Reszon Partners with PT Foundation and Chembio Diagnostics to Empower Communities with HIV Self-Testing Solutions

Reszon Partners with PT Foundation and Chembio Diagnostics to Empower Communities with HIV Self-Testing Solutions
June 15, 2024 RESZON

Selangor, 14 June 2024 – Reszon Diagnostics International Sdn Bhd (Reszon), a dedicated manufacturer of IVD rapid test kits for tropical infectious diseases, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with PT Foundation (PTF) and Chembio Diagnostics Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (CDM). The MoU signing ceremony, held at Reszon’s headquarters in Subang Jaya, was witnessed by Atif Rizvi, Chief Financial Officer of Chembio Diagnostics Systems, Inc.

By leveraging PT Foundation’s expertise in providing HIV/AIDS education, prevention, sexual health and support programmes, this collaboration will synergize with CDM’s technical proficiency in HIV point-of-care diagnosis as well as Reszon’s extensive distribution network. The combined efforts aim to benefit vulnerable communities and align with Malaysia National Strategic Plan for Ending AIDS, pursuing towards building sustainable community resilience to HIV/AIDS.

Reszon’s CEO, EL Law said, “Chembio offers world-class HIV self-testing kits, and we are proud to deliver SURE CHECK® HIV Self-Test Kits to communities in need through outreach programmes in collaboration with PT Foundation”.

Avijit Roy, CDM Director, expressed enthusiastically, “We are excited to have Reszon and PT Foundation to promote SURE CHECK® HIV Self-Test Kits in Malaysia. This initiative aligns with our group’s aspiration to provide high quality diagnostics worldwide, reducing the incidence and burden of disease globally.”

Raymond Tai, Chief Operating Officer of PTF stated, “We are committed to collaborating with both Reszon and Chembio to expand access of SURE CHECK® HIV Self-Test Kits. Our ongoing HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and care initiatives strive to reduce the stigma associated with HIV and promote proactive health management, including self-testing for HIV”.

This partnership marks a significant step towards improving public health and empowering communities to take charge of their health through accessible and reliable HIV self-testing solutions.

   

           

About Reszon Diagnostics International Sdn. Bhd.

Established since October 11th, 2010, Reszon Diagnostics International Sdn. Bhd. (Reszon), a member of Hextar Healthcare Berhad develops and manufactures a strong portfolio of innovative in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) rapid tests for medical professionals, including clinical diagnostic markets worldwide.

Reszon’s IVD rapid test kits enable medical professionals to diagnose diseases quickly and accurately for the early detection and prevention of diseases. The simple assay procedures plus portability of its rapid test kits make them ideal for applications in a wide range of settings, including remote areas and countries where sophisticated medical diagnostics are not available. Reszon is actively transforming its manufacturing process to full automation in order to competitively address growing global needs. Reszon is also committed to providing the best affordable diagnostics in the self-testing sector.

At Reszon, we continue to create solutions for healthcare institutions, laboratories, medical offices from all around the world. The test results derived from our testing device play acute role in point-of-care decision making, influencing majority of critical healthcare decisions for millions of people worldwide.

About Chembio Diagnostics Malaysia

Chembio Diagnostics Malaysia, a subsidiary company of Chembio Diagnostics, Inc , is a leading diagnostics company focused on developing and commercializing point-of-care tests used to detect and diagnose infectious diseases, including sexually transmitted disease, insect vector and tropical disease, COVID-19 and other viral and bacterial infections, enabling expedited treatment.

About PT Foundation

 PT Foundation (also known as Yayasan PT in Malay), is  a community-based, voluntary non-profit making organization providing HIV/AIDS education, prevention, care and support programmes, sexual health and empowerment programmes for vulnerable communities in Malaysia. PT Foundation is the largest community-based HIV/AIDS organization in Malaysia and has benefited more than 100,000 people. PT Foundation was also one of the seven founding members of the Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC).