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Malaysia is an emerging economy with a vision to build its biotechnology industry. The QB3-Malaysia Program represents a collaborative effort between the Malaysian Government and the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) to develop the biotech ecosystem in Malaysia, particularly in the drug discovery to address unmet medical needs and the development of natural product based therapeutics.

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Finding immune booster against pathogen infection using C.elegans model

Round worm Caenorhabditis elegans is a well-established model for understanding infection and immunity, with a genome that shares many similarities with vertebrates in terms of anti-infective...

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QB3’S Malaysia Program Produces Its First Company

The first commercial enterprise has emerged from QB3’s Malaysia Program. Neopeutics, a drug discovery company, was founded to transfer expertise and boost the nascent Malaysian biotechnology sector.

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UCSF team uses yeast species to turn plants into drugs

Thanks to a pair of yeast species, a team of UCSF researchers hopes to not only turn plants into cheaper medicines, but also provide compound-rich drug developers with a new way to screen their libraries for new drugs.

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PLoS One published a research article introducing Traditional Chinese Medicine based on information collected from Chinese medical texts and scientific publications.

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The Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation (Biotech Corp) is a Malaysian agency established to act as a one-stop-centre to nurture and accelerate the growth of Malaysian biotechnology companies and to create an environment conducive to the development of biotechnology For more details on Biotech Corp, click here.

The University of California, San Francisco is a leading university that advances health worldwide by conducting advanced biomedical research, educating graduate students in the life sciences and health professions, and providing complex patient care. It is well known for its scientific discoveries and the companies that its technologies, faculty and students have spawned. For more details on UCSF, click here.

The California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) is a cooperative effort among three campuses of the University of California - UCSF, UC Berkeley, and UC Santa Cruz. For more details on QB3, click here.