a thriving segment of the omega-3 market. Now, high-concentrate algae oils are entering the market. At March’s Natural Products...

Robot kecil boleh cetak material bio 3D terus dalam badan

Satu pasukan jurutera bioperubatan di Australia membangunkan robot kecil yang fleksibel yang boleh digunakan untuk mencetak material bio tiga dimensi (3D) secara terus dalam...

Bioenergy Europe joins new bioeconomy-focused coalition

The other members include providers of high-quality wood-based products, fibre-based paper and board products and packaging, and renewable energy solution providers, and the initiative...

World Water Day 2023 – Be Like A Hummingbird And Act Now

Situated between the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea, rich in water resources from numerous rivers, lakes and reservoirs, coupled with a tropical...

4 ways to ensure the future of aquaculture is sustainable

As our global population expands, so too does demand for nutritious and climate-friendly food. Meeting this increased appetite in more sustainable ways represents a...

Determinants of COVID-19 vaccine fatigue

Vaccines are likely to remain one of the essential tools to fight the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic. Vaccines against Coronavirus Disease...

Building local halal champions

The buoyant global halal market is worth around US$3 trillion (RM13.3 trillion) currently and is estimated to hit US$5 trillion (RM22.1 trillion) by 2030. Driving...

Recycling increased by 152% at these London flats – here’s how

People living in apartments tend to recycle less than people living in houses. But why? And what can be done about it? A recent...

Asean needs to boost food security

The economic procurement of marine commodities from fisheries is crucial to trade and consumption by Asean member states and is instrumental for the preservation...

FDA requires medical devices be secured against cyberattacks

The Food and Drug Administration will now require medical devices meet specific cybersecurity guidelines after years of concerns that a growing number of internet-connected...

AI Welcomed, But Human-Centered IT Support Is Key To Employee Satisfaction

Nine in ten employees (87%) recognize that AI has a positive role to play in helping them stay productive, while eight in ten (81%)...

Japan’s treating Oceans as a radioactive waste dump a 19th-century approach: nuclear expert

Japan's plan to dump nuclear-contaminated wastewater into the ocean has been strongly condemned by the international community. Nonetheless, Tokyo is still going its own...

Small farms hold the key to sustainable food production

Malaysia’s tropical climate is conducive for the cultivation of a wide variety of crops, including oil palm, rubber, paddy, cocoa, pepper and fruit. In...

‘Stunning’ 4% yearly rise in R&D share has emerging biopharma dominating pipeline

Emerging biopharmas have gradually taken over the R&D pipeline, producing two-thirds of all new drugs in 2022, a finding one financial biotech player called...

Trends expected to ‘dramatically impact’ agriculture

The buying and selling of farm equipment is often seen as an indicator of the overall health of the agricultural economy, and this type...

“A key challenge is finding more suitable outlets capable of recycling carpet waste”

Too much of carpet waste still ends up in landfill or incineration. Legislators as well as non-profit organisations try to find more sustainable solutions...

World’s First-to-Market Cultivated Meat Receives U.S. FDA Clearance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has completed its second pre-market consultation for human food made from cultured animal cells. California-based GOOD Meat,...

WHO revises COVID-19 vaccine recommendations for Omicron-era

The World Health Organization has tailored its COVID-19 vaccination recommendations for a new phase of the pandemic, suggesting that healthy children and adolescents may...

Are science and technology friends or foes?

Does the pursuit of scientific research based on a well-defined technological outcome hamper our ability to be creative? And does it limit opportunities to...

Masidi, Kurup discuss State-Fed agri, manufacturing opportunities

The two leaders discussed opportunities for Sabah and her people to benefit from State-Federal collaborations and programmes, especially in the agricultural and manufacturing industries....

Malaysia perlu wujudkan peraturan lebih ketat dalam ujian genetik, pemilihan embrio IVF

Sindrom down adalah kelainan genetik yang paling kerap berlaku pada bayi yang baru lahir melibatkan kecacatan akal dan disebabkan oleh kewujudan tambahan kromosom dua...

Potensi produk daging kultur di Malaysia

Minggu lalu, sebuah syarikat tempatan mengumumkan penubuhan sebuah fasiliti penghasilan daging kultur pertama negara bertempat di Pulau Pinang, melibatkan pelaburan tempatan berjumlah RM20 juta...

Cabinet to consider proposed Malaysia biodiversity centre

The inaugural meeting of the National Biodiversity Council (MBN1) has agreed that the proposed formation of the Malaysia Biodiversity Centre (MBC) be referred to...

