Business Group Profile
Who We Are
At SML Business Group, we are driven to ensure that every person and organization that we serve received the greatest possible value for their healthcare investment. We do this by bringing together with our members, our employees and our providers, making available the best possible information and together devising solutions that help people enjoy optimal health, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations.
SML simplifies healthcare by focusing on the people in the care cycle – patients and care providers. Through combining human insights and clinical expertise, SML aims to improve patient outcomes while lowering the burden on the healthcare system.
Mr. Soe Min Latt , the founder and Managing Director of SML Business Group has the vision to provide uncompromised quality care yet affordable solutions to all levels of people in Myanmar.
SML Business Group employs approximately ( 500 ) employees in the whole country of Myanmar. Currently, we have the following ( 9 ) registered companies ( according to their related purposes ) under our SML Business Group . They are ; ———
Entities of SML Business Group
Currently, we serve a full range of products and services including groups and individuals health Medicare , Diagnostic and Haemodialysis programmes as well as sales and distribution of Pharmaceutical Products, Food Supplements & General Nutrition , Sports Nutrition, Pro-biotic, Medical Equipments , Medical Disposables, Laboratory Reagents and Other Pharmaceuticals & Laboratory Supplies. We are committed to an ever-widening base of customers for delivering these products and services (medical & laboratory). When all the other businesses are in place, we will expand our business entity accordingly.
SML Business Group has the expertise, the experience, and the agility to craft the new products, new processes, and the new services needed to make more accessible and affordable healthcare to all Myanmar Citizens.
What We Do
Health Care Division
I. SML Business Group Co.,Ltd.
SML Medical and Diagnostic Centres
Achieved National Coverage since year——-National in scope, yet local in focus, SML Medical and Diagnostic Centre expertise helps communities around the nation support people to gain control over their health challenges since 2008 in Yangon. We also aim to combat global healthcare challenges by focusing on delivering better quality healthcare at lower costs. We have Quality care Management programs in all sorts of medical problems. We got the Quality Management System of ISO 9001:2008 Standard in 2014 and upgraded to ISO 9001:2015 in 2017. SML Medical and Diagnostic Centre is an established Specialist Centre with affiliation with many hospitals and specialist clinics in abroad. Medical Specialists in the field of Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Oncology, Dermatology, Hepatology, Radiology, Endocrinology, Infectious Diseases, Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Neurology, Psychiatry and other specialists provide Clinical Consultancy in our center.
Besides, our medical centre is well equipped with the latest advanced diagnostic technology and is dedicated to a variety of the following services:
1. Medical Specialist Consultation & Specialist OPD Service (အထူးကုဆရာဝန်ကြီးများ၏ တိုင်ပင်ဆွေးနွေးအကြံပေးမှုနှင့် စမ်းသပ်စစ်ဆေးကုသမှု)
2. General Health Check / Health Screening Service ( ရောဂါရှာဖွေခြင်းဆိုင်ရာ ကျန်းမာရေးစစ်ဆေးမှု ) ( By package, By group, By customized options )
3. Accurate, Reliable & Advanced Medical Laboratory Services ( Accredited by RCPA – Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, Australia ; REQAS – Randox International Quality Accessment Scheme ) (မှန်ကန်စိတ်ချရသော အဆင့်မြင့်ဓာတ်ခွဲစစ်ဆေးမှု )
4. ECG ( နှလုံးစမ်းသပ်စစ်ဆေးမှု )
5. Digital X-Ray ( ဒစ်ဂျစ်တယ် ဓာတ်မှန် )
6. 2D,3D,4D Ultrasound ( သုံးဘက်မြင်/လေးဘက်မြင် တယ်လီဗေးရှင်းဓာတ်မှန် ) , Colour Doppler ( သွေးကြောအထူး တယ်လီဗေးရှင်း ဓာတ်မှန် ) & Breast Ultrasound ( ရင်သားတယ်လီဗေးရှင်းဓာတ်မှန် )
7. iBreast Scan ( ရင်သားအကျိတ် ရှိ/ မရှိ စစ်ဆေးခြင်း )
8. Echocardiogram ( နှလုံးအထူး တယ်လီဗေးရှင်းဓာတ်မှန် )
9. Fibroscan ( အသည်းမာ၊ အသည်းခြောက်မှု တိုင်းတာစစ်ဆေးခြင်း )
10. DEXA Scan (အရိုးပွမှု တိုင်းတာစစ်ဆေးခြင်း )
11. Exercise Stress Test (လေ့ကျင့်ခန်းဖြင့် နှလုံးစမ်းသပ်စစ်ဆေးခြင်း )
12. Pharmacy Services ( ဆေးဝါးရောင်းချခြင်းဆိုင်ရာ ဝန်ဆောင်မှု )
13. Home Medical Services ( အိမ်တိုင်ရာရောက် ဆေးကုသမှု ) & Home Blood Collection Service ( အိမ်တိုင်ရာရောက် သွေးဖောက်ယူမှု )
14. Vaccination Service ( ကာကွယ်ဆေးထိုးခြင်း )
15. Mobile Medical Check-up for Company or Group ( ကုမ္ပဏီ/ အဖွဲ့အစည်းများသို့ ကျန်းမာရေးသွားရောက်စစ်ဆေးပေးခြင်း )
SML Advanced Medical Laboratory
An effective laboratory service is an essential part of a functional health service. Laboratories provide confirmatory diagnosis and improved management of disease, essential public health information and disease surveillance because of this wide-ranging role, laboratories are an important part of many disease control programmes; yet laboratory services are often ignored or taken for granted. To meet the needs in laboratory services, SML Advanced Medical Laboratory was established in Bahan Township,Yangon in 2008 ; Mawlamyine in 2011, Mandalay in 2012, Taunggyi in 2013, Bago in 2015, Monywa in 2016, Lanmadaw (Yangon ) in 2017,North Okkalapa ( Yangon ) in 2018 and Thingangyun (Yangon ) in 2019.
