Clinical Research Malaysia (CRM), a site management organisation owned by the Ministry of Health (MoH) has successfully achieved its formation objective in 2020, as highlighted in its Annual Report 2020. The report was launched on May 31, 2021 by Minister of Health Dato’ Sri Dr Adham Baba in CRM’s Facebook Live event.
CRM was established in 2012 as an Entry Point Project under the Healthcare National Key Economic Area. The vision was to drive more sponsored research into the country, contributing towards the economy and societal gains. By end of 2020, CRM has succeeded in all its formation goals which saw 1591 new sponsored research, with more than 2000 skilled jobs created and RM608 million Gross National Income (GNI) generated, making it one of the few successful government-owned organisations that have delivered the targets it was set to achieve.
To date, Malaysia has over 200 hospitals and health care centers that have conducted sponsored research, “Clinical trials bring hope and potentially offer better treatment options to patients as they may benefit from receiving the latest and innovative treatment options that may not yet be available in a country,” said Dr Adham.
Moving forward, CRM looks to expand its business into home health nursing, study material destruction and using social media to attract more research opportunities. Within the CRM team, the management and employees will continue to embrace teamwork, empowerment, and communication by further escalating on the company’s endeavours of its four key strategies, delivering operations excellence with the continued progress of clinical research in Malaysia.