Malaysia beefs up med device testing capability

And now Malaysia is looking to grab a bigger piece of the global medical device industry. The New Straits Times reports that INFO Kinetics, a Malaysian research laboratory, and South Korea's Clinical Trial Centre for Medical Devices of Yeungnam University Hospital have agreed to collaborate on both medical device testing and clinical trials. Their memorandum of understanding, the article notes, will help build the first major medical devices clinical trials center in Malaysia's Northern Corridor Economic Region. They'll focus, in part, on in vitro-biocompatibility testing, toxicology and leaching studies, and medical device-specific clinical trials. Story