Best Stem Cell Therapy Clinics in Malaysia - Reviews and Price (Updated September 2020)

As of September 2020, there are more than 200,000 scientific studies published on and 7,000 on-going stem cell related studies on Stem cell therapy has gained popularity as a promising treatment option for anti-aging, cosmetic, coronavirus and also conditions where the current medical treatment protocols have been exhausted. However, there is a lot of confusion due to the overwhelming mixing of credible scientific information and marketing hypes available on the internet.
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We have compiled and summarised essential information below in layman's terms so that you can understand and hopefully make a better informed decision. Below, you can find:
  • What are Stem Cells?
  • Stem Cell Therapy Price in Malaysia
  • Find a Stem Cell Therapy Clinic in Malaysia
  • Patients' reviews and ratings

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
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Stem Cell Therapy Price in Malaysia

Is stem cell therapy covered by medical insurance? Yes and No. If it's for established indications like blood related (haematological) disorders like cancer (leukaemia and lymphoma) and some genetic disorders where there is already sufficient evidence; the cost of stem cell therapy is most likely to be approved by your insurance company. That said, please check with your insurance company for confirmation.

For indications that are off-label or experimental, where definitive evidence is still lacking; the stem cell therapy cost is unlikely to be covered or reimbursed.

The cost of stem cell related services will vary widely depending on the type of stem cell related services that you are looking for. Do take note that the total cost might include other related costs such as laboratory tests and imaging investigations (especially joint related problems).

Beyond the use of stem cell in bone marrow transplant, stem cell treatment for other indications are are already going through clinical trials and have shown positive results in diseases such as Diabetes, Heart Disease, knee osteoarthritis, back pain, autism and anti-aging purposes.

As a guide, the cost of mesenchymal stem cells in Malaysia may cost from RM 50,000 to RM 80,000 for 100 million cells. The dosage in most studies are usually based on 1 million cells per kg of body weight.

In Malaysia, regenerative and anti aging stem cell therapy packages may cost from MYR 50,000 to MYR 100,000 depending on the providing stem cell therapy centres. Different stem cell therapy centres might have different treatment protocols and different sources of stem cells. However, it's important to know whether the stem cells you are getting are 'live' or 'dead' stem cells. There is of course a major difference in terms of 'live' or 'dead' stem cells especially on the effectiveness. Ask your medical provider for the information.

Stem Cells for Knee Regeneration Package (Knee stem cell therapy cost Malaysia) may cost from MYR 30,000 to MYR 40,000 for both knees. Medical insurance will unlikely to cover stem cell therapy for knee osteoarthritis as they prefer to wait for more definitive evidence before covering it. Still, when you compare it to the cost of long-term medications or the out-of-pocket cost of getting a knee replacement, stem cell therapy may still be a less expensive option.

Some of the reported and published stem cell therapy costs in Malaysia include the following:
  • The 1st Stem Cell Congress held in November 2012 in Malaysia reported that in private hospitals, the cost of transplant Allogeneic PBSCT (Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplant) ranges from RM 200,000 to RM 250,000. Through Tabung Bantuan Perubatan, the Ministry of Health is subsidising HSCT (hemopoietic stem cell transplant) done in University hospitals at MYR 40,000 - MYR 60,000 per transplant.
  • At Cell Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), the anti aging stem cell therapy treatment package's price is RM 75,000 and includes: medical check up and infusion of 100 million mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs).
  • RM 18,000 per knee (Cell Malaysia)

Best Place for Stem Cell Therapy in Malaysia

First of all you should always contact a qualified medical clinician to be assured that the treatment will be performed correctly. Stem Cell treatments should only be administered by a trained medical healthcare professional. To find a clinic and make an appointment for a consultation, check out the list of stem cell therapy clinics below.

1) Stem Cell Therapy Malaysia 

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

Stem Cell Therapy Malaysia has 9 partner clinics in Klang Valley i.e. Mid Valley City, Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Subang Jaya Medical Centre, Life Care Medical Centre, Assunta Hospital, Publika KL, Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam and Seri Kembangan.

Stem Cell Therapy Malaysia (HQ)
Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 58000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2) UKM Stem Cell | Cell Therapy Centre HUKM - UKM Medical 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.

3) Celestica Life Sdn Bhd

Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, CelesticaLife is an advanced wellness clinic specializing in preventive and regenerative medicine. Delivering personalized treatments to manage diseases and delay the onset of ageing, we aim to empower you to regain control of your health and your ageing process.

The team is deeply honored to be recognized as the ‘Best Anti-Ageing Service Provider in Asia Pacific” by the Global Health Awards in 2019. This serves as an affirmation of the patented technology and cellular treatments that the team has tirelessly worked on to give our clients nothing but the best treatments.

Location: Level 5, Intercontinental Hotel, No. 165, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

4) Cell Malaysia Stem Cell Therapy

Cell Malaysia is situated in Malaysia and is a specialist centre that provides pioneering stem cell therapy techniques to patients from all over the world to help reduce the effects of the aging process.

Cell Malaysia, owned by Chamrun Health Sdn Bhd (1321092-P), was established in 2010 as a one-stop Stem Cell Therapy service provider assisting patients worldwide seeking for Stem Cell therapy through our panel of specialised doctors with years of experience in this field having treated hundreds of patients in the past decade.