All SML Laboratories are expected to perform consistent reliable and high-quality diagnostics, while achieving optimum workflow and maximum throughput. At SML , we help you to meet these challenges with an unparalleled range of analyzers and solutions for both the central lab and Point-of-Care testing. Tests are validated through SMART Laboratory Information System acquired by Abbott & Roche Cobas IT System. We not only adhere to strict quality standards, but also demanding productivity targets. We organized all our laboratories in the best efficient manner, using a combination of advanced technology and intelligent workflow, while reducing opportunities for human variability.
At SML, molecular diagnostics is being combined with therapeutics and forms an important component of integrated healthcare. Molecular diagnostic technologies are also involved in development of personalized medicine based on pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics. Within a short period of time, SML laboratories has gained recognition both locally and internationally as a one stop centre that offers the most complete and comprehensive laboratory and diagnostic services.
Currently, we affiliate with RCPA, Australia and Randox REQAS for extended Quality Control-QC. Besides, we are trying to get International Standards for quality of Medical Laboratories ISO 15189:2012. By 2019, SML Advanced Medical Laboratory (Thingangyun Branch ,Yangon ) becomes the first Abbott Reference Medical Laboratory in Myanmar which use Biotin interference free technology.
SML Caring Haemodialysis Centre
Recent Research suggests that the data shown underestimated the global prevalence of kidney disease. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients often suffer from cardiovascular or cerebrovascular disease, and their deaths may be attributed to either complication. Altered kidney function is often found in patients with hypertensive and ischemic heart disease, both of which are associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Approximately 30 percent of patients with diabetes have diabetic nephropathy, with higher rates found in some ethnic groups show that both genders are similarly affected by kidney disease.
Dialysis is used to treat people whose kidneys are not functioning properly. Like in many developing countries around the world, besides lack of public awareness and lack of facilities, to seek for treatment is no ordinary task. It is expensive and not many people can afford to dialysis their kidneys optimally.
As part of our healthcare services, SML Caring Haemodialysis Center was opened in December 2010 to serve people in the City of Yangon. We have qualified staffs to manage the centre in the most professional manner. Dialysis nurses take care of patients who are suffering from or treated for the kidney diseases. They monitor activities of the patients, administer the medication, educate about the precautions to be taken, and suggests the necessary regimens. They also check if the equipments are working properly. They also look into patient’s assessments, resolving and troubleshooting, handling High Tech Dialysis equipments, educating as well as educating dialysis patients. Any issues related to Dialysis equipments and the Reverse Osmotic – RO system will be attended by our team of technicians or engineers. Qualified medical doctors are appointed to supervise and manage the centre, all standard operation procedures (SOPs) are adhered to strictly. Presently, we have a capacity of about 1200 patients to be dialyzed monthly in all parts of Myanmar. /k7u
Other than Yangon branch, we have already opened SML Haemodialysis Centers in Mawlamyine 2014, Monywa & Taunggyi in 2017, and Bago in 2018.
We have a plan to expend our capacity gradually and add more dialysis centers in other parts of Myanmar in the near future. Mandalay and Pyay will be the next target.
