The Advanced Materials Research Centre (AMREC) in Kulim, Kedah is Malaysia's nucleus of development on advanced materials technology.

SIRIM's advanced materials research falls under the priority area of medical technology flagship and covers the following areas:

  • Biomedical Materials
  • Energy Materials
  • Engineering Materials
  • Technical Services and Consultancy
SIRIM's Medical Technology Flagship
SIRIM's medical technology researchers have incorporated high-technology innovations within three primary areas of focus: drug delivery systems, implants/ prostheses, and medical equipment and devices
We have several medical and healthcare solutions in these areas that are ready for scale-up and commercialisation with more in the pipeline. Our multidisciplinary expertise in advanced materials, radio frequency identification (RFID), nanotechnology, biotechnology and bio-modelling is all available under one roof.
Your competitive edge
If you have an idea yet to be explored, we would love to hear from you! SIRIM offers a wide scope of capabilities in research, development, design and engineering to help the healthcare industry find new medical solutions. We also offer consulting and technical services throughout the value chain to support businesses in the medical device industry.
SIRIM researchers have made important advances in the areas of drug delivery systems, implants/ prostheses and medical equipment over the years. Many of these innovative technologies are available for licensing and commercialisation.
DRUG Delivery systems
All drug delivery systems and implants/prostheses are developed and tested according to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) guidelines in line with ISO 13485 Medical Device requirements.


  • Nano-based drug delivery (dendrimer and hyperbranched Polymer)
  • Implantable biodegradable polymers for site-specific drug delivery
  • Microcapsules
  • Antimicrobial coatings
  • Medicated implants 
  • Implantable drug-filled biochips 
  • Active targeted drug delivery with biomedical imaging 
  • Transdermal patches
We combine our expertise in biomaterials and medical science to create new techniques and solutions for making better implants and prostheses.
  • Bone implants
  • Dental implants
Medical equipment
SIRIM researchers and engineers develop home-grown medical equipment to make healthcare more efficient and affordable for Malaysians. Our current and future projects include:
  • e-Heart
  • Customised accessories for wheelchair
  • Portable dialysis machines
  • Diagnostic equipment