Our Team

The Management Team is lead by Dr. Rachna Kairon and supported by a team of highly experienced medical laboratory professionals:

Dr. Rachna Kairon

Dr. Rachna Kairon

MBBS (India), MD (Microbiology)

Managing Director

Dr Kairon, an alumnus of Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University and Armed Forces Medical School, Pune University and a Pathologist (Micro) by training has over 25 years of international experience in all spheres of medical laboratory medicine and management with a background of clinical research. In 2006 she founded Synapse Sdn Bhd, (https://www.synapselaboratory.com/) a Medical Laboratory based at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia which focuses on Molecular and Genetic Testing and co- founded Nexus Medilabs Sdn Bhd a Laboratory which provides health screening to a Medical Centre and support services including research to a Stem Cell Company.

Prior to venturing out as an entrepreneur she served as a Managing Director for Amcare Labs International (Affiliated to Johns Hopkins, Maryland USA). After receiving her MD she has worked as an academician and lecturer at the Armed Forces Medical College. Subsequently, she joined the National AIDS Research Institute, (ICMR), Pune, India as a Senior Research Scientist where she was involved with research and clinical trials on various Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) related projects.

She is not only the CEO for companies founded by her, but holds the dual position of Laboratory Director as part of the team of Directors and Advisory panel of the establishments and drives the technology decisions for the companies. She has successfully expanded the business and product lines over the years with a blend of unique and commercially successful solutions for genomics and next generation technology in Laboratory Medicine. With a passion for forward looking technologies she has also ventured into the digital space in healthcare and set up a novel digital e commerce and genetics portal based out of Singapore. As a techno-preneur and an inventor of the portal she holds the unique distinction of being one of the few women entrepreneurs who has filed for a patent in Singapore and an International PCT in the digital space.

Prior to venturing out as an entrepreneur she served as a Managing Director for Amcare Labs International (Affiliated to Johns Hopkins, Maryland USA). After receiving her MD she has worked as an academician and lecturer at the Armed Forces Medical College. Subsequently, she joined the National AIDS Research Institute, (ICMR), Pune, India as a Senior Research Scientist where she was involved with research and clinical trials on various Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) related projects.

She is not only the CEO for companies founded by her, but holds the dual position of Laboratory Director as part of the team of Directors and Advisory panel of the establishments and drives the technology decisions for the companies. She has successfully expanded the business and product lines over the years with a blend of unique and commercially successful solutions for genomics and next generation technology in Laboratory Medicine. With a passion for forward looking technologies she has also ventured into the digital space in healthcare and set up a novel digital e commerce and genetics portal based out of Singapore. As a techno-preneur and an inventor of the portal she holds the unique distinction of being one of the few women entrepreneurs who has filed for a patent in Singapore and an International PCT in the digital space.


Tan Kian Shing

B.Sc (Hons) Biotechnology, MIMLS (Mal)

Assistant General Manager

Mr. Tan is a medical laboratory scientist with over 10 years of scientific and managerial experience in medical diagnostics industry. He is also responsible for business development and marketing activities.

He is currently the Honorary Secretary of the Malaysian Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences (MIMLS) and represents MIMLS at professional activities organised by the Malaysian Confederation of Allied Health Professional Associations (MyCAHP), ASEAN Association for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (AACLS) and Asia Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (AAMLS).

He is also involved in the Allied Health Profession Act 2016 Working Committee for Medical Laboratory Technologist profession at the Allied Health Science Division (BSKB), Ministry of Health, Malaysia.

Tan Kian Shing

Kingston Foo

Kingston Foo

B.A.(Hons) Marketing

Sales Manager

Mr. Foo started his career in 2001 in pharmaceutical industry and then moved on to molecular diagnostics industry in the year 2008 until today.

He has more than 10 years of sales managerial experience with focus on clinical diagnostics for woman and children's health and genetic testing.


Ken Choo

B.Bus.(Finance & IT)

Manager – Digital Marketing

Mr. Choo has over 15 years of work experience in various work industries which involve areas in financial management, IT solutions, project management and digital marketing.

Among his work interests include technology innovations and advancements in emerging industries particularly in financial technology.

