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Blood Donation Drive held at Simpor Pharma

Simpor Pharma Sdn Bhd has conducted its first blood donation drive help at its facility at Salambigar Industrial Park in collaboration with RIPAS Blood Bank.

Organized as part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme, staff members from Simpor Pharma, government stakeholders and members of the public rolled up their sleeves to bleed for a good cause.

The blood donation drive was held as a way of giving back to the community develop, as well as to raise awareness on the need for safe blood transfusions and the significant role in saving human lives. Simpor Pharma aims to hold annual blood donation drive to assist in replenishing blood supply at the blood bank and provide aid to patients who are in urgent need of blood.

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Simpor Pharma Introduces New Tasty Way to Take Nutritional Supplements

Array of Flavorful Nutraceuticals Now Available on

BOCA RATON, FL–(Marketwired – March 04, 2016) – Simpor Pharma, a Halal Audited Brunei pharmaceutical and food supplement manufacturer that uses the highest quality, all natural ingredients, announced it is bringing its product line to, the world’s largest online retailer.

“Our motto is ‘innovation at its best’ and that is exactly what we are doing by creating tasty and fun ways to take nutritional supplements by putting them in delicious drinks and healthy chewables and gummies,” said Jessica Chen of Simpor Pharma. “With Simpor Pharma products on Amazon, there is now an enjoyable way for kids and adults to get the nutrition they need.”

Simpor Pharma’s Probiotics Chewables are sphere shaped soft and bouncy softgels that are yogurt flavoured and contain probiotics, which maintain gut health and boost body immunity against foreign particles. In the chewable gelcap is the probiotic Lactobacillus paracasei, which has been clinically proven to be effective in suppressing allergic reactions, reducing the risk of skin allergies such as eczema and atopic dermatitis and contribute to raising body’s white blood cell count.

The company’s Omega3 Smart Chewables are soft and bouncy with a centre filling of orange flavoured fish oil and contain Omega3 from marine source that contains EPA and DHA which is one of the key components for brain and eyes development in children. According to Simpor Pharma children between the ages of 1-8 years old are recommended to consume between 100-1500mg of EPA and DHA combined a day.

Besides the company’s wide range of delicious and effective supplements, they also have functional drinks that are enjoyable and nutritious for consumers of all ages. The drink mix powders are packaged in individual sachets, which are convenient for modern lifestyles because they can be mixed easily with cold water anywhere. Their line of drinks include Blackcurrant flavoured Super Anti-Oxidant Powder, Apple Melon flavoured Green Mix Detox, B-Glucan Cocoa Malt and Green Apple flavoured Chlorella.

“Many families have both working parents and so less time is available to prepare fresh juice or nutritional drinks but now with our range of functional drinks on Amazon consumers have the ability to get the added nutrients required to promote healthy lifestyle,” Chen said.


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BB: Simpor Pharma Sets a Model for Diversification

SIMPOR Pharma, the country’s flagship Halal pharmaceutical manufacturing initiative, yesterday played host to the Minister of Health at its headquarters in the Salambigar Industrial Park.

As part of a working visit programme, the Minister of Health, Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Adanan bin Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Mohd Yusof spent half a day touring the joint venture facility that manufacturers a number of products for both local and foreign consumption.

Established in 2013, the company has been working closely with the Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB). It currently manufactures fish oil, calcium tablets, vitamin C powder sachets and hand sanitisers with the daily capacity to produce 40 million softgels, 50 million tablets and 7.2 million capsules, and 20,000 tonnes of powder and granules as well as 324 tonnes of cream and gels per year under the expertise of Viva Pharmaceutical Inc from Canada.

Viva holds 51 per cent of the company’s stakes and the remaining is divided between the Ministry of Finance and a group of local investors.

