The Jerudong Park Medical Centre (JPMC) has recently established a collaborative partnership with StemLife Berhad.

Yesterday morning, a signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two parties was held at the JPMC CME Room, with the aim of providing comprehensive cord blood and tissue stem cell collection, transportation and cryopreservation services in Brunei Darussalam.


Signing the MOU on behalf of JPMC was Dato Paduka Dr Hj Md Isham Bin Hj Jaafar, Executive Director and Medical Director of JPMC and representing StemLife Berhad was Mr Sophian Abdul Rahman, Chief Executive Officer of StemLife Berhad. Witnessessing the signing ceremony were Senior Management and Staff from JPMC and Stemlife Berhad.

Following the MOU signing ceremony, a press conference was held later in the afternoon, present were Dr. Chitra Karat, Head and Consultant of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department and Reproductive Medicine Unit of JPMC, Dr. Joel Isaiah, Head and Senior Consultant of Paediatrics Department, Aini Zulfa Hj Asbinin, Marketing Executive of JPMC, Mr Sophian Abdul Rahman, Chief Executive Officer and Mr. Zahrein Mohamad Redza, Chief Operating Officer from StemLife Berhad.


This partnership between the two companies will allow parents to store the umbilical cord blood and cord tissue of their baby which is collected at birth.

“By storing the cord blood and the cord tissue, JPMC and StemLIfe Berhad can preserve the cells with them for potentially a lifetime. The stem cells extracted from the cord blood and cord tissue can be used for treatment of various medical conditions of the baby and the immediate relatives.” said Dr. Chitra Karat, Head and Consultant of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department and Reproductive Medicine Unit of JPMC. “Save now and benefit the future.” Dr Chitra added.

The Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinic is open Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm and every Saturday from 8am to 12noon. The services offered in the Obstetrics division include Antenatal Screening Tests Including: First and Second Trimester Screening, Antenatal Classes, Infant Massage Classes, Family Planning Clinic and Post Natal Clinic services; The Services offered in the Gynaecology division include General Gynae Check-ups, Trans Abdominal & Trans Vaginal Ultrasound as well as Major & Minor Surgeries including Laparoscopy Surgery and Hysteroscopy Abdominal & Vaginal Pelvic Floor Repair. For further information or to set an appointment, please call +673 261 1433 ext 3000, or email gynaereception@jpmc.com.bn