Co-creating opportunities to accelerate net zero ambition

Ongoing market disruptions, climate change concerns and technological advancements continue to shift the energy landscape. Against the backdrop of these uncertainties, Petroliam Nasional Bhd’s...

Malaysia teroka teknologi baharu industri padi Indonesia

Kementerian Pertanian dan Keterjaminan Makanan (KPKM) mengadakan lawatan kerja selama tiga hari ke Indonesia bagi mengukuhkan kerjasama dan meneroka teknologi baharu industri padi di...

High growth potential in pharmaceutical industry

It is critical for pharmaceutical companies to improve competitiveness with a focus on research and development (R&D), production technology and digitalisation.

30 BioNexus-status companies penerate global market early this year

As many as 30 out of the 235 BioNexus-status companies have successfully penetrated the global market as of January this year, said Deputy Minister...

Vietnam vows to boost renewable energy and reach net zero emissions by 2050

Working towards a low-carbon economy is obviously in Vietnam's economic interest, and the Vietnamese government is facilitating a long-term national energy roadmap to reach...

Asean must enhance food security

The economic procuring of marine commodities from fisheries for the purposes of trade and consumption by Asean member states is instrumental to preserving food...

Vaccine makers prep bird flu shot for humans ‘just in case’

Some of the world's leading makers of flu vaccines say they could make hundreds of millions of bird flu shots for humans within months...

The 50 Hottest Companies in the Bioeconomy 2023

In Washington, the Digest released the rankings for the 50 Hottest Companies in the Bioeconomy. Out of more than 2,000 sector companies, the winners...

Machine learning can tackle plastic pollution – here’s how

Disposable plastics are everywhere: Food containers, coffee cups, plastic bags. Some of these plastics, called compostable plastics, can be engineered to biodegrade under controlled conditions. However,...

Bentang hala tuju baharu tarik belia, graduan jadi usahawan tani

Isu sekuriti makanan terkait dengan output pengeluaran dan kualiti penuaian dihasilkan sektor pertanian negara. Jika jumlah permintaan melebihi penawaran domestik, kerajaan tidak dapat mengelak...

Challenges in boosting healthcare

There is a target to enable Sabah and Sarawak to get 100% access to safe surgical and anaesthesia care by 2030, says the Health...

The Implications of Artificial Intelligence in Finance

The democratisation of artificial intelligence (AI) like ChatGPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) will lead to a proliferation of new startups, services, and products that prospers...

Why bioplastics won’t solve our plastic problems

Last month, Victoria banned plastic straws, crockery and polystyrene containers, following similar bans in South Australia, Western Australia, New South Wales and the ACT. All states...

Blue-green algae bind rare earth elements

Rare earth elements (REEs), find use in hundreds of modern conveniences, but their sources are geographically restricted. Increasingly, countries without access to deposits of...

Love hearts How can we use precision medicine to improve heart failure care?

Precision medicines have revolutionised the treatment of some cancers and rare genetic diseases, yet progress in chronic diseases such as heart failure has lagged.  The...

National Food Security Policy committee to address increasing cost of animal feed

The Executive Committee on the National Food Security Policy will take an aggressive approach to address the increasing cost of animal feed due to...

How can businesses reap the benefits of mobile technology?

Mobile and internet-connected technologies are more vital than ever for business to operate efficiently, as the impact of the global supply chain crisis continues...

Heat stress in poultry

Stress in animals can be defined as any factor causing disruptions to their homeostasis, their stable internal balance. Stress engenders a biological response to...

Can a Mediterranean diet help keep heart disease, dementia, and cancer at bay?

For some time researchers have suggested that a Mediterranean diet — high in fresh fruit and vegetables, beans, nuts, whole grains, and fish —...

How realistic is a hydrogen-powered economy?

Clean-burning hydrogen has been hyped as a potential solution to a swath of climate-related energy problems, from fuelling trucks and powering industry to generating...

Cultivated meat technology in line with govt policy goals

Biotechnology, particularly cultivated meat technology, is in line with the goals of the National Biotechnology Policy (NBP) 2.0 and the National Science, Technology and...

M’sia introduces first Flagship Medical Tourism Hospital Programme

Malaysia has introduced its first Flagship Medical Tourism Hospital Programme with four shortlisted finalists, namely National Heart Institute (IJN), Island Hospital, Mahkota Medical Centre, and Subang...

Kemampuan ekonomi tempatan perkukuh keterjaminan makanan

Jika dahulu kita selalu dimomokkan slogan globalisasi dalam memberi erti ekonomi bentuk baharu bersifat tanpa sempadan. Sorak-sorai ketika itu menghala supaya dasar ekonomi negara...

