Category: Pharmaceuticals

30 Per Cent Of 100 Health Capsules Tested By USM Not Halal

| 02/11/2009 | Reply
30 Per Cent Of 100 Health Capsules Tested By USM Not Halal

Almost 30 per cent of 100
health products tested at Universiti Sains Malaysia’s (USM)
Pharmaceutical Science Studies Centre laboratary were found to be not
halal as gelatine from pigs was used in making the product capsules.

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Clinics get boost of halal medicine

| 02/11/2009 | Reply
Clinics get boost of halal medicine

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – All nine KPJ Healthcare Bhd’s wakaf clinics
received a boost in the form of a free one-year supply of
pharmaceutical products. The Chemical Company of Malaysia Bhd (CCM) recently donated
RM100,000 worth of halal pharmaceutical products in line with their
corporate social responsibility programme to provide medical services
that are compliant with Islamic principles.

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Marinova Leading The Way In Innovation

| 02/11/2009 | Reply
Marinova Leading The Way In Innovation

Marinova, is a Tasmanian
company using innovative methods to develop and market products for
which there is a large demand.
Since 2006,
Marinova’s Cambridge extraction facility has been developing medical
and nutritional applications from brown seaweed harvested in Tasmania,
Canada and Argentina.

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Halal Drug: Is It Feasible?

| 14/10/2009 | Reply
Halal Drug: Is It Feasible?

Bandar Seri Begawan – Pharmaceutical professionals are in a quandary
on how Brunei’s nascent pharmaceutical sector will soon meet the
perceived growing demand for halal drugs.

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UEM Land to Develop Biotech Park

| 21/09/2009 | Reply
UEM Land to Develop Biotech Park

MALAYSIAN Biotechnology Corp Sdn Bhd (BiotechCorp) has teamed up with
property developer UEM Land Holdings Bhd to jointly set up a
biotechnology park in Nusajaya, Johor, with an initial investment of
RM550 million.

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Malaysia Set To Be World’s First Halal Collagen Hub, Says Muhyiddin

| 18/09/2009 | Reply
Malaysia Set To Be World’s First Halal Collagen Hub, Says Muhyiddin

Malaysia is set to be the world’s first Halal Collagen Hub
with the successful takeover of a listed Australian biotechnology
company specialising in the development and commercialisation of ovine
collagen.

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Halal drugs audit: Brunei’s other promise

| 06/09/2009 | Reply
Halal drugs audit: Brunei’s other promise

WHILE the halal market is largely concentrated on food, Brunei has
already begun developing its halal guidelines for the pharmaceutical
industry. The Brunei Islamic Religious Council is yet to
finalise work on the document but once it is completed, this would put
the Sultanate in the forefront of growth in the global market, Selma
Djukic, president of White Owl Global Services Ltd, a service and
consulting agency targeting the pharmaceutical industry, says in a talk
with The Brunei Times’ Debbie Too. The Canadian firm specialises in
research, drug development, natural health and biotechnology, project
management.

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The halal creams that let Muslim faces glow

| 10/08/2009 | Reply
The halal creams that let Muslim faces glow

DUBAI
// As a freelance make-up artist, Layla Mandi was shocked to discover
three years ago that many cosmetics contain animal residues, including
pig products. Since then, she has spent her time developing her own
halal skin care range. Now a self-employed businesswoman, Miss
Mandi, 32, hopes to fill what she sees as a gap in the cosmetics
industry for Muslim women in the region.

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Halal Pharmaceutical Guidelines Delayed

| 03/08/2009 | Reply
Halal Pharmaceutical Guidelines Delayed

Brunei’s halal pharmaceutical guidelines have
yet to be released and await the endorsement of the Brunei Islamic
Religious Council (BIRC), the senior scientific officer of the Ministry
of Health’s (MoH) Pharmaceutical Services Department said yesterday.
Initially slated to be unveiled during the Fourth International
Halal Market Conference (IHMC), the guidelines are supposed to address
the different aspects of risk areas pertaining to the production of
halal pharmaceutical products Zubaidah Hj Mahmud told The Brunei Times
after the conference.

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Bioinnovare identifies Japanese products for Brunei’s halal industry

| 02/08/2009 | Reply
Bioinnovare identifies Japanese products for Brunei’s halal industry

Bioinnovare in partnership with a Japanese company, Teichu Co Ltd, have identified several food, health
and beauty products as well as ingredients manufactured in Japan that are in compliance with Brunei’s
regulations within the halal industry.

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Meningtis Vaccination Not Allowed Except Emergency Cases, Says MUI

| 25/07/2009 | Reply
Meningtis Vaccination Not Allowed Except Emergency Cases, Says MUI

The Indonesian Ulema
Council (MUI) said the use of swine-enzyme-containing meningitis
vaccine should be banned, and only to be allowed for those doing an
obligatory Hajj pilgrimage.

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Malaysia listed as ‘One to Watch’ in US Market report

| 23/07/2009 | Reply
Malaysia listed as ‘One to Watch’ in US Market report

Key drivers of growth
are medical tourism, the growing reputation of Malaysian
pharmaceuticals, the encouragement of the generics and specialist
segments and the rising demand for and supply of halal medicines.

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Meningitis Vaccine For Haj And Umrah Pilgrims Confirmed Halal

| 11/06/2009 | Reply
Meningitis Vaccine For Haj And Umrah Pilgrims Confirmed Halal

Malaysia: The Health Ministry
Wednesday confirmed that the meningitis vaccine administered to umrah
and haj pilgrims were halal and free from pig enzymes as alleged by the
Indonesian Ulema Council recently.

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Gold medal for UPM don

| 18/05/2009 | Reply
Gold medal for UPM don

Lecturer, Prof Dr Jamilah Bakar of the Food Technology and Food Science
Faculty, won a silver medal for her product Halal Collagen from
Freshwater Fish Skins.





She said that research to produce halal collagen products from the
skins of freshwater fishes is increasing as ingredients in formulation,
food processing, pharmaceuticals and the cosmetics industry.

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USM Forged Collaborative Ties with Universities in Egypt to Advance Nanotechnology Research

| 18/04/2009 | Reply
USM Forged Collaborative Ties with Universities in Egypt to Advance Nanotechnology Research

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) has forged collaborative ties with 2 renowned universities in Egypt for the
purpose of advancing research in science and technology in the areas of nanotechnology,
exchange of expertise and the production of halal vaccines.

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Unique range of ‘Halal approved’ vitamins launched at Arab Health

| 23/01/2009 | Reply
Unique range of ‘Halal approved’ vitamins launched at Arab Health

A unique range of vitamin and mineral
supplements, which have been specially approved by the Halal Food
Authority in the UK, will be launched at Arab Health 2009, the world’s largest
healthcare event in the Middle East.

At the event, UK based Principle
Healthcare will be showcasing their new Halal supplement range, which
comes in four different types – Omega 3, Vitamin C, Calcium and Vitamin
D, and Iron.

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Pharma Nectar, a Brazilian Company, Pitches Its Honey Overseas

| 13/01/2009 | Reply
Pharma Nectar, a Brazilian Company, Pitches Its Honey Overseas

Brazilian company Pharma Nectar exports propolis, honey and herbal
extracts from Brazilian medicinal plants to more than 20 countries,
mainly in Asia and Europe. With foreign market expansion plans for 2009, the company invests in
seeking new markets. According to company owner José Alexandre Abreu,
the organization, which already has many Muslim customers in Malaysia,
has decided to seek halal certification, which should be obtained still
in the first half of 2009.

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‘Halal’ vitamins to be launched at Arab Health

| 10/12/2008 | 1 Reply
‘Halal’ vitamins to be launched at Arab Health

A
unique range of vitamin and mineral supplements, which have been
specially approved by the Halal Food Authority in the UK, will be launched at
Arab Health 2009, a premier healthcare event in the Middle East.

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Two firms to start ops in Penang’s Halal Industrial Park next year

| 08/12/2008 | Reply
Two firms to start ops in Penang’s Halal Industrial Park next year

Two Malaysian companies who produce Halal medical products will become the
first companies to start operations at the Penang Halal Industrial Park
next year.

Chief
Minister Lim Guan Eng said that Halagel (M) Sdn Bhd, producer of Halal
gelatine for pharmacies, and GranuLab (M) Sdn Bhd, a producer of
synthetic bone graft material, had agreed to build their factories in
the park which is located in Bukit Minyak, Seberang Perai.

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Two Companies To Start Operations In Penang’s Halal Industrial Park Next Year

| 08/11/2008 | Reply
Two Companies To Start Operations In Penang’s Halal Industrial Park Next Year

PENANG, MALAYSIA – Two local companies who produce halal
medical products will become the first companies to start operations at
the Penang Halal Industrial Park next year.

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