Cell Malaysia operates in ReGen Rehab Hospital, their partnered medical centre that specialises in medical rehabilitation to transform care and rebuild lives. ReGen is the first private rehabilitation hospital in Malaysia to obtain a Stem Cell Therapy license from the Ministry of Health with dedicated rehabilitation gyms & facilities.

The stem cells use by Cell Malaysia are Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs), derived from the Wharton’s Jelly of the umbilical cord of a newborn baby with a high viability rate. These cells are of very high quality, processed ethically at our lab in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The MSC cells go through various layers of tests at each stage of isolation and expansion to ensure the best quality of cells.

Address: Lot 8, Jalan Bersatu, Jalan 13/4, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Cell Malaysia Reviews: 4.7/5 (Google)

5) Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre

Beverly Wilshire has 3 branches in Klang Valley, 2 in Kuala Lumpur and one in Petaling Jaya.

Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre - KL Branch (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.

Decades of poor health, nutrition and disease may take its toll on your body in the later years. You may find yourself missing the physical stamina and strength you used to enjoy in your younger days. It also takes a longer time for the body to heal once infected or injured. With stem cell therapy, you can enjoy your golden years in better health and wellness. Enjoy better quality of life with higher energy levels, improved memory, less joint and bone pains and coarse darker hair. Be prepared to look and feel decades younger than you really are!

6) Kuala Lumpur Sports Medicine Centre (KLSMC)

Address: 7th Floor, Wisma Perintis, 47 Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

KLSMC Stem Cells Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of Kuala Lumpur Sports Medicine Centre, was established in 2005 specifically to spearhead the research on stem cells regenerative therapy in the musculoskeletal system. Following internationally recognized medical research ethics and protocols, a series of studies were undertaken culminating in 2007 with the beginning of the human pilot study.

Several clinical studies led by Dr. Saw Khay Yong (consultant orthopaedic surgeon and CEO) revealed a breakthrough discovery: in injecting the patient’s own blood stem cells, coupled with surgical intervention and physiotherapy, it was possible for patients to regenerate hyaline cartilage.

In early 2010, a US patent (patent no: US 8,377,432 B2: Method and composition for neochondrogenesis) was filed for the stem cell technology and it was granted in 2013.

Related: Check out Stem Cell Treatment for Knees in Malaysia.

7) Stem Cell Hair Treatment by Hair Transplant Centre Malaysia

Hair Transplant Centre Malaysia has 2 branches in Klang Valley, 1 in KL and 1 in PJ.

Stem Cell Therapy, Using Regenera Activa is a no-downtime, advanced hair growth treatment that uses regenerative cells extracted from your scalp to stimulate the other areas that are losing hair. It is purely natural, without any harmful effects, using our own cells, they improve the skin of the scalp, density of the existing hair and stimulate the growth of new hair follicles. It is a safe and effective technique to combat hair loss problems. Regenera Activa, stem cell Therapy is suitable for both men and women. It is also suitable to be done alongside with hair implant or transplant procedures if needed. This treatment has very minimal downtime with fast healing, minimizing complications and obtaining more effective results in least time.

Hair Transplant Centre Malaysia - HQ
Address: P-G-022A, Ground Floor, Centrestage, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

WhatsApp: +60 12 5174606 

Related: Stem Cell Hair Treatment Malaysia

8) Stem Cell Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Address: No. 8, Jalan Bukit Pantai 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Dr. Reza Ng Ching Soong - Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Reza Ng is a tertiary provider of Shoulder and Knee surgery and care. His interests include biological healing and cartilage regeneration using stem cells. He is currently the Principal Investigator for an ongoing FDA trial on Cartilage Regeneration using Autologous Stem Cells and Hyaluronic Acid Injections.

Dr Malinee A. Thambyayah - Pediatric Neurologist
Her interests include Integrative Rehabilitation for Brain Injury Using Stem Cells, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and Nutritional Medicine.

According to The Star, Guidelines for cell and gene therapy products (CGTPs) issued by the Health Ministry will be enforced from 2021, says Dr Lee Boon Chye (Deputy Health Minister). The 86 page guidelines can be downloaded from the NPRA (National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency) website here.

MACT (Malaysian Association for Cell Therapy) president Dr Lim Teck Onn said the effective use of stem cell for medical purposes was evidence-backed, but cell therapy might be controversial for aesthetic applications.

“The use of stem cell for genuine medical therapy has never really been an issue. There are data and proven trials and even US Food and Drug Administration-approved indications. The big problem however is its use in wellness, anti-aging and some beauty products. As an industry association, we have an obligation to make sure that companies involved in these activities do so responsibly and not take patients and consumers for a ride,” he said.

Mesenchymal Stem Cells Malaysia

A recent scientific review on mesenchymal stem cells was led by a Malaysian researcher, Dr LL Liau from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (Curr Res Transl Med. 2020).

According to the study's conclusion:

WJ-MSCs (Wharton Jelly Mesenchymal Stem Cells) have many advantages compared to MSCs (mesenchymal stem cells) from adult tissues. The discrepancies in the WJ-MSC characteristics reported in the above studies might have arisen from differences in cell isolation site and technique and cell culture procedure. Even though WJ-MSCs are safe and efficacious for treating certain diseases, most of the clinical studies/trials reported thus far do not provide sufficient evidence to support its routine use in the clinic. 


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