Renewable energy development to become Sarawak’s priority in achieving net-zero emissions future

Sarawak is prioritising the development of renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and hydroelectric power to achieve a net-zero emissions future for the...

Wakaf hutan, sumber tenaga galak pemuliharaan alam sekitar

Wakaf sebagai bentuk kewangan sosial Islam mempunyai tujuan penting memberi manfaat dan membangunkan masyarakat tanpa mengira sama ada masyarakat Muslim mahupun bukan Muslim. Tidak...

Kadar kebolehpasaran graduan pertanian lebih 70 peratus

Kadar kebolehpasaran graduan yang berjaya menamatkan pengajian di pusat-pusat latihan di bawah naungan Kementerian Pertanian dan Keterjaminan Makanan secara puratanya mencapai antara 65 hingga...

Consumer trust in generics remains low in Korea

A recent study said that although generic drugs offer the same effect and quality as original drugs, Korean consumers still have low trust in...

Mosti allocates grants totalling RM14m to support startups this year

The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti) through its funding agency, Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd, is offering grants under the CIP Spark and...

We’ll be eating two credits cards’ worth of plastic a year by 2050

A new study released on March 8, 2023, warns that plastics consumption could double by 2050. That’s not great. Plastic, as a material, is pretty incredible....

Time to encourage urban farming

Vertical farming has become a popular method for cultivating crops in urban areas, with the potential to revolutionise the way we think about food...

Lebih 40,000 pembantu perubatan diperlukan menjelang 2025

Negara memerlukan seramai 44,804 penolong pegawai perubatan (PPP) menjelang 2025 dengan mengambil kira jangkaan 36 juta penduduk Malaysia pada tahun tersebut, kata Timbalan Menteri...

How to plan your finances with global economic slowdown in mind?

Global economic slowdown. Recession. These words normally scare most of us out.  How can we plan our finances with all these uncertainties? There is...

No room for trash in Malaysia by 2050?

Malaysia's landfills are filling to capacity, putting the country in danger of running out of space for the disposal of solid waste by 2050. With...

Are we moving closer to fish-free feed?

Recent trials from the F3 Innovation Network found that it is feasible and economically viable for aquaculture nutritionists to significantly reduce – or even...

Education on generic drugs is still lacking

As a national medicine shortage worsens, Lipitor (atorvastatin) — a statin medication used to prevent cardiovascular disease in high-risk cases, as well as abnormal...

Penggunaan AI amat dialukan tetapi harus waspada soal etika

Kecerdasan buatan (AI) merupakan teknologi yang mula mendominasi pelbagai industri di dunia. Inovasi ini telah membantu individu, organisasi dan syarikat melonjakkan produktiviti. Menteri Sains, Teknologi...

5D: the transition to renewables and the human dimension

One of the reasons that the journey to net zero is controversial is that we can’t always read the signs. One man’s climate change...

The importance of water in agriculture

Agriculture uses an astonishing 70% of all freshwater worldwide, and around a third of the water in agriculture is linked to meat and dairy...

‘The doctor will call you now’ – why telemedicine is here to stay

The Covid-19 pandemic markedly shifted people’s attitudes toward where and how healthcare is provided. The widespread use of lateral flow testing brought diagnosis into...

Cultivate recycling practices from a young age

Malaysians have been generating an average of 1.17kg or 36,699 tonnes in household waste daily. According to last year's data from the Solid Waste Management...

Renewable energy to become top source of electricity by 2025

According to the Energy Agency’s Electricity Market Report 2023, 90% of new demand between now and 2025 will be covered by clean energy sources...

Perkasa ternakan ikan air tawar sektor utama

Pelbagai strategi dirangka bagi memastikan akuakultur ikan marin dan air tawar menjadi antara sektor utama, selari agenda pemerkasaan industri berkenaan. Timbalan Menteri Pertanian dan Keterjaminan...

#HEALTH: Keeping kidneys healthy

Generally, everyone is born with a pair of healthy kidneys. The kidneys are usually at peak performance when we reach full maturity. Kidneys are...

How can leaders make better decisions?

It’s a common misunderstanding among many business leaders that it is always their responsibility to initiate and develop all the new ideas in their...

Govt to announce steps toward sustainable agriculture in July

The government through the Plantation and Commodities Ministry is currently developing a National Biomass Action Plan that would involve five sectors: plantation, agriculture, livestock,...

Healthcare sector expected to sustain growth momentum

The healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors are expected to sustain their growth momentum through the reopening of international borders, higher procurement activities and better export...

Seven statutory bodies to jointly develop agricultural land to boost food production

Seven statutory bodies under the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (KPKM) were today given exclusive rights to develop 137 plots of Federal land...

Belanjawan 2023: Ensuring food security and welfare of farmers

It is no surprise that food security was a major component among the measures taken to lighten the burden of the higher cost of...

Covid lab leak fight obscures the global rise of high-security biolabs

The number of high-containment labs around the world conducting potentially risky scientific research is surging, despite a lack of global agreement on how to...

Three Steps to Unlock Data Barriers and Open Global Growth Prospects

“Going global” used to be the stuff of dreams for companies in Singapore, Malaysia, and other Asia Pacific markets, but the old barriers to...

Rice into low-carbon plastic: bringing hope to a struggling Fukushima town

Jinichi Abe grins as he watches diggers working earth near his rice fields, knowing they are returning still more fields to productivity after Fukushima...

UiTM Kelantan aims to generate up to RM200,000 from MD2 pineapple sales

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Kelantan branch aims to generate up to RM200,000 in revenue this year for the sale of MD2 pineapples and slips...

Saintis guna DNA air liur, virus sintetik kesan cacar monyet

Memilih 'bergelumang' dalam pembangunan membabitkan pelbagai jenis virus yang berbeza dan unik, memerlukan banyak pengorbanan untuk memastikan kejayaan dihasilkan dapat dikongsikan demi manfaat seantero...

Bioenergy for Bioeconomy

The bioeconomy is not a new concept. Humans have been using biological resources to meet their needs for thousands of years. The bioeconomy is...

National Biomass Action Plan to be completed in July

The development of a National Biomass Action Plan that includes five sectors, namely plantation, agriculture, livestock, fisheries and forestry, is expected to be completed...

What happened with vertical farming and how can we fix it?

Albert Lin is the CEO of VegBed and has been involved in vertical farming since around 2014. "It's been fascinating to see how the...

Mobile health – predicted to reach $12.1bn by 2030

Mobile applications are at the spearhead of the swathing digitisation in healthcare that is changing how patients receive treatment. Regulated medical apps and especially...

Want more bioeconomy capacity, sooner? Our 4-point plan to relieve the investor’s Tour of...

The Yukon Striker is the world’s longest dive-style rollercoaster, with a drop of more than 240 feet, four inversions, hurtles at 80+ miles per...

Most Malaysians Not Sure What They Can Do To Tackle Climate Change

The effects of climate change are becoming increasingly noticeable in Malaysia which has been experiencing extreme weather events in recent times, the latest being...

The trouble with water treatment in aquaculture

Water disinfection is a necessary step in preparing aquaculture facilities before stocking, but it also causes microbiome die-offs which result in the higher likelihood...

New WHO Biosimilar Guidelines Aim to Streamline, Clarify Regulations

The World Health Organization (WHO) has clarified the guidance it gives to member countries regarding the evaluation of biosimilars. The new guidelines are designed to...

Malaysia-Sepanyol meterai MOU kerjasama dalam bidang sains, teknologi dan inovasi

Malaysia dan Sepanyol memeterai satu Memoradum Persefahaman (MoU) untuk bekerjasama dalam bidang sains, teknologi dan inovasi, kata Kementerian Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi (MOSTI). Menurut MOSTI,...

A longevity expert who studied people who live to 110 on how humanity and...

The biotech industry niche focused on aging is expected to reach a market value of $65 billion over the next three years. There’s a...

Animal feed production in demand trough

Animal feed production was 6% lower for the 6 months ending January compared with the previous year with all sectors showing reductions, with monogastric...

New study helps inform actions to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake among Albania’s health workers

Enxhi Durmishaj is 29 years old and works in an administrative role at Mother Teresa Hospital, a large public hospital in Tirana, Albania’s capital....

Science And Technology Today More Labor Intensive Than Agriculture

Labor costs today make up approximately two-thirds of U.S. business research and development (R&D), illustrating how vital access to high-skilled talent is to America’s economy. In...

Bioeconomy: EU is moving towards its goals, but environmental challenges persist

The bioeconomy covers all sectors and systems that rely on biological resources. An assessment of the progress and the trends in the EU bioeconomy,...

Belanjawan 2023: Sektor kesihatan terima peruntukan kedua terbesar, RM36.3 bilion

Sektor kesihatan menerima peruntukan kedua terbesar dalam Belanjawan 2023 iaitu sebanyak RM36.3 bilion berbanding RM32.4 bilion tahun lepas. Komponen utama peruntukan itu melibatkan keperluan...

