Company History

Company History



Associated Medical Supplies Company Limited (AMS) was incorporated in Hong Kong on 23rd August, 1985. It is a continuation of Associated Medical Supplies Company, a partnership formed in August, 1981 comprised of 5 partners and has been directed by the Managing Partner, Sydney Chien. Sydney brought to AMS his 18-year experience in distributing pharmaceutical products, parenteral nutrition, dialysis systems, blood and blood bank products etc working for Upjohn (USA), Kabi Vitrum (Sweden) and Baxter Travenol (USA).


On its inception AMS acted as exclusive agent for Gambro AB, Sweden for Hong Kong, Macao and China. AMS built up Gambro's business and acquired over 60% market share in hemodialysis field in Hong Kong and China. In its early days AMS also acted as exclusive agents for Pharmacia AB (Sweden), Dornier Medizintechnik GmbH (Germany) and other principals in the Greater China region.


AMS is one of the Hong Kong Government registered medical suppliers of all kinds of medical products to government hospitals, laboratories, other medical institutions and nursing homes in Hong Kong.



Since 2006, AMS has been accredited to ISO 9001 Certification in quality management.



Important Development Milestones



1981     Introduce home dialysis and CAPD, water treatment system


1983     Introduce liquid chromatography


1984     Introduce non-invasive extracorporeal shock wave lithrotripsy (ESWL) device


1991     Introduce X-Knife (Stereotactic Radiosurgery)


1995     Introduce a full range of medical reference instruments to ensure quality and safety


1996     Introduce extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) device


2000     Commissioning blood plasma protein fractionation with Swedish technology


2010     Jointly develop Chinese herbal medicine Olive Branch 1 (OB1) with Charm Grace Ltd.



A Happy Moment to Share

30th anniversary

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in July 2011, the founders of Associated Medical Supplies Company Limited had a lot of valuable experience to share with invited guests and friends. With dedicated mission to serve the medical professionals, healthcare sector, patients and other stakeholders in the community, the Company has connected with an increasing number of distinguished manufacturers round the world, many from the U.S.A. and Europe, to supply niche products which can improve the quality of healthcare.