Prof. Dr. Hassan Yaacob founds Healwell Pharmaceuticals Sdn Bhd, a Researcher from University Malaya turned entrepreneur. He is a PhD holder in Clinical Pharmacology from Royal College of Surgeons of England, London and a famous Gamat Expert in Malaysia. He is an Executive Chairman/CEO of Healwell Pharmaceuticals Sdn Bhd.
Prof. Dr. Hassan started his intensive scientific research and studies in Gamat at the Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine,University Malaya in 1990. He was funded under IRPA (Intensive Research in Priority Area, Ministry of Science & Technology Malaysia) Program. His research on Gamat continued at University of Kyushu and University of Toyamma, Japan in 1995-1996. Through his research and development (R&D) in Gamat, Prof. Hassan was later awarded a Gold Medal for MINDEX (Malaysian Invention and Discovery) Award in 1994 and Hitachi Science Fellowship Research Award 1995, Japan. After more than 10 years of R&D, Prof.Hassan was able to commercialise the Gamat into Gamat based products under the brand name HEALIN. Please refer to Appendix V on R&D and commercialization of Gamat based products. Currently, Healwell Pharmaceuticals Sdn Bhd has been established to formulate and market the Gamat based products under the brandname HEALIN. Please refer to Appendix II on range of HEALIN Gamat based products. Initially, the company known as Hexagon Pharmaceuticals Sdn Bhd was established by Prof. Dr. Hassan Yaacob to market the Gamat based products. Both the companies have obtained approvals from Pihak Berkuasa Kawalan Dadah, Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia for various formulation of Gamat based products namely Jelly Gamat, Gamat Plus, Pati Gamat Plus (Neutral), Pati Gamat Plus-Balckcurrent, Jel Gamat, Krim Gamat, Linimen Gamat, Gamarub, Gamalin Emulsion, Gamalin Plus-Orange, Jeli Gamat. Other Gamat based products under brandname HEALIN have been formulated by Prof. Dr. Hassan and under process for submission and approval by Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia.
The company has been able to obtain the Certificate of Authentication HALAL from Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia. Please refer to Appendix III & IV for the aforementioned approval by the authorities concerned.
The corporate management team of Healwell Pharmaceuticals Sdn Bhd under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Hassan comprise of professionals with experience and expertise in marketing and sales, product development, dealership and corporate affairs. The team possessed the knowledge, drive and creativity necessary to project HEALIN a world brand in gamat based product in future. The organization structure of Healwell Pharmaceuticals Sdn Bhd is shown in Figure I.
Currently, Healwell Pharmaceuticals Sdn Bhd is poised to become the leading Bumiputra company to market the Gamat based products under brand name HEALIN in Malaysia through its wide distribution networks including stockiest, retail outlets, pharmaceutical outlets, hypermarkets and through wholesalers.