Canada is the company’s current main overseas market and the Pharma major has now set its sights on expanding to North America, the Middle East and neighbouring Asean countries. It currently employs 43 individuals including 27 locals and plans to increase the headcount to 150. Simpor’s current positive state of operations can be attributed to BEDB’s hands-on approach that has supported in dealing with governmental paperwork for approvals and permits, including planning and construction, obtai-ning manufacturing certificates as well as the Brunei Halal certification.

Apart from boosting and diversifying Brunei’s economy, the company also aims to provide Bruneians and the world with a guaranteed source of Halal pharmaceutical, health and cosmetic products, increase health awareness for the people of Brunei and to become a training hub for local Bruneians in the fields of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemistry and other relevant areas.

Borneo Bulletin

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BT: Working Visit by the Minister of Health

BRUNEI-MADE health products are expected to hit eight foreign markets soon, a Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) official said.

The official, who declined to be named, said Brunei’s first pharmaceutical manufacturing plant Simpor Pharma, has signed agreements with partners in other countries to market its halal-certified health products.

The countries include Australia, Hong Kong, and the Philippines, the official said in an interview yesterday.

The $26 million joint venture company – which was formed in 2013 between Canadian firm Viva Pharmaceutical Inc, private equity fund Aureous (Brunei) Capital Sdn Bhd and a group of local investors -also has plans to export its products to the Middle East.

The BEDB official said the pharmaceutical firm acquired its halal certification from the Ministry of Religious Affairs on June 16, 2015.

The minister of health yesterday visited the firm to take a closer look at its production facilities.

Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Adanan Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Seri Setia Hj Mohd Yusof yesterday toured Simpor Pharma’s 100,000 sq ft centre comprising a production area, a laboratory and 18,000 sq ft warehouse.

During the visit, Managing Director of Simpor Pharma Edward Ko said there are currently 43 people employed at the plant, including 27 locals.

He said the company aims to provide Bruneians with a guaranteed source of halal pharmaceutical products and become a “training hub” for Bruneians in pharmaceutical and bio-technology.

Following a closed-door briefing led by Simpor Pharma Research and Development Specialist Aeriena Nur Afiqah Sahri, YB Pehin Dato Hj Adanan toured the company’s production area where softgel capsules and its powder supplements are being produced.

The pharmaceutical company currently manufactures supplements, vitamin drinks and disinfectant products with the capacity to produce 40 million softgels a day, 50 million tablets per day and 7.2 million capsules in a day.

Research and testing activities are also being carried out at the plant. Its building is also equipped with a quality assurance and quality control centre to ensure products are created with the lowest number of defects, along with an allocated space where Simpor Pharma’s finished goods are produced and packaged.

Also present during the visit were Deputy Permanent Secretary (Investment) at Ministry of Finance Hj Abu Bakar Hj Ibrahim and Acting BEDB Chief Executive Officer Hjh Hasnah Ibrahim.

The Brunei Times

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Huo Ho Health Awareness Month 2015

Our products are featured at Hua Ho Manggis in conjunction with Hua Ho Health Awareness Month 2015 between 24 August to 06 September 2015. All customers will receive a 10% discount on all SP products. On top of that, customers who purchase 5 boxes of B-Glucan Cocoa Malt are entitled for a free gift consisting of SP Skincare products.

Throughout the event, we will conduct various activities including free health screening, kids activities, health awareness talks and much much more. Come and join us! Schedule can be found below.

