Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetes in Malaysia 2023

In recent years, stem cell therapy has gained popularity as a promising alternative treatment option for diabetes mellitus. However, there is also a lot of confusion due to the overwhelming mixing of credible scientific information and marketing hypes available on the internet. There are more than 5,000 studies that have been published on PubMed.gov on stem cell therapy and diabetes mellitus. More than 200 studies have been launched to investigate the benefits of stem cell therapy and diabetes mellitus. You can review the status of these trials on clinicaltrials.gov.

There are various stem cell products in the Malaysian market. However, not all of the products contain 'live' stem cells. For stem cells to stay alive, it must be stored in a 'liquid nitrogen storage'. For live stem cells to reach the target organ, it needs to be administered intra-venously or intra-muscularly. Stem cells that are taken by the oral route will be digested and broken down in the stomach.

We have compiled and summarised essential information below in layman's terms so that you can understand and make a better informed decision.

stem cell therapy for diabetes in malaysia

What are Stem Cells?

Stem cells can be viewed as master cells that can give rise to all types of cells in the body. Generally, stem cells are classified as unipotent, multi-potent or pluripotent according to their potential to differentiate. Stem cells can also be classified based on their source, for example, embryonic stem cells, foetal stem cells and adult stem cells.

Stem cells differ from other kinds of cells in the body. They are special because of their ability to self-renew, duplicate, regenerate and repair.

Stem cells have two important properties:

  • Capable of giving rise to all types of cells 
  • Capable of self-renewing indefinitely 
Clinical research has shown that certain adult stem cells can differentiate and produce insulin-producing cells that eventually could be used to treat people with Type 1 diabetes mellitus.
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Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetes Mellitus


Majority of stem cell research for diabetes is concentrated on Type 1 diabetes as it can be traced to the loss of a single cell type, the beta islet cell. Beta cells (β cells) are a type of cell found in pancreatic islets that produce and secrete insulin. In patients with type I or type II diabetes, beta-cell mass and function are diminished, leading to insufficient insulin secretion and high blood sugar.

Currently, two approaches are being used in research, using stem cells as beta-cell producing factories or as a beta cell repair catalyst. Both methods have the same goal which is to return the insulin to normal levels. Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) are running clinical trials and have a number of patients that are living insulin free after receiving a transplant of donor islet cells.

There are many ongoing efforts to understand how stem cell therapy is able to help people with diabetes. One of the main centres is the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, where you can view the areas of research being conducted specifically to understand diabetes.

The public may search a database of NIH-sponsored clinical trials at www.clinicaltrials.gov. Enter the search terms of interest (e.g., diabetes mellitus and stem cells) to search for applicable clinical trials.

A review, published in the Progress in Stem Cell journal (2019) suggested a combination of antioxidants, growth factors or hormones along with MSCs (mesenchymal stem cells) in optimal combinations and concentrations for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy.

Related: What They Don't Tell You about Diabetes drugs


Stem Cell Therapy Price Malaysia

Stem cell therapy prices will vary depending on the type of stem cells, the cell count and will also vary from clinic to clinic.

As a guide, the cost of mesenchymal stem cells in Malaysia will vary from MYR 60,000 to MYR 80,000 for 100 million cells.

Some doctors may also recommend supplements to support the stem cell therapy. This may incur additional cost or may be included as part of the package.


Stem Cell Malaysia Review Update

Guidelines for cell and gene therapy products (CGTPs) issued by the Health Ministry will be enforced from 2021, says Dr Lee Boon Chye.

The Deputy Health Minister said it was to give stem cell industry players time to adopt the guidelines as the ministry did not want to hamper the growth of the industry.

“We view this industry as important even in its infancy stages,” he said at the Malaysian Association for Cell Therapy (MACT) annual symposium at TPC Kuala Lumpur in November 2018.


Find a Stem Cell Therapy Centre for Diabetes in Malaysia

Check out our recommended stem cell therapy clinic list for diabetes below. The list of centres has been arranged in no particular order.

Methodology: The selection of the clinics is based on Google Search Results and information available on blogs and forums.

1) Stem Cell Malaysia 



Stem Cell Malaysia is part of a network of specially trained multi-disciplined medical doctors and specialists, providing advanced, research-driven, regenerative medicine treatments in Malaysia.

Stem Cell Malaysia has several partner clinics in Klang Valley i.e. Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur, UKM Hospital, Subang Jaya Medical Centre, Life Care Medical Centre, Assunta Hospital, Publika KL, Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam and Seri Kembangan.