Gross output value for agriculture sector in 2021 grew 23.2% to RM101.3b : DoSM

The value of gross output for Pix for representational purpose only/AFPPixsector in 2021 grew 23.2% to RM101.3 billion as compared with RM82.2 billion in...

World’s largest mass microalgae biomass production plant to open in Sarawak this April

The world’s largest mass microalgae biomass production facility known as Chitose Carbon Capture Central (C4), utilising flat-panel photo-bioreactor technology, is set for official opening...

No Alternative to Palm Oil

There is no alternative to palm oil. Palm oil is natural, containing vitamins A and E, rich in nutritional values. Products formulated to replace...

New Zealand Leads the Way on Regenerative Agriculture Methods

As nations around the world seek to measure, manage and mitigate their greenhouse gas emissions, many have their eyes focused on the agricultural industry,...

Good recovery for Malaysia’s healthcare travel industry

Malaysia's healthcare travel industry recorded more than RM1.2bil in revenue in 2022. This successful recovery is due in part to the efforts made by...

Legally Speaking: Navigating the Legal Landscape of Digital Investments

The 2022 collapse of FTX.com – a digital asset and cryptocurrency exchange – along with its over 135 affiliate companies around the world has...

How feed additives could cut methane emissions from livestock by 90 per cent

Scientists appear to have solved one of the biggest environmental challenges facing the global meat industry — how to dramatically reduce methane emissions from...

The 10 most innovative companies in agriculture of 2023

Explore the full 2023 list of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, 540 organizations that are reshaping industries and culture. We’ve selected the firms making the...

How Employers Are Shaping The Future Of Healthcare

Today, 133 million Americans are estimated to be suffering from at least one chronic condition, and that number is expected to reach 170 million by...

Malaysia – Spain MoU for tech-related cooperation

Malaysia is ready to welcome investments from technology-related industry players participating in the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2023, especially in the field of Science,...

China widens renewable energy supply lead with wind power push

China has been the world's largest and fastest-growing producer of renewable energy for more than a decade, but has widened its lead over international...

Budget 2023 proves govt’s concern for agricultural sector

The RM200 cash aid to rice farmers and the provision of subsidies and incentives for the rice industry under Budget 2023 demonstrates the Unity...

Tempus, Pfizer Enter Strategic AI Alliance in Oncology

Tempus, a provider in artificial intelligence (AI) and precision medicine, has entered a multi-year, strategic collaboration with Pfizer to further AI and machine learning-driven efforts in therapeutic...

Living in bioeconomy

The bioeconomy is an important part of the circular economy. Fiber-based packaging is recycled, and the fibre is reused again and again until the...

Toilet paper adding to ‘forever chemicals’ in wastewater

Toilet paper is an unexpected source of potentially harmful “forever chemicals” in wastewater across the globe and could be leaching into soils via sewage,...

The gene-editing technology in your store-bought tomatoes that could eat agriculture

The small tomatoes on shelves of supermarkets in Japan may look like normal fruit, but they are actually genetic pioneers. In late 2021, Japanese company...

Stem cell therapy may reduce risk of heart attack and stroke in certain heart...

Cell therapy, involving adult stem cells from bone marrow, has been shown to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in severe heart...

Adopt similar green funding

Recently, the United States enacted a law called the Inflation Reduction Act allocating USD374 billion in green incentives to tackle the climate crisis. The...

Europe steps on the gas, revs up renewable energy

Austria recommended shorter shower times and speed limits on roads. Spain ordered shop exteriors and public monuments to cease lighting at night. The Eiffel...

Sarawak pig farms encouraged to use technology for bio-security

The Sarawak government is planning to further embrace the application of new biotechnology to improve in swine nutrition and pork production, said Dato Sri...

Top 3 Reasons Why Your Medical Device Needs a Clinical Trial

Regulations for research involving devices, in vitro diagnostics (IVDs), and digital therapeutics differ from those governing pharmaceutical development. While drugs require Phase I-III clinical...

Be Mindful Of Emotional Sharing On Social Media – Experts

Social media has come a long way since its inception. Today, the   need to keep some things personal seems to be taken a back...

Pengusaha PKS perlu budayakan penggunaan teknologi AI

Perusahaan kecil dan sederhana (PKS) di Malaysia sedang berhadapan dengan keadaan sukar. Pandemik COVID-19, bencana alam serta kenaikan Kadar Dasar Semalaman (OPR) berterusan secara...

Age no longer a barrier to stem cell transplant

THE fight against cancer has been a long journey, with many experts in the field pushing the envelope to find ways to help their...

Why food security is more important now

Food security is a critical concern today for countries across the world. By 2050, the world will have two billion more people to feed,...

Biodegradable, upcycled or sustainable, the world of sneakers is going green

One day, our favourite sneakers could well be made from sushi, look like a patchwork of fabric scraps, or even decompose in the ground....

Malaysia’s Approach towards Renewable Energy

Malaysia’s energy sector has come a long way since its early years. Over the last 50 years, we have moved from oil to natural...

Modernisation of agrofood sector generates employment opportunities

The modernisation of the agrofood sector is a catalyst to attract young talents to enter the field and further encourage the creation of job opportunities in Sarawak.

Column EOS advanced imaging system, a step forward in osteoporosis care

Bone health is a crucial aspect of overall health and well-being, yet it is often overlooked. Strong bones support the body, protect vital organs...

Govt allocates RM1.5b to develop sustainable, effective sewerage nationwide

The government has allocated RM1.47 billion under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) to develop sustainable and effective infrastructure through the implementation of sewerage projects nationwide.

Cultivating society’s habit of waste disposal, management

In Malaysia, the jutting aftermath of climate change, among others, is flooding. According to the Department of Statistics Malaysia’s (DoSM) Compendium of Environment Statistics, the...

Food security: Govt explores use of black soldier fly in chicken feed, mulls law...

The government is exploring the use of Black Soldier Fly (BSF) in chicken feed as part of its efforts to reduce dependency on imports...

COVID can trigger tinnitus. Could the vaccines do the same?

After Gregory Poland, an internal medicine doctor at Mayo Clinic who directs its Vaccine Research Group, got his second dose of COVID vaccine in February 2021...

Malaysia Almost Doubles Drone Readiness In One Year

Malaysia’s drone industry is flying high after ranking 21st in the Drone Readiness Index (DRI), up from the 30th spot last year. It is...

Biochar offers new promise for climate-smart agriculture

Researcher see the interconnections between the systems in nature and how each component impacts the others. In Connecticut, rich in forests and farmland, experts...

Is Smart Farming the Future of Agriculture?

Farmers face more pressure than ever before. Demand for food is growing as the population increases, and land is taken as urbanization spreads. Moving...

Man cured of HIV after stem cell transplant, researchers say

A man has been cured of HIV after a stem cell transplant, researchers say. The 53-year-old, known as the Dusseldorf Patient, is just the third...

15 Ways To Build Adaptability As An Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is a journey that comes with a host of challenges, both expected and unexpected. To succeed, entrepreneurs need to be resilient, adaptable and...

This Weird-Looking Fungus Could Be a Biodegradable Alternative to Plastic

The tinder fungus (Fomes fomentarius) has some surprising properties, scientists have discovered: properties that could enable it to provide a natural, biodegradable alternative to...

Here’s why some countries are experiencing medicine shortages – and what can be done...

When seasonal bugs have you running to the clinic or pharmacy for medicines to bring down your temperature or soothe your child’s cough, it...

EV, bioeconomy among industries poised for exponential growth

The electric vehicle (EV) and bioeconomy are among the sectors that are expected to see tremendous growth, according to investor Azeem Azhar, who is...

Top 10 countries for renewable energy investment attraction

The United States has taken the top spot in the ranking of the latest Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index, followed by China and Germany,...

Aquaculture, or the farming of aquatic plants and animals, contributes to biodiversity and habitat loss in freshwater and marine ecosystems globally, but when used...

MNHA Report: Vaccines Make Up Two-Thirds Of Covid Health Spending

Spending for Covid-19 vaccination included vaccine costs, vaccination campaign costs, distribution costs, service charges by doctors, nurses and other health professionals administering the vaccines,...

Artificial intelligence could help detect depression earlier in patients

In China, researchers have developed an artificial intelligence system that can detect signs of depression from a person's voice. Faced with the prevalence of...

Pasaran dron Malaysia bakal cecah RM12 bilion

BANGI: Pasaran dron Malaysia dijangka mencecah nilai berjumlah sehingga RM12.13 bilion atau 4.3 peratus daripada keseluruhan bahagian pasaran global tahun ini. Timbalan Menteri Kewangan I,...

Researchers say AI could help reduce disparities, improve access in health care

BALTIMORE: Cervical cancer, like many illnesses, is treatable if it’s caught early, but each year millions of women miss out on getting routine Pap smear screening for...

