Nicogel - cigarette alternative to be sold in 10 Asian countries by year-end.

May 29, 2009 - Dermtek Sdn Bhd, the exclusive distributor of Nicogel for Asia, will use Malaysia as its production hub. We are looking at Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, Hong Kong, China, India, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand and Vietnam. We will start by repackaging the gels into sachets and sell it directly to these countries.

Nicogel, which is applied to the skin (transdermal delivery system), will be useful for smokers who are in no-smoking zones, such as in an airplane, restaurant, or cinema. It is also useful for those who want to quit smoking.

The company, which imports the gels from the UK and then repackages it into sachets in its plant in Shah Alam, also has high hopes for the Malaysian market.

They are expecting to sell one million Nicogel sachets by year-end. So far, we have sold less than 200,000 sachets.

Reference: Dermtek aims to light up sales of cigarette alternative in Asia by Goh Thean Eu, Business Times, 5/29/2009.

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