[VIDEO] MRVR (Medical Rehabilitation Virtual Reality)

Congratulations Dr. Chan Lee Gaik & Hospital Umum Sarawak study team!

Congratulations Dr. Chan Lee Gaik and Hospital Umum Sarawak study team for recruiting the first subject in Malaysia for Peads Influenza study on 13 March and achieving extended recruitment target on 30 April.

Double Joy for Hospital Miri on Patient Recruitment

Double joy for Hospital Miri!

We would like to congratulate Dato’ Dr. Fam Tem Lom and Dr. Louise Ngu, and their study team for being the first in Malaysia to recruit patients for Influenza A (on 15 March) & Peads RSV (on 7 May) study respectively.

We are truly proud of these achievements and hope for more great news from Hospital Miri.


Dato’ Dr. Fam with his study team.

Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE) Programme – University of Malaya

The University of Malaya together with the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics have developed the Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE) Programme which is funded by the US National Institute of Health.

The development of this programme draws on the expertise of bioethicists and educationist from Johns Hopkins University and a multidisciplinary group of faculty members from UM in the field of medicine, law, and education. This one-year programme provides an excellent opportunity to learn about research ethical issues in the field of health and medicine through theories and practicum.

Graduates of the programme will have the opportunity to explore careers related to health research ethics such as research ethics committee member, university, academician or lecturer, a researcher in health institutions, manager of clinical research centers, an executive in ethics accreditation body and policy-makers in a government agency. Ten scholarships are provided for eligible candidates.


The application deadline is on 31 May 2019.


For more information about the Programme, please visit our website: https://mohre.um.edu.my. If you have any queries, please email to mohre@um.edu.my.

Investigators Dialogue 2019 – Thank You Investigators!

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 April 2019 – We had the CRM Investigator Dialogue 2019, a platform to discuss relevant matters in conducting Sponsored Research.

We invited Ms Yam Pei Ching (NPRA), Dr Hjh Salina Abdul Aziz (MREC), Dr Hjh Rosaida Hj Md Said (Investigator, Hospital Ampang) and Ms SuLyn Yip (Novotech) to give a talk and updates on their respective areas.

Special thanks to Dato’ Dr Goh Pik Pin, Director of Clinical Research Centre Malaysia for her welcoming speech.

Last but not least, a big thank you to all investigators for your time and thoughts given for this year Investigator Dialogue.


Thank You! – Industry Dialogue 2019/1

Its the first CRM Industry Dialogue for 2019!

CRM Industry Dialogue provides an avenue for Pharmaceutical companies (sponsors) and CROs to directly convey any issues, suggestions or opinions that they may have to CRM. Besides strengthening cooperation and networking between all parties, CRM also takes the opportunity to update the clinical research industry on local laws, guidelines and regulations. By bringing together these industry players, CRM uses this platform to connect with them and provide upates on its current and future activities.

Guest Speakers
We would to thank our guest speakers Ms. Yip Su Lyn (Country Manager, Novotech), Dr. Zaril Harza bin Zakaria (Deputy Director, Centre for Investigational New Product, NPRA) and Dr. Hjh Salina Abdul Aziz (Chairperson, MREC) for sharing important updates with us today.

Dialogue Session
We invited Dr Hjh Salina Abd Aziz (Chairperson, MREC), Dr Zaril Harza Zakari (Deputy Director, NPRA), Puan Aidahwaty (Director Technical Evaluation, MDA), Mr Lau Thye Mun (Deputy Director, Royal Malaysian Customs Department) and Mr Ewe Kheng Huat (Executive Director, PhAMA) to have a dialogue session with the industry players.

Our humble gratitude to all.


ResMed Support for Investigator-Initiated Research

ResMed changes lives with award-winning medical devices and cutting-edge cloud-based software applications that diagnose, treat and manage sleep disordered breathing (SDB), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other chronic respiratory diseases. ResMed is a global leader in connected care, with millions of patients remotely monitored every day. Our team is committed to creating the world’s best tech-driven medical device company – improving quality of life, reducing the impact of chronic disease, and saving healthcare costs in more than 100 countries. Read more

Congratulations Free Paper Presentation Winners at the NHAM-CRM Research Track 2019!

Congratulations to the Free Paper Presentation winners at the recent NHAM-CRM Research Track 2019!

Biomedical/Public Health/Clinical category: Winner: Ms Nor Firdous Mohamed (Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris) Title: “Development and Validation of a Coronary Heart Diseases Specific-Complementary Alternative Medicines Usage Questionnaire” 1st Runner Up: Dr Hanis Hidayu Kasim (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia) Title: “Is ABPM a Better Device for Monitoring Pregnancy than Sphygmomanometer?” 2nd Runner Up: Dr Ahmad Zaid Zainal (Hospital Kuala Lumpur) Title: “Analysis of Patients with Poor Ejection Fraction Demonstrated on Nitrates-Enhanced SPECT Rest- Only Imaging and Their Scintigraphy Findings


Basic Science/Translational Research category: Winner: Dr Wan Amir Nizam (School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia) Title: “Vascular Endothelium Dysfunction in REM Sleep Deprivation: Prelude to Cardiovascular Disease

1st Runner Up: Dr Tan Jun Jie (Medical and Dental Institute, Universiti Sains Malaysia) Title: “Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells and its Promises in Cardiovascular Regeneration and Tissue Engineering” 2nd Runner Up: Dr Lim Oon Zhi (Department of Physiology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia) Title: “Combination of Stingless Bee Propolis and Metformin Prevented Diabetic-induced Cardiac Hypertrophy by Reducing Lipid Peroxidation: An Interplay Between AGE and esRAGE in Heart and Plasma

Malaysia Collaborates with Two Prominent Singapore Organisations to Advance Clinical Research (VIDEO)

L-R: Dr. Zubaidah Zakariah, Prof. Chng Wee Joo, Dr. Akhmal Yusof, Dato’ Dr. Fadzillah Kamaludin, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, Datuk Seri Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad, Mr. Choo Chee Kong, Dato’ Seri Dr. Chen Chaw Min, Dato’ Dr. Goh Pik Pin

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 February 2019 – Clinical Research Malaysia (CRM) inked two Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with two prominent Singapore organizations in the field of clinical research. This will further pave the way for better Malaysia–Singapore collaborations in advancing drug development and research capabilities between both countries. Read more

CRM’s New Office Launched by Minister of Health, YB Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad

CRM’s new office was launched by the Minister of Health Malaysia, YB Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad on 26th February 2019. It was witnessed by members of CRM’s Board of Directors, CRM’s Senior Leadership Team and member of the press.

Our humble gratitude to the YB Minister for gracing us with his presence.