WhatsApp us for a Free Tele-Consultation: +60 11 - 8888 5062

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2. Regena Healthcare Network

Regena was established in Malaysia along with vigorous collaboration with both public and private higher educational institutes and research centers to advance the frontiers of knowledge and stimulate both innovation and economic growth. Regena now conducts its operations in Germany, China, South Korea, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Regena operates in Daehan Rehab Hospital, their partnered medical centre in Malaysia that specialises in the management of neurological disorders and illnesses, such as stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injury (SCI) - ranging from acute to chronic stages – using comprehensive South Korean-style integrated rehabilitation methods.

Regena Healthcare (HQ - SEA): Lot 1243, Ground Floor, Unit B, Batu 4 Jalan Hulu Kelang, Mukim Ampang, 55000 Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia.

WhatsApp us for a Free Tele-Consultation: +60 11 - 8888 5062

3. MJ Health Screening Centre (MJ HSC)

The first MJ Health Screening Centre in Malaysia was established back in December 2007. Since then, MJ Health have been providing comprehensive health programs aiming to create awareness of the benefits of preventive health concept among MJ clients. Along with that, they emphasise on the pursuit of physical and mental health balance with enhancement in healthy lifestyle for all mankind.


MJ HSC offers personalised health management consultation, aesthetic services, regenerative medicine such as stem cell therapy & immunotherapy to create total health management platform accessible to ten million people.

Address: KPMG Tower, Level 2, No. 8, First Avenue, Persiaran Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

4. 23 Century International Life Science Centre


Transfer of Biotechnology From China National Stem Cell Bank to 23 Century International Life Science Centre Malaysia since 2018. 

23 Century Group is a pioneer status high-tech corporate group major in cell manufacturing. The group's biotechnology partner, Beike Biotechnology Co. Ltd, has more than twenty years experience in the development of stem cell therapies and their associated clinical applications, holding 67 patents in China and internationally. 

With the advanced cell preparation expertise, 23 Century Group is currently the owner of a CGMP cell preparation laboratory in Malaysia. It will also be synchronised to more than 30 laboratories throughout China.

The group has jointly formed cooperation with more than 400 domestic and overseas research and medical institutions, published in more than 50 journals. Their aim is to promote health by providing hope and cell therapy to patients who suffer from diseases which are incurable from current clinical practices.

23 Century Group has various partner centres in Klang Valley.

WhatsApp us for a Free Tele-Consultation: +60 11 - 8888 5062

5. Cell Therapy Centre - UKM Medical Centre (UKMMC) | UKM Stem Cell

Cell Therapy Centre - UKMMC

Address: 12th Floor, Clinical Block, Bandar Tun Razak, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Cell Therapy Center is one of the Center of Excellence in UKM Medical Centre (UKMMC) which provides cell-based therapy including hematopoietic stem cells, lymphocytes, dendritic cells, mesenchymal stem cells and mononuclear cells to patients with blood cancers, bone marrow diseases and degenerative diseases. The Cell Therapy Centre has the aspiration to be among the world leaders in research and development (R&D) of cancer immunotherapy and regenerative medicine.

6. Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre

aesthetic clinic in Kuala Lumpur

Beverly Wilshire has 3 branches in Klang Valley, two in Kuala Lumpur and one in Petaling Jaya.

Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre - HQ
Address: Level 6, 8 & 9, Kenanga Tower, No. 237 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Maintain your vibrancy and vitality even as you age with medical grade stem cell therapy. Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre has a dedicated team of doctors and nurses and the ambience of a five star hotel equipped with the latest monitoring devices so you can feel assured of both safety and comfort. Our treatment includes follow-ups to ensure the best long-term outcome is achieved. Various package available, please enquire to know your best suited package.

The accumulated free radical damage that you sustain everyday increases over time and your body naturally responds with consequences of premature aging and degenerative diseases. Your body cells are attacked daily, thousands of times by these free radicals which reduce your quality of life that could be inverted with our stem cell therapy packages.

7. ALPS Medical Centre

Address: Menara See Hoy Chan, 02-03 and 02-04, 374, Jln Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

ALPS Medical Centre (ALPS) has established itself as a Signature Boutique Medical Centre of repute and preferred choice in Malaysia and in the region, providing quality and impeccable track record in Healthy Ageing, advanced Plastic, Reconstructive, Cosmetic, Aesthetics Medicine and Wellness services.

Wrapping It Up

So, here you are. The best stem cell therapy clinics for Diabetes in Malaysia. If there are any major stem cell therapy clinics that we’ve missed then please let us know in the comments!

Disclaimer: Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetes is classified as an Experimental Therapy by the Malaysian Ministry of Health.


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