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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 | 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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Halal drug market seen at $100b

| 19/08/2008 | Reply
Halal drug market seen at $100b

Speaking at the International Halal Market Conference in Brunei, Selma
Djukic, president of White Owl Global Services Ltd, a service and
consulting agency targeting the pharmaceutical industry, said halal
accreditation goes beyond the simplified definition of just
ingredients, and also includes business practices that make the product
safe for consumption, manufactured in a clean environment, and in
accordance with ethical standards.

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Harrington Picks Malaysia As Hub To Boost Sales To Asia-Pacific And Mid-East Marts

| 12/04/2008 | Reply
Harrington Picks Malaysia As Hub To Boost Sales To Asia-Pacific And Mid-East Marts

Herbal products company, Harrington Pte London, has picked
Malaysia as its regional hub to boost the sales of its Virgin Dtox
London products to Asia-Pacific and Middle East markets.

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Bio-tech company eyes Halal hub in Brunei

| 05/04/2008 | Reply
Bio-tech company eyes Halal hub in Brunei

Against the backdrop of Brunei’s Halal brand initiative and the US$200 billion Halal market, the country now seems to
be venturing into the bio-industry with the introduction of technology that may revolutionise medical care, with special
considerations to Halal regulations.

This is the second pharmaceutical company from Japan to approach Brunei to assess the feasibility of locating a manufacturing plant and distribution hub using the Brunei Halal certification. Are we seeing the beginnings of a Halal pharmaceutical cluster?

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Health & Medical Tourism 2008

| 05/03/2008 | Reply
Health & Medical Tourism 2008

This is a platform for Global Competency in Technology Transfer
(Biotechnology-Medicine for the Earth: Biodynamic Preparations) and
Halal Healthcare – pharmaceutical & healthcare innovations).

The new trend in medical tourism is attempting to be the new niche market. The potential is there, let’s see if they can create the awareness and if countries will respond accordingly to attract this new type of tourist.

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Japanese Co Looks To Build Plant In Brunei

| 01/03/2008 | Reply
Japanese Co Looks To Build Plant In Brunei

PHARMEX Japan – a Japanese company specialising in
the export of Japanese generic drugs – is looking to build a
pharmaceutical packaging plant in Brunei Darussalam.
If successful in obtaining the
halal certification from the certifying authorities of Brunei for
their processing plant and products, the company hopes to be able to
qualify to package the medicines under the Brunei Halal brand, with
Brunei Darussalam as the base of medicine supply to Muslim consumers
around the world, a BEDB press release said.

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Canadian vitamin firm wins kosher and halal approval

| 11/01/2008 | Reply
Canadian vitamin firm wins kosher and halal approval

A
Laval firm specializing in research and development of medicine for
pregnant women says it has become the first pharmaceutical company in
the country to receive both kosher and halal certification for a
prescription drug.

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Malaysia to produce first ‘halal’ meningitis vaccine

| 27/10/2007 | Reply
Malaysia to produce first ‘halal’ meningitis vaccine

Malaysia said Thursday it plans to develop a
“halal” meningitis vaccine jointly with Cuba within the next two years. This may the first of many steps to develop a full selection of Halal pharmaceutical products.

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