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Siemens Group of Companies in Malaysia donate COVID-19 test kits to the Ministry of Health 

(From right) Mr Rod Frazer ( Managing Director of Siemens Healthineers) and Mr Adam Yee (President & CEO of Siemens Malaysia) presenting the symbolic certification of donation to YB Dato' Sri Dr. Adham Bin Baba (Minister of Health of Malaysia) and Dato’ Mohd Shafiq Bin Abdullah (Secretary-General, Ministry of Health of Malaysia)

The certification of donation comes with a drawing by a Siemens employee’s child, to appreciate all the front-liners who are out there risking their lives in the battle against COVID-19 for the nation.


(From left) Mr Rod Frazer, Managing Director of Siemens Healthineers and Mr Adam Yee, President & CEO of Siemens Malaysia presenting the symbolic certification of donation to Dr Haji Tahir bin Aris, Director of Institute Medical Research (IMR) and IMR representatives 

Presenting Siemens Healthineers’ COVID-19 antibody tests to the Institute for Medical Research (IMR). The test kits were delivered to the Institute of Medical Research as requested by the Ministry of Health to aid the facility’s research on the pandemic.

Representatives of Siemens visited the Institute Medical Research’s lab and witnessed Siemens Healthineers COVID-19 Antibody tests running in the testing machine.

Siemens Group of Companies in Malaysia – Siemens Malaysia, Siemens Healthineers, Siemens Energy and Siemens Mobility donated 25,000 of Siemens Healthineers COVID-19 test kits worth RM 528,800 to the Ministry of Health (MOH). The COVID-19 antibody tests were handed over by Siemens Malaysia’s President and CEO, Adam Yee to Dr. Haji Tahir bin Aris at The Institute for Medical Research (IMR) office, Setia Alam, Shah Alam.
This joint donation is aimed at helping our country to curb the growing threats of COVID-19 within our community. With more than 307,000 accumulated cases to date, Siemens recognized the critical need to have rapid and accurate testing to manage COVID-19 infection amongst Malaysia residents. The Siemens Healthineers COVID-19 Antibody test was designed to enable the delivery of reliable and fast results which also helps to provide a clearer view of disease progression and immune response.
“We would like to show our solidarity and support to our healthcare frontliners who have worked tirelessly for the nation since the pandemic outbreak. The donated test kits mark our commitment to the country to help curb the spread of this virus. While precautionary measures are being implemented by the government, the virus is going to be with us for a while. Until the vaccine is widely available, we want to play our part to aid the Ministry of Health in ensuring the safety of fellow Malaysians. Hopefully, with these test kits, we can effectively manage and add value to the containment of this virus,” said Adam Yee, President and CEO of Siemens Malaysia.
The test kits were delivered to the Institute of Medical Research as requested by the Ministry of Health to aid the facility’s research on the pandemic. During the symbolic handover, Adam Yee and Rod Frazer, Managing Director of Siemens Healthineers also presented a special “Thank You” poster hand-drawn by a Siemens employee’s son, dedicated to all healthcare workers and frontliners.
“High-quality antibody tests that are highly scalable will be critical to successfully reopening our society. Targeting the right protein is also essential for antibody testing. The S1RBD is a key protein on the surface of the virus, as growing evidence shows these antibodies are neutralizing and can prevent virus entry into the human cells. The selection of antibodies detected by our test is aligned with the current vaccinations in development. The Siemens Healthineers test detects antibodies to the spike protein, specifically the S1RBD,” said Rod Frazer.
The test kits have been authorized by both CE_IVD and FDA EUA for use by authorized laboratories. It also received a special access approval from the Medical Device Authority of Malaysia.

Siemens Malaysia is a leading technology provider with comprehensive products and solutions for various markets in the Malaysian economy. It focuses on the areas of intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems, automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries, smart mobility solutions for rail and road transport, as well as medical technology and digital healthcare services. Siemens made its debut foray into Malaysia through its first recorded sale here in 1908. Since then, the company has grown together with the economical and infrastructural development of Malaysia. In 1972, Siemens set up its first semiconductor factories in Malacca and Penang, creating some 1,500 jobs for the nation’s workforce. In 1973, another semiconductor factory was set up in Malacca. The company has contributed to a significant number of milestone nation-building projects that include Malaysia capital’s landmark KLCC Twin Towers, the Klang Valley MRT Line 1 and ERL Express city-airport connection.

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Goh Yuen Huey

Siemens Malaysia

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