Category: Pharmaceuticals

Malaysia: CCM eyes global halal domination

| 27/04/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: CCM eyes global halal domination

As part of the government’s push to establish Malaysia as a global halal hub,CCM collaborates with HDC and other organisations on several fronts to develop the industry through partnership programmes, seminars, workshops and other activities.

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Malaysia: Palm oil base for pharmaceutical & cosmetic products

| 18/04/2011 | 2 Replies
Malaysia: Palm oil base for pharmaceutical & cosmetic products

Oleopharma Sdn Bhd, in partnership with Redhacare Sdn Bhd, University of Malaya, Malaysia and Imed Lab Sdn Bhd are introducing a robust and natural base cream for use in the production of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products – in a semi solid dosage form. This product is known as HAMIN™.

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USA: Abbott Recognized as Company of the Year for Global Halal Initiatives

| 15/04/2011 | Reply
USA: Abbott Recognized as Company of the Year for Global Halal Initiatives

“Abbott has demonstrated outstanding attention to Halal conformance and execution for more than five years,” said Muhammad Munir Chaudry, Ph.D., President of IFANCA. “This award recognition should reassure Muslims living around the world that Abbott Nutrition products are truly Halal.”

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CCM To Introduce 15 New Halal-Certified Products

| 19/03/2011 | Reply
CCM To Introduce 15 New Halal-Certified Products

Chemical Company of Malaysia (CCM) plans to introduce 15 new halal-certified pharmaceutical products this year, from 12 last year. Presently, out of its 800 pharmaceutical products, only 180 are certified halal, with the first one obtained in 1999. Products being certified as halal locally in Malaysia also means that the same certification can be used […]

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China: Mellow Hope (HTDS) Reaches a Milestone in Indonesia

| 09/03/2011 | Reply
China: Mellow Hope (HTDS) Reaches a Milestone in Indonesia

China’s ‘Mellow Hope’ production plant and method of production of vaccines met the HALAL certificate (Halal Assurance System) requirements for the ACYW135 and A+C Meningococcal Polysaccharide vaccines.

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Malaysia: Halal Pharmaceutical Standards an edge to Malaysia players

| 03/03/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Pharmaceutical Standards an edge to Malaysia players

The development of Malaysian Standards for halal pharmaceuutical products will offer pharmaceutical players an edge to compete in the increasingly competitive global halal markat, said Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) Datuk Fadillah Yusof.

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Philippines: Mead Johnson Nutrition gets halal approval

| 27/02/2011 | Reply
Philippines: Mead Johnson Nutrition gets halal approval

The HAS certificate was issued to MJN Philippines after it consistently maintained an “A” rating for three consecutive years, from 2008 to 2010, during annual Halal Assurance System implementation audits conducted for companies exporting products to Indonesia.

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Malaysia: Halal Sector Expected To See High Demand

| 16/01/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Sector Expected To See High Demand

Deputy Minister Datuk Mukhriz Tun Mahathir said the Ministry of International Trade and Industry had undertaken a study recently to understand where the demand was for halal products and services of late.

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Malaysia: Indian Companies To Undertake Research In Malaysia

| 19/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: Indian Companies To Undertake Research In Malaysia

Indian companies specialising in Ayurveda Pharmaceutical Formulations have shown interest in conducting research and trials on health products to treat three common diseases affecting Malaysians. Traditional herbal products manufactured in the country would have easier access to the huge middle eastern market due to its Halal (permitted in Islam) endorsement.

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Brunei: Brunei’s First Halal and Good Manufacturing Practice

| 06/12/2010 | Reply
Brunei: Brunei’s First Halal and Good Manufacturing Practice

Brunei Darussalam will be the world’s first country to issue guidelines on the production of halal pharmaceuticals, including the use of alcohol and animal products.

