Penang poised to become MedTech Hub of Asia

Property News/ 23 September 2023 Leave a comment
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Artist’s impression of the Penang Medical and Digital Technology Hub in Batu Kawan

Penang is set to become the MedTech Hub of Asia due to the rise of its medical device exports.

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said Penang’s exports in medical devices make up about 65% on average of Malaysia’s total in the MedTech industry between 2017 and 2021.

“The state’s exports in professional, scientific, controlling equipment, apparatus have risen as well, according to InvestPenang.

“The upcoming Medi-City plan in Bandar Cassia, Batu Kawan, showcases Penang’s unwavering dedication to pioneer advancements in the healthcare sector,” said Chow in his speech during the annual Penang Pharmacists Convention 2023 in Setia SPICE Convention Centre today.

The Penang Pharmacists Convention 2023 is a pilot programme, jointly organised by the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society Penang Area Committee (MPS), the Young Pharmacists’ Chapter Penang Area Committee (YPC) and the Malaysian Community Pharmacy Guild Northern Branch (MCPG).

​As the largest pharmacists’ convention in northern Malaysia, the theme of this year’s convention is ‘Advancements in Pharmacy Practice’.

Chow said he was proud to officiate the convention whereby the participants could use the platform to exchange ideas on the future of pharmacy.

“We commemorate World Pharmacist Day, an occasion that resonates with pharmacists across the globe. It serves as a reminder of the vital roles the pharmacists play in our healthcare systems,” he added.

Chow was also proud of Universiti Sains Malaysia’s (USM) commitment to pharmaceutical research and education.

Malaysian Pharmacist Society deputy president Dr Nour Hanah Othman encouraged pharmacists to actively engage in shaping the future of pharmacy practice.

“The event marked a significant step towards a brighter and advanced future for the pharmacy profession,” she said.

Source: Buletin Mutiara

  1. MajorArches
    September 25th, 2023 at 00:13 | #1

    Too many Engineers Kia, complaint too much later, Face macam calculator will tell you how technical they are…hahaha..LOL

  2. Islander
    September 25th, 2023 at 11:32 | #2

    Open a foodcourt first la, how you expect people eat McD KFC everyday? Batu Kawan living cost literally high a f, good luck to get your export competitive.

  3. WC_Ong
    September 26th, 2023 at 07:30 | #3

    Islander :
    Open a foodcourt first la, how you expect people eat McD KFC everyday? Batu Kawan living cost literally high a f, good luck to get your export competitive.

    Open foodcourt no business, you cover the expenses? Even penang island, so populated, the hawker business is not guaranteed. You ask for a food court at batu kawan. This place is only for developers and government to build more condo, earn a bunch. Then they will leave it like a second butterworth.

  4. kelv_lee
    September 26th, 2023 at 08:31 | #4

    really too many condo, more supply than demand now. very suspicious

  5. MajorArches
    September 26th, 2023 at 22:58 | #5

    Batu Kawan better have food court also lah, too many fast food and commercialized food to eat. Engineer Kia gaji might be high, but those do not earn much pun susah. By right Batu Kawan is so big but infrastructure macam apa only….

  6. Islander
    September 27th, 2023 at 13:16 | #6


    What kind of conversation we having? So don’t request LRT or anything otherwise we need to cover the lost if fail?

    There’s a demand then there’s a market, what PDC need to do just assign a location for foodcourt and open tender for tauke that confident to invest that’s all.

    We not till the level so entitled want government do everything for us. Free market will do the adjustment. But first of all, location? Whole batu kawan master plan by PDC, if they not assigning 1 then nothing to start talk about.

  7. millionaire
    September 28th, 2023 at 22:30 | #7

    PDC where got mindset for assigning land for food court.
    They are hard up on finding business to generate more revenue.
    Didn’t they just signed up with Sunway joint development on a 559 acre land in Batu Kawan, in exchange for a land entitlement of RM646m recently.

  8. Islander
    September 30th, 2023 at 09:56 | #8


    Maybe their staff everyday eat McD KFC AnW only

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