Biotech Updates

Malaysia Acquires Molecular Technology to Boost Rice Yield

November 20, 2009

Marker assisted selection technology from DNA Landmark of Canada was acquired by the Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation to improve rice yield. The sub-license of this technology has been granted to the Malaysian Agriculture Research and Development Institute (MARDI) and will be used as part of its breeding program. This was announced prior to BioMalaysia 2009 during the International Advisory Panel meeting by BiotechCorp's CEO Datuk Iskandar Mizal Mahmood. Datuk Iskandar further briefed the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak that other crops would be included in a few years.
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