Halal Initiatives

Safe, hygienic and trusted the world over

Halal is an Arabic word that broadly translates to ‘lawful’ or ‘permissible’. Halal has developed into a universal value and has gained acceptance by everyone for its wholesome, hygienic contamination-free principles in food and non-food products. The application of halal standards and assurance through Halal Certification is not just bolstering Muslim consumers’ trust and confidence but also heightening product legitimacy.

Duopharma Biotech’s Halal Commitment is part of our fardh kifayah, a communal obligation that must be discharged for the community to prosper. We uphold our commitment to producing halal pharmaceutical products that are:

  • Safe for consumption and use;
  • Assured of effectiveness;
  • High-quality standards of ingredients or materials and production; and
  • Manufactured hygienically.

Duopharma Biotech embraces the principle of a holistic approach to halal pharmaceuticals with the “Halal Built-In, Not Tested For” practice. It is a comprehensive method to ensure that our manufacturing facilities are fully halal-compliant. Every step of the way, which includes selecting products, technology, raw materials, packaging, logistics, and warehousing right up to the consumers, adheres to the Malaysian Standard MS 2424, Halal pharmaceuticals – General requirements (First revision). Our commitment to developing products that are assured halal from start to finish eliminates any need for testing as the process of determining halal is built-in.

Duopharma Biotech is the first halal pharmaceutical manufacturer in the world, and has played a pioneering role in the Research & Development and Production of halal pharmaceuticals. Our Halal Journey began in 1998 when halal was integrated with GMP requirements for all production lines and manufacturing processes. We were the first to obtain Halal Malaysia certification from the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) in 1999 for our renowned Consumer Healthcare brands CHAMPS®, FLAVETTES®, PROVITON® and Naturalle. Our 100% halal consumer healthcare (CHC) products has expanded to include over-the-counter medicines such as painkillers or analgesics, eye drops, cough mixtures, ointments for wounds/cuts/bruises, creams for rash/itchiness, and many more.

In early 2017, Duopharma Biotech achieved another key milestone as the first pharmaceutical manufacturer to attain Halal Malaysia certification for prescription medicines; a testament that demonstrates our commitment to providing consumers with quality halal medicines, health supplements and consumer healthcare products.

Did you know?

The growing Muslim population worldwide and increasing demand for halal goods present huge potential and opportunity for halal pharmaceutical businesses. As reported in the Third Industrial Master Plan (IMP3) 2006–2020, the value of the global halal market is USD2.3 trillion annually.

According to the State of Global Islamic Economy Report 2022, the halal pharmaceutical market was valued at USD100 billion in 2021, an increase of 6.5% from 2020. The market is expected to grow by 6.7% in 2022 to USD 106 billion and reach USD 129 billion in 2025 at a 4-year CAGR of 6.7%. This sizeable growth opens up opportunities for Malaysia to become a major player and a champion for the halal pharmaceutical industry.

Duopharma Biotech has moved forward in establishing strategic collaborations to meet the demands of the Malaysian, ASEAN and global markets. We will continue to grow our presence in the halal pharmaceutical space and directly ensure the growth of the halal pharmaceutical industry in Malaysia and around the world. We remain committed to this aspiration of producing safe, effective, quality and halal products for all consumers and leading the way for the halal pharmaceutical industry in Malaysia, regionally and globally.

Developed by Duopharma Biotech Berhad, halal4pharma is a knowledge-sharing platform for consumers and healthcare providers to learn and understand about halal pharmaceuticals.


Our Halal journey