Three Agriculture Technology Trends To Watch In 2023

As the world population continues to grow and the human population becomes more urbanized, there is an increasing demand for food. This has led...

TRe evaluating solar power generation options: MD

SUNGAI PETANI: Tenaga Nasional Bhd's (TNB) wholly-owned subsidiary TNB Renewables Sdn Bhd (TRe) is seriously evaluating other means for solar generation such as agrisolar and...

Vietnam aims to become major biotechnolocy manufacturing hub by 2030

HANOI, Feb 10 (Bernama): Vietnam has set a target to become Asia's top 10 manufacturing hubs in terms of biotech production and smart biotech...

5 Leading Healthcare Trends For 2023

As we move further into 2023, the healthcare industry will continue to experience the impact of trends that have taken shape in the last...

Agriculture Ministry: Malaysia, Indonesia to strengthen bilateral cooperation in food security

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 — Malaysia and Indonesia will strengthen bilateral cooperation in food security through agrofood trade and agricultural technical collaboration to ensure...

Rawat sisa plastik guna kaedah bioteknologi

KADAR penggunaan plastik meningkat saban tahun bukan sahaja di negara ini, malah di seluruh dunia. Data sejak tahun 2008 hingga 2018 menunjukkan bahawa berlaku peningkatan...

How to stop brain drain

We should move from merely mulling the obvious problems and focus on how to stem medical brain drain. The medical brain drain narrative is that...

How Technology Integration Supports Precision Medicine

As patients expect more tailored approaches to care delivery, providers are moving away from one-size-fits-all solutions and toward personalized medicine, or precision medicine, which analyzes...

Can ASEAN benefit from the EU’s green agriculture push?

As manufacturing and tourism collapsed in the three years of the COVID-19 pandemic, several Southeast Asian governments realized that they needed to pump more money into their...

Where does Europe’s electricity come from?

Energy and electricity supply have become vital for nearly every European nation over the past year, as the region shifts away from its dependence...

Sabah seeks to put Malaysia on world map as new space launch site

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is hoping to use its strategic location at the equator to build the world’s 16th space launching facility, which would make Malaysia...

Teknologi Herbalogi dan Orient bakal hasilkan ubat `masa hadapan’

Kuala Lumpur: Perintis penggunaan kecerdasan buatan (AI) bagi rekaan ubat-ubatan berasaskan bahan semula jadi. Meskipun metodologi sama boleh digunakan dalam rekaan ubatan sintetik namun bahan...

Agriculture Ministry: Malaysia, Indonesia to strengthen bilateral cooperation in food security

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 — Malaysia and Indonesia will strengthen bilateral cooperation in food security through agrofood trade and agricultural technical collaboration to ensure...

From Lab to Market: Bio-Based Products Are Gaining Momentum

In the 1930s, the DuPont company created the world’s first nylon, a synthetic polymer made from petroleum. The product first appeared in bristles for...

Investors Will Play a Key Role in Catalysing and Empowering Malaysia’s Startup Ecosystem

Malaysia has long possessed a leading track record in high technology ventures that dates back to the roll-out of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC)...

Growing trends in medical devices for personalised healthcare

Digitalisation in the healthcare industry, along with advances in medical devices, enables clinicians to combine and analyse genome information with other diagnostic information to...

What Is Sustainable Farming and Agriculture?

Sustainable agriculture is the practice and science of farming sustainably. "Sustainability" means consuming resources, such as land, healthy soil and animals, so they may be...

H&M, Remondis team on textile waste management initiative

Looper Textile Co., the standalone joint venture is owned 50% by H&M and 50% by Remondis. The firm will collect and sort unwanted clothes...

Need for commitment to biotechnology in India

Biotechnology holds a key to solving India's nutritional security challenges. However, a transparent and simplified policy is required to promote and use biotechnology to its...

Stem Cells: The Types & Uses

What most of us know about stem cells is likely through the image of Dolly the sheep, the first mammal to be cloned from...

Artificial reefs offer bright prospect for fisheries

KOCHI: Artificial reefs will increase fish production and promote fishermen’s livelihood, marine scientists said. Participating in a brainstorming session held on the sidelines of...

KPKT lancar Inisiatif Hijau Cameron Highlands

CAMERON HIGHLANDS: Kementerian Pembangunan Kerajaan Tempatan (KPKT) melalui agensinya Perbadanan Pengurusan Sisa Pepejal dan Pembersihan Awam (SWCorp) melancarkan Inisiatif Hijau Cameron Highlands untuk merawat...

Growing Champions: Malaysia’s path to food sovereignty could help restore the global food system

The global food system has reached a breaking point. The sector is embroiled in climate change, absorbing an estimated 25% of the total damage...

3D printed drugs to revolutionise medical treatment

In the not-too-distant future, one can print their own paracetamol at home or in a neighbourhood pharmacy, provided the appropriate 3D printer, actives and...

Agro-food database to be redeveloped

The Agriculture and Food Security Ministry will redevelop an agriculture-based food database with the latest data as a reference for food issues in the...

Many Industry Players Not Heeding Safe Livestock Waste Management Practices

Environmental pollution originating from livestock waste has been a longstanding issue in Malaysia, with the Department of Veterinary Services Malaysia (DVS) attributing this to...

Bioenergy: The local and truly green source of renewable energy

Within our immediate environment lies an abundant source of organic material: biomass. This is the starting point for producing renewable energy from natural sources...

Sektor pertanian dapat peruntukan besar Belanjawan 2023

Sektor pertanian dijangka mendapat peruntukan yang lebih dalam pembentangan semula Belanjawan 2023 pada 24 Februari ini. Menteri Ekonomi, Rafizi Ramli, berkata peruntukan yang lebih itu...

Preparing now for the next health emergencies

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the weaknesses and lack of preparedness of health systems globally. When the virus was at its peak, many low-...

Global crop biotechnology revolution — 2022 saw dramatic advances in agricultural innovation

Conquest, war, famine, and death: Looking back on 2022 as the COVID-19 plague roars into its fourth year, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse have all been...

Compostable clothes fighting back against plastic pollution

As households grow increasingly accustomed to composting coffee grounds, eggshells and vegetable peels, could they one day be composting their clothes? Biodegradable garments, made...

Vietnam’s Agriculture: Farmer-centered and Sustainable Transformation

Vietnam's agriculture is transforming from quantity targets towards profit, environment and farmer income targets. For decades, Vietnam's agriculture followed the targets of production volume....

Pharmaniaga successfully installs Malaysia’s first pre-filled syringe filling line

Pharmaniaga Bhd, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Pharmaniaga LifeScience Sdn Bhd, has successfully installed a pre-filled syringe (PFS) filling line, the first of its kind in...

RM1bil biopharma firm in Johor needs 120 highly-skilled workers, says MB

About 120 highly-skilled workers are needed to fill the vacancies at a biopharmaceutical company here, says Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi. He said...

Biofuels M&A: 2022 Review & Outlook 2023

The market for buying and selling biofuels plants followed a historic 2021 with a transformational year in 2022, driven by one pivotal biomass-based diesel...

Agricultural inspection defends against crop diseases and pests

Agricultural authorities have launched a sweeping inspection aimed at spotting destructive crop diseases and pests on the tropical island province of Hainan, seat of...

Why Europe’s drug shortages may get worse

When Ignasi Biosca-Reig heard there were shortages of amoxicillin in Spain, he quickly added shifts at his drug company's factories to boost production of...

The African Bioeconomy comes into focus

A hallmark of the global bioeconomy over the last century has been its resiliency and adaptability.  From its roots in the American chemurgy movement,...

How can we responsibly source post-consumer recycled plastic?

The lack of data and transparency surrounding post-consumer recycled plastic and other materials leads to irresponsible sourcing, but third-party audited protocols used in Ocean Bound...

Supplements for skin health nearly tripled from 2017 to 2021

Supplements targeting skin health is booming, with the category experiencing more than 30% average annual growth in launches of dietary supplements between 2017 and...

Why Stem Cell Therapy Might Not Work for Older Patients

Pluripotent stem cells are self-renewing and can develop into any cell in the human body. But whether they produce new cells – and if so,...

Brain drain phenomenon can benefit country

The brain drain phenomenon in Malaysia must be looked at from a different angle because the government can still benefit by utilising their expertise,...

Philippines hopes for waste-to-energy technology amid waste disposal headache

A Philippine lawmaker is pushing for utilising waste-to-energy technologies to improve solid waste management and provide an alternative source of energy as the South-East...

How to keep livestock calm and stress-free

Animal welfare concerns the physical as well as psychological state of an animal. The way animals are raised and treated affects their welfare on...

Cord blood stem cell transplant can save many lives

Have you heard of the terms cord blood and stem cells? What about cord blood stem cell transplant? Did you know that this procedure can...

How smart clothing could prove useful in healthcare

What if your T-shirt was one day able to warn you of a possible heart problem? That’s an idea that could soon become reality,...

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...