Acer Medical wins Malaysia MDA approval for VeriSee AMD AI screening software

Acer Medical (6857) is pleased to announce that one of its eye AI medical device software, VeriSee AMD “Age-related Macular Degeneration” screening software, has successfully obtained the medical device approval issued by the Medical Device Authority (MDA) of Malaysia.

Statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO) show that with population growth and aging demographics, more people are at high risk of visual impairment. Among them, “Age-related Macular Degeneration, commonly known as AMD,” is one of the main causes of blindness in the elderly, especially in developed countries1. Symptoms of AMD include blurred or fuzzy vision, straight lines appear wavy, and a dark spot in the center of vision. Due to poor insight into illness, there is a delay treatment seeking resulting in blindness.

According to the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DoSM), the composition of the population aged 65 and above (elderly) will increase from 7.2% in 2022 to 7.4% in 2023, reaching 2.5 million people, indicating that Malaysia is experiencing an aging population2.VeriSee AMD can identify high-risk AMD patients by providing referral recommendations and the screening accuracy is 95%, to assist healthcare provider in conducting preliminary screenings for high-risk AMD patients aged 50 and above. The approval of medical device certification in Malaysia signifies that Acer Medical’s AI software can officially enter the Malaysian market, working together with local medical institutions to help patients seize opportunities for early detection and treatment.

Malaysia’s situated at the center of Southeast Asia, The MDA approval holds significant importance for Acer Medical ‘s expansion into the Southeast Asian market. In its fifth year since establishment, Acer Medical will continue to focus on the professional technology of artificial intelligence in the field of “preventive medicine,” developing “integrated solutions for smart medical devices,” and striving to protect and improve patient health.

  1. WHO
  2. Malaysian aging society at crossroads