Two local firms, Medical Devices Corporation Sdn Bhd (MDC) and Straits Orthopaedics (Mfg) Sdn Bhd, are leading developments in this field by expanding their manufacturing activities to spur greater participation from Malaysian entrepreneurs.
- Malaysia will be the sole manufacturer for Smith & Nephew's severe burns wound dressing when Steripack Asia begins operations in the country. The company is moving its contract manufacturing base from the US to Malaysia. The project is expected to generate RM2.8 million in GNI by 2020 with RM2 million in investments and 133 new jobs created.
- In 2014, Medical Device Corporation (MDC) signed a three-year supply agreement with Lucenxia on peritoneal dialysis products worth RM30 million.
- MDC also signed an NDA with SG Meditech to develop a new patented cord blood collection device through contract manufacturing.