Ken Choo

Dato’ Dr. Faraizah Ab. Karim

Dato’ Dr. Faraizah Ab. Karim

MD (USM), DCP (London), MSc (Haem)

Consultant Haematologist

Dato' Dr. Faraizah obtained her Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 1986, followed by Diploma in Clinical Pathology (DCP) from Royal Postgraduate Medical School, University of London in 1992 and subsequently obtained her Masters of Science (Haematology) from Imperial College School of Medicine, London in 1997.

She received her subspecialty training in transfusion from North London Blood Transfusion Centre and Hammersmith Hospital, London, United Kingdom. She has 23 years of experience in the field of haematology and pathology as Consultant Pathologist and she is the former Deputy Director of National Blood Centre (PDN), Ministry of Health Malaysia.

Currently, she is the Senior Consultant Pathologist (Haematology/Transfusion) at Hospital Ampang, Selangor.


Dr. Zabedah Md. Yunus

MD (UKM), MPath (Mal)

Consultant Chemical Pathologist

Dr. Zabedah is the former Head of Biochemistry Unit, Specialised Diagnostic Centre, Institute for Medical Research (IMR), Ministry of Health Malaysia. She obtained her Doctor of Medicine (M.D) degree from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1983 and subsequently obtained her Masters in Pathology (Chemical Pathology) from University of Malaya in 1997.

She was trained in Melbourne, Australia and set up Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEM) testing in Malaysia at IMR. She has over 20 years of experience in IEM testing and has lead a team which conducted the pilot study for IEM testing in Malaysia in 2016.

Dr. Zabedah Md. Yunus

Prof. Dr. Shamala Devi Sekaran

Prof. Dr. Shamala Devi Sekaran

BSc, MSc, PhD (UM), FASc (Mal), FRCPath (UK)

Consultant Virologist

Prof. Shamala earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Genetics from University of Malaya in 1975. She then pursued a Masters degree in Genetics in 1980 and subsequently got her PhD from University of Malaya in 1986 after carrying out her PhD work on T cell cytotoxicity at the Australian National University.

She was appointed as an Associate Professor in 1996 and was made a Professor in 2003. She has over 230 research publications and has been rewarded with the Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath), United Kingdom.

She was named Top Research Scientist in Malaysia in 2015 and was awarded the title of Distinguished Professor by University Malaya in 2016. Subsequently she was made a Fellow by the Academy of Sciences Malaysia in 2017. She is currently a Professor and Head of School of Basic Medical Sciences, MAHSA University.


Dr. Tan Chor Teck

PhD (Biochem & Immunology)

Technical Consultant

Dr. Tan is a leading expert in the biotechnology and life science industry in Malaysia. He obtained his PhD in Biochemistry and Immunology in 2012 from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He has been working for leading life science company in Malaysia and Singapore, responsible for consulting and training customer all around Asia.

He has consulted for both private and public institution including many universities, government agencies and various pharma and multinational company. He has expertise in a wide range of testing fields including food testing, water testing, toxicology testing, and drug testing. He is currently the co-founder of Proctas Sdn Bhd, a company focus on offering, consultancy, training and testing in the life science industry.

Dr. Tan Chor Teck

Ng Lik Lin

Ng Lik Lin

Adv. Cert. MLT (UM), FIMLS (Mal)

Buiness Development Consultant

Mr. Ng started off his career as a Medical Laboratory Technologist at University of Malaya since 1967. He has many publications under his belt and was also invited to speak in local and international seminars and conferences.

He was the President-Elect of Malaysian Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences (MIMLS) in 1995 and the Founding President of Phlebotomy Association of Malaysia in 2013. After 25 years of service in University of Malaya, he then ventured into management of private labs namely Amcare Labs, Biolife Lab and others before co-founding Medicskills in 2011.

He is very passionate about teaching and sharing his experiences and knowledge to all his students.


Neithiya Thamalinggam

B.Biomedical Science (Hons)

Laboratory Manager

Ms. Neithiya has more than 10 years of working experience as medical laboratory scientist.

She has previously worked at Pathlab and Ara Damansara Medical Centre in various departments including blood banks, biochemistry, haematology, urinalysis, immunology and serology.

Neithiya Thamalinggam