Malaysia’s biotech landscape finally starting to emerge

A researcher from US-based industrial biotech company Verdezyne talking about the manipulation of chemical pathways that allows yeast to digest vegetable oil to produce dodecanedioic acid (DDDA), which can be used to make nylon.

Does the arrival of global biotech firms mark Malaysia’s official arrival on the international scene?

Biotechnology: The application of scientific and engineering principles to the processing of materials by biological agents. — as defined by the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

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