Category Archives: Past Events

25 May 2017 – AMMI EGM, AGM , Q2 Progress Meeting and Networking

AMMI held its Extraordinary Meeting, 28th Annual General Meeting and Q2 Progress Meeting at G Hotel Kelawai Penang on 25th May 2017.  The meeting was attended by 39 members from 27 companies.  The AGM saw the retirement of Mr Lim Bee Leong (Bemis Asia Pacific) as Vice-Chairman and Mr Chin Hock Meng (Abbott)  as Treasurer. Mr John Ward (SteriPack Asia Pacific) and  Mr Christophe Marque (Stereo) were elected as Vice-Chairmen, Mr H.T Eow (Abbott) as Secretary of the Board and Mr Yap Kee Keong (Texchem Group) as Treasurer . Mr Suwit Tunlayadechanont (Steris),  Mr Michel Van Crombrugge (Paramit) and Mr Michael Goh (Johnson and Johnson) were also elected to the Board as Directors.   After the EGM and AGM, members continued with the Q2 Progress Meeting, where Executive Director, Mr CS Ching updated members on upcoming activities and events, as well as reported on Q1 activities.
During the progress meeting, a special appreciation session was held for outgoing Vice Chairman, Mr Lim Bee Leong (who unfortunately could not attend the meeting)  and Treasurer, Mr Chin Hock Meng. Mr CS Ching read the citation, accompanied by a short slide presentation for both Mr Lim Bee Leong and Mr Chin Hock Meng. Chairman, Mr Hitendra Joshi, then presented a token of appreciation to Mr Chin Hock Meng.
Tea-Break before the next session continues…
After the Q2 Progress Meeting, invited speaker, Mr Nishith Desai , Chair for ASEAN COE of RA committee of APACMed and Director of Quality and Regulatory of South East Asia, Medtronic Singapore, gave a presentation on “Asia Pacific Regulatory Updates” .
Chairman, Mr Hitendra Joshi presented a Letter of Appreciation to Mr Nishith Desai for his insightful presentation.
Guests then adjourned to the Gravity Rooftop Lounge for a cocktail networking session, with invited guests from MIDA Penang and Invest Penang.

11 May 2017 – AMMI HR Leaders’ Roundtable

AMMI recently organised  an exclusive HR Leaders’ Roundtable Meeting at Equatorial Hotel Penang. The objective of the roundtable is for all HR leaders of AMMI member companies to come together to create a stronger voice in championing common issues and chart strategic agenda.  The two main topics discussed were (1) Talent Management – creating the talent pool required for the industry  and (2)  Leadership Development Discussion – how AMMI can help structure leadership development programme to train the future leaders for medical device industry. Participating companies were : Ambu, Abbott, B.Braun, Haemonetics, Ideal Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson,  KLS Martin,  Owen Mumford, Paramit, Professional Tools & Dies, Sanmina, Steris, Teleflex , Texchem Group and UWC Healtcare Manufacturing.

17 May 2017 : Breakfast Talk by Linda Chatwin

AMMI organised an Exclusive AMMI Senior Management Session  recently at E&O Hotel Penang. The Breakfast Talk was by Ms Linda Chatwin , Esq, RAC, from UL. She spoke on the topic of GUDID Database of all Medical Devices,  Digital Health and Cybersecurity issues.  The session was attended by 20 participants from  Abbott, B.Braun, Bemis, KLS Martin, Mediquip, Molnlycke, Sanmina SCI, Teleflex, Top Glove, UWC and invited guest from CREST.

26-27 July 2017 : Risk Management for Medical Devices ( EN ISO 14971:2012)

AMMI-Medsociate organised the training on Risk Management for Medical Devices  ( EN ISO 14971 : 2012 ) on 26-27 July 2017 at Dorsett Grand Subang. Twenty eight (28) participants from seventeen (17) companies attended the training, which was conducted by industry expert, Mr Harry Wong. This training aimed to provide participants with a clear understanding and insight into the EN ISO 14971:2012 requirements and the Annex Zs which add interpretation on shortcoming of ISO 14971:2007 for European Medical Device Directive and to list down additional work to be done by manufacturer to satisfy EU Law. The training will also cover practical knowledge on how to applying FMEA as one of the commonly use risk management tools.


30 March 2017 : Networking Session in Johor Bahru

The Association of Malaysian Medical Industries (AMMI) organised an Engagement and Networking Session with Captains of Medical Device Industry in Johor in collaboration with Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) recently at the Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour. The objectives of the proposed event are to engage relevant medical technology companies based in Johor and to foster closer collaboration between MIDA Life Sciences & Medical Technology Division and AMMI in spearheading the development of medical device manufacturing industry in Malaysia.
It was a fruitful session attended by top management of AccoBiotech Sdn Bhd,  Aurum Healthcare Sdn Bhd,  Bactiguard Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Ciba Vision Johor Sdn Bhd, Biocon Sdn Bhd and  Kelpac Medical Asia Sdn Bhd ; as well as AMMI Members, Zeito Plastics Sdn Bhd and Stereo Sdn Bhd.  Mr Hitendra Joshi, AMMI Chairman and Mr Ching Choon Siong, AMMI Executive Director represented AMMI, while the MIDA team was heded by Puan Balkish Md Yasin, Director of Life Sciences and Medical Technology.