George Clinical in Malaysia
Malaysia is George Clinical’s South East Asian hub, where we cover neighbouring countries of Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines – accessing a population of almost 400 million multi-ethnic people.
Singapore is a recognized destination for clinical trials, yet other countries are fast emerging as more governments commit to streamlining their clinical research industry. Malaysia implements a universal healthcare system that co-exist with a private healthcare system. Malaysia has a multi-ethnic population of over 30 million, with moderate life expectancy and infant mortality rate. The government has committed funding to improve the healthcare systems in order to support medical tourism and clinical research. The network of Clinical Research Centers, as well as Clinical Research Malaysia are part of government effort to improve the country’s infrastructure to support the industry. To date, Malaysia has 66 industry sponsored research (ISR) trial sites which are approved by the Ministry of Health (MOH). They are a mixture of public and private hospitals, and have participated over 1,000 ISR trials which require ICH GCP compliance.
What are the benefits of conducting clinical trials in Malaysia?
- Malaysia implements a universal healthcare system that co-exists with private healthcare system
- Multi-ethnic population of almost 30 million
- Government has committed funding to improve healthcare systems
- 66 industry sponsored research trial sites approved by the MOH
What are the prevalent diseases in Malaysia?
- Cardiovascular disease
- Communicable, maternal, perinatal and nutritional conditions
- Respiratory Diseases
Unit 902, Level 9, Uptown 2
No 2, Jalan SS 21/37
47400 Petaling Jaya
T: +603 7610 0725
|Number of Personnel:||7|
|In-country Services:||Clinical operations
|Population:||29.7 million, multi-ethnic|
|Official Language:||Bahasa Malaysia (official), English, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai|
|Hospital Records Language:||Mostly English|
|Electronic Hospital Records:||Available in select number of public and private hospitals only|
|Site Network:||66 hospitals sites, mixture of public and private|
|GDP – per capita (US $):||$26,300|
|Health expenditures:||4% of GDP|