Currently, we opened the following SML Branches under Healthcare Division;
- SML Medical & Diagnostics Centre ( Shwegondine,Yangon )
- SML Advanced Medical Laboratory (Shwegondine,Yangon )
- SML Advanced Medical Laboratory & SML Pharmacy (Lanmadaw,Yangon )
- SML Advanced Medical Laboratory ( Thingangyun ,Yangon )-under processing for license
- SML Advanced Medical Laboratory ( North Okkalapa ,Yangon )
- SML Service Point ( North Okkalapa ,Yangon )- under processing for license
- SML Service Point ( Insein ,Yangon )
- SML Service Point (Kyeemyindine ,Yangon )
- SML Service Point ( Hlaing Thar Yar ,Yangon )
- SML Service Point ( Thilawa SEZ ,Yangon )
- SML Caring Haemodialysis Centre ( Thingangyun, Yangon )- under processing for license
- SML Advanced Medical Laboratory ( Bago )
- SML Caring Haemodialysis Centre ( Bago )- under processing for license
Pyin Oo Lwin Branch
Nay Pyi Taw Branch
Kyaing Tone Branch
II. Soe Min Latt Pharmaceutical Trading Co., Ltd.
In 2005, Soe Min Latt & Alliance Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd was established and restructured as Soe Min Latt Pharmaceutical Trading Co.,Ltd in 2007. Soe Min Latt Pharmaceutical Trading Co., Ltd has emerged to become the premier pharmaceutical group in Myanmar by virtue of its excellent distribution network in the country. Within a period of these years, this team has established a reputation of offering quality products of Multinational companies to Healthcare fraternity, which has been it’s backbone till today.
One of the major strengths of Soe Min latt Pharmaceutical Trading Co.,Ltd in the market is its investment in its people. The existing team comprises more than 50 qualified team members who are proportionately distributed throughout the country. Customer Stock Levels are constantly monitored, new orders are obtained, high quality of services is provided and an excellent customer relationship is maintained at every level.
Besides doing marketing and sales of Pharmaceuticals, we also distribute General Supplements, Sports Nutrition, Pro-biotic, Medical Equipments, Laboratory Reagents, Consumables, and other Medical disposables.
We have some distribution centres located in major metropolitan areas of Yangon, Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw, Mawlamyine, Bago, Pyay, Monywa, Taunggyi, Pathein, Meikhtila, Kanbalu, Kyaing Tone, Hinthata, and Pyin Oo Lwin ; which provide services to 90% of all customers within our country. We have a fleet of trucks and vans for delivery of Pharmaceuticals to our customers. Considering the nature of stocks, inventory control is strictly monitored to ensure that adequate supplies are available and properly stored. All invoicing records are computerized allowing immediate access in the event of products recall. Customer transactions are strictly monitored and easily tracked through the computerized system. A cold chain warehouse ( two cold rooms of 2’C-8’C and one RT room of 25’C ) with International Standard for quality Management ; ISO 9001:2008 in 2015 and upgraded to ISO 9001:2015 Standard in 2018.
III. All Healthcare Public Co., Ltd.
In November, 2013; we founded “ All Healthcare Public Co.,Ltd ” in order to participate or bid in Government Tender or Special Project concerned with Public Health. We tend to bid government tender projects for public health annually and have been supplied certain medical products, pharmaceuticals, food supplements & nutritional products, advanced laboratory machines for Medical Laboratories, and other laboratory supplies. We also supply above products not only to National Programmes but also to INGOs (International Non-government Organization).Sometimes, we have a relationship with Ministry of Health & Sports (MOHS) , Myanmar and Ministry of Defense (MOD),Myanmar. Besides, we also concern with Public Private Partnerships. Besides, we also distribute our products to Retailed and Wholesale Market as Products’ Distributor.
Our products’ brands of distribution business under All Healthcare Public Co., Ltd are as follows;
- Abbott Diagnostic (USA)
- Cepheid (France)
- Taidoc Technology (Taiwan)
- DSM Nutrition (Switzerland)
- Aspen Nutrition ( New Zealand )
- Lomapharm (Germany)
- All Tests ( China )
- Serum Institute (India)
- SK Chemical (Korea)
- Chiron Bearing( India)
- UE life Sciences (India)
- Biosidus (Argentina)
- Cheng Du Institute of Biological Products (China)
Our Corporate Services of Healthcare Division
We offered our services extensively, including:
- One ( 1500-Bedded Hospital ) ; Yangon
- Two ( 1000-Bedded Hospitals ) ; Yangon & Nay Pyi Taw
- Two ( 700-Bedded Hospitals ) ; Pyin Oo Lwin & Aung Bann
- Two ( 500-Bedded Hospitals ) ; Yangon & Meikhtila
- Over ( 80 Private Hospitals ) ; Yangon, Mandalay & Nay Pyi Taw
- Over ( 50 Private laboratories ) ; Myanmar
- Over ( 300 Private Clinics ) ; Myanmar
- Ministry of Defense
- Ministry of Health and Sports
- Foreign Companies
- Non-Government Organizations
- Foreign Embassies
- Shipping Companies
- Local Private Companies
IV. SML DNA Co., Ltd
SML DNA Co., Ltd was established in September, 2016 in order to consult for technology services in medical field ; and SML-DNA Laboratory is a unique approach to molecular platforms. It was established in Joint Venture Partnership with DNA Lab Malaysia and its purpose is to develop Next Generation sequencing (especially to detect New & Simple Blood Test for common chromosomal abnormalities by Non-Invasive Chromosomes Check- NICC ).
