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Medical Technology – Medical Devices

Medical Devices

Malaysia is committed to improving healthcare delivery standards to provide world-class medical products and technologies. Our medical devices industry produces higher value-added and technologically advanced products such as cardiac pacemakers, stents, orthopaedic implantable devices, electro-medical, therapeutic and monitoring devices.

The country continues to evolve as a manufacturing hub for medical devices in the region. We are home to over 200 manufacturers, of which half of them are involved in the production of medical gloves. More than 30 medical devices MNCs producing higher value-added medical devices have made Malaysia their offshore location for their manufacturing operations such as Abbott, B. Braun, St. Jude Medical, Boston Scientific, C.R. Bard, Symmetry Medical, Teleflex, Resmed, Ciba Vision, Ambu, Toshiba Medical Systems and Haemonetics.

Joining the growing list are Smith & Nephew and Dexcom who will be setting up their manufacturing facilities in Malaysia. The second and third tier of manufacturers for the parts and components of medical devices have increased opportunities for the local vendors to be integrated into the global supply chain of this industry.

We continue to encourage companies to prioritise productivity, accelerate automation and innovation, undertake more R&D and implement best practices. Malaysia has the potential to emerge as a medical devices hub with strong supporting industries including sterilisation services, sterile medical packaging and precision engineering.

31

Approved Projects

RM3.98 bil

Total Approved Investments

in 2019

7,074

Job Opportunities

Medical Devices Growth Potential

Electro medical
equipment

Cardiovascular
devices

Orthopaedic
devices

In-vitro diagnostic
products

Wound care
products

Our Investors' Technology

We have significantly grown our workforce with the right skills to support our business globally. The legal and regulatory environment is pro-business, tax rules are attractive and English-language skills are abundant. For our Manufacturing/Global Repair Centre, we’ve been able to hire local managers, engineers and electronics technicians, who manufacture/repair the sound processors for customers around the world and deliver to Cochlear’s global standard of quality

- Greg Bodkin, SVP Supply Chain & Operational Excellence,
Cochlear (2020)

Get Started

MIDA provides comprehensive support to your business as you consider the competitive and comparative advantages Malaysia has to offer for your investment. Explore our dedicated resources, wide range of facilities or consultation services to assist you in expanding your operations here.
Learn more about the essential forms and guidelines to help you get started on your journey in Malaysia’s manufacturing sector.
Submit your application for a Manufacturing License or other incentives here.
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