Duopharma Biotech has several initiatives and programmes to support our vision and mission of enhancing the quality of life by providing quality, innovative and affordable healthcare products. We believe in the power of ideas, and to keep growing, you must keep learning.
The company works with government agencies, universities, partners where we use our expertise, partnerships and other resources to help build a thriving halal pharma community.
Throughout various programmes, publications, and events, Duopharma Biotech and our stakeholders contribute to thought leadership on major issues, help clarify the current halal pharma environment, and bring attention to how emerging trends and technologies are impacting the halal pharmaceutical industry.
Duopharma Biotech Halal Pharmapreneur Programme
The halal pharmapreneur programme is a tripartite collaboration between Malaysia Productivity Corporation (www.mpc.gov.my), Centre for Entrepreneur Development and Research (CEDAR), a subsidiary of SME Bank (www.cedar.my) and Duopharma Biotech.
The objectives of this programme are to:
a) Develop entrepreneurial abilities in the halal pharmaceutical retail chain
b) Develop or enhance knowledge on halal pharmaceuticals;
c) Deliver accurate information that leads to improving the quality of life (aligned with Duopharma Biotech’s vision)
The coaching programmes include Marketing, Customer Services, Islamic Business Practices and Policies, Strategic Plan, Sales Made Simple, Inventory Control, Financial Statement, Managing People and Process & Tracking Tools.
Vendor Development Programme
Duopharma Biotech together with the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) in 2014 established a Memorandum of Understanding agreement to undertake the Vendor Development Programme that was previously under MITI. The agreement is an initiative under the Majlis Ekonomi Bumiputra (MEB) a part of the Bumiputera Empowerment Agenda.
The purpose of this programme is to create and develop successful Bumiputera entrepreneur in the manufacturing/services sector that is competitive, high quality and of world class.
Duopharma Biotech Berhad in the capacity as a GLC, was appointed as Anchor Company. The duration of the programme for a vendor is for a minimum of three years subject to the progress of their development in supplying products and services that meet Duopharma Biotech’s requirements and their commitment and successful engagement in the Business Competency Programmes.
Collaboration with Universities
Duopharma Biotech currently is in collaboration with five local universities under the Jalinan Antara Universiti dan Industri (JATI) initiative. These five universities are Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) and International Islamic University Malaysia.
The objective of this initiative is to train and nurture pharmacy undergraduates the learning principles of entrepreneurship in community retail pharmacies in hopes the knowledge learned would equip them once they enter the working world. Under this three-year programme, the undergraduate will understand halal and halal pharmaceutical, marketing, business management and hands-on retailing.
Self-Help Medical Assistance for Pilgrims
Performing Hajj is a duty that every Muslims should perform when he/she is physically able and has financial means. It is the fifth and final pillar of Islam. As Hajj is one of the biggest seasons where millions of Muslims meet in the holy city of Makkah, to keep the pilgrims healthy to perform their Hajj, Duopharma Biotech has put together a self-help medical set.
In each self-help kit comes with Uphamol 650 for safe and effective relief from headaches, pain or fever; Flavettes Vitamin C Effervescent to strengthen the body’s resistance by boosting the immune system; Alucid tablets to treat heartburn, acid indigestion, stomach upset, overdose, toxicity, sour stomach and other digestive conditions; and Eye Glo to relieve eye irritations caused by dry conditions.
The self-help medical set was distributed through Tabung Haji’s Sahabat Korporat Tabung Haji programme in 2017 as part of our pledge in support of Hajj pilgrims for the 14th consecutive year.
Ethical Business Promotion
At Duopharma Biotech, we believe in responsible marketing and advertising when promoting our products to consumers and healthcare practitioners. It is a duty under our corporate responsibility, fardhu kifayah and commitment as the market leader in halal pharmaceuticals, to ensure all products labelled are clear, legible, accurate, balanced, fair and complete.
At the same time, to broaden the awareness on halal pharma, the company has held Duopharma Biotech CME (continuous medical education) roadshows. These roadshows allow us to share topics on the concept and needs on halal pharma, halal pharmaceutical certification, and advancement in R&D in this sector. The roadshows provide the company with a platform to share and educate consumers on halal pharma.
Halal Pharmaceutical Symposium hosted by Duopharma Biotech
The halal pharmaceutical symposium held once every two years in collaboration with Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (“JAKIM”), Halal Industry Development Corporation (“HDC”), Standards Malaysia, Ministry of Defence (“MinDef”) and Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society (“MPS”) with Duopharma Biotech.
The symposium stems the company’s commitment to our halal journey and sharing essential aspects of halal pharmaceuticals with our workforce, pharmacist and regulators.