V. Bionovel Co., Ltd
By the year 2018, we started Bionovel Co., Ltd in order to distribute certain pharmaceuticals especially Various Vaccines in Myanmar Pharmaceutical Market ( collaboration with Bionovel Co., Ltd , Thailand ). Now, we are trying to get Drug Registration Certificate (DRC) from Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Myanmar for some vaccines and after getting FDA Approval, we will distribute these vaccines to pharmaceutical market in Myanmar.
These Vaccines may contain;
- Influenza Vaccines
- Rabies Vaccines
- Meningococcal Vaccine
- Hepatitis B Vaccine
- Hepatitis A Vaccine
- Typhoid Vaccine
- Yellow Fever Vaccine
- Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine
- Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) Vaccine
- Tetanus Vaccine
- TDAP ( Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis )
- Chickenpox Vaccine
- Shingles Vaccine
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine
- Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin
- Rabies Immunoglobulin
Our Future Business Plan of Healthcare Division
- Business extension in Healthcare Sectors (Advanced Medical Laboratories, Medical Diagnostic Centres , Caring Haemodialysis Centres )
- Pharmaceutical Factory
- Fortified products (Rice with vitamins , Vitamins & Minerals Drinking Water)
(Businesses other than Healthcare Division)
The resulting globally changes have prompted the organization to see the needs for divesting to businesses.
Moe Myint Kyel Manufacturing & Investment Co., Ltd was established in May, 1997. Its purpose is to manufacture certain furniture in order to bid tender projects. Besides, the company participates in projects of constructions in Myanmar.
By 2011, SML Business Group had acquired 850 acres and 450 acres of rubber plantation in Bago and Nay Pyi Taw regions respectively. Besides, we also acquired a land of 4 acres in City of Bagan in 2011 in order to build our own SML Hotel & Resort which will comprise of 120 bungalows and semi-detached chalets.
Moreover, we made business venture with Ichiryu ( Hong Kong ) started in early 2012 in order to supply reliable water filtration system to our local communities and at their work places. In the same year, SML Business Group teamed up with OCEA France to supply and promote Aluminium Patrol Vessels to the Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Home Affairs and the Oil & Gas sector in Myanmar.
In early 2013, we teamed up with one of the Public Listed Companies, Tomei Malaysia , to establish Yixing Precious Metal Industrial Co.,Ltd in order to introduce and design Gold and Platinum jewelry production in Yangon,Myanmar.
In 2014, we also renewed Maggin Co.,Ltd in order to develop Myanmar Fisheries & Aquaculture and we also created cold storage for fishery products and exported of these fishery products to abroad.
Our Future Business Plan for Non- Healthcare Division
Hotel and Resort
- Golden Treasure Hotel (Bagan)
- Ecotourism Resort ( Bago )
Plantation ( Bago & Nay Pyi Taw )
- SML International Education Services Company Limited have a collaboration and twinning programme with Manipal University (India ).
Our Plan for Research, Development and Continuous Medical Education
To keep SML Advanced Medical Laboratories updated to the latest advancement in technologies and meet up-to-date technological requirements, we allocate USD 1 million yearly in laboratory equipments for research, development and continuous medical education for medical professionals both locally and abroad.
As in conclusion, we look to the following FOUR principles to guide us when we strive to provide exceptional value for general public, employees, and also providers;
- Easy and Simple Experience
Everyone at SML Business Group is uncompromising in their commitment to ensure that all our customers have an easy, simple, and productive experience—whether enrolling as a new member, refilling a prescription, or filing a Laboratory Report.
- Operational Excellence
We pay fanatical attention to operational excellence, continually refining the advanced platforms and processes that are essential to what we do: delivering a growing range of services in the most efficient, cost-effective way possible to an ever-larger number of people.
- Financial Discipline
At every level in SML Business Group , we guard our financial resources scrupulously, knowing that financial discipline provides the foundation upon which we can deliver products and services with great value.
- Empowering Environment
Underlying the performance in each of these areas, our belief is that taking exceptional people, placing them in an empowering environment, and holding them accountable for their efforts is the best way to exceed expectations in whatever we do.
As an organization, our long-term success depends on the ability to translate our commitment to affordable and accessible healthcare into real change.