Updated on 26 April 2013
Mr Joshi Hitendra Joshi, management consultant at B Braun Medical, Malaysia, and chairman, Association of Malaysian Medical Industries (AMMI)
The Association of Malaysian Medical Industries (AMMI) consists of leading medical device manufacturing companies in the medical technology industry. AMMI provides a single-minded approach to grow the medical device industry by focusing on strategic initiatives in promoting manufacturing and operational excellence, talent development, support market driven innovation and R & D processes and promote opportunities for developing viable shared services.
Mr Hitendra Joshi, management consultant at B Braun Medical, Malaysia, and chairman of the Association of Malaysian Medical Industries (AMMI), speaks about the association's activities, achievements and plan of action for the next two years
What is the total number of members of your association? What is the eligibility to become a member of your association?
AMMI consists of 44 leading medical device manufacturing companies in the medical technology industry in Malaysia. The criteria for membership are that any corporation, company, firm, business, or government organization may apply to become a full member if certain criteria are met.
The firm should be a registered legal entity in Malaysia, it should be involved in the manufacture of medical devices in Malaysia or be a key supplier of raw materials and/or services directly related to the manufacture of medical devices in Malaysia and the firm should have established and implemented a quality system.
What is the number of MNCs and domestic companies in the industry? How many new domestic companies have been formed in the last two years?
There are currently more than 180 medical devices manufacturers in the country including major multi-national companies (MNCs). The MNCs in Malaysia are mainly involved in the production of higher value products such as orthopaedic products, surgical instruments, medical electrodes, safety intravenous cannulae, pacemakers, defibrillators, dialysers and ophthalmic lenses. The domestic companies are engaged in the production of medical gloves and other medical disposable products.