The latest is a clutch of five collaborations between global
and local biotechnology partners at the
BIO International Convention 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts,
which began yesterday.
It includes the exchange of a collaboration instrument
worth RM1.65bil between the Terengganu state government,
BiotechCorp, the East Coast Economic Region Development
Centre and GEVO Inc to facilitate investment in a Bio Polymer.
Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Datuk Seri
Dr Maximus Ongkili, in a statement, applauded BiotechCorp
for its continued initiatives towards partnerships and collaborations
on a global scale.
“This is more so in the light of the current economic times
with its unique challenges and change.
“The valuable support shown by BiotechCorp in continuing
to provide for the biotechnology industry in Malaysia, also
marks the opportunities that still exist in the market,”
Ongkili, who is leading the Malaysian delegation to the
event, was speaking at the opening of the Malaysian Pavilion
at the four-day BIO International Convention 2012.
BiotechCorp chief executive officer Datuk Dr Mohd Nazlee
Kamal said the partnerships announced magnified the value
proposition that Malaysia offers.
“They are especially attractive in nurturing and driving
global entrepreneurship and partnerships with foreign companies.”
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