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Ho Wah Genting Berhad Group aims to study the potential of nanoformulated dietary supplements

  2020-10-08 18:53:40

KUALA LUMPUR, 8 OCTOBER 2020Ho Wah Genting Berhad’s (“HWGB” or the “Company”) (Bursa Stock Code:9601) wholly-owned subsidiary, Astramern Sdn Bhd (“Astramern”) (FKA Astramune Sdn Bhd) had appointed Associate Professor Dr. Azmi Bin Rahmat, 65, (“AP Dr. Azmi”) as  ‘Chief of Material Engineering’ effective 7 October 2020. His expertise will contribute to the company’s research in raw material extraction for producing nanoparticles in healthcare supplements.


Chief Executive Officer of HWGB, Dato’ Aaron Lim said: “There is huge potential for nanotechnology research because it provides a new dimension which is widely used in the areas of production of new generation drug formulations and dietary supplements.
Dato’ Aaron Lim reiterated that: “The appointment of AP Dr. Azmi as Chief of Material Engineering reflects our commitment in contributing to our healthcare sector”. AP Dr. Azmi, currently an Associate Professor of the Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), has expertise in corrosion, composites, materials engineering, material characterization, materials, nanoparticle preparation, microstructure, mechanical properties, sintering and coating. He also has vast experience in nanoporous materials research and its preparation. The preparation of nanoporous materials involves advance technology with rigorous methodology.
AP Dr. Azmi obtained his Bachelor of Science in Applied Science degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and completed his Master of Science in Materials from Cranfield University, UK. He was then awarded a doctorate in Metallurgy and Materials from the University of Nottingham, UK. Besides his appointment for UniMAP, AP Dr. Azmi previously was an Associate Professor at the School of Material and Mineral Resources Engineering, USM.

About Ho Wah Genting Berhad
Ho Wah Genting Berhad is principally engaged in investment holdings and the provision of management services to its subsidiaries. The Company had on 30 June 2020 diversified its existing businesses to include healthcare related industry which mainly involved in Health Supplement, Biotechnology and Health Technology. In addition, the Company and its subsidiaries (“HWGB Group” or the “Group”) are also engaging in the businesses of Investment holdings; manufacturing of wires and cables and moulded power supply cord sets and cable assemblies for electrical and electronic devices and equipment; trading of wire and cable; and travel agent and tour related services.
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About Associate Professor Dr. Azmi Bin Rahmat
AP Dr. Azmi is an Associate Professor of Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)
Bachelor Science (Applied Science) degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).
Master Science (Materials) from Cranfield, United Kingdom.
Ph. D (Metallurgy and Materials) from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.