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Brunei unveils Halal pharma guidelines

| 04/06/2010 | Reply
Brunei unveils Halal pharma guidelines

Bandar Seri Begawan – Brunei now has its very own set of guidelines and standards for the manufacture of halal pharmaceutical and food products after it was officially unveiled last night by the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources (MIPR). Past reports stated that the publication of these guidelines would put Brunei in the forefront […]

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Frontier Eyes RM10 Million Halal Supplement Sales In 2010

| 23/01/2010 | Reply
Frontier Eyes RM10 Million Halal Supplement Sales In 2010

Frontier International (M) Sdn Bhd, a
global halal health supplement producer, expects to generate about RM10
million in sales this year through its latest product “Angkasa”. Frontier International founder, Dr S.J. Jong said since its
establishment in 2004, the company has been growing at an average of 20
per cent annually.

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Malaysia Has Potential To Be A Major Producer Of Halal Vaccines

| 22/01/2010 | Reply
Malaysia Has Potential To Be A Major Producer Of Halal Vaccines

Malaysia has the potential to be a major producer of halal
vaccines in the world, Deputy Minister of International Trade and
Industry, Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir said. He also stated that through the ministry, entrepreneurs
undertaking this type of business, were being encouraged with a lot of
incentives, loans and grants.

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Guidelines For Halal Medicines Published

| 14/01/2010 | Reply
Guidelines For Halal Medicines Published

BMI notes that one company – Canada’s Viva Pharmaceutical
– has already expressed an interest in establishing a US$12mn
halal-certified manufacturing plant in Brunei. Up to 100 local people
could be employed at the facility. Because of this potential economic
stimulus, it is our view that other countries, such as Malaysia and
Indonesia, will emulate Brunei and formalise rules for the manufacture
of halal medicines.

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Brunei signs MOU supplement with Japanese company

| 14/01/2010 | Reply
Brunei signs MOU supplement with Japanese company

THE
Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources (MIPR), Brunei Economic
Development Board (BEDB) and Pharmex Japan Co Ltd yesterday signed a
Supplement to the Memorandum of Understanding which extends the duration of the MoU that was signed on February 28, 2008, by a further two years. The MoU will further firm up details which could potentially lead to
the setting up of an estimated US$250 million manufacturing plant in
the planned Agro-Technology Park in Brunei Darussalam.

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Brunei First To Establish Halal Pharma Guidelines

| 12/01/2010 | Reply
Brunei First To Establish Halal Pharma Guidelines

Brunei
is seeking to become a global leader in the Halal industry by producing
what is believed to be the first of its kind Halal pharmaceutical
guidelines in the world.

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Brunei drafts world’s 1st halal drugs rules

| 12/01/2010 | Reply
Brunei drafts world’s 1st halal drugs rules

THE Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) has announced the recent
endorsement of the Sultanate’s halal pharmaceutical guidelines put
together by a group of government agencies.

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Canada drug firm to build halal facility

| 07/01/2010 | Reply
Canada drug firm to build halal facility

A CANADA-based pharmaceutical company is keen to build a Brunei
facility that will make halal pharmaceutical products for the Muslim
world, the High Commissioner of Canada yesterday said during a new year celebration held at the commissioner’s residence
yesterday, Wendell Sanford said the project could cost US$12 million,
but added the figure is still not confirmed.

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Brunei: Canadian Halal Pharmaceutical Company opening factory

| 07/01/2010 | Reply
Brunei: Canadian Halal Pharmaceutical Company opening factory

At Vivapharm (Brunei), the pharmaceuticals will not only get ‘CGMP’ licences, as well as certifications from FDA, Health Canada, and NSF, but more importantly, the Brunei Halal Brand. By obtaining this certification, it will help Vivapharm (Brunei) products get into Muslim markets.

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The Middle Eastern Patient

| 19/12/2009 | Reply
The Middle Eastern Patient

The Middle East has unique dual position in the Medical Tourism
Industry. On one hand, the region’s well-developed hospitals are
preparing to capture the international market for elective procedures
while on the other, international healthcare organizations are tapping
into GCC’s affluent society in search of highly sophisticated and
advanced healthcare services unavailable within the GCC.

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