Date Time Activity
26 August, Wednesday 9.00am Opening Ceremony – Launching by Deputy Permanent Secretary.
10.30am-11.00am Introduction of Simpor Pharma.
2.30pm “Let’s Shop Healthier” talk and Grocery tour.
28 August, Friday 3.00pm-3.30pm Healthy way of eating.
29 August, Saturday 2.30pm Grocery tour by Health Education Officer.
3.00pm-3.30pm Benefits of Beta-Glucan.
30 August, Sunday 11.00am-11.30am Kids Activity.
11.30am-12.30pm Importance of personal hygiene.
4.00pm-4.30pm Kids Activity.
4.30pm-5.00pm Importance of personal hygiene.
02 September, Wednesday 2.30pm Grocery tour lead by KESAN volunteers.
04 September, Friday 2.00-6.00pm Free Health Screening.
2.30pm Grocery tour by KESAN volunteers.
3.00pm-3.30pm Benefits of Beta-Glucan.
05 September, Saturday 10.00am-6.00pm Free Health Screening.
2.30pm Grocery tour by KESAN volunteers.
3.00pm-3.30pm Benefits of Beta-Glucan.
06 September, Sunday 10.00am-6.00pm Free Health Screening.
11.00-11.30am Kids Activity.
11.30am-12.00pm Importance of personal hygiene.
2.30pm Grocery tour by KESAN volunteers.
4.00pm-4.30pm Kids Activity.
4.30pm-5.00pm Introduction of Simpor Pharma.
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Our highest gratitude and appreciation to everyone!

It’s a wrap for ASEAN Consumer Fair (ACF) 2015! We would like to express our highest gratitude and appreciation to all government officers, newspaper editors, invited guests, and the general public for your support on our roadshow event. Thank you very much!

Throughout this event, Bruneians were able to learn about Simpor Pharma with in-depth understanding on our Made in Brunei Halal health supplements. We aim to raise health awareness in all age groups through our first range of products such as omega-3 fish oil and CoQ10 as a prevention towards the risk of cardiovascular disease which contributes to the highest mortality rate in Brunei Darussalam.

We have received a large number of positive feedbacks on our company and the products we manufacture during the 5-days event at ICC, Berakas. We believe consumption of health supplements alongside with healthy diet can bring about significant changes to one’s lifestyle such as reduction in cholesterol level and joint pains.

Beside the existing range of products we currently have, our pre-sale products such as Cocoa Malt (with added Beta-glucan), Anti-oxidant and Vitamin C functional drinks have also received excellent reviews during ACF. We have received numerous pre-sales orders from our valued customers and will be available for collection soon. SP is going to introduce a few more products such as Beauty Collagen, Smart DHA, Multi-Vitamin, B-complex and Functional Gummy Candies in the near future.

Not to forget, our Raya promotion is still on-going! Raya vouchers can still be purchased and given out as Raya gifts to your family and friends; the voucher entitles customers to purchase our products at amazing prices. For more information, follow us on social media: | Instagram: @simporpharma

We would like to invite you to join us again on the next consumer fair happening in January 2016! Wider range of products, fun games and free goodies will be available then! Stay tuned for more updates

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SP Brand – Brunei Locally Own Brand

SP Brand – Brunei locally own brand under Simpor Pharma Sdn Bhd that offers range of products from health supplements to cosmetics. With the support from renowned manufacturer Viva Pharmaceuticals, Canada, our products are of HIGH QUALITY and certified HALAL. Our raw materials, intermediates, and finished products are tested for compliance with with all our regulations. Attention to quality, cleanliness and Halal compliance, through all stages of manufacturing, is a mandatory requirement for Simpor in demonstrating and maintaining product quality and safety.

In line with MOH Brunei’s Visi 2035 “Together Towards A Healthy Nation”, Simpor Pharma aims to promote healthy living by lifestyle changes and making healthier choices. Our SP NATURAL products, improves body function with products ranging from Vitamins, mineral to antioxidants. Our objective is to promote the benefits of taking supplements and how it reduces the risks of Non-communicable diseases (NCD) such as heart attack, cancers and diabetes.

First public unveiling in the ASEAN consumer fair, Brunei will be the first to behold our new SP Brand products. Visitors to the consumer fair will be able to purchase fish oils, CoQ10, Vitamin E, Hand Sanitizers, and more from our booth at a discounted price. Come to our booth for free drink samplings, games and prizes to be won.

Public could also stand a chance to be our VIP member where you are able to enjoy extra discounts and invitation to our product launching event in the near future. Pre-sale for products such as e.g. multivitamins, gummy bear, cocoa drink and even cosmetics that are not released yet would also be available.