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The pharmaceutical industry in Malaysia has grown steadily over the last decade and has been identified as a key growth area. Pharmaceutical products manufactured in Malaysia include new drug products, biologics, generics (prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) products), health and food supplements, traditional and complementary medicines (TCM) and veterinary products.

Local pharmaceutical manufacturers have the capabilities to produce most forms of dosage, including sterile preparations, injections and soft gelatine capsules. Many Malaysian manufacturers are carrying out contract manufacturing for MNCs.




Approved Projects

RM419.5 million

Total Approved Investments
in 2021


Job Opportunities

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Pharmaceuticals Growth Potential

New Drug

  • Innovator/Originator


  • Vaccine
  • Hormone
  • Monoclonal Antibodies

Generic Products

  • Prescription
  • Non-prescription (OTC)

Health Suppliments

  • Vitamins
  • Enzymes
  • Probiotics

Traditional and Complementary Medicine

  • Nutraceuticals
  • Herbal supplements

Veterinary Products

  • Vaccine
  • Hormone
  • Vitamin


  • Clinical trials
  • R&D services

Our Investors' Highlights

Oncogen Pharma has set-up the first Oncology API R&D Centre in the ASEAN region. Oncogen has also completed its Formulation Research and Development Centre in the Hicom Glenmarie Industrial Park, Selangor and established its manufacturing facility in Techpark@Enstek, Negeri Sembilan. Malaysia was selected among many other countries due to its strategic importance in the region, ease of operations, quality of infrastructure and a talented pool of upcoming young scientists.

- Oncogen Pharma

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.
Company can submit application and track the application status online via MIDA InvestMalaysia portal at investmalaysia.mida.gov.my